The objectives and specifics of the energy transition are influenced by party lines and political discussion between legislators and advocacy organizations. ENERGY NEWS brings you up to date on renewable energy laws and nuclear phase-out plans, as well as the government’s climate objectives and the industries that must decrease CO2 emissions under the Climate Action Plan 2050.

To combat rising energy costs, the French government injects $2.4 billion into EDF
Reactor outages and the new government power price cap have caused a profit fall at the French utility. EDF, France's state-owned energy company, will receive €2.1bn ($2.4bn) from the French government to offset the effect of nuclear plant outages and…
Germany has comparatively good initial position for climate change
Achieving the climate targets will have consequences for all countries and regions worldwide - albeit to very different degrees. In an international comparison, however, Germany's starting position is much better than that of other countries. The scope of economic change…
A legislator in New Jersey wants to promote the use of wave energy

Robert Karabinchak, a member of the Assembly, wants to initiate a new legislative effort to support the industry. In the most recent assembly session, New Jersey General Assembly member Robert Karabinchak plans to launch a new legislative effort to promote…

Issues with BayWa’s boss EU has issued a warning about green funding.
[Image: BayWa AG/Falk Heller] 'The most recent draft of the taxonomy is unsuitable for some renewable energy initiatives.' According to BayWa CEO Klaus Josef Lutz, the current draft of EU sustainable finance policies would postpone the energy transition and raise…
Shmyhal: Energy independence has always been a top objective for the government.

The Cabinet of Ministers has made energy independence a persistent priority, and it envisions, in particular, the integration of Ukraine’s energy markets into the European Union’s markets. “The government’s continual priority is energy independence. Integrating gas and electricity markets into…

Boris Johnson has promised to take steps in response to rising energy costs

Boris Johnson says he’s spoken with Chancellor Rishi Sunak on how the government might assist individuals affected by rising energy prices. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to act on growing family prices, with further limited bill hikes likely…

Germany appreciates the EU’s Green gas energy strategy but remains opposed to nuclear power
Germany praised the European Union's intention to classify some natural gas energy projects as "green" investments on Sunday, but expressed resistance to a proposal to do the same for nuclear power projects. Germany turned down three of its final six…
Rio Tinto sets ground on a wind and PV project in Madagascar

Crossboundary Energy’s project will also incorporate battery energy storage. The foundation stone for an 8MW solar and 12MW wind project to feed the QMM ilmenite mining operations at Fort Dauphin, Madagascar, was set by Rio Tinto QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM)…

It will cost $10 trillion for India to reach net zero emissions by 2070
A recent analysis suggests that heavy climate funding and investment from rich nations will be crucial if the country is to decarbonize at the appropriate rate. If India wants to attain net zero emissions by 2070, it will require more than $10 trillion (£7.4 trillion) in investment. According to a new research by the Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW), the power sector alone would…
COP26: Helping poor countries fight climate change
At COP26, 11 nations pledged more than $410 million (£302 million) to assist developing countries in combating climate change. The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) has received fresh funds from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden,…