Greenpeace says can find cash to buy Vattenfall coal assets

Greenpeace is exploring funding options to buy Vattenfall AB’s lignite operations in Germany as it seeks to shut the power plants and prevent others from starting new coal mines. The environmental group wants to start discussions with Vattenfall after the

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Nine massive US Companies pledge to go 100% renewable

Nine more giant corporations, including Nike and Walmart, pledged to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. The announcement, made in September during Climate Week, is intended to show international governments that there is broad-based business support for going off fossil

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Sweden to become one of world’s first fossil fuel-free nation

Sweden is setting out to prove that the world doesn’t need fossil fuels. In a recent announcement, the Swedish government said it will invest 4.5 billion kronor, or US$546 million, in their 2016 budget “to meet the challenges of climate

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The Lithium Revolution

The shift to clean energy has opened a window of opportunity for energy metals used in the creation or storage of energy. Commodity investors know that it in recent years, the sector has had a rough ride. Recently, factors such

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5 things you should know about becoming “fossil free” with your money

If you are wondering whether your stock market investments are financing fossil fuels, maybe the time has come to understand why many organisations are disinvesting from this sector and why “fossil free” indexes are springing up. The latest example comes

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26% of the world will run on renewables by 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday 2nd October released a report, Medium-term renewable energy market report 2015, which found that by 2020, 26 percent of the world’s energy will be generated by renewable sources. The agency notes this is

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Solar and wind just passed another big turning point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). It’s the first time that threshold has been crossed by a G7 economy.

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It’s getting hotter

Saving the planet is now a matter of a few clicks – at least on a small scale. On September 22nd the UN’s Climate Change Secretariat launched Climate Neutral Now, a website that estimates an individual’s carbon footprint based on

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The end of fossil fuels in future

Fossil fuels, as the name suggests, are very old. North Sea oil deposits are around 150 million years old, whilst much of Britain’s coal began to form over 300 million years ago. Although humans probably used fossil fuels in ancient

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Coal investment is the most urgent climate threat

Secretary-general of the Oecd, Angel Gurría, last July says wealthy countries should help poorer nations that cannot afford to replace coal with low-carbon alternatives. The future of coal has come under scrutiny from a perhaps unlikely source – the head

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