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IEA: concrete action must meet low-carbon ambition

The International Energy Agency has declared concrete action is needed to meet decarbonization ambitions, and that cities are at the heart of such efforts. According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual report, Energy Technology Perspective 2016, clean energy technologies continued

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Only five years left before 1.5°C carbon budget is blown

In its most recent synthesis report, published in early 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid out estimates of how much CO2 we can emit and still keep global average temperature rise to no more than 1.5C, 2C

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Global light duty electric vehicle sales are expected to exceed 6 million in 2024

The market share of luxury plug-in electric vehicles is expected to grow from 23 percent in 2015 to 50 percent by the early 2020s, report ‘Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts’ finds. The new report from Navigant Research details the global market for

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Opec says electric cars will remain irrelevant through 2040

Increased electric-car adoption could dramatically decrease global demand for fossil fuels, but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – better known as Opec – isn’t too worried about that. Opec recently issued its annual World Oil Outlook report and,

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Here’s how much the world’s biggest economies spend on fossil fuel subsidies

The world’s 20 top economies spend more than $400 billion dollars each year propping up fossil fuel production, a practice that threatens to seriously undermine the world’s mitigation of climate change, according to a new report by the environmental advocacy

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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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More walls, more warming, less water: a world at risk in 2016

An increased likelihood for all risks, from the environmental to society, the economy, geopolitics and technology, looks set to shape the global agenda in the coming year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 has found. In this year’s

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Increasing world’s share of renewable energy would boost global Gdp up to $1.3 trillion

Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (Gdp) by up to 1.1 per cent, roughly Usd 1.3 trillion, according to new analysis by Irena. Renewable

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5 Climate and clean energy charts from 2015 you need to see

This was a big year in climate science and solutions. We learned a number of truly astounding things, which generally makes for great charts. Clean energy progress My candidate for the top solutions chart of the year comes from a November

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Empty promises: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production

G20 country governments are providing $452 billion a year in subsidies for the production of fossil fuels. Their continued support for fossil fuel production marries bad economics with potentially disastrous consequences for the climate. In effect, governments are propping up

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