‘We are not locked into fossil fuels in Africa’

The whole of the continent. Africa is incredibly blessed with renewable energy. The whole continent has access to solar energy. There’s huge potential for wind energy. In East Africa we have the huge potential of geothermal energy and different parts of the continent also have access to hydropower. I can’t think of a single African country that […]

Unilever aims to eliminate fossil fuels in cleaning products by 2030

The chemicals used in Unilever’s cleaning and laundry products make up the greatest proportion of their carbon footprint (46 per cent) across their lifecycle. Unilever expects this initiative alone to reduce the carbon footprint of the product formulations by up to 20 per cent. — VNS

Unilever to eliminate fossil fuels in cleaning products by 2030

The chemicals used in Unilever’s cleaning and laundry products make up the greatest proportion of their carbon footprint (46 percent) across their life cycle. Therefore, by transitioning away from fossil fuel-derived chemicals in product formulations, the company will unlock novel ways of reducing the carbon footprint of some of the world’s biggest cleaning and laundry […]

Climate change threatens ability of insurers to manage risk

“The insurance industry’s role as society’s risk manager is under threat,” said Maurice Tulloch, chairman of global general insurance at Aviva and chair of ClimateWise. “Our sector will struggle to reduce this protection gap if our response is limited to avoiding, rather than managing, society’s exposure to climate risk.”

Climate change: Major energy companies lag in green shift

Dave Jones, senior electricity analyst for independent climate think tank Ember, agrees with Alova that utilities have hindered the transition by “misunderstanding the future of gas.” Utilities have a mindset to build big centralized power plants, replacing a coal power plant with a gas power plant, he said. “Fortunately, most of the gas hype across the world is now […]

Poland to accelerate coal phase-out as it works on industry restructuring

WARSAW: Poland wants to phase out coal faster than it had initially planned and now expects the share of coal in its power production to fall to 11%-28% in 2040 from almost 80% currently, a climate ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.Poland has been the only European Union state to refuse to pledge climate neutrality by […]

Environmental groups claim victory as plans for Northumberland coalmine rejected

“Coalmines must be consigned to the history books if we are going to avoid climate breakdown,” he said. “Let’s leave coal in the ground where it belongs, and invest in energy-saving and renewable power to build the safe, clean and fairer future we so urgently need.”

A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change

What does that mean for consumers? By the time it reaches $100 per ton, the fee will raise gasoline prices 90 cents per gallon. It will also raise the price of every product or activity that relies on fossil fuels. This higher price will spur development of low carbon energy and products made with little […]

Petrol and diesel cars could cost up to £1,500 more under proposals

The government is seeking to accelerate the take-up of electric cars, which is seen as a key part of plans to reduce the UK’s emissions of carbon dioxide. Electric cars, with zero carbon dioxide exhaust emissions, accounted for only 5% of total sales in the year to August, according to the Society for Motor Manufacturers […]

OPINION: Can India afford a green stimulus during the pandemic?

By Siddharth GoelNew Delhi: Invest in a clean, green transition, end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon and commit to no new coal plants after 2020, urged United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressing India at the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture. But given that India’s quarterly GDP has fallen by a whopping 23.9% […]