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Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change

Pope Francis on Thursday called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, as his much-awaited papal encyclical blended a biting critique of consumerism and irresponsible development with a plea for

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IEA sets out pillars for success at COP21

A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, the International Energy Agency said on Monday in its new World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change. The

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The Story of Energy – Where Does Our Power Come From?

Energy is critical to our modern lives. But our increasing demand for it has created a range of political, social and environmental problems.

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Areva Plans to Cut Thousands of Jobs

Beleaguered French nuclear engineering firm Areva SA plans to reduce its global payroll by between 5,000 and 6,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting effort after years of losses. The largely government-owned company has opened talks with labor unions to find ways to

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IEA Report: Energy, climate change, environment

Policies that respond to climate change and other environmental issues will increasingly impact the development of the global energy sector. The transition to low-carbon economies will need to be carefully managed, as the provision of secure, affordable energy is critical

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Reports: Renewables, Energy Efficiency Can Help Avert Water Crisis

Dependency on fossil fuel-based energy will lead to a global water crisis by 2040 unless power generators increase efficiency and the use of renewables, according to two new reports by CNA Corporation, a nonprofit research and analysis organization. The research,

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The wonderful world of energy

Energy: the life force. Without it, we’d be inanimate nothings. We wouldn’t have cells that generate new tissue or minds that fire signals from neuron to neuron. We wouldn’t have sunlight to warm us or to feed our plants. We

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