Oil and gas industry has pumped millions into Republican campaigns

Fossil fuel millionaires collectively pumped more than $100m into Republican presidential contenders’ efforts last year – in an unprecedented investment by the oil and gas industry in the party’s future. About one in three dollars donated to Republican hopefuls from

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The innovators: US scientists harness the power of evaporating water

A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar and wind. Sahin has used the

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Oregon passes bill to phase out coal, set 50% by 2040 renewable energy mandate

The Oregon Senate passed a bill to require the state’s two large investor-owned utilities to procure at least 50% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2040. SB 1547 had already passed the Oregon House. It now goes to

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The sensitivity of the world’s ecosystems to climate

The Earth is covered by a huge variety of ecosystems, from the lush rainforests of the hot and humid tropics to the rugged tundra of the cold and windswept Arctic. A research, published in Nature, maps how sensitive these different

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The gas problem

Greenhouse gases are vital to life on Earth, but the growing concentration of certain gases, such as carbon dioxide, is throwing the planet’s delicate balance out of whack. NASA is on the case, studying carbon dioxide on a global scale

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What do you know about renewable energy?

Renewables are here! Do you think is possible a world working exclusively with clean energy? European Union believe so, and in this infographic you can see why.   Source: European Commission Date: March 2016 Watch the infographic  

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Fossil fuel use must fall twice as fast as thought to contain global warming

Climate scientists have bad news for governments, energy companies, motorists, passengers and citizens everywhere in the world: to contain global warming to the limits agreed by 195 nations in Paris last December, they will have to cut fossil fuel combustion

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EU lacks 118 billion euros in nuclear decommissioning funds

Europe lacks more than 118 billion euros ($132 billion) needed to dismantle its nuclear plants and manage the waste storage management, a working paper by the European Commission seen by Reuters shows. Assets covering only 150.1 billion euros in decommissioning

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India had worse air pollution than China in 2015

People in India are breathing more toxic air than people in China for the first time this century, a new analysis of Nasa satellite data has revealed. Last year China’s ‘war on pollution’ led to a record-breaking improvement in the

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What’s the (Hinkley) point?

Britain has been often criticised for the unpredictability of its energy policy. It should take a lesson from Paris. The national utility, Électricité de France (Edf), reliably puts off a final decision on whether to build Britain’s first nuclear-power station

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