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‘Godfathers of climate chaos’: UN chief urges global fossil-fuel advertising ban

Fossil-fuel companies are the “godfathers of climate chaos” and should be banned in every country from advertising akin to restrictions on big tobacco, the secretary general of the United Nations has said while delivering dire new scientific warnings of global heating.

Spain turns cemeteries into solar powerhouses, aims 440,000 kW by 2030

The Spanish city of Valencia has an innovative plan to generate clean energy—turning cemeteries into hubs of green energy by installing solar panels on top.

Liverpool unveils plans to build the world’s largest tidal power project

The City of Liverpool, England, has unveiled advanced proposals to build the world’s largest tidal power generator on the River Mersey.

Campaigners Applaud UK Exit From ‘Climate-Wrecking’ Energy Charter Treaty

“The Energy Charter Treaty was a major barrier to the progress of a just transition,” said one climate action group.

‘Smoking gun proof’: fossil fuel industry knew of climate danger as early as 1954, documents show

Documents show industry-backed Air Pollution Foundation uncovered the severe harm climate change would wreak

U.S. sets plans to protect endangered whales near offshore wind farms; firms swap wind leases

Two federal environmental agencies issued plans Thursday to better protect endangered whales amid offshore wind farm development.

More Bad News For Fossil Fuels: Green Hydrogen Is Making Green Steel Happen

The world’s first and biggest full scale green steel plant is taking shape in Sweden, with an assist from green hydrogen.

Tesla Megapack battery turns on to replace Hawaii’s last coal plant

A Tesla Megapack battery system has officially turned on to replace Hawaii’s very last coal power plant.

Fossil Fuel Giants to Lavish Shareholders With Record Paydays as Climate Crisis Deepens

For the world’s five largest oil giants, the year marked record profits and the approval of several major new fossil fuel projects.

The first EV with a lithium-free sodium battery hits the road in January

Sodium-ion batteries have lower density but are cheaper and perform better in cold weather.

Uruguay’s green power revolution: rapid shift to wind shows the world how it’s done

Stung by the 2008 oil price spike, Uruguay now produces up to 98% of its electricity from renewables. Can other countries follow suit?

Landmark Report Details Just Path to Energy Transition and 1.5°C Target

Recommendations include tripling renewable energy capacity by 2030, phasing out fossil fuels by 2050, and providing the Global South with the means to fund its energy transition.