Tag: fossil fuels

US and EU pledge 30% cut in methane emissions to limit global heating

Major commitment with deadline of 2030 is big advance towards reaching 1.5C goal set out in Paris agreement The US and the EU made a joint pledge on Friday to cut global methane emissions by almost a third in the next decade, in what climate experts hailed as one of the most significant steps yet […]

Most plans for new coal plants scrapped since Paris agreement

Report by climate groups found more than three-quarters of projects were discarded after the deal was signed The global pipeline of new coal power plants has collapsed since the 2015 Paris climate agreement, according to research that suggests the end of the polluting energy source is in sight. The report found that more than three-quarters […]

Liberal Andrew Bragg urges Scott Morrison to commit to net zero

Barnaby Joyce declares test for Nationals to sign up will be impact on jobs ‘in Muswellbrook’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Liberal senator Andrew Bragg has urged Scott Morrison to commit to net zero emissions at the Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow as the Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, has […]

By pushing for more oil production, the US is killing its climate pledges | Adam Tooze

If Joe Biden is serious about tackling the climate crisis he must use his country’s leverage to curb fossil fuels, not boost them The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has driven home just how dangerous the climate crisis is. Faced with this unprecedented and unique challenge, the central question is: can we […]

‘No place to hide’: pressure on Australia to end support for new fossil fuel projects after IPCC report

Climate campaigners say dire landmark findings mean the federal government must abandon gas basin and coalmine expansions Australian politicians are facing calls to accept the era of new fossil fuel investments should end immediately after a major report on the climate crisis confirmed it was already causing havoc across the planet, with worse to come. […]

Green, empty promises? The truth behind corporate climate pledges

Facing a reckoning over their contribution to the climate emergency, companies are coming out with a record number of pledges For climate campaigners, 26 May seemed like the start of a long-awaited reckoning for oil and gas companies. Over a single 24-hour period, a Dutch court ordered Shell to dramatically cut emissions, shareholders voted to […]

Australia’s reliance on gas exports questioned as Japan winds down fossil fuel power

Government urged to speed up transition to green energy as Australia’s biggest market shifts away from LNG and coal A Japanese pledge to wind down gas and coal-fired electricity much faster than previously planned has sparked warnings Australia needs to speed up a transition away from fossil fuel exports. A draft revised energy mix released […]

Australia is at the climate crossroads. The choice is yours, mates | Michael Mann

One path leads to suffering and ruin. The other to a safe and vital future. But you must leave fossil fuels behind Australia stands at a crossroads, once more. While most of the world has started down a path toward building a cleaner, safer energy and climate future, the Australian government remains stuck in place. […]

We are passionate climate warriors. Our legal battle is not over but my heart is a bit lighter | Ava Princi

As a student striker I’m used to being dismissed by adults, so this judgment to protect us from the climate crisis is exciting Seven other Australian high school students and I made history on Thursday. We sat in the federal court in Sydney, holding hands and barely breathing, and heard Justice Mordecai Bromberg say that […]

Study suggests North sea green energy will overtake oil and gas by 2030

More than half of offshore energy jobs could be in low carbon sectors, including wind and renewables The UK’s half-century legacy as a leading offshore oil and gas hub will be eclipsed by the North Sea’s fast-growing green energy industry within the next decade, according to new research. An academic study by the Robert Gordon […]