Researchers achieve first plasma milestone in UK nuclear fusion device testing

The MAST-U machine is expected to be the forerunner of the UK’s first fusion power plant which is forecast for completion by 2040

Plastic flows into the ocean ‘set to triple by 2040’

The cumulative amount of plastic in the ocean is forecast to reach 600m tonnes by 2040, equivalent in weight to more than three million blue whales

Iberdrola agrees 9GW Swedish offshore wind deal

The projects are expected to commence operations in 2029

Germany eyes fivefold increase in offshore wind power by 2040

The new target aims to help the country meet 65% of its electricity consumption with renewable energy in a decade

Logistics firm Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG commits to net zero by 2040

The business also plans to halve its absolute carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 compared to the figures from 2018

IEA: ‘Rapid and widespread changes needed across all parts of energy system’

The International Energy Agency says this is vital to ensure a secure and sustainable future for the global population

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Renewable energy ‘will supply 53% of Europe’s power by 2030’

That’s the forecast from Wood Mackenzie, which suggests most countries across the region are on track to deliver on their individual National Energy and Climate Plans

Shell CEO backs UK’s 2040 petrol and diesel ban being brought forward

Ben van Beurden said a closer date would help provide clarity for energy companies

‘Global carbon emissions could be halved by 2040’

Governments, investors and businesses could halve global carbon emissions by 2040. That’s according to the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC), which says it is technically and economically feasible to provide affordable, reliable, clean energy for all while meeting the Paris Agreement climate targets. It adds immediate action is needed to make the most of falling renewable energy […]

Iceland’s capital aims to be carbon neutral by 2040

Iceland’s capital city has set a goal to reach carbon neutral status by 2040. Within the next 25 years, Reykjavik will increase the efficiency of public transport and limit city expansion to hit the ambitious target, according to new plans released last week. The goal builds upon the city’s previous target of cutting emissions by 73% by […]