UK low carbon electricity hit record highs in 2020

Fossil fuel production fell to an all-time low of 42%

Americans burn furniture for heating as power outages rock Texas

Texas Governor has blamed renewables for power issues

India’s coal power shrinks for second year in a row

A new study shows coal fell by 5% in 2020, caused by a drop in electricity demand and a rise in solar generation

Polluted air ’causes one-in-five deaths globally’

More than eight million people died in 2018 because of fossil fuel pollution, new study finds

Wales targets net zero emissions by 2050 but aims to ‘get there sooner’

The announcement follows a recommendation by the Climate Change Committee, which revealed net zero emissions, previously thought unachievable and unaffordable by experts, was now possible with ambitious policies and a ‘Team Wales’ effort

Almost 80% of Barclays and HSBC customers ‘unaware’ of their bank’s fossil fuel investments

Almost three million customers would ‘very likely consider’ switching to ethical alternatives, according to a new survey

Renewables generated more electricity than fossils fuels in 2020

Renewable power provided 42% of Britain’s power, with coal now just 2% of the mix

Renewables ‘overtook fossil fuels as the EU main electricity source for first time in 2020’

Wind and solar generated a fifth of Europe’s electricity last year, a new report finds

US announces $160m for fossil-based hydrogen projects

The Department of Energy suggests fossil fuels currently provide the lowest cost pathway for producing hydrogen

National Grid ESO hails 2020 as the greenest year ever for Britain’s electricity

The country was powered coal-free for around 5,147 hours last year, compared with 3,666 hours in 2019