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UN nuclear watchdog head urges development banks to fund new projects

  2024-03-04 (or before) in Financial Times

Rafael Grossi says World Bank and Asian Development Bank ‘out of touch’ with modern attitudes to atomic energy

  Tagged under: Finance | Nuclear Power | United Nations


Asset managers’ green U-turn exposes energy transition cakeism

  2024-02-29 (or before) in Financial Times

The narrative of a perfect correlation between doing good and doing well has broken down


The Price Is Wrong — Brett Christophers on saving the planet

  2024-02-28 (or before) in Financial Times

A convincing argument for why a solution to the climate crisis cannot rely on markets alone


Oxford under fire for increasing fossil fuel investments

  2024-02-12 (or before) in Financial Times

University’s exposure has risen despite landmark 2020 commitment to divestment


Norway oil fund boss criticises ExxonMobil’s ‘aggressive’ climate lawsuit

  2024-02-10 (or before) in Financial Times

Top-10 shareholder weighs in on supermajor’s case against now-withdrawn emissions targets proposal


EDF’s Hinkley Point woes pile pressure on global nuclear push

  2024-01-30 (or before) in Financial Times

Fight with London comes as the state company has been tasked to build six to 14 reactors in France alone

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


Blue sky ideas: hot rock thermal storage may lead to a cooler planet

  2023-12-30 (or before) in Financial Times

Costs and efficiency will decide which technology will win out


  2023-12-15 (or before) in Financial Times


UN climate talks have focused on renewable energy for too long says Exxon chief

  2023-12-03 (or before) in Financial Times

Darren Woods tells FT that oil and gas major has a role to play in reducing emissions

  Tagged under: Exxon | Renewable Energy


UK oil and gas regulator opposed Rishi Sunak’s mandatory licensing rounds

  2023-11-30 (or before) in Financial Times

Board of North Sea Transition Authority found unanimously that move was unnecessary

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak


Shell sues Greenpeace for $2.1mn in one of largest claims against group

  2023-11-09 (or before) in Financial Times

Oil major is ‘seeking to silence legitimate demands for climate justice’, says environmental organisation

  Tagged under: Greenpeace | Shell | Climate Justice


Lloyd’s of London warns insurers climate-related pain is still to come

  2023-10-23 (or before) in Financial Times

Executive at the insurance market has called for ‘urgent’ investment in risk modelling

  Tagged under: Insurance


Copper producers warn of lack of mines to meet demand for metal

  2023-10-09 in Financial Times

Warning comes as falling prices hit commodity vital for green transition


UK water company Severn Trent to raise £1bn to tackle pollution | Financial Times

  2023-10-03 (or before) in Financial Times

Customers’ bills to rise almost 37% by end of decade under new five-year spending plan


World at ‘beginning of end’ of fossil fuel era, says global energy agency | Financial Times

  2023-09-14 (or before) in Financial Times

Global demand for oil, natural gas and coal expected to peak before end of 2030


G20 ‘missing in action’ on fossil fuels even as it boosts green energy goals | Financial Times

  2023-09-12 (or before) in Financial Times

Leaders declaration avoids critical issue of ending the use of polluting oil and gas

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Overlapping crises could fracture the global financial system | Financial Times

  2023-09-06 (or before) in Financial Times

Like the Titanic, we have an apparatus that is declared unsinkable, but is far from being so


The UK is at risk of running low on water. Why? | Financial Times

  2023-09-05 (or before) in Financial Times

A country famous for its rainy climate faces grave supply issues, after years of poorly managed systems


A momentous climate case could force countries to do more | Financial Times

  2023-09-02 (or before) in Financial Times

The lawsuit brought by six young Portuguese has drawn attention to the shortcomings of the Paris Agreement


Allstate is a BBB credit now | Financial Times

  2023-08-29 (or before) in Financial Times

S&P Ratings was the second to downgrade


John Kerry urges oil and gas chiefs to bring climate change plans to UN summit | Financial Times

  2023-08-28 (or before) in Financial Times

US climate envoy calls for concrete proposals for renewable energy investment and emissions cuts by 2030

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change


Europe’s water crisis: how supplies turned to ‘gold dust’ | Financial Times

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Financial Times

Drought, leaky pipes and poor policy among several factors contributing to continent’s scarcity problem

  Tagged under: Drought


Global fossil fuel subsidies and costs hit record $7tn in 2022, IMF reports | Financial Times

  2023-08-25 (or before) in Financial Times

Government efforts to cushion prices for consumers lead to even higher amount paid from warming and air pollution


‘One climate disaster after another’: North America’s long hot summer | Financial Times

  2023-08-21 (or before) in Financial Times

From Hawaii to Canada, searing heat and deadly wildfires are raising the alarm about global warming

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Severe drought in Panama hits global shipping industry | Financial Times

  2023-08-15 (or before) in Financial Times

Restrictions triggered by lack of rain are likely to occur ‘again and again’ as climate change worsens

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change


Victorian sewers not to blame for England’s pollution, research shows | Financial Times

  2023-08-13 (or before) in Financial Times

Water company excuses for spills debunked by findings that most infrastructure was built in 20th century


UK government cuts cost of polluting in latest anti-green move | Financial Times

  2023-07-31 (or before) in Financial Times

Quietly announced changes to carbon pricing water down incentives for industry to reduce emissions

  Tagged under: Carbon Pricing


Climate graphic of the week: Global warming is supercharging weather events, say scientists | Financial Times

  2023-07-16 (or before) in Financial Times

Flooding in US, South Korea, India and Japan and extreme heat in Europe raises concerns about pace of change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Flooding | Japan


Toyota says solid-state battery breakthrough can halve cost and size | Financial Times

  2023-07-04 (or before) in Financial Times

Japanese carmaker plans to commercialise technology in electric vehicles by 2027

  Tagged under: Japan


Financial models on climate risk ‘implausible’, say actuaries | Financial Times

  2023-07-04 in Financial Times

Lack of understanding of full economic damage caused by ‘hothouse’ conditions, report finds


The energy transition will be volatile | Financial Times

  2023-07-01 (or before) in Financial Times

Also in today’s newsletter, scorching heat in Texas drives power demand to record highs

  Tagged under: Texas


The green transition won’t happen without financing for developing countries | Financial Times

  2023-06-21 (or before) in Financial Times

Multilateral development banks and the IMF should offer to pool currency risks


Climate graphic of the week: the fast-shrinking carbon budget | Financial Times

  2023-06-08 (or before) in Financial Times

Scientists say current data shows only six years left to limit global warming to 1.5C


Earth past its safe limits for humans, scientists say | Financial Times

  2023-05-31 (or before) in Financial Times

Activities have pushed 7 of 8 planetary boundaries into risk zones, research finds


Could investment in taps and toilets be the key to unlocking developing economies?

  2023-05-31 (or before) by in Financial Times

Investing in universal access to water, sanitatio


Grid bottlenecks delay transition to clean energy | Financial Times

  2023-05-30 in Financial Times

Connecting wind and solar farms to tomorrow’s electricity-hungry customers will require huge investment

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Lloyd’s and five big insurers quit sector’s net-zero initiative

  2023-05-26 (or before) in Financial Times

Alliance members fear antitrust lawsuits and have faced criticism from US Republican politicians

  Tagged under: Insurance | Net Zero


Solar power investment to exceed oil for first time, says IEA chief | Financial Times

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Financial Times

Fatih Birol hopeful about 1.5C goal as clean energy spending forecast to hit $1.7tn this year

  Tagged under: Solar Energy


COP28 team marshals oil and gas industry alliance ahead of climate summit | Financial Times

  2023-05-09 (or before) in Financial Times

Goals outlined in initiating letter do not address most damaging emissions

  Tagged under: COP28


UK water company dividends jump to £1.4bn despite criticism over sewage outflows | Financial Times

  2023-05-08 (or before) in Financial Times

Payments include internal transfers between complex web of holding companies


UK renewable energy: the long wait for grid connections must end | Financial Times

  2023-05-07 (or before) in Financial Times

To get projects up and running faster, one idea is to cherry pick the ones that are likeliest to get built

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid


Media lies threaten the truth and decency on which democracy depends | Financial Times

  2023-05-02 (or before) in Financial Times

One has to hope that the electorate and judiciary will remain robust against future efforts at subversion

  Tagged under: Judiciary


Investors defy Goldman, Wells Fargo and BofA in vote for climate plans | Financial Times

  2023-04-30 (or before) in Financial Times

Lenders under pressure on emissions as shareholders go against board recommendations


Privatised water costs consumers £2.3bn more a year, study says | Financial Times

  2023-04-05 (or before) in Financial Times

Greenwich university finds renationalisation would save each household in England £100 a year


Why are Americans dying so young? | Financial Times

  2023-04-02 (or before) in Financial Times

US life expectancy is in freefall as the young and the poor bear the brunt of struggles for shared prosperity


Two water groups blamed for 40% of England’s sewage spills in 2022 | Financial Times

  2023-04-02 (or before) in Financial Times

United Utilities and Yorkshire Water responsible for 124,000 incidents, Environment Agency data shows


We should regulate SUVs out of existence | Financial Times

  2023-03-27 (or before) in Financial Times

They’re not only awful for the climate, they’re also killing pedestrians, including children in driveways

  Tagged under: Women and Children


Investors back legal petition against Shell directors over climate goals | Financial Times

  2023-03-19 (or before) in Financial Times

Pension funds support action to hold individual board members to account

  Tagged under: Shell


Missing uranium ore in Libya raises nuclear security fears | Financial Times

  2023-03-17 (or before) in Financial Times

Militia group later claims to have recovered the barrels of uranium after worries they had been stolen

  Tagged under: Libya | Nuclear Power


Is 1.5C still realistic? The crumbling consensus over key climate target | Financial Times

  2023-03-16 in Financial Times

As the Paris Agreement goal for limiting global warming appears increasingly unachievable, some are calling for a rethink of priorities


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Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

  2023-02-19 in Financial Times

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


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How ESG investing came to a reckoning | Financial Times

  2022-06-06 in Financial Times

With allegations of greenwashing at the highest levels, does it still make sense for funds to package together environmental, social and governance factors?

  Tagged under: ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


Solar power shines through after a slow start in Africa | Financial Times

  2022-05-26 in Financial Times

The case for the renewable energy source is becoming clearer on the ‘sun continent’

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Africa


HSBC suspends banker over climate change comments | Financial Times

  2022-05-22 in Financial Times

Executives criticise Stuart Kirk despite speech’s theme and content having been agreed internally

  Tagged under: Climate Change


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The ESG investing industry is dangerous | Financial Times

  2021-08-24 in Financial Times

A BlackRock dissident speaks truth

  Tagged under: ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


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Shell case puts spotlight on energy groups’ role in climate change | Financial Times

  2021-01-11 in Financial Times

If successful, the legal action in the Netherlands could force companies to accelerate the shift to cleaner fuels 

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


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Javid reneges on green pledges in guidance to regulators | Financial Times

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Campaigners dismayed at chancellor’s failure to mention climate targets


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BHP UK investors urge halt to fossil fuel lobbying | Financial Times

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Miner defends green credentials as one-fifth of shareholders vote to pull out of fossil fuel industry groups


The myth of green growth | Financial Times

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‘Can democracy survive without carbon? We are not going to find out’


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