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Sungevity's Klimaatnieuws - Week 49

We helpen je graag energie besparen. Daarom zetten we het laatste (internationale) solar-, klimaat-, en energienieuws voor je op een rijtje. Hoef je dat niet meer zelf te doen.

BBC published this week a very insightful article detailing in 7 charts with the current state of our planetary climate. A chilly message is sent, as the facts speak for themselves. One of the charts illustrates “the hottest this location has ever been…” along the lines of date, month, and since records began. Although this chart only depicts tiny-sized Europe, the magnitude of hotspots does not go unnoticed. Another chart shows the differing levels of vulnerability across urban areas and continents. By far, African cities proved to be most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and especially when accounting for population growth.

The New York Times reports on the COP24 held in Katowice, Poland during this and next week. Nearly 200 nations attend the conference with the key objective to negotiate on matters related to the climate. According to the article, the expectations are very low. Especially, noting that the recent climate news has been rather depressing. For that reason, the UN asserts that the tone has been set with clear signals calling for action. The conference can be seen as a prelude to a shift where nations take greater initiative on climate matters.

Some upbeat news from Belgium sends a rather hopeful message in the fight against climate change. De Standaard (Dutch) reports that last weekend over 65.000 people participated in protests in favor of immediate action against climate change. This number is a record high, making the protests a historic protest for Belgium. Many of those participating believed that inaction is a matter of injustice towards younger generations, “there is no Planet B”. In addition civic society was involved ranging from Greenpeace to Oxfam. The call to action was directed at the COP24, which they hope to kick-off by showing that there is broad support for more drastic change. 

Other environmentally-friendly initiatives can be found in Italy. The Italian Ministry of Economic Development, in agreement with the Ministry of the Environment, has defined the scheme of the decree about the incentives for the production of energy from renewable sources. The incentives will cover an annual ceiling of € 5.8 billion and it is aimed at all the energy producers through from renewable sources, as you can read on e-gazette.it (Italian). The first call for applications will be on January 31, 2019 and seven "auctions" will follow, until May 31, 2021. The incentive can be granted for new or fully rebuilt and reactivated installations.

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