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New Irena report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in

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21 countries are cutting carbon emissions while growing GDP

As countries embark on the transition to a new climate economy, there’s a debate about whether growth can drive, or even coexist with, climate stabilization. On the other side of the coin, it’s also a discussion of whether climate stabilization

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Decoupling of global emissions and economic growth confirmed

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis of preliminary data for 2015 released today by the International Energy Agency

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For oil producers cash is king, and that’s why they just can’t stop drilling

Investors sent a surprising message to U.S. shale producers as crude fell almost 20 percent in August: keep calm and drill on. While most oil stocks have fallen sharply last month, the least affected by the slump share one thing

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Why the G7 is talking about decarbonisation

In just a few years, the aim of a carbon-free energy system has gone from the realms of green fantasy to become official policy in the world’s richest countries. Meeting on June 7th and 8th in Bavaria, the Group of

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3 Steps to Decarbonizing Development for a Zero-Carbon Future

Getting to zero net emissions and stabilizing climate change starts with planning for the long-term future and not stopping at short-term goals. It means getting prices right as part of a broad policy package that can trigger changes in both

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Don’t look now, but oil prices are rising

Crude oil prices, which have rattled petrostates by plunging 60 percent from their summer 2014 highs, are suddenly leaping back up. Prices for benchmark crudes have jumped about 15 percent in the last week, and they continued to do so

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Germany: environmentally harmful subsidies amount to over 52 billion euros

Even as Germany  focuses much effort and funding on climate protection measures, it continues to subsidise environmentally harmful policies and technology, according to a study by the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA). The report, which looked at environmentally harmful subsidies in

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5 Reasons Oil Prices Are Dropping

As oil prices continue to fall, analysts and producers are trying to wrap their heads around the reasons and identify a floor price. Even though crude benchmarks like Brent and WTI keep dropping, the cost of finding oil continues to

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Canada’s Green Energy Sector Now Employs More People Than Its Tar Sands

Between 2009 and 2013, employment in Canada’s clean energy sector increased by 37 percent — meaning it now supplies more jobs than the country’s infamous tar sands, according to a new report Tracking the Energy Revolution — released by Clean

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