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Facebook boots up a 100% renewable energy data centre in Ireland

Facebook has announced plans to build a €200m green data centre in Ireland, which will be powered with 100 per cent renewable energy and use chilly Irish air to cool its operations. The data centre, which will be based in

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Clean energy investment

Renewables just finished another record-breaking year, with more money invested ($329 billion) and more capacity added (121 gigawatts) than ever before, according to new data released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Oil, coal and natural

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Solar and wind just did the unthinkable in 2015

The sun and the wind continue to defy gravity. Renewables just finished another record-breaking year, with more money invested ($329 billion) and more capacity added (121 gigawatts) than ever before, according to new data released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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A trillion dollars to be invested in solar: The Terrawatt initiative launched at Cop21

On November 30th in Paris, upon the opening ceremony of Cop21, more than 50 governments rallied around Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, President François Hollande of France, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Gérard Mestrallet, chairman and Ceo

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Rockefeller Fund: ‘The oil age is coming to an end’

Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, explains to DW how it makes perfect sense that a fund which got rich on oil is now divesting from fossil fuels. With its announcement to pull out of oil and coal, the

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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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