UN receives official notice of US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

10/08/2017 11:37 Legislation


The US has sent an official notice stating its intention to retreat from the Paris climate change agreement. UN Secretary-General António Guterres got the notification regarding US’ exit from the pact, unless more profitable conditions could be suggested. 

A country that has entered the Paris agreement has the right to withdraw from it three years after the date on which the deal enters into force in that country. 

The US entered the deal on 3rd September 2016, and it has entered into force on the 4th of November 2016.

A spokesman for the UN said the Secretary-General accepts any US effort to re-engage in the Paris Agreement, and that it is crucial that the US remain a leading figure in climate and sustainable development.

Poland aims to develop renewables and shake off coal-dependency stereotypes

23/11/2017 15:23:00

Poland has been continuously enhancing its share of green energies with the aim to decarbonize its economy, challenging stereotypes that describe it as the coal-dependent on Europe. Nevertheless, the development of renewable technologies looks to have reduced since the 2015 peak.


Eight energy companies promise methane cuts from natural gas

23/11/2017 14:21:00

BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil and Total are among eight energy firms that inked the Guiding Principles document to further cut methane emissions from their natural gas assets.


UK budget tax modifications can save millions in oil and gas

23/11/2017 13:39:00

The trade association for the oil and gas industry has declared that the Autumn Budget could save millions of pounds by presenting a tax change to postpone the decommissioning of older energy fields.