‘EU electricity could be carbon-neutral five years early’

New research says two-thirds of EU electricity was carbon-free last year and this could rise to 85% by 2030

EU endorses Romania’s commitment to phase out coal by 2032

It is part of the country’s €29.2bn recovery and resilience plan, which commits 41% of the total allocation on measures that support the green transition

US and EU pledge 30% reduction in methane emissions by 2030

Other countries that have already indicated their support for the Global Methane Pledge are the UK, Argentina, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy and Mexico

Mayors form alliance to accelerate European climate aims

More than 30 mayors have come together demanding more action be taken to implement the European Green Deal

EU Commission registers initiative aiming to ban fossil fuel ads and sponsorships

It will have to react on the proposal if organisers of the European Citizens’ Initiative collect one million signatures within a year from at least seven member states

HSBC plans to phase out coal financing by 2040

Its resolution, which will need the support of 75% of shareholders, includes a commitment to set a clear, science-based strategy with short and medium term targets

EU members call for more action to accelerate transition to zero-emission vehicles

The transport sector currently accounts for roughly 25% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions

Europe’s aviation sector sets out plan to become net zero by 2050

The new initiative is led by five major European aviation associations

Siemens Energy and Air Liquide team up for hydrogen production in Europe

They intend to focus their activities in the co-creation of industrial-scale hydrogen projects in collaboration with customers, especially in France and Germany

EU charging infrastructure ‘must expand to meet rising demand for EVs’

Although European sales of EVs increased by 110% in the last three years, the number of charging points grew by just 58%, according to a new report