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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Vestas have announced a V136-4.2 MW Extreme Climate wind turbine designed to handle extreme weather conditions. The V136-4.2 MW Extreme Climate is being introduced at the 2019 Japan Wind Expo to highlight the turbine’s specific suitability for many project sites exposed to a severe climate in Japan and Asia, Vestas said. The […]
The Danish Government has appointed DNV GL CEO Ditlev Engel as Denmark's special envoy for Climate and Energy until the end of September 2019.
The European Union (EU) and India have adopted a joint statement on clean energy and climate change at the EU-India summit on 6 October in Delhi, India.
Together with the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), eleven of the world’s leading banks have committed to developing analytical tools and indicators to strengthen their assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities.
In response to the U.S. President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced the formation of the United States Climate Alliance.
The U.S. President Donald Trump has announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.
Offshore wind was one of the topics at a meeting between Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Governor of California Edmund G. Brown held in Sacramento on 3 April, when the two governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to tackle climate change.
Thirty-nine Dutch business community leaders, including initiators Siemens, Van Oord, Eneco, Shell, and Rotterdam Port Authority, have joined forces in a Transition Coalition to request the Dutch government to draw up climate legislation to implement the agreements reached at the Paris summit. The Transition Coalition is calling on the government to draw up climate legislation […]
Wind turbine makers are set to benefit from the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21) as the call for increased investments to meet a targeted reduction in CO2 emissions is expected to positively impact their sales figures, according to Moody's Investors Service. The increased investment, particularly in emerging markets, directed towards renewable energies such as wind and solar energy […]
A day-long celebration will today mark the opening for signature of the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the United Nations headquarters in New York, with more than 160 countries having expressed their intention to sign the agreement. Events will start at 8.30 am EST with an opening ceremony in the UN General Assembly Hall. The United Nations […]
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday released a joint statement on climate, energy and Arctic leadership. The two leaders said they share a common vision of a prosperous and sustainable North American economy, and the opportunities afforded by advancing clean growth. They emphasised the special relationship between the two countries and their history of close collaboration […]
Climate researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are coordinating a research project to study the interaction between wind farms and their potential effect on local climate in the North Sea. So far, mutual interactions of wind farms and their potential effects on local climate have been approximated with models only. Thanks to their wide installation, however, it […]
On 12 December, delegates from 195 different countries, gathered at the COP21 climate change summit in Paris, adopted an agreement by which all countries vow to cut their carbon emissions. Renewable energy plays the key role in reaching the main goal, which is to limit the increase in average temperature to below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit the increase to […]
National climate pledges in emerging markets and an ambitious deal in Paris could spark an export boom for the European wind industry, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). China, India, Morocco, Brazil and Turkey are just a few of the countries that have made post-2020 national pledges on the deployment of wind energy in […]
French wind energy players Alstom, Areva, EDF and Eiffage have joined 35 other compatriot companies, including banks and investors into renewable energy, in making a firm commitment to combat climate change. The 39 major French companies, employing a total of 4.4 million people worldwide and generating sales of EUR 1.2 trillion euros, signed a climate pledge to contribute to limiting […]
The Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, Professor Sir David King, has highlighted the importance of renewable energy, saying it is “key to tackling the huge risk posed by climate change”. He described the renewables sector as “a leading industry” and “a big part of the British economy which will continue to grow”. In […]
On 1st October, the European Investment Bank (EIB) increased the 0.500% Climate Awareness Bond (CAB) 11/2023 by EUR 400m to bring the total amount outstanding to EUR 1bn. The bond completes EIB’s EUR Green Bond curve with a third liquid reference point in an intermediate maturity and takes the total CAB issuance to EUR 10.5bn. […]
German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius have invited around 35 ministers from all regions of the world to participate in the sixth Petersberg Climate Dialogue from 17 to 19 May 2015. With the Dialogue, Germany and France want to pave the way for a successful outcome at the United Nations […]
Climate change represents a serious threat to our welfare society, the business community and individual citizens. However, with the Climate Change Act – passed by the Danish Parliament on January 12 – Denmark is taking its share of responsibility for limiting climate change, according to Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Rasmus Helveg Petersen. The Climate […]
UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey has responded to the new agreement reached by UN members to tackle climate change. Ed Davey said: “This is an agreement that unites all nations, unlocking the door to the world’s first global climate deal in Paris next year. “The talks were tough but the […]
A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries. Nations concluded by elaborating the elements of the new agreement, scheduled to be agreed in Paris in late 2015, while also agreeing the ground […]
Addressing the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, Minister for Energy Alex White, TD, said Ireland was accelerating its actions to combat climate change. He said Ireland was playing an active part in meeting collective EU targets and global aspirations for reduced carbon emissions through energy efficiency, renewable energy, afforestation, improved agricultural practices, […]
Global investment in activities that reduce the threat of climate change fell for the second year in a row from USD 359 billion in 2012 to USD 331 billion in 2013. Climate Policy Initiative’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance shows that while public sources and intermediaries contributed USD 137 billion, a figure largely unchanged from […]
EU Heads of State today agreed upon a climate and energy framework, which fails to provide industrial leadership for Europe. The framework’s new targets for greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency will do little to capitalise on the security, employment and export potential of new sectors such ocean renewable energy. The decision puts […]
The Carbon Trust has been accepted as the latest Network member of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The Carbon Trust will join the existing network, which currently consists of 20 organisations from across the world, to provide climate technology support to developing countries. The CTCN is […]
Eco Wave Power Presented its wave energy technology to world leaders, signed the Caring for Climate Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing and made a commitment to the United Nations to establish a wave energy power plant in Gibraltar by the End of 2015, as part of this forum. Eco Wave Power, the Israeli company […]