The European Parliament’s vote to label gas and nuclear as “clean” sources of energy was slammed by environmental groups, who are set to mount legal challenges.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese raises the country's emissions reduction target to 43 percent, up from a more modest previous target of 26-28 percent.
Despite US sanctions, Russia’s oil revenues have increased 50 percent per month since the beginning of 2022, according to the International Energy Agency.
Even as Western countries have tried to isolate Russia and cut off economic ties, energy trade continues in record numbers bringing in billions of much needed hard currency for Moscow.
"US nuclear power plants contribute more than half of our carbon-free electricity, and President Biden is committed to keeping these plants active to reach our clean energy goals," Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reveals a file of empty pledges "on track towards an unlivable world."
Fresh data from the World Health Organization showed that every corner of the globe is dealing with air pollution, although the problem is much worse in poorer countries.
Australia's senior defence figures have warned that the country's security is inseparable from the climate, and called on the politicians to mobilise resources to address the threat.
Report finds that UK and US banks are among the biggest lenders to the coal industry, despite claiming global climate leadership.
The North African country has an ambitious plan to supply 52 percent of its total power generation from renewable energy sources by 2030.
Despite Saudi promises to mitigate climate change, the Kingdom thwarts international efforts at collaboration.
The first week of UN climate negotiations produced big pledges on coal and fossil fuel financing – but they face obstacles.
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