‘More of UK’s power to come from clean sources than fossil fuels in 2019’

National Grid expects electricity generation from sources such as solar and wind to exceed that from fuels such as gas and coal, for the first time on record

Norway’s trillion-dollar oil fund to divest from 150 oil and gas firms

In total, the fund is expected to remove $12bn of fossil fuel investments and plough up to $20bn into renewable markets

ArcelorMittal aims for carbon neutral steelmaking in Europe by 2050

The steel industry accounts for around 7% of global emissions

Greenpeace protestors board North Sea oil rig in protest against BP

Two climate activists climbed aboard the 27,000-tonne platform as it was towed out into the North Sea

UK ‘must end support of fossil fuel projects in poorer countries’

The Environmental Audit Committee says UK Export Finance is undermining the UK’s international climate and development targets

Coal-free period of generation comes to an end…

…and was it due to Love Island?

Greenpeace BP protest
Greenpeace activists shut down BP offices ahead of AGM

Climate campaigners have locked themselves in heavy containers placed to block all entrances to the energy giant’s headquarters

University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge accepts calls to further explore divestment options

The move follows increasing concern from staff and students regarding the university’s financial investments in oil, gas and coal businesses

Oil and gas exploration
ExxonMobil signs deal to explore 28,000 sq km in offshore Namibia

The territory extends from the shoreline to around 215 kilometres offshore, with depths of up to 4,000 metres at points

Fossil fuel investment
Planned $4.9tn oil and gas investment ‘not compatible with climate goals’

Global Witness suggests any extraction of new oil and gas reserves will see the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal be surpassed