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According to documents reviewed by The New York Times, misleading language about climate change was placed into at least nine reports by an Interior Department official. 


Four years after ministers scrapped support for new projects, the UK government has lifted its block on subsidies for new onshore windfarms.


A package of legislation proposed by US House Republicans would see a trillion trees planted to absorb carbon emissions but also ramp up logging.


An administrative law judge has said that Pacific Gas & Electric's penalty for its role in the 2017 and 2018 California wildfires should be increased from a proposed $1.67bn to $2.1bn.



Oil and gas major Eni has unveiled a blueprint to deploy 55GW of renewables by 2050. These developments will likely require investments of €2.6bn. 

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Shanghai Electric reaches financial close for Pakistan coal project

Chinese power generation equipment manufacturer Shanghai Electric has reached financial close for a coal mine project out of the Thar Block-1 Integrated Coal Mine-Power project in Pakistan. The project features two 660MW coal-fired power plants, which can generate 1,320MW of electricity. The project’s energy production would be sufficient to power four million households in Pakistan.

Highfield Energy and Temporis Aurora enter JV for renewable assets

Irish renewable energy developer Highfield Energy has entered a joint venture (JV) with investment management fund Temporis Aurora to finance 200MW of new onshore wind assets in Ireland. Over the course of the next five to eight years, the investment management fund will finance Highfield Energy’s construction of the projects.

Dominion Energy to start battery storage projects in the US

Energy company Dominion Energy Virginia has secured approval from Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) for the construction of four battery storage pilot projects in the US. The approval will pave the way for additional energy storage technology, required to support the company’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon and methane emissions by 2050.

Further reading

A Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research

The US Interior Department's scientific reports have been subject to a campaign of misinformation related to climate change, according to documents review by the New York Times. The effort to place misleading language in the reports was led by a longtime Interior employee who was promoted to the office of the deputy secretary with responsibility for reviewing the agency’s climate policies in 2017.

Read more: The New York Times

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