Talk is cheap: how G20 governments are financing climate disaster

The best available science shows an urgent need to keep global temperature increases below 1.5°C to avoid severe disruptions to people and ecosystems. Recent analysis shows that burning the reserves in already operating oil and gas fields alone, even if

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Saving lives and money: the potential of solar to replace coal

By swapping solar photovoltaics for coal, the US could prevent 51,999 premature deaths a year, potentially making as much as $2.5 million for each life saved. In a new study published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, a team from

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Renewables 2017 Global Status Report: another record breaking year

The 2017 Edition of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report reveals a global energy transition well underway, with record new additions of installed renewable energy capacity, rapidly falling costs, and the decoupling of economic growth and energy-related CO2 emissions. REN21’s

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Climatologists deny existence Donald Trump

Well over 500 climatologists, geologists and various scientific experts congregated in Paris for a special summit last week, entirely devoted to debating the existence of Donald Trump, the alleged 45th President of the United States. Even though the political phenomenon

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Renewables will kill coal faster than you think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy

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Three Mile Island nuke plant closure strengthens call for renewable energy future

The announcement that the Three Mile Island Unit One nuclear plant will close unless it gets massive subsidies has vastly strengthened the case for a totally renewable energy future. That future is rising in Buffalo, and comes in the form

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Hinkley Point C is £1.5bn over budget and a year behind schedule

The UK’s first nuclear power station for more than two decades is at least £1.5bn over budget and could be completed 15 months behind schedule, its developer has admitted. French state-owned EDF said the cost overrun for two new reactors

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Renewable energy jobs growing worldwide

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said. “Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy

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Wind power capacity in the world

Wind power is present today in more than 90 countries. There are now 29 countries with more than 1,000 MW installed and 9 countries with more than 10,000 MW installed. This interactive infographic shows the cumulative installed wind power capacity

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At least 303 GW of solar PV are now installed world-wide

The International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS, Paris, France) published its new Snapshot report on April 18th, 2017. This serves as a preliminary assessment prior to the PVPS Trends Report that will be published in Q3 2017.

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