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Canadian partnership launches electric vehicle charging network

Canadian partnership launches electric vehicle charging network

Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One have launched a new company, Ivy Charging Network, which plans to install a new network of fast-chargers for electric vehicles in Ontario by the end of 2021. The Canadian government is investing CAD8 million (USD6 million) in the project which it says will help the transition to a clean energy future.

Energy & Environment 18 February 2020


IEA head calls for grand coalition to address climate

IEA head calls for grand coalition to address climate

A "grand coalition" of all stakeholders is needed to address the challenge of climate change, International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol said yesterday during the latest in the Paris-based organisation's Big Ideas speaker series. This must involve the energy sector, he said, as it accounts for most of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

Energy & Environment 13 February 2020


Global CO2 emissions 'flatlined' in 2019, says IEA

Global CO2 emissions 'flatlined' in 2019, says IEA

Despite widespread expectations of another increase, global energy-related CO2 emissions stopped growing in 2019, according to International Energy Agency data released today. After two years of growth, global emissions were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes in 2019 even as the world economy expanded by 2.9%.

Energy & Environment 11 February 2020


Grossi sets out vision to 'recalibrate' the IAEA

Grossi sets out vision to 'recalibrate' the IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi plans to "recalibrate" the work of the Vienna-based organisation, he told a prominent think-tank in Washington DC. The IAEA will become more visible and present in its mission, bolder in its nuclear security efforts and more proactive in representing nuclear energy in the climate debate, he said.

Energy & Environment 06 February 2020


Newcomers vital to nuclear's role in sustainable development, says IAEA 

Newcomers vital to nuclear's role in sustainable development, says IAEA 

International Atomic Energy Agency data animation based on the Sustainable Development Scenario in the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2019 shows that global nuclear power generation will need to expand significantly beyond its historical markets. This is crucial if the world is to have a reasonable chance at meeting climate change goals, the IAEA said on 3 February.

Energy & Environment 05 February 2020


Nuclear part of US Northwest's optimal clean energy mix, study shows

Nuclear part of US Northwest's optimal clean energy mix, study shows

A new study of energy capacity needs in the American Northwest has found the region can achieve a clean energy future, with an optimal mix that includes relicensing of the Columbia nuclear power plant and the introduction of small modular reactors.

Energy & Environment 04 February 2020


UK launches COP26 with co-hosts Italy

UK launches COP26 with co-hosts Italy

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today officially launched the next UN climate summit, joined by David Attenborough, the English broadcaster and natural historian, and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at an event in central London. Johnson called on all nations to follow the lead the UK took last year in becoming the first country to make a legal commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Energy & Environment 04 February 2020


IAEA helps Uganda improve radiotherapy provision

IAEA helps Uganda improve radiotherapy provision

The International Atomic Energy Agency has launched a new, national cancer control project for Uganda that promises to continue the path towards stronger, more accessible cancer therapy services. Each year, nearly 30,000 new cancer cases are reported in the country and more than 20,000 cancer-related deaths are recorded.

Energy & Environment 29 January 2020


US committee hears plea for Green Nuclear Deal

US committee hears plea for Green Nuclear Deal

Environmental advocate Michael Shellenberger has called for the US administration to support the nation's nuclear energy industry in what he calls a Green Nuclear Deal. Speaking to the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology last week, Shellenberger said people need not be passive victims of climate change and there is much that could be done to reduce the impacts of "climate-driven extremes".

Energy & Environment 22 January 2020


British PM promotes low-carbon economic growth for Africa

British PM promotes low-carbon economic growth for Africa

The UK will no longer fund coal projects overseas, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today during his opening address at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London. Instead, the government will "turbo-charge" its support for low-carbon energy sources, he said, noting that the UK has cut its CO2 emissions by 42% from the 1990 level. The country is the host of the next round of UN climate talks - COP26 - in November.

Energy & Environment 20 January 2020