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World Energy Outlook 2018 examines future patterns of global energy system at a time of increasing uncertainties

Major transformations are underway for the global energy sector, from growing electrification to the expansion of renewables, upheavals in oil production and globalization of natural gas markets. Across all regions and fuels, policy choices made by governments will determine the

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Rich countries pushing ‘dirty energy’ in Africa, report claims

Wealthy governments have been accused of promoting fossil fuel development in Africa at the expense of clean energy. Analysis showed 60% of public aid for energy projects was spent on fossil fuels, compared with just 18% on renewables. Oil Change

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Hard-earned reforms to fossil fuel subsidies are coming under threat

Worldwide fossil fuel consumption subsidies almost halved between 2012 and 2016, from a high point in 2012 of more than half a trillion dollars. But the estimate crept higher again in 2017, according to new data from World Energy Outlook

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Shocking IPCC report reveals the reality of climate change if a 1.5 degree target is not achieved

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have published a new shocking report which outlines the likely impact of global warming and the devastating consequences if radical, immediate action is not taken by governments and the international community. The

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The giant coal plant converting to green energy

On the train to visit one of the last places in Britain that burns coal for electricity, I pass three solar farms soaking up sunshine. I also pass a coal plant called Eggborough that has all but ceased operations. No

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Mexico’s President-elect promises to ban fracking

Mexico’s president-elect has promised to ban fracking across the country. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is due to enter office in December, said he would call an end to the controversial oil and gas extraction method beginning to take place

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Indigenous Australians take fight against giant coal mine to the United Nations

For tens of thousands of years, the Wangan and Jagalingou people have lived in the flat arid lands of central Queensland, Australia. But now they are fighting for their very existence. Earlier this month, they took their fight to the

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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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G7 countries still heavily subsidising the fossil fuel industry

A new report has highlighted how member states of the G7 are failing to cut subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. Released ahead of the group’s annual meeting, to be held this week in Canada, it highlights the failure to

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BP’s global data for 2017 shows record highs for coal and renewables

Renewable energy grew by the largest amount ever last year, while coal-fired electricity also reached a record high, according to new global data from oil giant BP. However, set against continued rapid rises in energy demand fuelled by oil and

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