Could clean energy bring an end to Africa’s worsening energy access crisis

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'A Peace Plan for the 21st Century': UN Secretary-General urges countries to accelerate renewables transition

António Guterres warns countries are getting a ‘giant fail mark’ from scientists and the public opinion over their climate strategies “Renewables are the peace plan of the 21st century,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres has today declared, as he reiterated calls for governments to respond to both the climate crisis and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by … Read more

Putin’s €93bn Fossil Fuel Bonanza: Russia’s wartime income revealed by new data

The scale to which fossil fuel revenue is bankrolling Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine has been exposed thanks to detailed tracking of Russian oil, gas, and coal shipments and pipeline exports by the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA). According to the think tank’s new analysis, released today, Russia earned €93bn in … Read more

Government taps oil and gas profits to help pay for fresh £15bn energy bills support

Rishi Sunak has announced a temporary levy on oil and gas company profits in order to help fund a fresh £15bn package of measures to support households facing soaring energy bills today, marking a major U-turn from the Chancellor’s previous referral to back a so- called ‘windfall tax’. Following record high oil and gas prices … Read more