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Planetary boundaries

By 2015, we reached or crossed the boundary between safe operating levels and dangerous conditions in five planetary trends: biodiversità, phosphorus cicle, nitrogen cycle, climate change and land use.   Source: New climate for peace Date: April 2016 Watch the

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Climate change is a great challenge to development

Climate change poses an enormous challenge to development.  By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, extend housing and services to 2 billion new urban residents, and provide universal access to affordable energy, and do so while

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The carbon cycle

Carbon is the backbone of life on Earth. We are made of carbon, we eat carbon, and our civilizations – our economies, our homes, our means of transport – are built on carbon. We need carbon, but that need is

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Cleaner air for all

Every year, more than 400.000 people in the EU die prematurely due to the consequences of air pollution: this is more than 10 times the toll of road traffic accidents. Another 6.5 million people fall sick as air pollution causes

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Global investment in renewable energy reached record levels in 2015

More surprisingly, perhaps, a new report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows that the $286bn poured into green energy was more than double the spending on coal- and gas-fired power. It also shows,

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The EU’s new heating and cooling strategy

The European Commission announced a Heating and Cooling Strategy aimed at reducing energy waste. Heating and cooling currently account for 50% of the EU’s annual energy consumption. This includes 59% of total gas consumption and 13% of total oil consumption

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How powerful are today’s solar panels?

In October, Elon Musk’s SolarCity debuted a new rooftop solar panel that is now the most efficient panel in the world. We wanted to find out just how much power it could generate when installed on an average American home,

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Renewable energy in Germany 2015

Against all resistance solar power in Germany was breaking records in 2015. With 36.8 billion kilowatt hours, photovoltaics actually generated 5.4% more solar energy than the year before. Sunny weather in April boosts solar power generation, providing a peak power

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What do you know about renewable energy?

Renewables are here! Do you think is possible a world working exclusively with clean energy? European Union believe so, and in this infographic you can see why.   Source: European Commission Date: March 2016 Watch the infographic  

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2015 renewable electricity totals more than half of 14.4 GW of new electricity capacity completed

According to Utility Dive, 2015 renewable electricity accounted for 61% of 2015 electricity capacity additions across the United States, while natural gas contributed 35% of the total. This is encouraging news for clean energy proponents addressing escalating challenges from climate

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