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16/9/2014
We're baking the world; on track to raise global temperatures by more than 7°F by burning fuels, raising livestock, bulldozing forests, and allowing cities to sprawl as they grow. Pulling the planet out of the costly slow-cooker of old-fashioned ...   
16/9/2014
In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions - that tackling it would necessarily be costly. But a new report casts doubt on that idea, declaring that the necessary fixes could wind ...   
16/9/2014
The global economy is undergoing a remarkable transformation which is altering our ability to deal with climate change. The growth of emerging economies, rapid urbanisation and new technological advances are making possible a new path of ...   
14/9/2014
The New York state elections just concluded, and the national midterms are still weeks away, but there is a campaign office in downtown Manhattan that has just gone into overdrive. Volunteers there are hard at work on another deadline: Sept. ...   
14/9/2014
Living amongst 15 massive wind turbines might not be everyone's idea of paradise, but West Australian Mid West farmer Bruce Garratt believes he is investing in the future. Eight years ago, he agreed to accommodate the turbines as part of ...   
14/9/2014
Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles ...   
11/9/2014
The huge number of countries and businesses interested in pricing carbon will become clear at the UN’s forthcoming climate summit, according to a senior World Bank official. Rachel Kyte, the bank’s special envoy for climate change, said ...   
10/9/2014
Climate scepticism is still rife among the Tory parliamentary party, according to a new poll of MPs. More than twice as many Conservative MPs as Labour MPs who responded to the poll cast doubt on scientists having “conclusively proved” ...   
5/9/2014
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19. There's little doubt ...   
4/9/2014
For all Angela Merkel's headline-grabbing "green revolution", Germany's image as a world leader on environmental policies is in danger of falling under the shadow of the smoke stack and a cloud of exhaust fumes. Increasing dependence on ...   
25/8/2014
If you’re driving through the South and you see a denuded field filled with stubby new plantings where lush forest once stood, the blame might lie with an unlikely culprit: the European Union and its well-intentioned clean energy ...   
25/8/2014
Our global environment has many problems. If the high volume of carbon emission is one, the low level of intellectual engagement with some of the major environmental challenges is surely another. There are, of course, many engaging and ...   
21/8/2014
Jin Peisheng, a drilling rig foreman, knows the challenges of trying to extract natural gas from a coal seam under the cornfields here in north-central China. Cracks in the subterranean coal are flooded with water that needs to be pumped ...   
16/8/2014
In stark contrast to their party's public stance on Capitol Hill, many Republicans privately acknowledge the scientific consensus that human activity is at least partially responsible for climate change and recognize the need to address the ...   
3/8/2014
Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems-- a familiar mantra among politicians keen to give equal attention to fossil fuels and renewables such as wind and solar. Yet ...   
1/8/2014
A loophole in the government’s energy policy that could have seen billpayers funding billions of pounds of subsidy for old coal plants will be closed, officials have told the Guardian. The move is a victory for analysts and campaigners ...   
1/8/2014
Shifting taxes onto fossil fuels and away from income or capital could provide huge benefits for countries while protecting the environment at the same time, according to a new study from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The ...   
24/7/2014
A ceiling of £200m a year will be placed on subsidies to some of the major forms of renewable energy from this autumn, affecting the funding of large-scale low-carbon installations from wind and solar farms to biomass-burning power ...   
21/7/2014
In a recent article on The Conversation, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins wrote that Australia’s targets to increase renewable energy will make electricity more expensive, thanks to problems with consistency and ...   
18/7/2014
Australia's carbon tax, one of the world's landmark attempts to stop climate change, is officially no more. The country's government says the move will save money, but in reality the costs will be high. Instead of decreasing its ...   
16/7/2014
Australia’s Senate voted to scrap the nation’s price on carbon, fulfilling a key election pledge by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and leaving the nation without an approved mechanism to tackle emissions. The repeal bill was passed 39 votes ...   
11/7/2014
In all the discussion about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new climate change rule and power plants, there has not been much thought given to the poll numbers. Since policymakers are presumably in office to represent the public, ...   
9/7/2014
Oil Change International released a comprehensive report today on fossil fuel exploration and production subsidies in the U.S.--Cashing in on All of the Above: U.S. Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Under Obama--which demonstrates that at a time ...   
3/7/2014
Much of the hundreds of billions of dollars worth of renewable energy investment that is needed to prevent the worst effects of climate change could come from the substantial subsidies given to fossil fuels, a new report has found. In a ...   
2/7/2014
Coal power generation in China will peak in 2024 as the country shifts to renewables, analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance predict. As China considers an emissions cap and amid rising concern over smog in its large cities, the ...   

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