Britain hits 34-day coal-burning streak

The grid’s carbon intensity so far in 2021 is already higher than in 2020, marking the first year-on-year increase of this kind since 2012

EU invests €122m to help bring low carbon technologies to market

Technologies including hydrogen, energy storage and renewable energy will be supported, with the aim of deploying them in energy intensive industries

‘Damaging climate change is already evident in UK weather’

The State of the UK Climate 2020 report emphasises that the national climate emergency is not a problem for the future – it is already here

Ireland signs ambitious Climate Act into law

It puts the country on a legally binding path to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Manchester United partners with Renewable Energy Group

The Premier League giant is looking to promote more sustainable action among its fanbase and the wider footballing community, while reducing its own emissions

Canada provides $3.3m to boost climate awareness and action among young children

Earth Rangers aims to engage 300,000 children aged six to 12 across Canada through collective action at home, school and in their communities

Oil and gas sector ‘to prevent the world from limiting rising temperatures to 1.5°C’

None of the 100 companies investigated in a new report have committed to ending oil and gas exploration, despite the fact that they are arguably the largest contributors to the global climate emergency

Fresh £5m funding to scrap polluting cars for cleaner alternatives for low income Londoners

Motorists can apply for £2,000 for scrapping a car and £1,000 for scrapping a motorcycle or moped, with charities also able to access funding to scrap minibuses

New York to explore green hydrogen to meet decarbonisation goals

A hydrogen strategy study will be conducted to compile information and data, focusing on opportunities surrounding green hydrogen to align with existing mandates for 70% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% zero emission power by 2040

Majority of Europeans consider climate change to be world’s ‘most serious problem’

Nearly 87% of people believe it is important the EU sets ambitious targets to increase the use of renewable energy and the same percentage say it is important to provide support for improving energy efficiency