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Will the world’s switch to renewable energy support conflict?

The growing use of solar panels, electric vehicles and wind turbines is a necessary part of tackling climate change. But poor and opaque management of the minerals needed for these green energy technologies – from the mine site to the

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Facebook will power itself with 100% renewable energy by 2020

In Huntsville, Alabama, a sprawling new data center under construction for Facebook will run on solar power from the local grid. In Luleå, Sweden, Facebook is expanding a data center that runs on hydroelectric power and uses frigid Arctic air

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People employed in renewables surpassing 10 million for the first time

The industry created more than 500 000 new jobs globally in 2017, with the total number of people employed in renewables (including large hydropower) surpassing 10 million for the first time. Renewable Energy and Jobs, presents the status of employment,

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Trump’s first major trade fight with China could be over solar panels

With President Trump vowing to get tougher on trade, troubled American makers of everything from steel tubing and aluminum foil to washing machines have lined up to ask Washington for protection from foreign rivals. But Mr. Trump’s first big international

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Emissions change starts at the top

Some of the largest companies in America are also those leading the charge toward a more sustainable future. The infographic from Fortune’s Nicolas Rapp uses data to visualize the CO2 emissions saved by 56 of the Fortune top 100 firms.

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Twenty companies pledge to phase out coal

Twenty companies including Unilever and the Virgin Group announced that they will phase out usage of coal in order to combat climate change. The companies announced their decision at the One Planet Summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in

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Amnesty seeks criminal inquiry into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria

Amnesty International is calling for a criminal investigation into the oil giant Shell regarding allegations it was complicit in human rights abuses carried out by the Nigerian military. A review of thousands of internal company documents and witness statements points

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At least 40% of the world’s power will come from renewable sources by 2040

The explosive growth of renewable energy has shaken up the energy industry over the last decade. As the costs of solar and wind continue to fall and bottlenecks like storage capacity are diminished, the International Energy Agency predicts that renewable

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Lego smashes 100% renewable energy goal

One of the world’s most beloved toymakers, the Lego Group, announced that it had reached its 100% renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule thanks to the completion and operationalization of the 258 megawatt Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind

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Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farm

A Kentucky coal company announced that it is planning to build a solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop removal coal mine and that the project would bring both jobs and energy to the area. Kentucky coal company announces plans to

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