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Editorial: Our view on the UK General Election – Labour is best placed to tackle the climate crisis and unleash a golden area of innovation and clean energy opportunities

Editorial: Our view on the UK General Election – Labour is best placed to tackle the climate crisis and unleash a golden area of innovation and clean energy opportunities

Polls suggest that the Labour Leader, Keir Starmer will be the next Prime Minister of the UK. Photo credit: Rwendland – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia. Editorial Today (4th of July) the British public heads to the polls to decide who will govern the country that has been through several political earthquakes for the past decade, for the […]

Conservative Party received 40 percent of its donations from fossil fuel interests in the first week of the campaign

Conservative Party received 40 percent of its donations from fossil fuel interests in the first week of the campaign

By Sam Bright and Peter Geoghegan Rishi Sunak’s Tories accepted hundreds of thousands from major donors with financial ties to the oil and gas industry. The Conservative Party accepted £225,000 in donations from firms and individuals with financial interests in oil and gas during the first week of the general election campaign, DeSmog and Democracy for Sale can reveal.  Rishi […]

The heat has no end in sight – hottest April ever recorded

The heat has no end in sight – hottest April ever recorded

climate change By Anders Lorenzen Globally the heating of the world seems to have no end in sight as April 2024 becomes the warmest April ever recorded since records began. It sets an additional new unwelcome record and trend with the past 11 months being the warmest of those months ever recorded.  The European Union’s (EU) climate change monitoring service […]

The UK government is backing a climate and environment wrecking giant fossil fuel project, spearheaded by the UK’s richest man

The UK government is backing a climate and environment wrecking giant fossil fuel project, spearheaded by the UK’s richest man

The site of Project One. Photo credit: Ineos. By Anders Lorenzen Jim Ratcliffe, the UK’s richest man and the founder and CEO of Ineos, the petrochemical giant, who perversely pays little UK tax as he resides in the tax haven of Monaco, has won UK government backing from a giant fossil fuel project which campaigners have labelled as climate wrecking. […]

Analysis: New coal mines add question mark to India’s climate commitments

Analysis: New coal mines add question mark to India’s climate commitments

A coal power plant at Dadri in Gautam Budh Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh. Despite a significant uptake of renewable energy, India still relies on coal plants for more than half of its installed electricity supply. Photo credit: Mayank Makhija / Alamy. By Rejimon Kuttappan Along with a major expansion of renewable energy, India is also pushing for big increases in […]

Opinion: Donald Trump drills deep into the pocket of fossil fuel

Opinion: Donald Trump drills deep into the pocket of fossil fuel

By Russ Baker Look at Trump’s words under a microscope. What do you see? The very first thing Donald Trump plans to do in a second Trump administration, he told Fox News’s Sean Hannity, is issue an order:  “Drill, drill, drill!”   With all of the things Trump could seize upon, why that particular one? Although pushing for more oil extraction […]

2025 coal consumption peak steals the highlight in China’s energy outlook

2025 coal consumption peak steals the highlight in China’s energy outlook

By Anders Lorenzen The consumption of coal, the most climate polluting fossil fuel, is predicted to peak by 2025 in China, the world’s highest emitting country. Analysis by Sinopec, expects coal consumption to peak around 2025 at 4.37 billion metric tons (BMT), the state-run energy group said in an outlook released today (28th December). Its outlook also predicted that renewable […]

Opinion: COP28 – you can’t argue with the laws of physics

Opinion: COP28 – you can’t argue with the laws of physics

Sultan Al Jaber is the CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and served as the President of COP28. Photo credit: AFP. By Anders Lorenzen Life on Earth is, however much we try to live in ways that do not match reality, still within some constraints. All the resources of our planet do have their limits even though […]

COP28: The world temperature is expected to reach 1.4 degrees C this year

COP28: The world temperature is expected to reach 1.4 degrees C this year

Photo credit: Fernando Astasio / Adobe Stock. By Anders Lorenzen  As the UN climate summit, COP28, kicked off in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday, the United Nations (UN) body the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) delivered another stark warning.   In its provisional State of the Global Climate report, they confirmed, that not only is 2023 on track to be […]