Scrap fossil fuel subsidies now and bring in carbon tax, says World Bank chief

Poor countries are feeling “the boot of climate change on their neck”, the president of the World Bank has said, as he called for a carbon tax and the immediate scrapping of subsidies for fossil fuels to hold back global warming. Jim

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From climate risk to climate solutions: an animated introduction

  Source: IPCC WG2 Date: April 2015 Watch the video  

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100% renewable electricity by 2050 possible in France

A somewhat “hidden” report was recently released that said France could be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050 (note that this is for electricity, not all energy). If the report is accurate, obviously it is a huge wakeup call about the potential of

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UNEP’s 9th annual ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015’ report released

Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase to $270 Billion in 2014 after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices. That’s according to UNEP’s 9th

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Big French banks rule out Galilee coal funding

Three of France’s biggest banks have taken the unusual step of writing letters committing not to fund coal projects in Australia’s Galilee Basin, in a potential blow for the three big projects slated for the region. Credit Agricole, Societe Generale

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The future of energy?

Today, we consume a truly vast amount of energy – with demand continuing to skyrocket at an alarming rate. We know that producing this energy has significant environmental impacts and emitting so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could cause

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4 Killed in Explosion and Fire on Pemex Mexican Oil Platform

Huge fireballs illuminated the early dawn skies of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday as an explosion and fire killed four people and injured as many as 16 others on a large oil platform in the southeastern Bay of Campeche, Mexican officials

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Rich nations’ fossil fuel export funding dwarfs green spend

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) figures on export credits are central to a debate on targeting funding ahead of UN climate talks in Paris at the end of the year. Just when the European Union is leading

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Limiting climate change could have huge economic benefits, study finds

Major economies would boost their prosperity, employment levels and health prospects if they took actions that limited global warming to 2c, according to the first analysis of emissions pledges made before the UN climate summit in Paris later this year.

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Energy Consumers: Now the power is yours!

Energy can be managed several ways. Some ways are simpler, quicker and cheaper than others. Make use of them! Watch the video of the European Commission.

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