92% of German consumers agree with the energy transition

According to a survey published by the German Renewable Energies Agency, 92% of German people support the energy transition [Energiewende], but not all for the same reason. The consulting company Pricewaterhouse Coopers asked 1.015 people why they support the Energiewende.

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Sweden prepares to lead EU on climate

Sweden’s low-carbon transformation is on display in the coastal, industrial city of Kalmar. The city of 60,000 is replacing most of its oil, gas, and electric furnaces for district heat with “cogeneration” plants, which burn sawdust and timber waste from

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Towards Energy Union: The Commission presents sustainable energy security package

The Commission today unveiled a package of energy security measures to equip the EU for global energy transition to address possible energy supply interruptions. Energy security dimension is one of the cornerstones of the Energy Union strategy, a key political

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Opec says electric cars will remain irrelevant through 2040

Increased electric-car adoption could dramatically decrease global demand for fossil fuels, but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – better known as Opec – isn’t too worried about that. Opec recently issued its annual World Oil Outlook report and,

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US electricity industry’s use of coal fell to historic low in 2015 as plants closed

America’s use of coal for electricity dropped to its lowest point in the historical record in 2015, delivering a new blow to an industry already in painful decline. The dirtiest of fossil fuels and America’s biggest single source of climate

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Can the world convert to total renewable energy by 2050?

In 2009, Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson outlined a plan for the world to get all its energy – including transport and heating fuel and electricity – from wind, water and solar resources by 2050. Considered radical at the

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Europe’s trees have been warming the planet

Trees do wonders when it comes to cooling Earth. They suck planet-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, locking it into their trunks, leaves, and roots to the tune of about 2.4 billion metric tons of carbon each year. But a

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Here’s how much the world’s biggest economies spend on fossil fuel subsidies

The world’s 20 top economies spend more than $400 billion dollars each year propping up fossil fuel production, a practice that threatens to seriously undermine the world’s mitigation of climate change, according to a new report by the environmental advocacy

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What happens if the world warms up by 2°C?

Two degrees is the target for limiting the global temperature increase. But even that limit will have a dramatic effect on the world’s climate…

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How much it would cost for the entire planet to switch to renewable energy

We live in a time marked by rising emissions, melting ice caps and the looming threat of climate catastrophe. Fortunately, there’s thousands of brilliant solutions to these pressing environmental issues – but how much would it cost to implement them

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