Blue skies across Europe as coronavirus lockdown slashes air pollution

The change in the amount of nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere is particularly broad in Paris, Milan and Madrid, according to the European Space Agency

London tops world’s “green finance quality cities” list

A new report suggests Western Europe continues to lead the world in terms of green finance

Europe’s battery market ‘shrunk year-on-year in 2019’

The market grew by only one gigawatt-hour in 2019, signficantly down on growth in the previous year

EU bank lends €250m for green homes in Paris

It says the new finance will help create 2,580 energy efficient new homes and generate 5,000 new jobs in Paris

CNG Fuels opens two green biomethane stations to serve HGVs

The two stations are expected to serve more than 2,000 HGVs each day as consumers increasingly opt for the low carbon alternative to diesel

CO2 emissions from global power sector ‘fell 2% in 2019’

Research conducted by an independent thinktank noted a 15% increase in solar and wind energy generation, falling short by 7% of meeting the Paris Agreement requirements

New EV allows teens to drive for €20 per month

Citroën has launched a new EV which charges in two hours, doesn’t require a licence and is accessible with the driver’s smartphone

Low carbon spending from European businesses ‘must double to reach net zero’

A new report stresses more investment is needed in a more diverse range of markets and technologies, such as carbon capture and storage

European industry ‘could see emissions cut by 60%’ through electrification

A new report suggests a mix of ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ electrification could see greenhouse-gas emissions reduced by 60% before 2050

Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
ClientEarth launches legal action against plans to build Europe’s largest gas plant in the UK

Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom gave the go-ahead for Drax to convert its coal-fired units in North Yorkshire to gas generation last October