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Ten ways to accelerate progress against climate change

Climate scientists told us that the United States is already experiencing severe and costly impacts of a changing climate. In a separate United Nations report released in October, scientists reported that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would require

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Oil pipeline spills 8.000 barrels of crude in peruvian Amazon

Approximately 8,000 barrels (336,000 gallons) of crude oil spilled from a severed pipeline into the Peruvian Amazon, according to state-owned oil company Petroperu. In a press release, Petroperu said its Norperuano pipeline was cut by members of the Mayuriaga indigenous

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Renewables surpassed fossil fuels capacity in Germany last year

In their annual monitoring report, Germany’s Federal Network Agency and the Federal Cartel Office have analyzed the figures for 2017. At the end of last year, renewables accounted for around 112.5 GW of operational capacity, while conventional sources totalled 105.1

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UK renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a milestone that experts said would have been unthinkable a few years ago. In the past five years, the amount of

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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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