The Australian government’s controversial carbon tax legislation has cleared its final hurdle after being approved by the country’s Senate yesterday to become law.
China is to phase out energy inefficient incandescent light bulbs over the next five years, according to media reports.
Vehicle manufacturer BYD has announced it is to start sales of its all-electric car, the BYD e6, to Chinese consumers. Up until now the e6 has only been available to fleet purchasers.
German chemical company BASF has topped a ranking of the world’s 1300 largest companies on the basis of its carbon disclosure record.
The UK and Norway have signed an agreement to work together on renewables, oil and gas, as a select committee of MPs calls for a new strategy on energy security.
A UK parliamentary select committee has demanded that Prime Minister David Cameron commit to attending the Rio + 20 Earth Summit as a show of leadership on climate change.
A coalition of over 175 companies including Shell, Tesco, Kingfisher, Unilever and EDF Energy have issued an urgent call for governments around the world to take action on climate change.
The Australian government has finally succeeded in passing its controversial carbon tax legislation by a narrow margin of 74 votes to 72 in the House of Parliament last week.
US giant GE has announced an investment of $50 million in Indian clean energy developer Greenko Group to push forward wind energy projects across the country.
The International Energy Agency and the OECD are calling once again for a phase out of fossil fuel subsidies that totalled around $0.5 trillion last year alone.