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Can 100% renewable energy power the world?

Every year, the world uses 35 billion barrels of oil. This massive scale of fossil fuel dependence pollutes the earth, and it won’t last forever. On the other hand, we have abundant sun, water and wind, which are all renewable

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

The Republic of Ireland will become the world’s first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament. The state’s €8bn national investment fund will

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City Corporation goes 100% renewable

The City of London Corporation, governing body of the Square Mile, has agreed plans to source 100% renewable electricity from October 2018 onwards. Members of its Policy and Resources Committee backed proposals to generate electricity on sites it owns across

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EU raises green-energy goal to 32% share by 2030

In a demonstration of its resolve in pushing green energy, the European Union determined on June 14 to raise the targeted share of green energy to 32% by 2030, up from original 27%, which environmentalists still criticize is insufficient, though.

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Small islands, big moves: renewable off-grid solutions across the sea

Summer is here! As you might read this story in your office, how about a virtual trip to some beautiful islands? Put on your sunglasses and hop with us from Samsø (Denmark) over to Tilos (Greece) and then to El

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Germany exceeds 100% demand from renewables…for a few hours

Official data from Germany’s Federal Network Agency has suggested that renewable energy provided more than 100 percent of the country’s power on Monday, 30th April. The symbolic step took place during May Day when renewable output, bolstered by a bright

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Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world’s first decarbonised society

Costa Rica’s new president has announced a plan to ban fossil fuels and become the first fully decarbonised country in the world. Carlos Alvarado, a 38-year-old former journalist, made the announcement to a crowd of thousands during his inauguration on

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Oil Change Int’l responds to Canada’s deal to purchase Kinder Morgan assets

Canada’s government announced that it will pay $4.5 billion to Kinder Morgan to buy both the 65-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline and the controversial Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The government also announced that it will assume liability for construction costs of

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New York will invest $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects

New York will be investing nearly $1.5 billion into a variety of renewable energy projects over the next five years. State governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement alongside former vice president Al Gore. 26 large-scale projects will help get New

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Financing Africa’s green energy revolution

Africa relies on traditional biomass and waste fuels for almost half of its primary energy supply. An estimated 600 million people still lack access to electricity, and household air pollution resulting from the combustion of wood, dung, and charcoal leads

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