Serbia signs €2bn renewable energy deal with Chinese companies

bne IntelliNews January 27, 2024

Agreement signed with Shanghai Fengling Renewables and Serbia Zijin Copper is the start of Serbia's largest-ever renewable energy project.

NEO: EU green ambitions under siege amid Red Sea crisis, Russian aluminium ban fears

NEO January 26, 2024

The EU has long positioned itself as a global champion of green energy and the world’s battle against climate change but the Red Sea Crisis and a mooted ban on Russian aluminium imports are undermining those goals.

Watchdog group pushes for fresh impact study on Tajikistan megaproject

Eurasianet January 25, 2024

Existing study for Rogun Dam’s impact is outdated.

Low-emissions electricity to outpace demand increase for next three years at least

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles January 24, 2024

Low-emissions electricity generation will outpace robust electricity demand growth for the next three years. This is because renewables are growing rapidly and nuclear power is on track to reach a new all-time high in 2025, says a new IEA report.

INTERVIEW: Renewables company Notus expands in Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Pristina January 22, 2024

Notus Energy is expanding in Southeast Europe after successfully building Kosovo’s largest wind farm.

New wave of online climate denial on the rise

Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles January 21, 2024

A wave of “New Denial” of climate change is rising online, with potentially dire consequences, according to a study.

Climate Crisis to be become greatest global risk

Felix Richter of Statistia January 15, 2024

Over the next ten years, climate change and its consequences will pose the greatest risk to the world. That’s according to roughly 1,500 global experts.

Renewable capacity growth is faster than ever, but more acceleration needed to meet Paris 2030 goal, says IEA

Ben Aris in Berlin January 12, 2024

The International Energy Agency has released a major report that found the world’s renewable capacity was up by half in 2023 and is currently growing at the fastest pace ever.

Mongolia’s uranium exports are foreign policy gold

Bolor Lkhaajav in Washington DC January 12, 2024

Mongolia’s deep and untapped uranium reserves are generating global interest, allowing the landlocked nation to richly diversify its diplomacy.

Lobbying under way as US clean hydrogen rules in debate

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles January 11, 2024

A public hearing will be held in late March on the US Treasury Department’s new and controversial clean hydrogen guidance, unveiled just before Christmas. And fierce lobbying is now under way to try and influence the final rules.

Commercial fusion reactors breakthrough expected in 2024

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2024

A breakthrough in producing power by fusion reactions is expected in 2024, according to S&P Global.

China building up electric auto infrastructure in Central Asia

Eurasianet January 5, 2024

An update on infrastructure development and investment in Central Asia.

COP29: Is Azerbaijan ready for decarbonisation?

Seymur Mammadov in Baku January 4, 2024

In November 2024 Azerbaijan will host one of the largest international events, the COP29 climate summit, as Baku ramps up its renewable strategy.

OMV Petrom steps towards green future with renewables and electromobility deals

bne IntelliNews January 4, 2024

Southeast Europe’s biggest energy company buys into wind and solar power company and EV charging network.

North Macedonia fails yet again to get €1bn Cebren HPP project started

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 4, 2024

14th tender for the Cebren hydropower plant with one of the world's tallest dams fails after efforts that started back in the 1960s.

Final COP28 agreement is a cop-out

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles December 31, 2023

The final COP28 agreement calls for a "historic" transition away from fossil fuels and a trebling of renewables. But in the end it seems the fossil fuel lobby won.

Warmest Arctic summer on record is evidence of accelerating climate crisis, says NOAA

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles December 14, 2023

The Arctic region is heating up faster than any other part of the world, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2023 Arctic Report Card.

COP28 agrees to triple renewables by 2030

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles December 13, 2023

COP28 ran overtime, and nearly 200 countries finally agreed to transition away from fossil fuels, and to triple renewable energy and double energy efficiency.

COP28: A week in, and fossil fuels and finance dominate

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles December 6, 2023

The first week of COP28 has ended, and climate diplomats must now hammer out the final agreements.

Earth nears catastrophic climate tipping points, say scientists

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles December 6, 2023

Climate change has pushed the world into a precarious position concerning numerous planetary 'tipping points,' according to an extensive scientific evaluation completed by over 200 researchers.