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Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms

By IVAN PENN and STANLEY REED

The Interior Department is moving to lease parcels in the deep Pacific waters for development, which could help the state meet its clean-energy goals.

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β€˜Bad news’ and β€˜despair’: Global carbon emissions to hit new record in 2018, IEA says

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Global carbon emissions will rise to a new record level in 2018, making the chances of reaching a target to keep temperature increases to 1.5 or 2°C "weaker and weaker every year, every month," the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said.

135 French MPs lobby hard for the ecological transition

By StΓ©phanie Senet

A parliamentary group, bringing together 135 French MPs from across the political spectrum, wants to collectively carry the issues of the ecological transition, particularly during the debate on the 2019 finance bill. EURACTIV France’s media partner the Journal de l’environnement reports.

Bill Gates launches EU clean energy β€˜breakthrough’ fund in Brussels

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The newly-established €100 million fund will help innovative European companies bring “radically new” clean energy technologies to the market, including the “holy grail” of batteries, the European Commission said.

The new champion of changes in the Polish power sector [Promoted content]

By Filip Grzegorczyk

The transition of the Polish power sector is speeding up despite the difficult regulatory and business environment, writes Filip Grzegorczyk, CEO of TAURON Polska Energia.

EU bioeconomy strategy and IPCC – planets apart

By James Cogan

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that biofuels will need to rise 260% by 2030 and 750% by 2050 in order to contain global warming below 1.5°C. Yet, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, published days after, seems to ignore this, writes James Cogan.

The Climate Outlook Is Dire. So, What’s Next?

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

A new report paints a stark portrait of how quickly the planet is heating up. With a new round of international climate negotiations set for December, the next months will be crucial.

Editorial Observer: War by Other Means

By CAROL GIACOMO

Some American officials appear to hope that resumed sanctions on Iran will lead to a popular uprising. Have they thought that through?

French MP: Building renovation needs to get everyone on board

By Gerardo Fortuna

To succeed in renovating the European building stock by 2050, all the governance levels need to be involved, from local to national, French MP Marjolaine Meynier-Millefert told EURACTIV, adding that people who cannot afford the costs of renovation must not be left behind.

Norway’s latest CCS revival attempt meets lukewarm EU response

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The European Commission has given only cautious backing to a project led by Norway that would see carbon dioxide emissions captured at source from industrial installations and shipped offshore to depleting oil and gas fields where they would be buried more than 1,000 metres underground.

U.S. Puts New Restrictions on Nuclear Technology Exports to China

By DAVID E. SANGER

The announcement appeared to be part of a strategy to ramp up pressure against Beijing while also curbing China’s ambition to project its military power globally.

It Once Caused Earthquakes. Now a Driller in Britain Tries Fracking Again

By STANLEY REED

Battling big expense and persistent protests, Cuadrilla Resources returns to again attempt shale gas production after its first effort triggered small tremors.

EU emphasises β€˜ecological limitations’ of new bioeconomy plan

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The European Commission unveiled a new bioeconomy strategy on Thursday (11 October), saying it could reduce the EU's dependence on fossil fuels while underlining the ecological limitations of Europe’s farming and forestry sector.

Will the EU electricity market protect Europeans from disconnection?

By Guillaume Durivaux

The EU has recognised access to energy as a human right. But whether it will enforce a  disconnection safeguard remains to be seen, writes Guillaume Derivaux.

The Climate Outlook Is Dire. So, What’s Next?

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

A new report paints a stark portrait of how quickly the planet is heating up. With a new round of international climate negotiations set for December, the next months will be crucial.

Trump Nominee Draws Scrutiny for Ties to Ukrainian Energy Interests

By KENNETH P. VOGEL

The case, involving the president’s choice for a top post at the Department of Homeland Security, is the latest to shed light on foreign influence on American politics and government.

Please don’t let climate targets be (deliberately) misunderstood [Promoted content]

By Adrian Joyce

The agreements on the various parts of the EU clean energy package were hard fought, but their signing marks the beginning of the battle to implement them, as much as it does the end of the struggle to agree them, argues Adrian Joyce.

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