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Have you heard of ecological footprint and earth overshoot day?

Our Ecological Footprint is how much we demand from nature. Currently, humanity is using the equivalent of 1.6 planets. Every year, Global Footprint Network calculates Earth Overshoot Day. It marks the date when humanity’s demand on nature exceeds what the

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Wind, solar cheer as coal vows battle on Obama’s Energy Plan

The wind and solar industries cheered while coal companies vowed to kill President Barack Obama’s new limits on climate-change pollution as details of the historic regulations emerged. The rules include tougher limits on planet-warming carbon emissions and more incentives for

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Renewables industry dismayed at ‘handbrake turn’ on policy

Renewable energy companies have reacted with dismay to what it described as the Government’s “handbrake turn” on support for the industry. The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled a series of sweeping measures including: – an end

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President Obama announces the final version of America’s Clean Power Plan to combat climate change

In a White House video released Sunday, Obama emphasized that scientific data shows that climate change is real and it already poses a threat to human and environmental health. “Climate change is not a problem for another generation,” Obama said.

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President Obama: “It’s time for America and the world to act on climate change”

President Barack Obama declared Sunday that his administration is poised to unroll greater-than-expected cuts to greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants, in what he called “the biggest, most important steps we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.” However, as

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European Commission proposes ‘new deal’ for energy consumers

The package is an important step towards implementing the Energy Union strategy with a forward looking climate change policy, launched as one of the political priorities of the Juncker Commission in February 2015. These proposals give prominence to the “energy

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2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record

In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several markers – such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels, and greenhouse gases – setting new records. These key

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The Right Price on Emissions

An executive order from President Barack Obama requires that the Environmental Protection Agency analyze the costs and benefits of its regulations. But how exactly can it measure the economic benefits of the coming restrictions on greenhouse gases? For both policy

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Record growth for independent renewables in Great Britain

More than £400m – over £1.1m a day – was invested in independent renewable energy generation projects by businesses, farmers, landowners and communities last year in Great Britain. The continued strong growth being seen in generation outside the big power

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What’s really warming the world?

Skeptics of manmade climate change offer various natural causes to explain why the Earth has warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. But can these account for the planet’s rising temperature? Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has tried to calculate the

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