Are global countries experiencing twice as many hot days over 50°C?

A new BBC analysis has found temperatures passed the 50°C mark around 14 days a year on average between 1980 and 2009

‘Net zero will leave the Middle East 75% poorer’

A new report argues that oil-producing countries must be helped in the clean energy transition or risk becoming heavily poverty-stricken and a barrier to global net zero ambitions

More than 50 countries meet in London to discuss COP26 and tackling climate change

It was the first face-to-face ministerial meeting of its kind in more than 18 months – with ministers discussing how COP26 can be a success and what must be done afterwards to tackle global climate change

IRENA members endorse launch of global energy transition forum

The Global High-Level Forum on Energy Transition will use IRENA’s knowledge and convening powers to accelerate energy transition action from countries, industry, businesses, investors and academia

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IRENA and Ocean Energy Europe team up to accelerate tech commercialisation

They intend to promote the right policy incentives and innovative business models in Europe and globally to help boost ocean energy technologies

The world is changing – but what does the IEA think?

Tim Gould, Head of Division, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks at the IEA is one of the headline speakers at Xpo 2020, which is taking place at 14:00 on November 10th – sign up to his webinar here

Global electricity system operators launch consortium for clean energy transition

They aim to dramatically accelerate the transition to low emission and low cost, secure and reliable power systems, contributing to more than 50% reduction of pollutants globally over the next 10 years

Global coalition launches liability roadmap to make big polluters pay

Liability refers to using tools – legal, legislative, policy, cultural – to hold corporations and industries responsible for their roles in driving the climate crisis and undermining action to address it

Commodity markets – waiting for a reality check?

Prices remain high while market fundamentals suggest they should be otherwise. Why is that and what is keeping some energy prices inflated?

‘China will make up more than a quarter of all offshore wind power by 2030’

That’s the prediction from GlobalData, which forecasts new capacity additions from China, the UK and the US will drive global capacity, causing it to soar sevenfold by the end of the decade