LNG trade to set new record in 2018

Demand growth is, however, forecast to slow during 2019/22, before accelerating during the 2020s

IEA: Global carbon emissions hit record high last year

The International Energy Agency says current efforts to combat climate change are far from enough

Global solar market grows to almost 100GW

Turkey was the largest European solar market last year, followed by Germany and the UK

UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

Almost four environmental defenders are said to be killed per week – with the true total expected to be higher – and many more harassed, intimidated and forced from their lands

‘Two-thirds of urban emissions are being outsourced’

Many urban centres have a significant impact on the generation of greenhouse gas emissions from beyond their boundaries

Ignoring global climate goals ‘could cost fossil fuels firms $1.6tn’

New report warns the gap between the present policy environment and more ambitious Paris climate target poses major risks for investors

UN collects data on climate change losses

Around 26 million people are pushed into poverty every year due to extreme weather events, 90% of which are linked to climate change.

More than 100 cities powered mostly by renewables

More than 100 global cities get the majority of their electricity from renewable sources. That’s according to new data from non-profit environmental impact researcher CDP, which reveals 101 cities, including Auckland, Nairobi, Oslo, Seattle and Vancouver, have reported using at least 70% green energy. It adds more than 40 cities, including Burlington, Basel and Reykjavik, […]

Shell expects potential global LNG supply shortage

Shell sees a potential supply shortage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) developing in the mid-2020s as global demand surges. Its latest annual LNG Outlook states demand in the global market grew by 29 million tonnes to 293 million tonnes last year and based on current projections, there could be a shortage unless new production commitments […]

India to host World Environment Day 2018

India is the global host of the World Environment Day this year. It will take place on 5th June, with ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ the theme for this year’s edition urging governments, industry, communities and individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and urgently cut the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting the […]