President Trump administration’s move to abolish the Clean Power Plan has provoked multiple reactions from States, businesses and environmental groups questioning the rationality of the decision from both moral and economic perspective.
The French banking giant, BNP Paribas, announced its new global financing policy stating that it will stop financing companies whose main activities are in the shale and tar sands oil industry, as part of its plan to accelerate its support of the energy transition and tackle climate change.
EniSpa, a giant Italian olive oil firm, has collaborated with Friggi Oil Service, a collection of vegetable oils leftover company, to turn used oil from restaurants into biofuels.
On Monday, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will officially abolish the Clean Power Plan, a landmark achievement of the Obama administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster the clean energy transition in the US.
WWF Scotland analysed wind power data provided by Weather Energy and found that wind turbines provided 86,467MWh to the national grid on 2 October, more than double the country’s total daily electricity needs.
The Kazakh Energy Ministry reported that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved $110 million in funding for renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
On 4 October, The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual report on the developments of renewables worldwide, revealing that although it had underestimated the speed at which solar would expand in the past, it has become the fastest growing source of new energy in 2016.
After Hurricane Maria hit the island, there has been increased interest in the potential of renewable energies in Puerto Rico, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeting on Thursday that the company can transform the energy supply of the island with the power of solar.
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) to reintroduce a regulation imposed by the Obama administration aimed at restricting methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.
A group of about 40 Catholic institutions will announce tomorrow a record divestment from fossil fuels.
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