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7 charts that show why UN climate talks keep breaking down

By the end of 2015, representatives from around the world hope to hammer out an agreement with “legal force” that commits all nations to reductions in heat-trapping greenhouse gases. The main obstacle here is that there are still deep, deep

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For nuclear’s cost, U.K. could have six times the wind capacity

Britain could have six times the power-generation capacity for the same money by investing in wind turbines instead of the 24.5 billion-pound ($37.9 billion) Hinkley Point nuclear reactor. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a London-based researcher that

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Who will be the AirBnB of energy?

In the 30 years since I was born, a number of technologies have transformed our lives. The Granddaddy revolution of them all was the Internet. This changed everything. It brought us Google, Facebook, eBay, Wikipedia, YouTube and AirBnB, among others

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The sun always seems to shine on nuclear

A glaring anomaly of British energy policy will be on display this week: the government will loudly trumpet a nuclear deal with China, and then will come a no-fanfare end to a controversial solar subsidy consultation. President Xi Jinping will

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Lcoe for renewables decreases, fossil fuels see increase

The generating cost comparison between renewable energies and fossil fuels is narrowing, with 2015 recording a “significant shift,” says Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Bnef). Overall, levelised costs of electricity (Lcoes) for renewable energies are decreasing, while those for fossil fuels

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Open letter to world leaders

Around the world, people from all walks of life are standing together to demand a strong climate agreement in Paris and a healthy future for the planet. When the world speaks with one voice, our leaders have to listen. So

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Nine massive US Companies pledge to go 100% renewable

Nine more giant corporations, including Nike and Walmart, pledged to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. The announcement, made in September during Climate Week, is intended to show international governments that there is broad-based business support for going off fossil

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Sweden to become one of world’s first fossil fuel-free nation

Sweden is setting out to prove that the world doesn’t need fossil fuels. In a recent announcement, the Swedish government said it will invest 4.5 billion kronor, or US$546 million, in their 2016 budget “to meet the challenges of climate

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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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It’s getting hotter

Saving the planet is now a matter of a few clicks – at least on a small scale. On September 22nd the UN’s Climate Change Secretariat launched Climate Neutral Now, a website that estimates an individual’s carbon footprint based on

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