Wind power can provide energy on coldest days

A new study by climate scientists – published in the journal Environmental Research Letters – has advanced the understanding of the potential for wind power to provide energy during the coldest spells of winter weather. The team, which involved scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, Imperial College London and the University of Reading, compared wind power availability … Read more

New consultation tool lets communities take lead in planning their own low carbon future

Local communities have a new way to help the country meet its obligation to tackle climate change, following this month’s approval of the historic Paris Agreement. With the need to develop a genuinely sustainable energy system more pressing than ever, a new consultation tool published today (30 November) lets towns, villages and neighbourhoods shape their own genuinely … Read more

EU and Eastern Partners to step up cooperation on environment and climate action policies

First ever Eastern Partnership formal ministerial meeting dedicated to Environment and Climate Action. The first ever Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place today in Luxembourg with the participation of Commissioners Karmenu Vella and Johannes Hahn. The EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) … Read more

Ratifying climate deal not “worth the paper it’s written on” if government invests in fossil fuels – says Friends of the Earth

Theresa May’s announcement that the UK will ratify the Paris climate deal by Christmas is an important step says Friends of the Earth, but it won’t be worth the paper it’s written on unless the government stops investing in fossil fuels, puts a plan in place to meet the target of 1.5°C of warming, and supports those … Read more

UK set to protect four million square kilometres of ocean

Foreign Office Minister announces significant increase in UK Overseas Territory Marine Protected Areas. Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan will today announce plans to double the area of ocean under marine protection around the UK Overseas Territories to around four million square kilometres – greater than the landmass of India. This will involve the permanent … Read more