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Climate change might not be as bad as first thought

A changing climate may not necessarily lead to more floods and droughts according to Swedish researchers who have reconstructed weather patterns over the past 1,200 years. Scientists used data collected from tree rings, marine sediments, ice cores and mineral deposits

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U.S. solar workforce grew by more than 20% for the third consecutive year

More than 35,000 solar jobs added in 2015, bringing U.S. solar workforce total to nearly 209,000; an increase of 123% since 2010. The Solar Foundation (Tsf), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, today released its sixth annual National

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The Iea consistently underestimates wind and solar power. Why?

The International Energy Agency was created in 1974 by countries that had just been through a bruising oil crisis (and were headed for another). Some 23 participants in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Oecd) founded the Iea to

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Climate-panel chief Hoesung Lee wants focus on solutions

South Korean economist Hoesung Lee was elected as the fourth chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Ipcc) on 6 October. He will lead the panel through its sixth major assessment of climate-change science, impacts and solutions. Lee, at

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26% of the world will run on renewables by 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday 2nd October released a report, Medium-term renewable energy market report 2015, which found that by 2020, 26 percent of the world’s energy will be generated by renewable sources. The agency notes this is

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How the world can get to 100% renewable energy

The person who most accurately predicted the renewable energy boom says the world can phase out all fossil fuels by the middle of the century. The scenario outlined in the latest Greenpeace Energy [R]evolution report would mean the world would

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