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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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Losing the dark

Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy, it disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The yellow glows over cities and towns — seen so clearly

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Trump gives green light to Keystone, Dakota access pipelines

President Trump gave the go-ahead for construction of two controversial oil pipelines, the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access. As he signed the paperwork in an Oval Office photo op, Trump said his administration is “going to renegotiate some of

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Petroleum giant abandons tar sands in favor of wind power

30In a startling move, Norwegian state-owned oil and gas company Statoil recently pulled all its investments out of the Alberta tar sands after winning a contract to develop an offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. CleanTechnica reports the company began

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Obama: renewable energy revolution is ‘irreversible’, will outlast Trump

Barack Obama, outgoing president of the U.S., has stepped directly into the climate debate. He believes that the U.S. is on the way to a “clean energy” world and he delivers four reasons why he thinks the shift is now

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This startup combines solar, lighting, WiFi, energy storage, and EV charging into a single unit

Would the transition to renewables happen faster if the installations looked better, and were more integrated into the public space, rather than relegated to a roof or back lot? Perhaps we’d see more smart renewable infrastructure installations if some of

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Oil and gas companies in North America less green than those in EU

Oil and gas companies in North America are lagging behind their European counterparts in cleaning up their operations, new research has found, with higher greenhouse gas emissions and less investment in clean alternatives. ExxonMobil and Chevron of the US, alongside

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Every University wants to be seen to be ‘acting green’, but how many are sincerely willing to put in the work?

As the global climate justice movement continues to grow and grow with an increasingly exciting energy, it manifests at its loudest, most colourful, creative, and radical on university campuses across the UK and the world. With a fresh wave of

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Irena sees islands at a turning point with environmental and economic arguments for renewables won

In an interview with Greening the Islands, Emanuele Taibi, Islands Energy Transition Analyst at Irena, gives us an update on the adoption of renewable energy on islands worldwide, from policy frameworks to technologies. The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), with

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Iea sees broad transformations in the global energy landscape

As a result of major transformations in the global energy system that take place over the next decades, renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040, according to the latest

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