Emissions reduction

Japan to stop building 'unabated' coal plants: PM

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has vowed to stop building new coal-fired power plants that lack measures to cut carbon emissions.

The announcement was made at the UN's COP 28 climate summit in Dubai, as Japan, heavily reliant on imported coal and other fossil fuels, aims to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

Skylakakis stresses Greece’s huge wind and solar potential

Environment and Energy Minister Thodoros Skylakakis said on Monday that the green transition constitutes a major opportunity for Greece to become an energy exporter and is directly connected with the country's energy security, addressing the conference "Energy Security and Green Growth," organized by the ministry.

EU fossil fuel energy output hits record low

The European Union's fossil fuel energy production hit a record low the first half of the year, think tank Ember Climate has reported, although green sources are struggling to fill the gap.

The decline in coal and gas generation was driven by a drop in electricity consumption across the bloc of 4.6 percent amid high power prices.

Gulf states bet on 'green' hydrogen

After riding a fossil-fuel boom for decades, Gulf Arab states are eyeing "green" hydrogen as they try to transition their economies and ease the climate crisis at a stroke.

Oil producers Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman are investing heavily in the climate-friendly fuel in a search for alternative revenues to crude and gas.