Wind, solar power soaring in spite of bargain prices for fossil fuels

Wind and solar power appear set for a record-breaking year in 2016 as a clean-energy construction boom gains momentum in spite of a global glut of cheap fossil fuels. Installations of wind turbines and solar panels soared in 2015 as

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How big oil spent $10m to defeat California climate change legislation

The oil industry spent more than $10m lobbying state lawmakers in a massive push to kill California climate change legislation last year, new disclosures have revealed. Much of the money spent by big oil was targeted at a specific piece

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Obama to propose a $10-a-barrel fee on oil

President Obama’s budget request to Congress will include a new fee on oil companies, requiring them to pay $10 to the federal government for every barrel of oil they produce, the White House said on Thursday (February, 2). The money,

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12 fascinating facts on solar energy

The proliferation of solar is growing at an unprecedented rate. Here we take a look at some fascinating facts surrounding this clean energy.   Source: Nrg Home Solar Date: February 2015 Watch the infographic

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What people get wrong about climate change

Last December, 195 countries made a historic agreement to battle climate change. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the politics and details. Here we zoom out from the present moment, taking a look at where we came from to

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US climate policies boosted economy $2.2 billion in 2013

Going green by switching to renewable sources of electricity could be good business for the US, according to new research. A report by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California says that cutting greenhouse gas emissions meant that

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How the structure of global oil markets fuels authoritarianism and war

by Zack Beauchamp Almost every day, even if you don’t own a car, you probably buy something made from oil. Usually we don’t think about where that money goes – because the answer, at least some of the time, is

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Scaling up renewable energy in the Gcc would reap major benefits

Scaling up renewable energy in the Gulf Cooperation Council (Gcc) countries would reap multiple benefits, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). “Renewable Energy Market Analysis: The Gcc Region” finds that Gcc countries could save

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How big cities are finding innovative ways to nudge people to ditch cars

Home to more than half of the planet’s 7 billion people and a large portion of its 1.2bn cars, cities face a huge challenge as the world strives to meet the Paris climate goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C

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Leonardo DiCaprio is giving away $15 million to environmental causes

by Leah Lamb Leonardo DiCaprio announced that his foundation will be give more than $15 million to fast-track cutting edge sustainability and conservation projects around the world, during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dicaprio, giving

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