Offshore wind inspectors and solar bricks backed by government

British green projects will receive a share of £24 million in funding

US greenhouse gas emissions rose last year

Emissions from buildings across the US rose by 6% last year, according to a new report

Africa is losing 15% in GDP growth from climate change

It is also suffering from a $1.3tn climate finance gap, a report claims

‘Renewable energy means economic growth’

New research claims that the more countries invest in renewable energy, the higher their economic growth

UK and Thailand to work together on energy efficiency

The UK’s ASEAN Low Carbon Energy Programme aims to encourage the transition to low carbon energy in Thailand while creating real energy cost savings for households and businesses

A rebounding economy must be a good thing… or is it?

A new report suggests growth could see the Paris Agreement targets slip out of reach

OECD says progress on green growth ‘is too slow’

Many countries’ progress on green growth is too slow. That’s according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which suggests although the world’s nations are generally becoming more efficient, advances in environmental productivity are more modest when emissions from international trade are factored in. The study of 46 countries […]

‘Greener economic policies can boost growth’

Integrating climate change into economic policy can significantly boost growth. That’s according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which shows combining these agendas could add 1% to average economic output in G20 countries by 2021 and lift 2050 output by up to 2.8%. When the economic benefits of […]

The world is worried about commodity prices

The world is worried about commodity prices. That’s according to a new report from the World Energy Council (WEC), which surveyed 1,200 energy leaders from more than 90 countries about the potential impact and future uncertainty of various issues in the sector. The majority of ministers and businessmen questioned said they expect prices to become even more volatile as energy demand […]

Boost green taxes for economic growth, says EU

Moving taxes away from labour and towards pollution could bring in revenues of around €35 billion (£21bn) in 2015, the European Commission said. That could rise to €101 billion (£60.6bn) in 2025, with the possibility of reaching “far higher figures” if steps were also taken to remove environmentally harmful subsidies. Studies published by the Commission […]