The Right Price on Emissions

An executive order from President Barack Obama requires that the Environmental Protection Agency analyze the costs and benefits of its regulations. But how exactly can it measure the economic benefits of the coming restrictions on greenhouse gases? For both policy

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Record growth for independent renewables in Great Britain

More than £400m – over £1.1m a day – was invested in independent renewable energy generation projects by businesses, farmers, landowners and communities last year in Great Britain. The continued strong growth being seen in generation outside the big power

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What the Iran nuclear deal means for oil prices

From an economic standpoint, one of the most significant aspects of US-Iran nuclear deal is that it could open up Iran’s vast crude oil reserves to the rest of the world. Once Europe and the US ease their sanctions, Iran

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Facebook to Power New Data Center With 100% Wind Energy

Facebook announced today that it will power a new data center in Texas with 100 percent wind energy. Facebook has also committed to setting a new goal of powering its operations with 50 percent renewable energy by the end of 2018. “Thanks to our continued focus on efficiency and

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Secrecy over fracking chemicals clouds environmental risks, advocates say

The fracking industry must be compelled to provide far more detailed information to regulators if the public is to be accurately informed of any risks to the environment, advocacy groups say. A report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month found

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Scientists should tell investors about climate, carbon and divestment

If the Guardian’s aim with its Keep it in the Ground campaign is to draw attention to the issue of fossil fuel divestment, then they have already succeeded. The Paris financial community is turning out in force on Thursday to talk about

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Austria files legal complaint against UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant

Austria has filed a legal challenge at the European court of justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials have said. “Subsidies are there to support modern technologies that lie in the general interest

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U.K. National Trust to Power Historic Buildings With Renewables

The U.K.’s National Trust, which looks after the country’s historic buildings and countryside, will invest 30 million pounds ($46.7 million) in clean energy to power its properties. The charity plans to back more than 40 projects including biomass and hydropower

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Renewables to Beat Fossil Fuels With $3.7 Trillion Solar Boom

Renewable energy will draw almost two-thirds of the spending on new power plants over the next 25 years, dwarfing spending on fossil fuels, as plunging costs make solar the first choice for consumers and the poorest nations. Solar power will

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Solar Impulse completes epic flight to Hawaii

Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg brought the vehicle gently down on to the runway of Kalaeloa

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