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COP26: Keeping 1.5C alive with commitment to coal ‘phase down’

COP26 has come to an end, with nearly 200 countries finalising the outstanding elements of the Paris Agreement, as well as committing to the 1.5C goal through concerted and immediate global efforts.

COP26 – The next step in the climate debate

The Physical Science Basis for climate change, which was released in August 2021 as a key element of the forthcoming sixth global assessment from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is setting the tone for discussions and commitments from across the international community towards a future net zero world, writes Jonathan Spencer Jones.

COP26: Draft outcome agreement released

Phasing out of coal and adaptation and funding for developing countries are among focusses of the document.

COP26: Chile to double battery energy storage by 2023

Energy company AES Andes is to add 188MW of battery energy storage capacity to Chile’s National Electric System by 2023.
Hawaiian Electric pledges to cut emissions 70% by 2030

Hawaiian Electric pledges to cut emissions 70% by 2030

The emissions reduction includes generation owned by Hawaiian Electric and independent power producers who sell electricity to the utility.
Chris Peeters (Elia Group) and Greg Jackson (Octopus Energy) sign their MoU at COP26

Ed’s note: A match made in COP26 heaven

Elia Group (Belgian TSO operating both in Belgium and Germany) and Octopus Energy Group (British Utility and technology provider) signed an agreement last week at COP26. It regards the collaboration of the two groups on the development of consumer centric energy services, with the scope of facilitating the energy transition.
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SP Energy modernises transmission network with Hitachi Energy

SP Energy Networks is replacing its transmission cables with gas-insulated lines developed by Hitachi Energy to modernise the network and reduce emissions.

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26

Rolls-Royce has presented its new mtu fuel cell system for a future CO2-free energy supply for the first time at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland
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CEO-led Long Duration Energy Storage Council launches at COP26

Some CEOs from 25 companies have partnered to launch the Long Duration Energy Storage Council (LDES) as part of efforts to accelerate the global shift to renewable energy for decarbonisation.

Enlit Europe Live: Unlocking the opportunities of Europe’s energy transition

Enlit Europe will make a timely debut in Milan, Italy in November, and has a jam-packed programme to guide energy professionals through every aspect of the green transition.