France set for ‘massive’ renewables boom under president Macron

France is set for a renewables boom under newly elected president Emmanuel Macron, according to his choice for prime minister.Edouard Philippe told France Inter radio the...

Acts of God: why secular climate projects fail in the Pacific

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Ségolène Royal reveals new head for ‘Africa-led’ renewables scheme

French environment minister Ségolène Royal has announced a replacement official to lead an African renewable energy scheme that is embroiled in a row over European interference.Malian diplomat Seyni...

Dutch university gave Shell power to influence curriculum, students

Funding from Shell and other oil majors has turned a prestigious Dutch University into a conduit for fossil fuel policy gambits, according to an...

The Indian coal plant paid $150m to sit idle

An Indian coal-fired power plant is to be paid 983 crore rupees ($150 million) this financial year for generators that are sitting idle.The Rattan India...

India and China ‘on track to exceed Paris climate pledges’

With downgraded outlooks for coal use, India and China are set to beat their pledges to the Paris climate agreement, according to an updated analysis of their climate policies.Just...

Bangladesh faces food supply crunch after flash floods

The price of rice has spiked in Bangladesh after flash floods wiped out vast stretches of paddy field just ahead of harvest time.Unusually heavy pre-monsoon...

Ocean acidification is global warming’s forgotten crisis

Most of us are familiar with the climate change impacts we see and feel in our communities: heatwaves, storms, droughts, floods, and so on.But...

China’s Xi promises green ‘belt and road’ investment strategy

China will seize opportunities for clean energy and boost science cooperation through its overseas investment strategy, president Xi Jinping said on Sunday.Launching the first ever “belt and...

Pacific islands are on a collision course with the shipping industry

The international shipping sector sits outside the Paris climate agreement, yet it is a significant and growing source of carbon emissions. Unless it is controlled, shipping...

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