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No Time for Games: Children’s health and Climate Change report

Australian children are the ones who will be most likely to suffer from increased cases of disease and infection as a result of climate change, former Australian of the Year and leading paediatrician Professor Fiona Stanley has warned. A new report by

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There’s a gender divide on nuclear power, but it doesn’t mean what you think it means

Over at Morning Consult, they’ve done a survey on attitudes toward nuclear power, and according to reporter Davis Burroughs, nuclear reactors “face pronounced unpopularity among an unexpected bloc: women.”   This is not unexpected at all: polls and surveys have consistently

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Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and says the figure

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The Future of Solar Energy

An Interdisciplinary MIT Study led by the MIT Energy Initiative. This study is the latest in the MIT Energy Initiative’s “Future of” series. Its predecessors have shed light on a range of complex and important issues involving energy and the

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IEA says renewables, efficiency to play biggest role in emissions reduction

The IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report, released on Tuesday, says that renewable energy, alongside energy efficiency, will account for nearly 75 per cent of all emissions abatement in the global effort to limit warming to 2°C – the number

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Air pollution costs Europe $1.6tn a year in early deaths and disease, say WHO

The financial cost of air pollution in Europe stands at more than $1.6tn (£1.5tn) a year, a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found, equating to about a tenth of the GDP of the continent. While air pollution has

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The Impact of Fossil-Fuel Subsidies on Renewable Electricity Generation

Fossil-fuel subsidies are prevalent in many countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has estimated that consumer subsidies to fossil fuels amounted to US$548 billion in 2013 (IEA, 2014b). In the same year, subsidies to renewable energy were estimated at US$121

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Development Of Renewable Energy In Egypt: Opportunity For The Italian Industry

Planned investments for over $ 10 billion in 2020 thanks to the objective of the Egyptian government to produce at least 20% of electricity with the sun and the wind. The state of the art of renewable energy sector in

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Renewable energy not a toy

Global investment in renewable energy, chiefly wind and solar power, rose by a sixth in 2014, to $270 billion. This was partly because of subsidies in the rich world, such as America’s 30% federal tax credit for solar projects. Under

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Comparing the costs of renewable and conventional energy sources

You can’t get too far in a discussion about the nation’s electric power sector without running into the question of costs. How do renewable sources, such as solar and wind, stack up against fossil fuels, such as coal and natural

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