Germany to pay out around €40bn in coal phaseout plan

The country aims to end coal power by 2038 at the latest and will compensate utilities, mines and state governments when it does so

Royal College of Physicians make fossil fuel divestment pledge

The professional body is pledging to divest from oil, gas and mining companies by 2023 if they fail to demonstrate their operations are in line with the goals of the Paris agreement

UK must double low carbon generation in the 2020s to meet climate targets

New analysis by Carbon Brief suggests the amount of electricity generated by low carbon sources such as wind, solar, nuclear, hydro and biomass stalled in 2019

Pile of coal
Coal-fired power ‘on track to drop by 3% in 2019’

This would amount to a reduction of around 300TWh according to Carbon Brief, which says it is the largest drop on record

European Investment Bank to end funding for fossil fuel projects

Future financing will aim to accelerate clean energy innovation, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies

National Galleries of Scotland ends links with BP over climate concerns

The decision means the BP Portrait Award 2019 exhibition opening on 7th December at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will be the last staging of the annual event

Iran announces 53 billion barrel oil find

The find would boost the country’s existing reserves of 150 billion barrel by a third

EU finance ministers call to end fossil fuel investment

In a joint statement, finance experts from the EU have said divesting from oil, gas and coal projects would signal a significant shift in the region’s efforts to tackle emissions, pollution and climate change

Emissions
New Declaration calls for tackling global nitrogen challenge

The nitrogen compounds released when burning fossil fuels are responsible for as much as 50% of the ‘deadliest type of air pollution’

SUVs are ‘second-largest contributor to rise in global emissions since 2010’

The International Energy Agency says this puts the cars ahead of heavy industry such as steel, cement, aluminium, as well as trucks and aviation