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UK energy sector unites behind calls to grant ofgem ‘net zero mandate'
Chinese NGOs Need to Publicize Efforts on Climate
China has seen a boom in the number of climate-related NGOs in the past decade, according to Wang Xiangyi, deputy secretary-general of the China Association for NGO Cooperation.
China: Lawmakers Urge Technological Innovations for Renewable Energy
Lawmakers called for government agencies to increase technological innovations for renewable energy and improve pricing policies to ensure high-quality development of the industry.
Inside Idaho’s Long Legislative Battle Over Climate Change Education
What schools should teach kids about climate change — or whether to teach it at all — has become hotly disputed in at least a dozen states. But rarely has that debate been more contentious or long-lasting than in Idaho.
As Minnesota Works Toward Climate Policy Reform, Dakotas See Emissions Increase
Minnesota’s Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has taken a heavy-handed approach, while North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem are vocal critics of big government.
Delhi Government Allows E-bikes to Run to The Last Mile
On Monday, the Delhi cabinet approved a policy to allow electric two-wheeler taxis by app-based ride-hailing services such as Uber and Ola. The move is aimed to provide a big boost to clean last-mile connectivity.
Ohio Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Nuclear Bailout Law Referendum Case
The battle over the energy law that starts providing subsidies to Ohio’s two nuclear power plants in 2021 may not be over.
SIAM, SMEV Welcome Delhi Government to Formulate Electric Vehicle Policy
With the introduction of this policy, SMEV is certain that Delhi will lead by example and more states will also emulate such measures to give a boost to the EV industry.
The Delhi Cabinet approves Electric Vehicle Policy
The Delhi Cabinet on Monday approved the Electric Vehicle Policy with an aim to check vehicular pollution in the national capital.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
San Diego Reaches 2020 Climate Goals Two Years Early
San Diego reached its 2020 goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions two years ahead of schedule, according to a city report set to be released Monday.
German Lawmakers Agree Climate Package
On December 18, 2019, the mediation committee of the lower and upper houses of the German parliament (Bundestag and Bundesrat) announced an agreement on the Government's climate legislation, which includes several tax measures.
Australia’s Draft 2020 Integrated System Plan calls for More Pumped Hydro
Australia’s Draft 2020 Integrated System Plan (ISP) published earlier this month, intended to be an “actionable” roadmap for the efficient development of the National Electricity Market, calls for more pumped hydro in the system.
Australia’s Prime Minister Defends his Government’s Climate Policy as Fires Rage
Australia’s embattled Prime Minister defended his government’s climate policy Monday, as authorities warned the wildfires crisis ravaging the country’s most populous state could fester for months.
N.B. Legislature Introduces New Standing Committee on Climate Change
A new standing committee has been created by the New Brunswick legislature that will be responsible for government efforts on climate change and other environmental issues.
German Approves A Sweeping Package of Climate Policy Reforms
The German parliament on Friday formally approved a sweeping package of climate policy reforms, in a relief to Chancellor Angela Merkel's government as it faces growing pressure to take environmental action.
MPs Approve First Stage of Johnson's Brexit Legislation
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won approval for his Brexit deal in parliament, the first step towards fulfilling his election pledge to deliver Britain's departure from the European Union by 31 January after his landslide victory.
Andhra Pradesh Makes Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings
The state government has made Andhra Pradesh Energy Conservation Building Code (APECBC) mandatory to get building approvals for all commercial buildings with a plot area of 1,000 square metres or built-up area of 2,000 square metres.
U.S. Representative Introduced Energy Grid Security Bill
The Grid Modernization Research and Development Act of 2019 hopes to research a way to secure the U.S.’s power grid from natural disasters and cyberthreats. Americans want to have “working electricity to help keep them safe.”
New York’s Green New Deal Hangs in the Balance
The Legislature passed, and the governor signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which sets binding mandates to get New York off of fossil fuels and directs much-needed support to communities hit first and worst by the climate crisis.
Progress for European Climate Law
The central thrust of the Green Deal is a relentless momentum towards making the EU climate neutral by 2050.
Queen's Speech: Government to Make Accelerating Net Zero Plans a Top Priority
On Thursday, December 19, 2019, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivered her 66th Queen’s Speech.
House Dems Propose Halt to Drilling on Public Lands in Broad Climate Bill
House Democrats introduced sweeping climate legislation Tuesday that would halt fossil fuel production on public lands for at least a year as the nation prepares to drastically cut climate-warming pollution from its own land holdings.
Governor's Budget Addresses Climate Change and Environmental Protection
In the oddities of the Virginia government calendar, the one-term limited governor spends the first two years of the term implementing a biennial budget proposed by the previous governor and passed by the General Assembly in the first two months of his te
US Election Looms Large for Energy in 2020
Foreign policy will pose a range of geopolitical risks to energy markets, while US shale will slacken its breakneck pace.
The EU Green Deal – Turning Challenge into Opportunity
The ambitious EU Green Deal announced past week sets in motion a search for energy technologies that can help Europe reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Geothermal and its potential role for the heating sector thereby attracts increased interest.
New Energy Policy for Greece Sets 100 MW Geothermal Generation Capacity Target
With new ambitious renewable energy target, the Greek government has set a 100 MW geothermal power generation capacity target. The larger opportunities lie with heating and cooling targets, where geothermal could shine.
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