bneGREEN: Ukraine war boosts green hydrogen to the tune of $73bn

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 28, 2022

The war in Ukraine has prompted new investment in green hydrogen to reach over $73bn as costs fall, making fossil fuel-produced hydrogen uneconomic as gas prices soar.

bneGREEN: Carbon emissions to peak in “historic turning point” IEA says

Ben Aris in Berlin October 28, 2022

Global carbon emissions will peak in 2025 as the world reaches a “historic turning point” and governments pour investment into renewables to counteract the energy crisis that has gripped the world this year.

bneGREEN: Flattening the emissions curve: too slow, too late, say UN climate scientists

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 27, 2022

The combined climate pledges of 193 governments would limit global warming to 2.5°C by 2100, way above the Paris Agreement goals of 1.5°C.

bneGREEN: Orbiting Nasa instrument detects methane ‘super-emitters’ in Turkmenistan and Iran

Aida Kadyrzhanova in Almaty October 26, 2022

Turkmen oil and gas infrastructure and landfill south of Tehran added to emissions blacklist.

bneGREEN: Ukraine's green revolution is in full swing

Dominic Culverwell in Berlin October 22, 2022

Ukraine looks towards a green future with post-war developments focusing on renewable energy sources, Ukraine Business News reported on October 21.

bneGREEN Siemens Gamesa calls for quotas on EU-made wind turbines

by Roberta Harrington in London October 19, 2022

Siemens Gamesa, the leading wind-turbine manufacturer, has called for a quota system on the amount of EU-produced turbines installed in the trade bloc, reports the Financial Times.

bneGREEN: “Overriding public interest” essential to renewables in the EU: WindEurope

by Roberta Harrington in London October 19, 2022

The EU wants a massive expansion in renewable energy. It wants wind energy to grow from 190 GW today to 510 GW by 2030. But Europe is not building enough wind farms to reach this target, says WindEurope.

bneGREEN: Great interest but not enough cash for e-cars in North Macedonia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje October 17, 2022

North Macedonia will soon start producing e-cars and Skopje’s first electric vehicles exhibition drew crowds, but few people in the county can afford to go electric.

bneGREEN: Clearer ESG rules needed in booming green bond market

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 13, 2022

The global green bond market was worth $552bn in 2021, accounting for 53% of all green, social and sustainability issuances, according to a recent report from Fitch.

bneGREEN: Green investment must triple to save climate

by Roberta Harrington in London October 12, 2022

Investments in renewable energy need to triple by 2050 to put the world on a net-zero trajectory by mid-century, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), part of the United Nations.

bneGREEN: Nord Stream leaks: a catastrophe for climate goals

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 8, 2022

The explosions in the Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea are creating an unprecedented climate catastrophe.

bneGREEN: Europe’s renewable energy supply chain under threat from soaring power prices

by Roberta Harrington in London October 5, 2022

Europe’s renewable energy supply chain is under threat from soaring power prices, says Rystad Energy of Oslo. As much as 25% of solar and battery manufacturing capacity in Europe is at risk, says the research firm.

bneGREEN: Fit for 55 – not fit for purpose

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh September 30, 2022

The EU’s Fitfor55 efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030 are woefully inadequate and unable to contain global warming to the 1.5°C target, with reductions of up to 77% needed instead to stand any chance of averting a climate catastrophe.

bneGREEN: Slovenia’s Sigma Energy deploys device to convert sea waves into electricity

bne IntelliNews September 18, 2022

Sigma Energy's full-scale Sigma WEC prototype deployed off Montenegro's Bar in the Adriatic Sea.

bneGreen: Southeast Europe’s first eco-mosque opens in Croatia

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2022

As the climate crisis worsens, there is growing interest in building more eco-friendly places of worship.

bneGREEN: Europe pays what it takes to bring in LNG but still cannot get enough

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh September 9, 2022

European energy ministers will discuss further options to secure gas supplies and punish Russia.