Massachusetts governor sets out 2050 net zero commitment

Governor Charlie Baker made the announcement while delivering the 2020 State of the Commonwealth Address yesterday

Crude oil price forecast to fall in the first half of 2020

The Energy Information Administration forecasts Brent crude oil spot price will average $65 per barrel in 2020 and $68 per barrel in 2021

Priceless Planet: Mastercard and partners launch coalition for climate action

The Priceless Planet Coalition brings together organisations including Citibank, Saks Fifth Avenue and Transport for London and aims to plant 100m trees over five years

Michael Bloomberg to electrify all US cars by 2035 if he becomes President

The democrat hopeful plans to fight the climate crisis and halve national carbon emissions by 2030 by implementing a wide range of green measures in the transport space

New York State announces additional $2bn for efficiency initiatives

The New York State Public Service Commission has also approved an ambitious set of energy efficiency and electric heat pump targets to dramatically reduce energy consumption

Climate change: Scientists say last decade was warmest on record

They found the Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880

Wind and solar power to dominate new US electricity capacity in 2020

The renewable energy sources are forecast to represent almost 76% of new capacity additions

US to provide $75m for sustainable bioenergy crops

They would be tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions

Donald Trump to speed up infrastructure project approval with rule rollback

The National Environmental Policy Act currently requires federal agencies to assess the environmental impact of projects such as the construction of mines, motorways, water pipes and gas lines

Coal-fired power plant in Montana to close two units

Plant owner Talen Montana says the units, which have a capacity of 614MW, will be permanently retired on 31st December