Europe ‘likely to miss emissions targets because of the seven dirtiest nation’s electricity grids’

Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Germany, Belgium, Romania, Italy will be responsible for 80% of the EU’s power sector emissions by 2030, according to a new report

IEA: Policymakers must pay more attention to renewable heat

Policymakers must give more attention to renewable heat to help with the clean energy transition and meet emissions targets. That’s the view of Ute Collier, Senior Renewable Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), who believes many countries are focusing policies on renewable electricity but renewable heat is getting “much less attention”. She said renewable […]

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 […]

Australia ‘needs to double decarbonisation rate’

Australia will need to double its decarbonisation rate if it wants to meet its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 26% by 2030. A PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report stated the country must slash its carbon emissions by 4.4% per year to achieve its target. That’s nearly double the 2.4% emissions cut on average managed by Australia […]

Green Bank model should be copied across Europe

A report by a sustainability thinktank has called for the UK’s Green Investment Bank initiative to be rolled out across the rest of Europe. And the report, by non-profit European organisation E3G, also states that there is no point in Europe pushing for a 30% cut in emissions if it continues to import fossil fuels […]