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

Indian government urges states to curb thermal imports

India’s Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi stated ‘India houses the fourth largest resources in the world yet thermal coals were being imported and should be stopped’

Climate change sex strike inspired by ancient Greek comedy to hit East Sussex

The call encourages people to refrain from sex with the 50 county councillors until they ‘agree to stop funding climate change’

The world’s smelliest fruit ‘could become a super power bank’

Scientists claim to have converted the fruits’ waste portions into super-capacitors that can be used to store electricity efficiently

Greenpeace activists ‘shut down’ more than 95 Barclays branches in protest

Several Barclays branches were blocked for access by Greenpeace activists who demanded that ‘Barclays stops its funding to fossil fuel companies’

Drax to end coal generation at North Yorkshire power plant in 2021

Having converted a number of its generation units to biomass in recent years, the company is now pursuing an ambition to become carbon negative by 2030

The University of Bristol ends investment in fossil fuel companies

The university has also called on the Universities Superannuation Scheme to abandon its £1bn investments in fossil fuels

BP pledges to reach net zero by 2050

The energy giant has pledged to invest more in low carbon technologies and less in oil and gas after acknowledging ‘the world’s carbon budget is finite and running out fast’

Guardian pledges to ban fossil fuel advertising

The latest commitment supports its goal to reduce emissions to net zero by 2030

UK financing fossil fuel projects overseas ’emitting 69m tonnes of emissions’

The projects are backed by UK Export Finance – a government agency in the Department for International Trade – that provides loans and financial guarantees to UK companies involved in major projects around the world