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Does climate action make economic sense?

The economic and social benefits of climate action are enormous. This new video explains why we should invest in fighting climate change and shift our economy onto a sustainable, climate-compatible path. We are facing a major challenge. If it is

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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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Shell helps turn Gravity into light to increase energy access in Kenya

Shell is continuing to highlight how global collaboration is important in the development of more and cleaner energy solutions by bringing to life another smart idea. The company is working with an innovative energy start-up GravityLight to help provide residents

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Every University wants to be seen to be ‘acting green’, but how many are sincerely willing to put in the work?

As the global climate justice movement continues to grow and grow with an increasingly exciting energy, it manifests at its loudest, most colourful, creative, and radical on university campuses across the UK and the world. With a fresh wave of

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The immense opportunities to achieve a net-zero emissions global economy

“Investing into investment” for sustainable infrastructures is the most urgent priority for the financial, political and climate sectors – said Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, in a Climate

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Offshore wind could replace Hinkley in UK at same cost

Britain could scrap the 18 billion-pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point and get the same amount of electricity from offshore wind turbines for roughly the same investment. That’s the assessment of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Bnef) following

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Brexit: renewables to be hit by cut in EU bank funds

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has warned that funding for UK renewables may be cut as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU which put the bank in an ‘unprecedented’ situation. The latest warning – which suggests

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The status of renewable energy policies, technologies and investment trends across the world

Access to the latest data and statistics in the renewables sector is crucial to the decision making processes of policy makers and investors. With this in mind, REN21 has created the Renewables Interactive Map, to facilitate the accessibility of renewable

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Rockefeller family charity to withdraw all investments in fossil fuel companies

A charitable fund of the Rockefeller family – who are sitting on a multibillion-dollar oil fortune – has said it will withdraw all its investments from fossil fuel companies. The Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), a charity set up in 1967

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Is Saudi Arabia moving from oil to renewable energy?

Oil minister Ali Al-Nami recently announced at a Berlin conference that Riiyadh is focusing more on renewable energy sources such as solar in preparation of a post-oil global economy. However, the minister estimated that the world will rely on fossil

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