German government unfreezes 35 million euros for Amazon Fund

Following the inauguration of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as the new president of Brazil on January 1, Germany transferred 35 million euros to the country’s Amazon Fund, which is devoted to the preservation of Brazil’s rainforest. During his state…

EU to “decouple” the costs of gas and renewable energy

As part of an overhaul of the bloc’s energy strategy, the European Union intends to uncouple market prices for gas and renewable energy sources in the near future. According to an article published by the Financial Times today, Brussels wants…

First Offshore Wind Farm in Japan Begins Operations

The first offshore wind farm in Japan, known as the Noshiro Port offshore wind farm, began its first day of commercial operation on December 22, 2022. According to a statement released by Marubeni, the Noshiro Port offshore wind farm has…

The North Seas Energy Cooperation is reactivated by the United Kingdom

To reengage with the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC), the United Kingdom signed an MOU with NSEC members and the European Commission today. In the North Sea, the Irish Sea, and the Celtic Sea, the NSEC promotes the coordinated development…

German organization urges lawmakers to reverse the trend toward SUVs

The German Energy Agency (dena) has stated that the current trend toward heavy and fuel-hungry sports utility vehicles (SUVs) poses a threat to Germany’s climate ambitions and that authorities should work to reverse the trend. According to dena, “the share…

Siemens Gamesa is recognized as a pioneer in climate change transparency

For the third year in a row, the international nonprofit organization CDP gave Siemens Gamesa a ‘A’ rating for our leadership in environmental transparency on climate change. The evaluation was based on CDP’s comparison of Siemens Gamesa to more than…

Russia’s Rosatom is competing to build the first nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia

Russia, represented by the state corporation Rosatom, is preparing to participate in a tender to build the first nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak announced in an article. Novak wrote an article for “Energy Policy” magazine,…

Germany’s 2022 renewable energy output increases but falls short of the 2030 objective

The Environment Agency reported on Monday that although Germany’s power production from renewable energy increased in 2022, it is still below the threshold required to fulfill the aim of generating 80% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The agency…

Solar Alliance strengthens its position in support of EU manufacturing goals

After being selected to serve as the Secretariat for the EU Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Industry Alliance, EIT InnoEnergy, which is a sustainable energy innovation engine, will contribute to the delivery of an additional 30GW of solar manufacturing capacity in Europe…

German coal areas in Estern receive €1.4 billion for reopening opencast mines

Former coal districts in eastern Germany have been successful in securing a budget amounting to 1.44 billion euros to be used for the renaturation of lignite mines over the course of the next five years. Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia…