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Apple to go 100% solar in Singapore

Apple Computer, the world’s largest technology company, will begin using solar power to run all of its facilities in Singapore from next year, in line with its target to use only renewable energy at its properties worldwide. The United States-based

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In one paragraph, investment managers demonstrate the futility of Gop climate denial

BlackRock is the world’s largest investment firm, with some $4.5 trillion in assets under management. Needless to say, those trillions make BlackRock highly motivated to accurately assess the forces and trends at work in global markets; it doesn’t have the

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World’s first renewable energy pension fund launched in the UK

The world’s first pension fund investing solely in renewable energy was launched last week in London. The announcement came from Abundance, the ethical peer-to-peer investment platform. Uk residents will be able to choose where to put their money, selecting among

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Bill Gates calls fossil fuel divestment a ‘false solution’

Bill Gates has branded fossil fuel divestment “a false solution” and accused environmentalists of making misleading claims about the price of solar power. In an interview with US magazine the Atlantic, the founder of Microsoft and the Gates foundation criticised

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Nine massive US Companies pledge to go 100% renewable

Nine more giant corporations, including Nike and Walmart, pledged to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. The announcement, made in September during Climate Week, is intended to show international governments that there is broad-based business support for going off fossil

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Sweden to become one of world’s first fossil fuel-free nation

Sweden is setting out to prove that the world doesn’t need fossil fuels. In a recent announcement, the Swedish government said it will invest 4.5 billion kronor, or US$546 million, in their 2016 budget “to meet the challenges of climate

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5 things you should know about becoming “fossil free” with your money

If you are wondering whether your stock market investments are financing fossil fuels, maybe the time has come to understand why many organisations are disinvesting from this sector and why “fossil free” indexes are springing up. The latest example comes

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Coal investment is the most urgent climate threat

Secretary-general of the Oecd, Angel Gurría, last July says wealthy countries should help poorer nations that cannot afford to replace coal with low-carbon alternatives. The future of coal has come under scrutiny from a perhaps unlikely source – the head

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What is fossil fuel divestment and why does it matter?

Climate change can be tackled using a very simple idea – divestment. It means taking your money away from companies involved in extracting fossil fuels. Here, Guardian journalist and US author Bill McKibben explains where the idea came from; why

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For oil producers cash is king, and that’s why they just can’t stop drilling

Investors sent a surprising message to U.S. shale producers as crude fell almost 20 percent in August: keep calm and drill on. While most oil stocks have fallen sharply last month, the least affected by the slump share one thing

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