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wide, two-thirds of coal-fired power plants proposed since 2010 have stalled or been cancelled, says a new report from the Sierra Club and Coalswarm. However, those cancellations haven`t been enough to significantly reduce carbon emissions ...
Boris Johnson has been told by the London assembly to pull City Hall’s £4.8bn pension fund out of coal, oil and gas investments, after assembly members voted on Wednesday on a motion in support of the fossil fuel
In the third piece in the Guardian’s major series on climate change, Bill McKibben describes how relentless climate movements have shifted the advantage towards fossil fuel
resistance for the first time in 25 years. But he argues triumph is not ...
Divestment is the opposite of investment – it is the removal of stocks, bonds or funds from certain sectors or companies. The global movement for fossil fuel
divestment (sometimes also called disinvestment) is asking institutions to move their ...
Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuel
s would have put the renewable-energy industry on bank
ruptcy watch. Today: Meh.Here are seven reasons why humanity’s transition to ...
Nissan Leaf owner Will Price of Eugene doesn't need the network of government-provided electric vehicle charging stations that were installed for motorists like him.
Price drives 14 miles to and from work, which is easily within his ...
A major threat to fossil fuel
companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to center stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany’s biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank
of England.A growing minority of investors ...
Developing countries may need as much as $250-500 billion (203-406 billion euros) per year by mid-century to deal with the fallout from climate change, a UN report warned Friday.
The projected amount was as much as five times higher than ...
The most crucial battles in the fight against climate change are unfolding now in Lima, Peru. That's where negotiators from around the world
are hashing out issues of fairness and finance to sketch out an effective climate treaty that would push ...
Much of the discussion during next month's international climate negotiations in Lima, Peru will revolve around halting tropical forest loss to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But Ecosystem Marketplace's latest report on the ...
The World Bank
will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its President Jim Yong Kim.Talking ahead of ...
President Jim Yong Kim said this weekend that the organization’s investment focus will be on clean energy and that it will back coal-fired and other fossil fuel
projects only when there is “extreme need.” Flying in the face of a ...
The World Bank
will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim.
Talking ahead ...
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
Rachel Kyte, the bank
’s special envoy for climate change, said ...
Australia is frightening developers away from renewable energy even before the government decides whether to overhaul targets for the industry’s growth.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to take advice on renewable energy targets ...
's financial markets could be creating a "carbon bubble" by over valuing the fossil fuel
assets of large companies say MPs.
Much of this coal and oil may have to be left in the ground to combat climate change, according to the ...
Environmentalists and some lawmakers are decrying a surprise move by conservative members of Congress to roll back landmark "clean energy" policies guiding U.S. investments in overseas power projects.Two federal agencies have new ...
A draft text for a global climate change treaty set to be agreed in 2015 will be presented to governments as early as November this year, according to the UN official in charge of negotiations.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of ...
It’s the closing weeks of 2013 and The Boston Globe, the recently acquired real estate of proud Red Sox owner John W. Henry, still publishes climate denial on its Opinion page. This puts Mr. Henry in fine company, so to speak, as shown in an ...
A new report in the journal Climatic Change details the sources of funding
for climate change deniers. The study is the first peer-reviewed analysis of the funding
organizations behind the climate change counter-movement.
The UN's new Green Climate Fund (GCF)opened its headquarters in South Korea on Wednesday, facing the key challenge of funding
its mission to support low carbon projects around the world
The GCF was essentially created as a mechanism for ...
Yesterday, at the International Coal and Climate Summit-just a couple miles from the ongoing UN Climate Summit-Christiana Figueres delivered a speech unlike anything ever heard at a coal industry meeting before. Figueres, the Executive Director ...
A debate is heating up here over the extent to which U.S. government-facilitated private-sector development investments should be required to take into account how those ventures impact on climate change.
The discussions focus on a small ...
The World Bank
’s leading official for the Asia-Pacific region has highlighted the Bank
’s support for action on climate change, insurance and disaster risk management, as Pacific leaders meet this week in the Marshall Islands.Axel van ...
The development of oil and gas fields in the Arctic is unlikely to prove compatible with global efforts to tackle climate change, according to the latest major report to raise concerns over the formation of a 'carbon bubble'.
The study, ...