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16/3/2015
The UN organisation in charge of global climate change negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets. It said it was lending its “moral authority” to the divestment campaign because it ...   
15/3/2015
The UN organisation in charge of global climate change negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets. It said it was lending its “moral authority” to the divestment campaign because it ...   
13/3/2015
If there's one thing most governments and even political parties appear to agree on it's a desire for more infrastructure, i.e. more roads, dams, bridges, power plants, airports and seaports, sewers, pipelines, and telecommunication systems. At ...   
11/3/2015
21 months and counting What is development? To many conventional economists it has been China, though not without irony. Its export-led development model and advantage in all economic sectors created its superpower status, and left it ...   
9/3/2015
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 ...   
2/3/2015
China's love affair with coal has come to an abrupt end, with figures released last week showing that consumption fell in 2014 for the first time in 14 years. A combination of slowing industrial growth and a drive by the government in ...   
27/2/2015
The Bank of England has acknowledged that climate change could have an impact on the financial markets in a research agenda. The paper also notes that the move to a low-carbon economy could leave fossil fuel assets ‘stranded’. The ...   
14/2/2015
Today’s announcement from the United Kingdom that the British Prime Minister -- with agreement from other major parties -- has agreed to phase out all ‘unabated coal fired generation’ is further evidence that developed countries are increasingly ...   
14/2/2015
Since the 1970s, the renewable energy sector has usually trembled each time oil goes through the "bust" phase of the commodity cycle. When crude was dear, users became interested in wind, solar and hydro. But when oil became ...   
12/2/2015
Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh.Here are seven reasons why humanity’s transition to ...   
10/2/2015
Nothing is more important to farmers like me than the weather. It affects the growth and quality of our crops and livestock, and has a major impact on global food supply. The world's weather is being messed up by global warming, mainly ...   
7/2/2015
THIS Changes Everything is an accessible, powerful, and timely contribution to the public discourse on climate change that deserves a wide readership, particularly amongst a younger reading audience (teachers and professors: take note). In her ...   
3/2/2015
In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian think tank. In the paper, he put forward a theory about a potentially globe-altering climate-change ...   
2/2/2015
The oceans have long taunted those who thirst. Records dating to A.D. 200 show that sailors boiled seawater and used sponges to absorb fresh water from the steam. Today, desalination is more sophisticated: multistage flash distillation, ...   
30/1/2015
Over the course of last year the electricity generated from solar installations across the UK almost doubled, figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change show. The official data finds that at the end of 2014 solar generated ...   
29/1/2015
RWE Innogy and Siemens are on the brink of switching on the final turbines at the giant Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm off the North Wales coast, after a setback last month caused by stormy weather.A spokeswoman for RWE told BusinessGreen ...   
26/1/2015
Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Naogaon, were stunned one night last summer when the darkness was suddenly illuminated by electric lights coming from a village home. Why the surprise? The ...   
26/1/2015
At a news conference wrapping up President Obama's visit in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was asked whether he felt pressure from his guest to make a big pledge about tackling climate change, as China did a few months ago. "India ...   
25/1/2015
US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to team up and combat climate change by cooperating to reduce air pollution in Indian cities and ramping up finance and technology for India's ambitious Rs 6 lakh crore ...   
24/1/2015
At the UN General Assembly in New York last September, I had the honour of sitting down with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss our shared interests, including policies that encourage sustainable economic development and the role that cities ...   
14/1/2015
The first equity index-linked World Bank Green Bond available to retail investors just closed, and it was a big hit, raising more than US$91 million to support environmental solutions, the bank has announced. The World Bank Green Growth ...   
9/1/2015
The plan agreed at the United Nations talks in Lima, Peru is a key first step toward a global climate change agreement due to be finalised this year. It would be none too soon. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned again ...   
8/1/2015
In his renowned 1998 study of power and rationality, the Danish social scientist Bent Flyvbjerg concluded: “Power determines what counts as knowledge ... while it ignores or suppresses that knowledge which does not serve it.” Tony Abbott ...   
6/1/2015
Laos is one of the ten South-East Asian nations preparing to form a single market at the end of 2015. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community (AEC) is intended to boost regional growth by creating a common market that will ...   
15/12/2014
The United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru -- the world’s most recent attempt to reach an agreement on how to deal with climate change -- limped to a late close in the small hours of Sunday morning after narrowly avoiding ...   

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