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Global warming and war redraws undersea internet cable connections map

bne IntelliNews April 13, 2024

A 14,500-kilometre subsea cable project in the Arctic will redraw the international data traffic route, offering a strategic alternative away from vulnerable European cables that have already come under attack by the West’s enemies.

World Meteorological Organisation issues ‘red alert’ on climate crisis

bne IntelliNews March 27, 2024

The UN’s World Meteorological Organisation has issued a “red alert” on the climate crisis, citing unprecedented increases in 2023 in greenhouse gases, land and water temperatures and melting of glaciers and sea ice.

Rain, rain go away

Ben Aris in Berlin March 27, 2024

The hotter the world gets, the more water the air can hold and the more it will rain.

EM winners and losers from the global green transformation

Ben Aris in Berlin March 19, 2024

The global green transformation will create a windfall for many Emerging Markets that are home to large deposits of essential raw materials needed for the revolutions, while others like oil producers will take a hit and see their growth slow.

Cheap coal from Putin fires Turkey up the dirty power generation league

Akin li in Belgrade March 18, 2024

Country dislodges Poland from second spot in Europe for electricity made with coal. Ankara took advantage of lower Russian shipment prices caused by EU embargo.

EU's CBAM poses financial threat to Ukrainian producers during wartime

bne IntelliNews March 8, 2024

The introduction of the European Union's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) in 2026 could potentially impose big new financial strains on Ukrainian producers, costing them millions in lost trade, unless the EU offers exemptions due to the war

Energy-related CO2 emissions increased last year, but slower than in 2022, says IEA

bne IntelliNews March 6, 2024

In 2023, global CO2 emissions from energy rose at a slower pace compared with the previous year.

Climate alarm bells ringing loud as planet enters uncharted territory in 2024 – in charts & graphs

Ben Aris in Berlin February 28, 2024

“Life on planet Earth is under siege. We are now in an uncharted territory. For several decades scientists have consistently warned of a future marked by extreme climatic conditions because of escalating global temperatures."

Antarctic ice melt barriers disappearing twice as fast

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles February 28, 2024

Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica’s land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows.

Fusion another step closer?

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles February 21, 2024

Fusion, the holy grail of the energy transition, is closer than ever before. But it’s still unclear whether it can be commercialised in time to ward off the climate crisis.

Amazon faces “tipping point”, say researchers

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles February 20, 2024

The Amazon rainforest could face “large-scale collapse” by 2050, says new research.

World must invest $8 trillion in renewables by 2030 to meet COP28 goal

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles February 14, 2024

Investment of as much as $8 trillion in renewable energy and half of that in grids and storage is required to meet the goal of tripling renewable energy capacity by 2030, as agreed at COP28 in Dubai in December.

Warning of new ice age in Europe as currents in the Atlantic approach a catastrophic tipping point

Ben Aris in Berlin February 14, 2024

The currents that circulate in the Atlantic are approaching a “tipping point” that will change the way water flows around the oceans of the world, which will have a catastrophic climate impact on countries around the world.

Ukraine prepares to export biogas to Europe

bne IntelliNews February 13, 2024

Ukrainian authorities are poised to venture into the burgeoning market of biogas exports to Europe.

Will 2024 see the first ever category 6 hurricane?

Ben Aris in Berlin February 11, 2024

Disaster season is approaching and this year the world could see its first ever city-killing category six hurricanes.

Earth has already passed 1.5 degrees warming, says study

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles February 7, 2024

The Earth may have passed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming and in fact could soon reach 2 degrees, say international researchers who studied 300-year-old sea sponges in the Caribbean.

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.

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.

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.