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EU to be carbon-neutral by 2050

The European Commission has announced a new long-term strategy for the EU to be carbon-neutral by 2050. The European Commission notes the importance of partnership in achieving this target. The long-term strategy aims to create a vision for stakeholders, researchers,

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Migrants building £2.6bn windfarm paid fraction of minimum wage

Workers hired to build the flagship £2.6bn Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland have included migrants without proper immigration documents paid a fraction of the UK minimum wage, the Guardian can reveal. Offshore windfarming is one of the UK’s biggest growth

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UK renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a milestone that experts said would have been unthinkable a few years ago. In the past five years, the amount of

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Scottish Power switches to 100% wind power

Scottish Power has become the first integrated energy company in the UK to make the shift from coal and gas generation to wind power. This announcement follows the completion of the sale of its traditional generation business to Drax for

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With green mosques and schools, Amman pushes for zero emissions

Poking above the bright pink bougainvillea that spills into the street, the lone minaret of the Ta’la Al-Ali mosque towers over the Khalda neighbourhood of Amman. Aside from its colourful stain-glassed windows and ornate calligraphy, this mosque stands out for

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India installed 1 MW of solar every hour in the first half of 2018

India has crossed 25 GW in terms of total installed solar capacity, inching its way closer to the 2022 target of 100 GW. In the first half of 2018, about 5 GW of solar capacity was installed across the country

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Can we rely on wind and solar energy?

Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like natural gas, nuclear energy, and even coal for our energy needs and environmental obligations? Alex Epstein

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Fighting climate change won’t destroy the economy

During an interview with the Associated Press, President Trump was asked about climate change. He responded with a digression about the intensity of hurricanes but fell back on a familiar talking point about the economy, saying that “what I’m not

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World Energy Outlook 2018 examines future patterns of global energy system at a time of increasing uncertainties

Major transformations are underway for the global energy sector, from growing electrification to the expansion of renewables, upheavals in oil production and globalization of natural gas markets. Across all regions and fuels, policy choices made by governments will determine the

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Solar PV will lead renewables electricity generation by 2050

The use of renewables will increasingly dominate global electricity production over the next decades, and solar photovoltaic (PV) will help meet almost half of the demand, delivering 40% of electricity generation. This is one of the main conclusions of DNV

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