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Israel seizes solar panels donated to Palestinians by Dutch government

The Netherlands has lodged a complaint with the Israeli government after dozens of Dutch solar panels donated to a West Bank village were confiscated by Israeli authorities. The hybrid diesel and solar power electricity system was installed last year in

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Fears grow that climate conflicts could lead to war

Among the 21st-century threats posed by climate change – rising seas, melting permafrost and superstorms – European leaders are warning of a last-century risk they know all too well: war. Focusing too narrowly on the environmental consequences of global warming

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Here’s how we can power 100% of the world with renewable energy

Here’s a 2017 New Year’s resolution I’d like to see the nations of the world adopt: an immediate international effort to invest in a world where 100 percent of our electricity will be generated by wind, water and solar power

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The U.S. government just made its biggest clean energy purchase ever

In Maricopa County, Ariz., the U.S. government will hit a clean energy milestone: what officials are calling the largest procurement ever of renewable energy by the federal government, in this case from a desert solar array. The new 150-megawatt, or

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Eni attacked in Nigeria: time to re-think the role of energy companies

“Militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta comes as the country faces severe economic contraction” is the sub-title of a piece on recent attacks against Eni’s facilities in Nigeria. Nigeria is a resource rich country, with great human talent. It also

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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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Climate change will create more violent extremism, if we let it

The protests and violent conflict in Syria that began in 2011 originally took U.S. security analysts by surprise. Early in the Arab Spring, the State Department had ranked Syria near the bottom of a list of Middle East and North

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Coal not coming back, Appalachian Power president says

Coal consumption is not likely to increase, regardless of whether new federal regulations on power plants go into effect, and, from coal’s perspective, the national debate on coal and climate change has largely been lost, the president of West Virginia’s

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Three things you need to know about three decades of deception about climate change

More than half of the carbon dioxide ever created by humans has been released into the atmosphere since 1988. That was the year NASA climate scientist James Hansen told Congress that global warming was already under way and burning fossil

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Big French banks rule out Galilee coal funding

Three of France’s biggest banks have taken the unusual step of writing letters committing not to fund coal projects in Australia’s Galilee Basin, in a potential blow for the three big projects slated for the region. Credit Agricole, Societe Generale

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