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Installing Solar Panels
September 26, 2023

IEA underlines need for huge increase in clean energy investment

The International Energy Agency’s updated net zero scenario celebrates the rollout of solar power and electric vehicles, but warns that more money, faster action and...
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Vestas wind turbine
China, Energy, EU
September 12, 2023

EU wind industry struggles as China gatecrashes the market

Chinese wind turbine manufacturers are starting to win orders in the EU amid warnings that the bloc’s wind industry could be wiped out within the...
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UK offshore wind farm
Energy, UK
September 11, 2023

Experts call for higher strike prices after failed UK offshore wind auction

Industry and investors criticise the government after no contracts were awarded for offshore wind projects in the UK’s latest auction round
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Energy, Japan
September 6, 2023

Wind power projects halted as unintended consequences for nature emerge

Governments favour wind power as a clean alternative to fossil fuels, but the energy source – which often involves locating massive turbines in pristine environments...
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Severe flooding Slovenia
EU, Financials
September 4, 2023

ECB’s Elderson urges banks to ‘get up to speed’ with climate litigation

The European Central Bank’s supervisory board vice-chair says lenders and their clients need to implement credible Paris-aligned transition plans to mitigate the rising risk of...
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September 4, 2023

Regional success puts France in race for EV battery supply chain

Investments into the northern region of Hauts-de-France are giving the country a solid foothold in Europe’s expanding EV battery supply chain. At the northern tip...
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Commercial real estate London
Industrials, UK
August 31, 2023

Regulation and data issues blamed for UK commercial property's slow progress on net zero

UK commercial real estate emissions have remained broadly flat over the past decade, while investors and policymakers wrestle with how to decarbonise the sector. Policymakers in the UK are pushing...
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Cobalt processing plant mining
Data, Industrials
August 31, 2023

In Charts: Energy transition brings back strong mining investment

Soaring demand for critical minerals drives more capital deployment by the world’s largest miners. Global mining investment rose to its highest level for almost a decade last year amid higher...
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Data, Financials
August 29, 2023

In Charts: BlackRock, Vanguard drop support for climate and social resolutions

Support for environmental and social shareholder resolutions seems to be waning, with BlackRock and Vanguard backing only 7 per cent and 2 per cent of environmental and social proposals, respectively....
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August 23, 2023

Chinese investment sees Indonesia climb the solar value chain

New processing plant supporting photovoltaic panel production highlights Indonesia’s ambitions and China’s role as a major green investor. A $11.5bn plan by China’s Xinyi Glass to construct a quartz sand...
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California house fire
August 8, 2023

US insurers urged to take climate action amid impact on coverage

New research reveals that US insurers held $536bn in assets linked to fossil fuels in 2019 – even though some have blamed climate change for increasing premiums and reduced coverage....
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