There is cause for some optimism as more effort is used to harness wind power and other sources of renewable energy around the world. For more information, see the news stories below.

Wind emerges as Spain's dominant power source as emissions plummet - Remarkable new figures from Spain's grid operator have revealed that greenhouse gas emissions from the country's power sector are likely to have fallen 23.1 per cent last year, as power generation from wind farms and hydroelectric plants soared.

 EU urged to set 2030 renewable energy target by ministers - Ministers from Germany, France, Italy and five other countries call for new renewable energy target in addition to carbon goal.

UK wind power smashes monthly record - Stormy weather and increased capacity leads to a surge in green energy generation.

 China on world's 'biggest push' for wind power - China has embarked on the greatest push for renewable energy the world has ever seen.