The electricity needed to power new EV hitting
2019-03-21 10:10:00

The electricity needed to power new EV hitting

The US market for electric vehicles is broadening out now, beyond California. For several years the Golden State took about half of all US sales of EV; but in 2018 that share dropped from 50% to 43.6%


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Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared
2019-01-31 16:00:48

Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared

With some 60 million people affected by extreme weather in 2018, according to a new study, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) called for better management of the issue worldwide, in a statement

Germany to quit coal by 2038, under commission proposal
2019-01-28 17:30:41

Germany to quit coal by 2038, under commission proposal

After late-night talks, a dedicated commission has agreed a timetable to phase out coal burning in Europe’s largest economy. It is the first time Europe’s biggest economy, which gets 35% of its power from coal

The world’s move into a new phase of strongly state-centred politics – Global Risks Report
2019-01-28 14:20:48

The world’s move into a new phase of strongly state-centred politics – Global Risks Report

Is the world sleepwalking into a crisis? Global risks are intensifying but the collective will to tackle them appears to be lacking. Instead, divisions are hardening

New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, government claims
2019-01-25 16:25:47

New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, government claims

The government has set out new plans on air pollution that ministers say go beyond existing EU rules, with a pledge to improve air quality nationwide to the standards the World Health Organization (WH0) recommends

Just 5% of Earth's landscape is untouched
2019-01-15 16:25:36

Just 5% of Earth's landscape is untouched

Humans have a greater influence on the world's landscape than previously thought, according to a comprehensive new high-resolution analysis of human modification of the planet

Global commission describes New geopolitical power dynamics created by renewables
2019-01-14 16:25:32

Global commission describes New geopolitical power dynamics created by renewables

Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation says the new energy age will reshape relations between states and regions bringing "A New World" of power, security, energy independence