A high-level independent panel has called on nations to address the “crisis” in carbon markets and save the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism.
The world’s largest solar project, First Solar’s Agua Caliente photovoltaic installation under construction in Arizona, has reported a peak generating capacity of 250 MW as the US market goes from strength to strength.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing last week gave the go ahead to a 129.6 MW wind farm 1.5 km west of Stornoway.
US and UK authorities have announced new efforts on energy efficient data centres in recent weeks.
The UK government unveiled proposals on Friday that will further cut subsidies for large-scale solar projects under the Renewables Obligation.
Greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2.5% last year despite growing GDP and coal consumption, according to the latest estimates by the European Environment Agency.
UK generators using biomass in their power stations face tough new sustainability guidelines and a cut in support under the Renewables Obligation scheme.
As London gets on with normal life after its Paralympic and Olympic triumph, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced a £30 million investment in a sustainable industries hub.
As US President Barack Obama begins his campaign for re-election, he has promised help to encourage new investment in industrial energy efficiency.