Energy Union: secure, sustainable, competitive, affordable energy for every European

Energy is used to heat and to cool buildings and homes, transport goods, and power the economy. But with ageing infrastructure, poorly integrated markets, and uncoordinated policies, our consumers, households and businesses do not benefit from increased choice or from

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Cameron, Clegg and Miliband sign joint climate change agreement

In a highly unusual move the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have agreed to work together across party lines to tackle climate change. The agreement follows the launch of The Climate Coalition’s SHOW THE LOVE campaign

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EU wants Paris climate deal to cut carbon emissions 60% by 2050

The world’s states should commit to a legally binding emissions cut of 60% by 2050, with five-yearly reviews, in a Paris Protocol to replace the moribund Kyoto agreement at a climate summit later this year, according to a leaked EU

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Why climate scientists are right about how hot the planet is going to get

One key concept that climate scientists and policymakers use to forecast future global warming — and estimate how much we should reduce greenhouse-gas emissions — is known as “climate sensitivity.” In a nutshell, it’s the amount of warming that will occur each time carbon dioxide concentrations

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Special edition: Libya

Until the 1950s, Libya was one of the poorest countries in the world, above all as a result of the infertility of its land. But in 1959 its economy was transformed with the discovery of its first hydrocarbon reserves, thus

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Divestment outperforms conventional portfolios for the past 5 years

The Independent Petroleum Association of America recently commissioned and funded a study, covered in The New York Times and elsewhere, which claimed that university endowments would suffer without fossil fuels in their portfolios. The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed calling fossil fuel divestment a “Feel-Good Folly.” Let’s

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Pentagon sees climate change as immediate security risk

The Department of Defense released its 2014 Climate Change Adaption Roadmap on Monday, outlining how the U.S. military plans to adapt to the impacts of climate change. For the first time, the Pentagon discusses climate change as an immediate risk–a factor that

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Unusual string of bottlenose dolphin deaths linked to BP oil spill

An “unusual mortality event” among marine mammals — primarily bottlenose dolphins — in the northern Gulf of Mexico has been linked to BP’s historic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In research published Wednesday in the journal PloS One, a team

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World leaders should take advantage of low oil prices to ditch fossil fuel subsidies

World leaders need to make it clear that they choose an inclusive and sustainable economy over the ageing, carbon-intensive dirty economic model based on burning fossil fuels. To go further, we in business need for them to set up well-structured

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Infographic: understanding the Unfccc negotiations

As the UNFCCC negotiations end with varying degrees of welcome outcomes, this infographic sets out to explain the basics.   Source: The Climate Group Date: February 2015 Download the infographic    

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