More people die from air pollution than malaria and aids

More than 3 million people a year are killed prematurely by outdoor air pollution, according to a landmark new study published in the journal Nature, more than malaria and hiv/Aids combined. Wood and coal burning for heating homes and cooking

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Germany’s EnBW restructures to focus on renewables

Germany’s power companies continued to announce restructuring in response to changes in the country’s energy market: Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg (EnBW) announced a sale of assets earlier this week to help transform Germany’s third-largest power supplier into a business centred on renewable

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The role of coal in Europe

The interactive Coal Map of Europe gives an overview of the role of coal in our electricity system. It maps different aspects of the coal business, ranging from where the coal plants are located to the health and climate impacts,

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Coal burning costs UK between £2.5bn and £7bn from premature deaths

Deaths related to emissions from coal cost the UK economy between £2.47bn and £7.15bn in 2013, according to a comprehensive overview of coal production in Europe. The figure, which includes mortality costs from coal-related respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, such as

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For oil producers cash is king, and that’s why they just can’t stop drilling

Investors sent a surprising message to U.S. shale producers as crude fell almost 20 percent in August: keep calm and drill on. While most oil stocks have fallen sharply last month, the least affected by the slump share one thing

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Plastic trash is filling up our oceans…

Next year, a 20-year-old inventor will begin trawling the world’s oceans to try to clean up plastic garbage patches – the sprawling clumps where most of the world’s 5 trillion pieces of plastic trash end up. A new animation shows

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Australia’s first fossil fuel free stock exchange index launched

Australian investors looking to steer clear of fossil fuel companies will now have an easier option, with the launch of a Fossil Free Index, said to be the first of its kind in Australia. The index, a collaborative effort from

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Hawaii’s governor dumps oil and gas in favor of 100 percent renewables

At the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit held in Honolulu, Hawaii, Governor David Ige dropped a bombshell. His administration will not use natural gas to replace the state’s petroleum-fueled electricity plants, but will make a full-court press toward 100 percent

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Why are americans switching to renewable energy? Because it’s actually cheaper

Deborah Lawrence had been watching a once-empty parking lot near Midland-Odessa, Texas, fill up with idled drilling rigs usually at work plumbing for oil in the nearby Permian Basin. In January she noticed 10 rigs, then 17 a few weeks

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Coal’s Devastation

Scholars may never understand the energy source’s full economic cost, but that doesn’t make its damage any less knowable. In Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See”, a radio broadcaster marvels at the wonder of coal: Consider a single

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