Ireland will need to more than double its renewables

Ireland will need to more than double its renewables capacity over the next 25 years to meet 2050 targets: Findings from Cornwall Insight’s ‘All-Island forward curve’ – a comprehensive market and asset-level power price modelling service – shows that Ireland will need to more than double its renewable capacity over the next 25 years if…
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No fossil fuel company is in line with 2°C climate limit

No fossil fuel company is in line with 2°C climate limit: The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) says no major fossil fuel company’s emissions pathway is aligned with limiting climate change to 2°C. A sustainable investment initiative report recently published claims despite a raft of “attention-grabbing” climate commitments made by European oil and gas companies in…
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NI called on to set 80% emissions 2030 target

NI called on to set 80% emissions 2030 target: Northern Ireland’s leaders have been called on by SSE Renewables to set an ambitious renewable energy target in its upcoming Energy Strategy of 80% emissions reductions by the end of the decade. The need of a clear roadmap has also been stressed by the firm, to…
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Public sceptical 2050 net zero target will be met

Public sceptical 2050 net zero target will be met: The UK public are sceptical net zero will be achieved by 2050. A new report from think tank Bright Blue suggests, 58% of the public which took part in the survey of 3,002 UK adults about the 2050 goal believed it is unlikely that the target…
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First English coal mine in 30 years gets planning approval

First English coal mine in 30 years gets planning approval: West Cumbria Mining (WCM) has been granted planning approval by Cumbria County Council to develop the first coal mine in England for 30 years. Consisting of a new underground coal mine the Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal Project is located on a brownfield site in the South…
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Offshore oil and gas licensing regime to be reviewed

Offshore oil and gas licensing regime to be reviewed: The future offshore oil and gas licensing regime policy is to be reviewed by the UK Government as part of its wider aim of delivering net zero emissions across the entire economy by 2050. The government review is to ensure that it has the necessary information…
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