CO2 EMISSIONS

Report: Slovenia Looking to Introduce New Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Date: 10.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Report: Slovenia Looking to Introduce New Fossil Fuel SubsidiesPhoto: Roman Peklaj

At a time of heightened awareness of the climate crisis and despite committing ten years ago to end such support, five EU countries - one of which is Slovenia - are looking to introduce new fossil

Oil and Gas Companies Risk USD 2.2tn in Stranded Assets in Low-carbon World

Date: 10.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Oil and Gas Companies Risk USD 2.2tn in Stranded Assets in Low-carbon WorldPhoto: Energetika.NET

Oil and gas companies have approved USD 50 billion of investments since 2018 in major projects that undermine the Paris agreement, according to a new report by think tank Carbon Tracker, which warns

Severe Lack of Air Quality Management System in Cities

Date: 30.08.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Severe Lack of Air Quality Management System in CitiesPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

“Regardless of the developmental and remedial measures being continuously taken, the air in many cities is excessively polluted. This is the result of an inadequate combination of furnace fuel at

Coupling to Offset Market Chaos, Using Sector Integration to Slow Climate Change

Date: 27.08.2019 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
Coupling to Offset Market Chaos, Using Sector Integration to Slow Climate ChangePhoto: Roman Peklaj

Market coupling has so far had a significant impact on the functioning of electricity markets. The field might have been chaotic in the past, whereas now, it is far from it, said Bowei Guo of the

Lučka Kajfež Bogataj: Climate Change Is an Energy Problem!

Date: 26.08.2019 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
Lučka Kajfež Bogataj: Climate Change Is an Energy Problem!Photo: personal archive

It is quite absurd that we import Indonesian coal for the Šoštanj thermal power plant (TPP) – and why don’t we simply buy out the Croatian half of the Krško nuclear power plant (NPP) instead of

Germany Is Hoping to Replace Coal With Hydrogen

Date: 09.08.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Germany Is Hoping to Replace Coal With HydrogenPhoto: Pixabay

Germany is increasingly looking to hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to end the dependence on coal. Last month the German Economy Ministry announced funding for 20 hydrogen research labs and

EVs Can Fundamentally Help to Decarbonise the Electricity System

Date: 06.08.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
EVs Can Fundamentally Help to Decarbonise the Electricity SystemPhoto: www.pixabay.com

“Electric vehicles (EVs) fundamentally help to reduce emissions in several ways. First, they are more energy efficient, since they use one-third of the energy that combustion vehicles use, and they

EC to Start Procedures Against Some Member States Due to Bad Air Quality

Date: 29.07.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
EC to Start Procedures Against Some Member States Due to Bad Air QualityPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

The European Commission (EC) has decided to refer Bulgaria and Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU over poor air quality. Bulgaria is failing to respect limit values of sulphur dioxide (SO2),

IEA: Coal-to-Gas Switching Would Lower Global Power Sector Emissions by 10%

Date: 25.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
IEA: Coal-to-Gas Switching Would Lower Global Power Sector Emissions by 10%Photo: Pixabay

There is potential in today’s power sector to reduce up to 1.2 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions by switching from coal to existing gas-fired plants, if relative prices and regulation support this

Paper: Under Climate Goals There Is No Room for New CO2-emitting Infrastructure

Date: 24.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Paper: Under Climate Goals There Is No Room for New CO2-emitting InfrastructurePhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

To stay within the Paris climate goals, coal and other fossil fuel power plants would have to shut down early or be retrofitted for carbon capture, according to a new paper published in Nature.

Europe to Pay EUR 40bn Per Year After 2040 If Failing to Invest in Grids

Date: 24.07.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Europe to Pay EUR 40bn Per Year After 2040 If Failing to Invest in GridsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“In 2018 renewable energy sources (RES) had a 35% share in the net electricity generation mix in Europe. By 2040 the share of RES in the energy mix will rise to 60%, if we take a conservative number

Foratom: Long-term Operation of Existing Nuclear Important for Decarbonisation

Date: 22.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Foratom: Long-term Operation of Existing Nuclear Important for DecarbonisationPhoto: Rosatom

Ensuring the long-term operation (LTO) of the European nuclear fleet will help Europe achieve its climate goals at an affordable cost, according to a position paper issued by the European nuclear


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