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Coal’s Recent Rise Isn’t Likely to Last

The world’s biggest coal users – China, the United States and India – have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions. Mining data reviewed by The Associated Press show that production […]

New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel

Australian scientists have developed an efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide into synthetic natural gas in a ‘clean’ process using solar energy, paving the way for carbon neutral fuel. The study by researchers, including those from University of Adelaide in Australia, could make viable a process that has enormous potential to replace fossil fuels and […]

CENTRAL ASIA AIMS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Countries pledge to further boost renewables through regional collaboration with IRENA Central Asian countries have committed to scaling up renewable energy deployment and to further collaborate with IRENA to meet their targets under the Paris Agreement. Building on a meeting held in April in Abu Dhabi, a newly released Communiqué from the five Central Asian […]

NURTURING INNOVATION FOR A LOW-CARBON FUTURE

New paper from IRENA sheds light on the conditions needed for renewable energy innovation to flourish Keeping the rise of global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius means reducing energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by more than 70 per cent by 2050 (compared to 2015 levels). Analysis by IRENA for the G20 Presidency has shown that renewable […]