Bosch commits to 2020 carbon neutrality

The German engineering and electronics firm says it will focus on implementing energy efficiency measures and generating clean power from renewable sources

Facebook ‘likes’ renewables so much, it plans to go 100% clean by 2020

The social media giant has also promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 75% by this time

Toyota to roll-out driverless EVs at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The firm’s Concept-i vehicles will form part of a larger fleet of more than 3,000 low carbon passenger vehicles

Egypt to bolster grid by 20GW before 2020

Egypt plans to add 20GW of electrical generation capacity to its grid in the next two years. Media reports from national news suggest the total capacity of conventional power plants in the country now totals 37.9GW, in addition to 890MW of renewable energy. By 2020, the plan is expected to add 20.1GW to the country’s […]

2017 sees 17.6% of Chinese energy go clean

Energy from sources other than fossil fuels now accounts for 17.6% of China’s energy. That’s according to new data from the country’s government, which suggests clean growth has accelerated following a national campaign to boost clean energy use and curb pollution. The proportion of clean power is 6.4% higher than in 2012, making up a […]

EU on track to meet 2020 emissions target

The EU is on track to meet its emissions reduction target set for 2020. However, more work is needed to meet longer term goals, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Its latest analysis suggests greenhouse gas emissions across the EU “decreased modestly” last year by 0.7% from 2015. The slight drop corresponds to a […]

BT aims to slash emissions by 87% before 2030

BT has announced it will cut its carbon emissions by 87% before 2030. The ambitious target comes after the telecoms firm achieved its 2020 goal of an 80% reduction four years early. The new target, which has been approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative, is aligned with the COP21 Paris Agreement – to pursue efforts […]

North Sea to see 30 new oil and gas projects by 2020

Around 30 new crude oil and natural gas projects are expected to start operating in the North Sea by 2020. That’s according to research and consultancy firm GlobalData, which says the UK will lead the resurgence with 19 projects, followed by Norway with 10 and Denmark with a single installation. A new report from the company […]

Investors call on G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies

A group of investors have called on the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. The businesses, which are worth a combined $2.8 trillion (£2.25tn) and include insurance firms Aviva, KBI and Legal and General, said the support for production and consumption of fossil fuels is a key concern to the finance sector. They say subsidies increase the risk of stranded fossil […]

Italy’s revision of energy strategy welcomed

Italy’s plan to revisit energy strategy and further decarbonise the economy has been welcomed. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) supports Italy’s decision to update its 2013 National Energy Strategy (NES) and suggests a number of areas to concentrate on. The NES originally outlined clear goals to tackle climate change, strengthen energy […]