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bneGREEN: G7 could set green example for rest of world

By Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 21, 2021

G7 countries have the potential to reach net zero in the power generation sector by 2035 and spur decarbonisation in other economies and sectors.

ING: Growing metals demand & the issue of emissions

Warren Patterson Head of Commodities Strategy at ING in Holland October 19, 2021

The energy transition provides a great opportunity for the metals industry. Investment in clean energy technologies will boost metals demand. However, while the sector will play a crucial role, it will need to address its own emissions.

Russian petrochemical giant Sibur launches net-zero collaboration platform

Stephen Bierman in Moscow October 19, 2021

Sibur will establish a Low Carbon Emitting Technologies pact with leading international chemical companies and the World Economic Forum to help coordinate climate change responses.

bneGREEN: Green policies set to reduce EU gas demand to baseload core

By Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 18, 2021

While the current gas crisis in the EU sees record-high wholesale gas prices, hurting consumers and causing the latest round of a supply disputes with Russia, the race to net zero by 2050 could have deeper long-term consequences for EU gas demand.

bneGREEN: Romanian bank BCR issues first green bond

bne IntelliNews October 15, 2021

Lender BCR joins a growing number of corporate issuers of green bonds in Romania.

bneGREEN: Russia to become carbon neutral by 2060

Ben Aris in Berlin October 15, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin set the goal of carbon neutrality by 2060 during comments in his speech at the plenary session of Russia’s Energy Week on October 13.

bneGREEN: Governments still woefully short of IEA’s net-zero requirements

By Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 13, 2021

Governments need to smash the stubborn dominance of fossil fuels if the world is to reach net zero by 2050, despite the rapid development of green technologies, the IEA warns.

bneGREEN: Bulgaria to propose three dates for closure of coal-fired power plants

bne IntelliNews October 11, 2021

Sofia is under pressure to draw up a timeline to shut down its coal plants before the European Commission approves its recovery plan.

bneGREEN: SEB puts $4 trillion annual price tag on net zero

By Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 1, 2021

SEB’s latest Green Bonds Report has placed a price of $4 trillion per year on the energy transition if the world is to reach net zero by 2050.

bneGREEN: China’s promise of no overseas coal financing could free up $130bn for green investment

By Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 1, 2021

China’s promise to abandon financing coal projects overseas could affect a total of 44 coal plants across Asia and Africa with a combined 42,220 MW of capacity.

bneGREEN: Ljubljana suffers worst deluge in 160 years

bne IntelliNews September 30, 2021

Water surged inside homes, hospitals and other buildings, and flooded the vaults of the modern art museum. Extreme weather events in Slovenia are expected to increase as global temperatures rise.

bneGREEN: Hydro capacity needs to double to meet green goals

By Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh September 29, 2021

Global hydro capacity needs to double by 2050 if water-based power is to make a meaningful contribution in the race to net zero, IRENA director-general Francesco La Camera has warned

bneGREEN: Green Deal, CBAM poses high risks to poorer African, Eastern European countries

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh September 23, 2021

The EU’s Green Deal and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism will hit the EU’s trading partners in Africa and non-EU Eastern Europe particularly hard.

bneGREEN: Greenwashing: regulators flex muscles as the market remains in flux

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh September 22, 2021

Defining a green investment is crucial to boosting the expansion of renewable energy and preventing the mis-selling of investments by so-called greenwashing, whereby the environmental impact of a product is misrepresented.

bneGREEN: Russia seeks measures to facilitate decarbonisation

bne IntelliNews September 22, 2021

The Russian government intends to develop a system of support measures, including fiscal ones, to facilitate the introduction of green technologies and emission reductions for businesses, announces First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov.

bneGREEN: Montenegro cancels €54mn Pljevlja TPP reconstruction plan, to focus on renewable energy

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 22, 2021

Ministry says Podgorica to scrap reconstruction of power plant at centre of conflict with Energy Community.

SCO leaders tell West to bite bullet and hand billions to Taliban

bne IntelIiNews September 18, 2021

With Afghanistan on brink of humanitarian and economic hell, it might be that only access to capital frozen abroad can stop the country becoming an incurable narco-state that is a hive of terrorism.

bneGREEN: Serbia issued debut €1bn green Eurobond

Eldar Dizdarevic in Sarajevo September 17, 2021

First green Eurobond from the Western Balkans to finance environmental protection and climate change mitigation projects as Serbia pursues green transition.

bneGREEN: Global coal plans collapse by 76%

By Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh September 16, 2021

The global pipeline of proposed coal power plants has collapsed by 76% since the Paris Agreement in 2015, bringing the end of new coal power construction into sight, new research by green think-tank E3G finds.

bneGreen: Finland’s Betolar develops green cement as construction races to decarbonise

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh September 15, 2021

Finland’s Betolar is pioneering the production of low-carbon cement by using alternative industrial waste products in a process that could reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80%.

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