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94,000 new solar jobs in Europe by 2021

After years of uncertainty, a new EY report confirms that the European solar industry is back on track. The report shows that with the right policies for solar in Europe, we could see exponential growth in terms of jobs and

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Newcastle: world’s biggest coal export port announces shift away from coal

Newcastle, the world’s largest coal export port, must “urgently” diversify its traffic, the port’s incoming chairman has said, warning that the “long-term outlook for coal is a threat to the port”. The move has been received as a significant sign

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Devastating climate change could lead to 1m migrants a year entering EU by 2100

Climate change will drive a huge increase in the number of migrants seeking asylum in Europe if current trends continue, according to a new study. The number of migrants attempting to settle in Europe each year will triple by the

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9.8 million people now have renewable energy jobs

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at Irena’s 13th Council meeting,

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Fears grow that climate conflicts could lead to war

Among the 21st-century threats posed by climate change – rising seas, melting permafrost and superstorms – European leaders are warning of a last-century risk they know all too well: war. Focusing too narrowly on the environmental consequences of global warming

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This startup combines solar, lighting, WiFi, energy storage, and EV charging into a single unit

Would the transition to renewables happen faster if the installations looked better, and were more integrated into the public space, rather than relegated to a roof or back lot? Perhaps we’d see more smart renewable infrastructure installations if some of

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Creating the post-coal economy in Appalachia

In the heart of Appalachia, in places like West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, life has long been built around coal, figuratively and literally. In the early 20th century, coal companies founded towns in the rugged and steep interiors of West

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Which countries are causing global warming and which are most vulnerable to the effects

The effects of climate change are pretty hard to miss no matter where you live, but some countries are going to feel the brunt of the impact more than others. The following infographic was created by George Washington University‘s grad

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The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official expert group who presented the recommendation to the International Geological Congress in Cape Town

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Overshoot Day 2016: the responsibility of our generation

by Fabio Feldmann Since the 1950’s, humanity has reached unprecedented consumption patterns, providing undeniable material progress. It is hard to imagine that at the time of our parents and grandparents, cities coexisted with trams and trains and cars were relatively

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