- “Solar And Wind Energy Could Fulfill Energy Demand 10-Fold, Oxford Study Finds” • Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment unveiled research indicating that wind and solar power could not only meet but vastly surpass the UK’s energy demands, providing a compelling pathway towards a greener, more sustainable future. [Cherwell]
- “EU Carbon Emission Rules Set To Rattle Pakistan’s Export Sector” • Starting this month, all businesses based in the EU countries are required to report on imported products that are “carbon emission-intensive.” . The new regime also requires that all carbon emissions be “financially offset” 2026 onwards. The change will impact Pakistan’s export sector. [Dawn]
- “US Oil Production Hits All-Time High, Conflicting With Efforts To Cut Heat-Trapping Pollution” • US oil production hit an all-time high last week, contrasting with efforts to reduce carbon emissions by the Biden administration and world leaders. It also conflicts with Republican claims that Biden is making “war on American energy.” [NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth]
- “Australia’s Biggest Battery Wins Federal Environmental Approval” • Australia’s biggest battery project, a 2,400-MWh facility 25 km from Melbourne’s central business district, won environmental approval from the Federal Labor government. The 1,200-MW battery Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub was proposed by Equis Australia. [Renew Economy]
- “France Aims To Double Its Renewable Capacity By 2035” • France aims to more than double its renewable power capacity by 2035, bringing unprecedented amounts of solar and wind power online to become carbon neutral by 2050. The French government is targeting 140 to 175 GW of installed wind, solar, and hydropower capacity in 12 years. [The National]
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