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EU Commission: Covid-19 increases urgency of spending on green transition

EU Commission: Covid-19 increases urgency of spending on green transition

The coronavirus crisis ‘clearly increases pressure on public authorities’ to allocate funding wisely and direct Europe's recovery towards ‘future proof solutions’, the European Commission said on... Read more

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Covid-19: Call for airline bailouts to be conditional on climate action

Public bailouts of airlines threatened by the Covid-19 economic shutdown must be conditional on a reduction in air travel and the industry aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement to keep global heating below 1.5C, a global coalition of 250 environmental and social justice groups has said

Energy

Geothermal sector calls for 'EU heat market' to support decarbonisation

The geothermal energy industry has written to European Commission president Ursua von der Leyen, asking for the establishment of an internal market for heat to rebalance the advantages given to fossil gas and promote decarbonisation

Energy

Covid-19: Wind energy supply chain risks ‘grinding to a halt’

Supply chain disruption, closing factories and halted installations ‘could make it difficult’ for the wind industry to meet climate objectives, trade group WindEurope has warned

Energy

Renewables share spikes in Germany on the back of Covid-19 crisis

The European power sector has hailed new data from Germany showing half of the electricity consumed in the first quarter of 2020 came from renewable sources, smashing last year’s record, in part due to the industrial shutdown triggered by the Covid-19 crisis

Energy

Rise of renewable PPAs ‘held back’ by company inexperience, report warns

The growth in companies signing renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) could slow without action to remove regulatory barriers and to raise corporate awareness, says a report by an EU-backed initiative

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