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Talk is cheap: how G20 governments are financing climate disaster

The best available science shows an urgent need to keep global temperature increases below 1.5°C to avoid severe disruptions to people and ecosystems. Recent analysis shows that burning the reserves in already operating oil and gas fields alone, even if

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Saving lives and money: the potential of solar to replace coal

By swapping solar photovoltaics for coal, the US could prevent 51,999 premature deaths a year, potentially making as much as $2.5 million for each life saved. In a new study published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, a team from

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Renewables will kill coal faster than you think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy

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Solar to attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear combined this year

A new report by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan projects that in 2017 solar PV will attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear power combined. The report, titled the Global Power Industry Outlook 2017, examines power market trends, including

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Philippine islands can save $200 million with renewables

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report outlining how small islands in the Philippines can effectively replace outdated, diesel-fuel electricity-generation systems with solar- and wind-powered grids. The report — “Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines – The

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Oman signs pact for 1,000 megawatt solar power project

Falling oil prices, international obligations to cut emissions and a global shift towards renewable energy technologies seems to have pushed even the oil producing countries to invest heavily in clean energy sources. A Chinese company recently signed an agreement with

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We need to stop fossil fuels

The science is settled. No new pipelines, no new permits, no new exploration, no more excuses. We call on world leaders to end all new fossil fuel development and immediately begin to support the managed decline of the fossil fuel

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Hundreds urge Sunshine State to ban fracking, support solar

Hundreds of Floridians gathered to urge elected officials to pass a fracking ban, commit to increasing renewable energy sources and protect our waterways. “Banning fracking in Florida is one of the best things we can do to protect our treasured

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Big Australian banks invest $7bn more in fossil fuels than renewables

Australia’s big four banks invested three times as much in global fossil fuels as they did in clean energy in 2016, despite pledging to help Australia transition to a low carbon economy. The banks provided a combined $10bn to projects

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Ireland became world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

Ireland has voted to be the world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels. The Irish Parliament passed the historic legislation in a 90 to 53 vote in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments from

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