International Press Articles

The US -state of Hawaii has committed to generating 100 % of its power using renewable energy by the year 2045, demonstrating to other US states and island communities across the world that sustainable energy can be a reality. Read on at UN News.

In at least two-thirds of the world’s population, solar and onshore wind power have become the cheapest new sources of electricity. According to BloombergNEF, the levelized cost of electricity for onshore wind projects has fallen 9% to $44 a megawatt-hour since the second half of last year. Solar declined 4% to $50 a megawatt-hour. Read on here.

Not losing sight of the most important goals: European politicians, companies and activists called  for green investment to restart growth after the coronavirus pandemic, saying fighting climate change and promoting biodiversity would rebuild stronger economies. Read on here.

On Tuesday 7 April 2020, the French Senate's Economic Affairs Committee held a videoconference hearing with Elisabeth Borne, Minister for Ecological and Solidarity Transition, on the impact of the covid-19 crisis on the Government's energy and climate policy. According to President Sophie Primas, "placing the energy transition at the heart of the recovery plan is the sine qua non condition to emerge from the economic crisis without deviating from our climate commitments, as they result from the Energy-Climate Law, adopted by the Senate in a spirit of consensus".

Find the full article, in French though, here.

"Are financial giants contradicting their own climate pledges?" asks Ben Piven for Aljazeera. And sums up a report saying that corporate-level financing by five big firms contributes to oil drilling in the Amazon.

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