Air pollution now major contributor to stroke

Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed for nearly one third of the years of healthy life lost to the condition worldwide. In an unprecedented survey of global risk

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The status of renewable energy policies, technologies and investment trends across the world

Access to the latest data and statistics in the renewables sector is crucial to the decision making processes of policy makers and investors. With this in mind, REN21 has created the Renewables Interactive Map, to facilitate the accessibility of renewable

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Europe is losing its reputation as a renewable energy leader

Europe is losing its status as a global leader in clean energy, with investment in the region plummeting 21 percent last year, while spending in the rest of the world boomed. A record $328.9 billion was invested worldwide in solar,

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Coal and gas to stay cheap, but renewables still win race on costs

Low prices for coal and gas are likely to persist, but will fail to prevent a fundamental transformation of the world electricity system over coming decades towards renewable sources such as wind and solar, and towards balancing options such as

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Solar is the fastest-growing energy

The world’s growing fleet of solar panels generated a third more electricity in 2015 than a year earlier, making power captured from the sun the world’s fastest growing source of energy, according to BP Plc. Solar generation grew 33 percent,

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World starts to turn from coal as cheap oil gains market

Global coal consumption dropped the most on record last year as the U.S. and other major economies started turning away from the most polluting fossil fuel, according to BP Plc’s annual review of energy trends. As the world begins to

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UK solar eclipses coal power over month for first time

Solar power in the UK produced more electricity than coal across the whole of May, the first ever month to pass the milestone, according to research by analysts at Carbon Brief. Solar panels generated 50% more electricity than the fossil

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5 years of advancing the renewable energy solution

On 4 April 2016, Irena celebrates its 5th year of operations. The past five years have witnessed a dramatic shift in the global energy sector. The below dashboard provides a 5-year snapshot of this global energy transition, and looks ahead

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Animation shows Greenland’s ice mass loss

This Nasa animation shows Greenland’s ice mass loss from January 2004 to June 2014.

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Trump, Clinton, Sanders lay out energy policy visions as renewables hit global high

The Obama administration is set to announce the 2nd of June a new batch of companies – primarily in the information technology sector – that will pledge to be more energy efficient and procure more renewable energy. The announcement, tied

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