EU and Egypt boost co-operation on climate, energy and green transition

They will join efforts to implement the Paris Agreement and ensure ambitious outcomes at COP27, which is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh this November

Seven countries to share €2.4bn EU funding to accelerate green transition

It will support measures to reduce emissions in energy, industry and transport in Romania, Czechia, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia, as well as support them in meeting their 2030 climate and energy goals

Destination Earth: Digital replica of the planet to help tackle climate change

Supported with an initial €150m, it aims to help monitor, model and predict natural and human activity as well as develop and test scenarios for more sustainable development

EU proposes environmental sustainability to be ‘at the core’ of education and training

The Commission’s proposal aims to support member states, schools and all education providers in equipping learners with the understanding and skills on sustainability, climate change and the environment

EU endorses new state aid guidelines for climate, environmental protection and energy

The guidelines include sections to support the decarbonisation of the economy in a ‘broad and flexible manner’ open to all technologies that can contribute to the European Green Deal

EU adopts Green Bond framework to gear up for €250bn issuance

The framework is expected to provide investors with the confidence that the funds mobilised will be allocated to green bonds and the Commission will report on the environmental impact

Royal opening for Scandinavia’s ‘largest’ offshore wind farm

Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak wind farm will boost wind power production in Denmark by 16%

EU backs renewables and power network upgrades in Romania with €120m loan

It will support the rollout of advanced metering and the integration of renewable energy generation such as solar and wind, supporting the green transition in Romania

Solar investment to skyrocket 11.5% in 2017

Solar power will be the fastest growing renewable energy source in 2017, accounting for 37.5% of global investment. That’s according to a new report from consultancy Frost & Sullivan, which forecasts spending on the technology will rise by 11.5% to hit $141.6 billion (£109.8bn). The firm believes increased decentralisation, the decarbonisation of electricity and digitisation […]