Renewable Energy in COVID Times

Renewable energy in COVID times By Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, Executive Vice President of ENGIE & CEO of ENGIE North America As COVID swept the globe, governments quickly implemented solutions to protect vulnerable individuals, industries, and companies.  And though economic policies designed to help companies and communities through the pandemic supported many, some industries were not insulated […]

Long-term climate strategy not impacted by COVID-19, says global business – but governments have a bigger role to play

Long-term climate strategy not impacted by COVID-19, says global business – but governments have a bigger role to play New data released today by international non-profit, The Climate Group, shows a call to climate action from corporates But nearly half (47%) said they still need more supportive government policies to be able to achieve their […]

LafargeHolcim successfully launches first sustainability-linked bond for €850 million

LafargeHolcim successfully launches first sustainability-linked bond for 850 million euro – Commitment to reach the 2030 CO2 reduction target reaffirmed– First bond of its kind in the building materials industry– Order book of 2.6 billion euro On 17 November, LafargeHolcim priced a EUR 850 million sustainability-linked bond with a coupon of 0.5% maturing in 2031. […]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson brings forward end date for new conventional petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030

A new level of credibility for PPAs: 24/7 PPA put into practice UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson brings forward end date for new conventional petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030 Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce tomorrow that the UK Government is bringing forward the end date for selling new conventional petrol and diesel vehicles […]

Germany increases offshore targets and leaves bidding procedures untouched

Germany increases offshore targets and leaves bidding procedures untouched On Thursday, 5 November, the German Bundestag passed a revision of the Offshore Wind Bill (“WindSeeG”). The Bill backs higher targets for offshore wind expansion and refrains from introducing a controversial auction mechanism.  Germany is now set to significantly expand offshore wind. The parliament passed a […]

Solar and storage can form essential pillar of EU Green Recovery

Solar and storage can form essential pillar of EU Green Recovery Statkraft develops innovative and tailor-made solutions to support companies in delivering on their sustainability targets. In 2020, Daimler and Statkraft have inked a deal on an industrial scale including a highly credible and sustainability-driven concept for a 24/7 PPA called Pure Statkraft PPA. This […]

Driving climate action at Wales Climate Week 2020

Driving climate action at Wales Climate Week 2020 Wales may be a small nation, but we have big ambition, writes Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government Wales may be a small nation, but we have big ambition. Over the last 20 years Wales has been leading action in ensuring […]

Leading NGOs, grid developers and the wind industry start new partnership to ensure the sustainable development of offshore wind

Leading NGOs, grid developers and the wind industry start new partnership to ensure the sustainable development of offshore wind 16 November saw the launch of a new Offshore Energy and Nature Coalition. It’s a new partnership between leading environmental NGOs, transmission system operators and the wind industry. They are going to work together to ensure […]