27th Jan 2022


Renewable energy saw 'record year of growth'

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and rising cost for raw materials, renewable energy had another year of record growth, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported on Wednesday. About 290GW of new renewable energy generation capacity - most of it wind and solar - has been installed, beating the previous record of last year. The IEA expects renewable energy generating capacity to overtake fossil fuels and nuclear energy combined by 2026.

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Global North will be responsible for sixth mass extinction

The issue isn't that voices from the Global South simply aren't heard – they are actively muted. A recent study found less than one-percent of climate research papers were written by African authors, despite the continent being the most vulnerable.


European shibboleths

Europe is green, humane and has defeated populism. These are common views among the EU chattering classes. But they often seem more reflexive than reflective, and some of them amount to shibboleths.

Greenpeace demands EU end 'ghost flights'

Pressure is mounting for the European Commission to revise rules requiring airlines to run at least 80% of booked flights to secure their airport slots, leading some to fly so-called 'ghost flights'.

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