EU solar power new record 2021 ember

Record-breaking summer for solar panels – tenth of EU-27 electricity secured

23 August 2021 - Annual growth in solar power plants output needs to double to meet the European Union’s 2030 emissions targets.

G20 countries secured more money to fossil fuels then to renewables in covid 19 pandemic

G20 countries directed more funds to fossil fuels projects than to renewables

10 August 2021 - Since the beginning of 2020, the G20 countries have committed at least USD 296 billion for fossil fuels and USD 227 billion for renewables.

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Not even carbon price of EUR 200 would make clean hydrogen competitive

14 July 2021 - As clean hydrogen remains far less cost-effective than fossil fuels, the EU is urged to adopt policies that would bring down its production costs and make it competitive with fossil fuels.

European Parliament wants fossil fuel subsidies phased out by 2025

European Parliament wants fossil fuel subsidies phased out by 2025

13 July 2021 - Members of the European Parliament said that all environmentally harmful subsidies should be phased out by 2027.

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Austria aims to cover all electricity consumption from renewables by 2030

09 July 2021 - The lower house of the Austrian parliament has adopted a bill aimed at ensuring that all electricity consumption is covered from renewables by 2030.

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IRENA: faster energy transitions could boost expected global growth

02 July 2021 - Speeding up energy transitions to achieve the 1.5°C global warming target could boost the world's GDP by 2.4% per year within the next decade compared with current plans, IRENA says.

Civic group urges ban advertising sponsorships fossil fuel

Civic group urges ban on advertising, sponsorships for fossil fuel firms

17 June 2021 - The EU registered a European citizens' initiative entitled Ban Fossil Fuel Advertising and Sponsorships, which compares fossil fuels with tobacco

EU revising state aid guidelines climate energy environment

EU is revising state aid guidelines for climate, energy, environment

10 June 2021 - The EU is revising state aid rules for the environment and energy. It proposed a competitive bidding system and covering up to 100% of funding gaps.

Turkey auction 4 GW solar wind

Turkey to auction 4 GW in solar, wind power this year

28 May 2021 - Turkey will put 2 GW of wind power and 2 GW of solar power up for auction by the end of 2021 through the YEKA scheme

EPBiH restructure troubled coal mines cut jobs

EPBiH agrees to restructure troubled coal mines, cut jobs

20 May 2021 - Government-owned utility EPBiH said it would reduce the number of employees in its seven coal mines to get the subsidiaries on a firm footing

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EU member states to receive EUR 17.5 billion in grants for fossil fuel phaseout

20 May 2021 - Workers in the coal industry and regions that depend on it in the EU will be able to tap on the EUR 17.5 billion Just Transition Fund

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Renewables are several times more profitable than fossil fuels

26 March 2021 - Investors in renewable power continue to outpace fossil fuel across the globe, according to the...

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