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Scotland commits to going net-zero by 2045

Within hours of the Committee on Climate Change suggesting it was possible, Scottish Ministers pledged to follow their advice and set a legally-binding target

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Could Illinois lead US clean energy revolution?

A new energy bill has been tabled that would bring the state to 100% clean energy by 2050

Japan to make all new passenger cars electric by 2050

It will also set up a new entity to help car manufacturers source cobalt for batteries

Denmark ‘on track to be fossil fuel free by 2050’

Denmark is on track to meet its ambitious goal of becoming a low carbon economy, independent of fossil fuels, by 2050. That’s according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which suggests the nation is also powering towards its 2030 target to generate at least half of the country’s total energy consumption through renewables. The IEA […]

Ministers ‘should be sued’ over emissions goals

Ministers should be taken to court if they don’t tighten the UK’s climate change targets. That’s according to Sir David King, the government’s former chief scientist, says the BBC. According to reports, he is now supporting a legal case hoping to force the government to shrink carbon emissions to zero by 2050. He claims the […]

South Korea ‘could go 100% green by 2050’

South Korea could go 100% renewable by 2050 if it stays committed to its green targets. That’s according to the WWF, who says transitioning to a clean energy system would offer a major opportunity for new jobs and economic growth, as well as significant environmental benefits. Renewable energy currently accounts for just 2% of the country’s […]

US could become net energy exporter by 2026

The US could become a net exporter of energy in the next nine years. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has projected various potential courses the US energy market could take through to 2050, depending on how markets, technology, resources and policies change. The bulk of cases show petroleum liquid imports falling and natural gas exports […]

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 […]

Committee on Climate Change voices Heathrow expansion concerns

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has written to Greg Clark over Heathrow expansion concerns. Chairman Lord Deben’s letter to the Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) Secretary voices doubts as to whether the Department for Transport’s (DfT) business case for the third runway is in line with meeting the Fifth Carbon Budget and 2050 emissions targets. […]

Europe urged to decommission fossil fuel plants by 2030

Decommissioning fossil fuel power plants between now and 2030 is essential if Europe is to hit its 2050 targets. According to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report, the EU must not extend the lifespan of existing fossil fuel plants if it is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% to 95%. It states power […]