EU bank commits €1bn for energy efficient social housing in France

The new scheme is expected to help finance the renovation of around 70,000 social housing units across France, helping reduce the primary energy use of buildings by at least 40%

‘Global emissions must drop by 20% in five years’ warns Met Office

Its new report states that the 1.5°C aim for global warming is under heavy threat

EU approves €900m German scheme to support green hydrogen production

Investments will be made in the production of renewable hydrogen in non-EU countries, which will then be imported and sold in the EU

US backs ‘cutting-edge’ clean energy tech with $100m funding

Those technologies that can significantly change how communities, industries and businesses reduce emissions, promote energy efficiency and drive grid modernisation will be supported

Scotland appoints experts to ensure ‘fair journey’ to net zero

The Just Transition Commission will scrutinise, advise and report annually on the progress Scotland is making to ensure a ‘greener, fairer future’ for everyone

Internet energy use to double – ‘but data centres aren’t ready’

Research suggests that data centres are not sustainable enough to deal with online energy demands without emissions targets suffering

‘Less vehicle emissions have saved thousands of lives’

A new Harvard study has revealed that reductions in vehicle emissions during the last decade have not only saved lives but also $270bn

‘New energy models can stop utilities going bust’

Only 22% of energy companies are looking at new energy business models but a new report suggests this could be critical to stop them being wiped out

UK to help Malaysia on its net zero journey following COP26

Malaysia was a signatory of the Glasgow Climate Pact, the pledge to end deforestation and methane emission reduction at the climate summit

Clean African plates of food using LPG?

Researchers believe use of the fuel in sub-Saharan cooking could dramatically reduce individual emissions