A Focus on Global Growth of Clean Energy and the impact recent EU Elections may have on climate ambitions. 

In this week’s news, we focus on the growth in global clean energy and the potential impact recent EU election results may have on climate ambitions. We have also referenced Ireland’s recent wind energy output and plans for a new solar farm in Dublin airport.

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Independent (2024). ‘Does the European Parliament’s shift to the right threaten EU climate goals?’. The Independent June 10. Available at: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/european-elections-parliament-greens-climate-b2559760.html (Accessed 10 June 2024).

Guardian (2024). ‘Investment in clean energy likely to be double figure for fossil fuels in 2024, IEA says’. The Guardian June 06. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/business/article/2024/jun/06/investment-in-clean-energy-likely-to-be-double-figure-for-fossil-fuels-in-2024-iea-says (Accessed 10 June 2024).

Wind Energy Ireland (2024). ‘Wind farms provided 35 per cent of Ireland’s electricity in first five months of 2024’. Wind Energy Ireland June 07. Available at: https://windenergyireland.com/latest-news/7726-wind-farms-provided-35-per-cent-of-ireland-s-electricity-in-first-five-months-of-2024 (Accessed 10 June 2024).

MSN (2024). ‘Dublin Airport will generate 10pc of its electricity with new on-site solar farm’. MSN June 10. Available at: https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/uknews/dublin-airport-will-generate-10pc-of-its-electricity-with-new-on-site-solar-farm/ar-BB1nXidc?ocid=BingNewsSearch (Accessed 10 June 2024).

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