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28/5/2015
Oil companies have frozen dozens of projects in Canada’s tar sands, amid falling prices and a rising tide of protest against one of the world’s most polluting fossil fuels. Some 39 projects containing 13bn barrels of oil are currently ...   
21/5/2015
This week, the International Monetary Fund put out a big report claiming the world spends $5.3 trillion a year subsidizing energy, mainly fossil fuels.That's an eye-popping number. And it led to plenty of outraged headlines: Look at all ...   
19/5/2015
The world subsidises energy consumption to the tune of more than $200,000 per second, with about 60 per cent of that going to support coal, according to researchers at the International Monetary Fund. In a paper published by the IMF, the ...   
19/5/2015
China is by far the world`s biggest investor in clean energy technologies like solar and wind. Last year, its clean energy spending hit a record $83 billion, a 39 percent jump from the year before, and more than twice what is spent in the United ...   
19/5/2015
Around 1.6 million premature deaths would be prevented annually if the world's governments stopped subsidising fossil fuels, a study by four researchers from the International Monetary Fund found.The most relative gains could be made in ...   
19/5/2015
Governments around the world charge prices for energy that do not account for its harmful environmental, health and other side effects, amounting to a $5.3 trillion "post-tax" subsidy this year, the International Monetary Fund said in a report on ...   
19/5/2015
Subsidies for fossil fuels that cause climate change have soared since 2013, a new study from the International Monetary Fund has revealed. Oil, gas and coal costs will be subsidised to the tune of US$5.3 trillion a year in 2015. The ...   
15/5/2015
Unprecedented assembles evidence that carbon emissions from fossil fuels are pushing humankind to unprecedented crises. Weather events are becoming more severe. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, storms are more frequent. Ice caps and glaciers are ...   
14/5/2015
The European Commission removed calls to end subsides for fossil fuels in its yearly audit of 26 economies on Wednesday, raising questions over its commitment to addressing climate change.Last year, the EU’s executive arm told Italy to ...   
12/5/2015
On Monday, 188 researchers and scientists from across Iowa posed a pointed question to potential presidential candidates: what will you do about climate change? In the fifth annual Iowa Climate Statement, the diverse group of scientists ...   
8/5/2015
Can Germany signal the beginning of the end for coal investment in Europe? This question gained prominent media attention last week amid competing protests staged on opposite sides of the country. One, a human chain of 6,000 ...   
6/5/2015
The world’s power mix is shifting from emissions-heavy fossil fuels to cleaner sources like solar, wind, and hydropower. Among US renewables, solar is the fastest growing, according to the US Energy Information Agency, and along with wind it ...   
3/5/2015
The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling factories and inefficient buildings in the next five years that it will become impossible to hold global warming to safe levels, and the last chance of combating ...   
3/5/2015
Ten Western mountain towns feeling the effects of climate change are launching a campaign that targets the coal industry, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars a year from companies to help communities adapt. The "Mountain Pact" towns ...   
16/4/2015
The Abbott government found $4m for the climate contrarian Bjørn Lomborg to establish his “consensus centre” at an Australian university, even as it struggled to impose deep spending cuts on the higher education sector. A spokesman for ...   
13/4/2015
Jim Yong Kim said awareness of the impact of extreme weather events that have been linked to rising temperatures was more marked in developing nations than in rich western countries, and backed for the adoption of a five-point plan to deliver ...   
11/4/2015
On Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce her decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. While the crowded Republican field has led to questions of how to fit all serious candidates on a debate stage, ...   
11/4/2015
The UK's greenhouse gas emissions plunged by 8.4 percent last year, as household energy consumption slumped, the use of coal for electricity generation fell, and policies on climate change took effect, according to recently released government ...   
7/4/2015
It’s been 23 years since investor activists first tried to get the oil business to face up to the risks of climate change. Progress has been painfully slow and gains have been few. Now many campaigners have concluded that engagement is not ...   
26/3/2015
Debbie Dooley’s conservative credentials are impeccable. She was one of the founding members of the Tea Party movement and continues to sit on the board of the Tea Party Patriots. She also serves as chairperson of the Atlanta Tea ...   
15/3/2015
The agreement was to block the rise in global temperature before 2020, and start a process for gradually reverting the climate to safe levels, to be concluded before 2050. Well, in the last four years, we have already witnessed an ...   
14/3/2015
On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy's High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United States. Opened in 2008 as a replacement for an aging coal plant, the ...   
13/3/2015
Wind is poised to provide almost as much power in 2050 as coal-fired power plants provide today, according to an Obama administration analysis released Thursday. Only 4.5 percent of US power currently comes from wind. How is such rapid ...   
13/3/2015
India has joined the climate change challenge, US Secretary of State John Kerry today said as he praised Indian efforts to combat the growing menace. "During President Obama's trip to New Delhi earlier this year, the President affirmed ...   
13/3/2015
Solar power has been seeing dramatic growth in many countries across the world. In Latin America, however, the growth rates have been astounding. As my colleague Mike reported over at TreeHugger, Latin American solar grew 370 percent in 2014, and ...   

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