Renewable Energy archive
A new report by ClientEarth shows Poland is trailing behind other EU countries in phasing out fossil fuels in favour of renewable energy.
The EU’s General Court has annulled the Commission’s State aid approval of the UK Capacity Market – this is a short analysis of the judgment.
A new report from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recognises burning trees for energy can cause more greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels.
A groundbreaking new ClientEarth opinion poll reveals that the British public wants urgent action on climate change.
EU negotiators begin talks on reforming the EU’s electricity market design rules. The outcome will determine if the EU realises its goal of putting energy citizens at the heart of the Energy Union.
EU decision makers agreed on a disappointingly low overall renewable target for 2030 of 32%. It now remains to be seen what measures will be put in place to ensure that EU countries meet this target.
This year’s REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report reveals the transition to renewable energy is possible, but advances so far are uneven across sectors.
Biomass power plants put the EU’s ability to meet climate goals in jeopardy but they’re lauded as a panacea for cutting carbon. EU renewable energy policy needs to stop legitimising subsidies for biomass.
Energy giant ENEL’s conflicting climate policies have come under fire at its AGM but the group is still refusing to give investors any certainty about the future, despite the rapid decline of coal in Europe.
Countries have crucial decisions to make about their energy mix beyond the coal era. In the UK, there is no need for new gas – so what comes next?
Lawyers point out fundamental flaws in EU rules that mean it can approve ‘badly disguised coal subsidies’.
Three out of the top five official risks to the global economy in 2018 stem from the changing climate. Financiers need a plan.
Investment in renewable energy production in the UK has dropped dramatically for a second consecutive year. The government must improve the legal framework for renewables.
UK Government’s coal phaseout plans risk seeing natural gas rush to fill coal’s shoes.
Europe Beyond Coal, launched today, links organisations across 28 countries in the campaign for clean, renewable energy all over the EU.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth are calling for an end to subsidies to wood-burning facilities like Drax.
A report from the National Audit Office shows the extent of bad decision-making that enabled the Hinkley Point C nuclear deal.
Coal-free days like today should prompt the government to make the grid ready for a different, cleaner energy mix.
ClientEarth has challenged the UK government over its continuing delay on publishing a new emissions reduction plan.
New figures for the UK show coal use dropping, but the UK is also undergoing the biggest coal-to-gas switch in Europe, which could set a dangerous precedent.
Under the UK Climate Change Act, the government is soon to release its latest five-yearly plan for cutting emissions. But for it to work, government must regularly appraise its progress.
The UK is still waiting for its next carbon-cutting plan. Government has so far failed to reassure.
This mammoth package of laws lets industry wield unprecedented influence over the EU’s energy future.
Toothless, unenforceable environment rules and a tribunal system which will prioritise corporate interests undermine claims that the EU-Canada trade agreement is a ‘gold standard’ of trade deals to benefit people and the planet.