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bneGREEN: Energy efficiency investment turns the corner in 2022, but more is needed

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh December 2, 2022

Global investment in energy efficiency could rise by 16% to $560bn in 2022, the International Energy Agency said, as governments and consumers respond to fuel supply disruptions and record-high energy prices.

bneGREEN: Climate paralysis at COP27 as no progress made on 1.5 degrees

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh November 21, 2022

COP finished two days late on November 20 without any new agreements on climate change targets or emissions reductions, although a deal was hammered out to set up an as yet uncosted loss and damage fund.

bneGREEN: COP27 warns business cannot be trusted to police greenwashing

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh November 18, 2022

The UN has identified greenwashing by business and finance as the biggest danger facing the race to net zero, urging them to avoid a toxic cover-up and to ensure that any climate pledges they keep are in line with the 1.5-degree targets.

bneGREEN: Scientists conclude ‘Third Pole’ permafrost thaw threatens Tajiks, Kyrgyz living on plateau

Aida Kadyrzhanova in Almaty November 12, 2022

Research indicates that a fifth of buildings plus 40% of railways and roads on endangered parts of Himalayan Qinhai-Tibet Plateau are in trouble, driven by climate change.

bneGREEN: Gas has potential to derail COP27’s green ambitions

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh November 11, 2022

Emissions from future LNG projects and could use up 10% of the remaining global carbon budget for 1.5˚C warming by 2050.

EU taps Kazakhstan for rare earths, green hydrogen

Joanna Lillis for Eurasianet November 10, 2022

Kazakhstan is itching to get its lithium out of the ground.

bneGREEN: No fairness but some hope at COP27

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh November 5, 2022

COP26 has not delivered so far on the promises made in Glasgow in November 2021, with companies failing to move towards zero emissions pledges and the world as a whole not meeting the targets and aspirations laid down.

bneGREEN: Iran renewables capacity to exceed 1,000 MW by end of Persian year in March

bne IntelIiNews October 29, 2022

Iran is claiming progress with its solar industry, set to reach an estimated 1,000 MW in the next six months. Time will only tell whether the country, hit with massive protests and a crisis of legitimacy, will pull off this massive feat.

Kazakhstan: Oil-rich west to become green hydrogen hub

Joanna Lillis for Eurasianet October 29, 2022

The plan is to turn waters from the Caspian Sea into clean hydrogen for export.

bneGREEN: Climate window set to slam shut, warns Guterres

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh October 28, 2022

The world is heading for a 2.8°C rise in global warming by 2100 unless governments urgently improve their emissions targets, the UN warned, otherwise the window of opportunity to take the required climate action will slam shut.

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: 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.

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