Multiple Benefits News

July 2020

Fluorescent lamps can be phased out quickly, massive benefits for the climate and public health

Rich Americans’ homes generate 25% more greenhouse gasses than those less affluent

What the European Council on recovery tells us about European climate politics

Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU electricity generation

EU makes world's biggest 'green recovery' pledge - but will it hit the mark?

How stored electricity can make cleaner fuels

Britain to provide 350 mln stg to help industry cut carbon emissions

Poland bails out coal, yet wins access to EU climate funds

Investors call out for green opportunities, as EU aims to open the door

Plan that tackles recession and climate change could create 76,000 Australian jobs, report says

More nature, more jobs? Green investment seen as driver of coronavirus recovery

Oil giants including Exxon set first joint carbon target

Samsung investment in Adani's Australian coal operation prompts call for boycot

Green budget rules won’t be the hottest potato at EU summit talks

EU states spent more on fossil fuels than clean energy during the crisis, new data shows

Biden support for US cleantech innovation ‘will raise the bar’ internationally

Say Hello to the New Biggest Battery in the US

A green and innovative recovery

Efficiency programs can expand by leveraging health-focused funding

EU budget plan falls far short on climate goals, researchers say

Car tyres are major source of ocean microplastics – study

S.Korea to spend $95 bln on green projects to boost economy

New study shows importance of Minimum Energy Performance Standards to spur Europe's Renovation Wave

EU's EASME asking for input on pressing needs 2021–27 programmes on energy efficiency

Renewable hydrogen: a strategic opportunity for global green recovery

Air France’s promise to nix domestic flights: Not good enough for the environment

ECB’s Lagarde to pursue ‘every avenue’ to fight climate change

EU unveils blueprint for a more efficient energy system

EU Commission charts path towards 100% renewable hydrogen

Why national building renovation plans are key for the recovery

MEPs ban nuclear from green transition fund, leave loophole for gas

Several Member States not on track to fulfill their energy savings obligation

Fossil fuels should not be allowed under the Just Transition Fund

Big nations aid fossil fuels more than clean energies amid pandemic, researchers find

‘China should set up a carbon cap’ – Zou Ji on the next national energy targets

Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study

Norway sets electric car record as battery autos least dented by Covid-19 crisis

Energy Innovation Spend Needs to Triple by 2030 to Hit Climate Goals

Support for renovation wave missing in German Presidency programme

June 2020

Democrats say they have a bold climate plan – but Republicans have other plans

Pushing water uphill: Putting power behind the renovation wave

The coronavirus has accelerated changes in energy supply and demand

Towards a truly green vision for Europe’s energy system

Hydrogen fuel bubbles up the agenda as investments rocket

Pakistan launches electric vehicle plan with cars in slow lane

Vietnam approves 7 GW of new wind projects

How green are Asia’s post-Covid economic recovery plans?

France's Macron pledges 15-billion-euro green push after vote rout

US to join summit on global green recovery from Covid-19 crisis

Ireland to set annual emissions goals to reach 2050 carbon neutrality

What is green finance’s role in the Covid-19 recovery?

Climate fund targets $2.5 bln in clean energy investment for SE Asia

Ford, VW will stay neutral on challenges to Trump vehicle emissions rule -document

Europe’s car emissions spiked again in 2019, warn new stats

POLL-Americans split along party lines over green stimulus

California passes landmark mandate for zero emission trucks

Tencent's 'smart city' seen as model for post-coronavirus China

The Renovation Wave: an opportunity to scale-up real energy savings through energy management

EU countries agree their green transition fund will not pay for move to nuclear or fossil gas

UK risks missing UN climate deadline, in headache for hosts of key summit

Shipping, aviation 2030 climate goals too weak, research finds

German cabinet approves final ‘Coal Phase-out Act’

Major energy companies call on Coalition to set target of net zero emissions by 2050

U.S. programs to electrify space heating are growing

Antarctic melting could bring a much hotter future

Only ‘slight growth’ reported in energy efficiency services

No UN climate talks to be held in 2020, as interim meeting postponed again

New E1st report on Demand-side resources

Report: Cities, states must mandate building retrofits to meet climate crisis

Denmark to introduce green taxes on carbon emissions

After BP takes a hit, investors widen climate change campaign

Dutch do Danish deal to hit clean power target

LEAK: EU puts onus on ‘renewable hydrogen’ in latest draft strategy

Zero-carbon takeaway? Spanish delivery start-up Glovo targets greener future

Sport’s carbon footprint is global bad news

Taxing jet-fuel still on the radar, despite aviation’s virus woes

EU recovery fund leaves €1.6 trillion investment gap towards climate targets, experts say

Chief scientist joins calls for Australia to dramatically boost energy efficiency

European investors threaten Brazil divestment over deforestation

India eyes private investment to open 41 new coal mines

Hopes for EU–China climate deal centre on a green recovery

Climate emission killer: construction begins on world’s biggest liquid air battery

Nuclear power uses market fix to stifle wind energy

These seven strategies can help mayors save money and revive local economies

Four key issues the EU’s recovery plan must address to tackle the economic and climate crisis

EU to make big push for hydrogen, despite green concerns and infrastructure gaps

Mayors of central European capitals call for tougher EU climate goals

World has six months to avert climate crisis, says IEA chief

UK jumps on hydrogen railwagon

IEA: States should invest $3 trillion in sustainable energy

Pollutionwatch: air quality benefits of lockdown continue

US: Rooftop solar could lose big in federal regulatory case

Why the EU must renovate to recover

Green plates for green cars: Britain boosts zero-emission transport

Users TCP and IEA survey on behavioural insights for energy policy

Expert: ‘Lack of trust’ hampers energy efficiency services industry

Property value, comfort and healthy indoor climate most important for residents – report

Coronavirus: UK has legal duty to review air pollution targets, say lawyers

Standing tall: How green buildings are adapting to the post-Covid era

Covid-19 pandemic is 'fire drill' for effects of climate crisis, says UN official

Energy sector should act as a model for decarbonising the market

Europe’s oil refiners outline path to climate neutrality by 2050

Green energy revolution powered by global South

It will take more than a few cycle lanes to make green, pandemic-proof cities

European energy decarbonisation: reinforcing the EU’s 2050 climate goal through a green recovery

Can India chart a low-carbon future? The world might depend on it

As energy prices tumble, developing countries trim subsidies

Local Government: Green recovery could create over one million jobs

Swiss parliament backs carbon surcharge on plane tickets

Unanswered questions dog UK’s new nuclear plans

Brazil deforested 10,000 square km of Amazon rainforest in 2019, up 34% on year

New Jersey regulators enable major progress on energy efficiency

Backlash grows over Greek energy deregulation law

Number of German cities with poor air quality more than halved in 2019

The green compromise in the Austrian Airlines bailout

‘Their greed is gonna kill us’: Indian Country fights against more fracking

Global new clean energy investment totalled $282 bln last year: research

Green building advocates ‘underwhelmed’ by EU recovery plan

‘Final blow’ to aviation climate plan as EU agrees to weaken rules

Great Britain heads for record coal-free period during lockdown

Homebuilder was a blunder - spend the money retrofitting social housing instead

Envisioning a blue recovery

In the right direction but lacking ambition: The Spanish Climate Change and Energy Transition Bill

How to replace coal power with renewables in developing countries

Playing it cool on climate: Cooling tech firms are not innovating or promoting energy-efficient products, report finds

Brunel Pension Partnership confirms carbon footprint seven per cenbt lower than benchmar

COVID-19 relief for fossil fuel industries risks green recovery plans

Thermal power plants must shut down early to meet climate targets, says study 8

As warming risks rise, Boston pastor sees need to spur 'climate justice'

'No one can self-isolate from climate change'; UK, French c.banks urge action

Delay to climate talks deepens uncertainty over future of carbon markets

Policy brief: Energy sector integration

The hyping of negative emissions

Siberia dries out as forests burn and climate heats

'Terminal decline' of fossil industry risks crisis unless regulators act - study

Green Recovery: Germany unveils plans for €40bn climate spending surge

'Terminal decline' of fossil industry risks crisis unless regulators act - study

Boris Johnson under pressure to ensure green recovery in UK

Despite coronavirus, China aims for renewables grid parity

Global CO2 measurement hits record high in May despite pandemic

Solar pumps, migrant homes help shield post-coronavirus world

Can crowd investors spur the clean energy transition?

UK proposes own carbon market, remains coy on link with EU ETS

Israel unveils 80 bln shekel plan to boost solar energy

States warn that virus may doom climate projects

Japan to launch ‘green recovery’ platform and ministerial meeting

Never waste a crisis: sustainable strategies after COVID-19

U.S. EPA moves to curb state powers to deny permits for energy projects

UK food giants mull Brazil boycott to protect forests

May 2020

Corona crisis shakes up shift to sustainable urban mobility

Investors, scientists urge IEA head to take bolder climate stance

EU urged not to mess with UN aviation rules

EU lawmakers debate 65% climate target proposal

UK support grows for a green Covid-19 exit

Clean energy is vital to the Covid-19 response in the world’s poorest countries

U.S. states sue Trump administration over fuel efficiency rollback 2

The European Investment Bank must go further to truly become a ‘climate bank’

Peddle on! Coronavirus lockdown spurs cycling momentum in South America

First poverty, now pandemic threatens access to electricity

EU €750 billion Covid recovery fund comes with green conditions

Next UN climate summit to be delayed to November 2021, UK hosts propose

Over thirty companies piloting Multiple Benefits training and toolkit despite Covid-19.

U.N. confirms year-long delay for crucial climate summit

Four more years of Donald Trump could ‘delay global emissions cuts by 10 years’

IEA: Coronavirus ‘accelerating closure’ of ageing fossil-fuelled power plants

Ships, planes could help EU pay for virus recovery

Green bailouts: relying on carbon offsetting will let polluting airlines off the hook

EU recovery fund is a chance to accelerate the circular economy

The call for a "Renovation Fund For All Europeans" gains momentum, reaches out to Poland

The case for green buildings in the COVID-19 recovery

World health leaders urge green recovery from coronavirus crisis

'Digital twins' can help create healthier cities after coronavirus

Singapore researchers invent device that produces electricity from light and shadows

Green recovery hinges on the right data

As lockdown clears the air, Cairo looks to keep pollution low

E-bikes could slash transport emissions

Germany’s top court says VW must pay damages to customers

Bust-up over climate weighs on EU-UK talks, risks trade rifts

First Dieselgate ruling by Germany’s top court set to flag legal clarity

Could a green new deal turn South Korea from climate villain to model?

Will China’s Covid recovery be green? – Climate Weekly

€90 bln needed to realise deep buildings renovation investments for EU’s post Covid-19 recovery

Our historic duty: A more resilient, inclusive and green recovery

EU plans to protect 30% of land and seas by 2030 for biodiversity

Rwanda submits tougher emission-cutting plan to the UN

Heating electrification amplifies need for efficient buildings, experts say

German cabinet agrees CO2 price of €25 from January 2021

Future shock: COVID-19 failures show need to prep for climate threats

Fossil fuels: Heading down, but not yet out

EU 'green' recovery to target buildings, clean power, hydrogen – draft

Heed lessons of 2008 crisis, experts warn global leaders

Industrial decarbonization is essential for addressing climate crisis, report shows

Business giants call for science-based green economic recovery

EU plans sweeping bioenergy review by end 2020

Zimbabwe tenders for 500MW solar power plants in renewable energy drive

Natural forests are best at storing carbon

No industry support without a commitment to cleaner production

Climate activists line London's Trafalgar Square with kids' shoes

Spain unveils climate law to cut emissions to net zero by 2050

Gas industry urged to ‘accelerate’ transition to hydrogen