Antartica’s temperature exceeds 20°C for first time since records began

The temperature recorded on Seymour Island at the northernmost point of the continent reached 20.75°C on the ninth of February

Warmer temperatures cause Russian bears to wake from hibernation early

The zoo suggested the animals would not be able to hibernate properly until the temperature fell to -10°C

Greenhouse gas levels ‘have grown to record levels over last five years’

The World Meteorological Organization says global average temperature has increased by 0.2°C compared to 2011-2015

More than 20 multinational businesses commit to 1.5°C climate goal

The firms, worth more than $1.7 trillion, have made the climate pledges through the Science Based Targets initiative

Chance of El Niño developing by next February ‘as high as 80%’

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says it is not likely to be a strong event

Heatwave closes four EDF nuclear reactors in France

The energy giant closed the facilities as the rivers they use for cooling became too warm

Inenco Y Report – 7th February 2017

Inenco brings you the weekly Y Report. A personal update of the world of energy.

Growing link between extreme weather and climate change

The last five years have been the hottest on record as a direct result of global warming. That’s according to new analysis from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), which states both sea and land temperatures are rising steadily each year. The hottest year on record was 2015, with an average temperature of 0.76 °C (1.37 °F) above the historic average. The second hottest year […]

Google buys ‘smart’ thermostat start-up for $3.2bn

Google has announced it is set to buy a “smart” thermostat start-up company in a deal worth $3.2 billion (£1.9bn). Nest, founded by two former Apple executives, has developed a thermostat (pictured) which it claims can help lower heating and cooling bills by up to 20% by learning user behaviour. It can work out whether […]

Temperature to drive short-term power and gas prices

Temperature will continue to drive power and gas prices in the short term, the latest market report suggests. The latest temperature forecast shows the UK should remain “in and around seasonal norms for the next week or so”, according to Ben Spry, Optimisation Desk Manager at npower. Last week however was a mixed week for […]