Europe’s land ‘could hold enough wind turbines to power world until 2050’

Researchers have identified every potentially feasible location of onshore wind energy in the region

Coal generation in the EU ‘plummeted by 19% in first half of 2019’

New research shows use of the polluting fossil fuel to generate electricity has fallen in almost every coal-burning country across the region

Reducing air pollution ‘could prevent asthma in nearly 67,000 children’

A new study looked into asthma cases in children in 18 European countries, including the UK, Denmark, France and Spain

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UK leads offshore wind installations in Europe in 2019

Britain installed 931MW of offshore wind capacity, followed by Denmark, Belgium and Germany

Majority of customers ‘want to save energy but don’t know how’

A new report highlights a general lack of consumer awareness, with 45% of people still being unsure about which domestic appliances use the most power

Electric vehicle models in Europe to triple by 2021

Car manufacturers in the EU are expected to offer 214 electric models over the next three years

Finnish fund targets 850MW of renewable energy capacity

It will invest in a diversified portfolio of ready-to-build utility-scale solar and wind projects in Europe and the US

MPs launch inquiry into e-waste and circular economy

The UK produces more e-waste than the EU average

National Grid confirms pan-European balancing market launch delayed

It said French transmission system operator RTE is ‘experiencing difficulties’ with its implementation of Project TERRE

UK looks set to host UN COP26 climate summit

Under the proposal, the UK will host the main event with a preliminary meeting held in Italy