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19/8/2014
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 ...   
8/7/2014
The World Bank plans to invest $775 million in clean-energy projects across India, even as it expects that the new government's plan to give fiscal and policy support to the sector will galvanise further investment in renewable ...   
19/6/2014
The FY2015 State Foreign Operations spending bill that emerged from the House on Tuesday demonstrates a clear misunderstanding of the role of international institutions in promoting U.S. interests and reflects the inconsistent priorities and ...   
31/3/2014
THE Green Investment Bank yesterday unveiled its biggest pay-out since its launch with the £461 million backing for two offshore wind projects. The investments represent a vote of confidence in a sector that has suffered a few setbacks ...   
31/3/2014
The UK green investment bank (GIB) has made two of its biggest investments to date, ploughing over £460m into two of the country's largest offshore wind projects. The government-backed bank confirmed this morning that it is to take ...   
10/3/2014
The world'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 ...   
15/1/2014
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 ...   
14/1/2014
The $1.1 trillion catch-all spending bill negotiated by Congressional leaders and published on Monday night shaves away at several of the Obama administration's climate priorities, propping up fossil fuels at the expense of clean energy ...   
10/12/2013
The Obama administration faces the first test of its pledge to oppose funding for overseas coal projects today when the Asian Development Bank (ADB) board decides on $900 million for a coal plant in Pakistan. Environmentalists have put ...   
4/12/2013
Last week Agence France Presse reported on the case of a Pacific islander who had sought refugee status in New Zealand by arguing that his homeland, the island-nation Kiribati, is known to be sinking. His case received media attention. But the ...   
22/11/2013
Power generation is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. Choosing the right options for less-polluting energy sources in the future is a vital question - in which energy-starved Africa has a keen ...   
19/11/2013
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 ...   
19/11/2013
Africa faces climate adaptation costs in the range of $7 billion to $15 billion per year by 2020, and that figure could rise to around $350 billion annually by 2070 if global warming exceeds 2 degrees Celsius, a U.N. report said on ...   
13/9/2013
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 ...   
3/9/2013
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 ...   
13/8/2013
The World Bank has approved US$340 million for the long-planned Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, which will generate power for residents of Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania. While local officials eagerly anticipate the power scheduled to ...   
6/8/2013
The world’s richest nations, moving to combat global warming, are cutting government support for new coal-burning power plants in developing countries, dealing a blow to the world’s dominant source of electricity.First it was President ...   
5/8/2013
The world’s richest nations, moving to combat global warming, are cutting government support for new coal-burning power plants in developing countries, dealing a blow to the world’s dominant source of electricity. First it was President ...   
29/7/2013
When President Barack Obama announced the country’s first national climate strategy, many people wondered what it would mean across the nation. Yet, the strategy may carry even more significant implications overseas. The plan restricts U.S. ...   
24/7/2013
Green groups have cautiously welcomed a decision by the world's largest public financial institution to phase out funding for certain coal power plants, after its directors agreed to stop lending to projects that emit the highest levels of carbon ...   
18/7/2013
After releasing the report Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience last month, the World Bank called for bold action from countries worldwide to adopt strict regulations and aggressive targets to cut ...   
18/7/2013
There`s a new ally in the fight against the dirtiest of fossil fuels. The World Bank`s board of directors approved a strategy shift this week that will move the lending body formally away from its longstanding support of coal-fired power ...   
18/7/2013
The Worldwatch Institute is assisting the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in developing a Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) to provide a more strategic approach to implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency ...   
18/7/2013
The World Bank board says it will no longer fund coal-fired power stations in poor countries, agreeing to a new energy strategy which will limit the financing of coal generation except in rare circumstances.The World Bank has slowly been ...   
16/7/2013
The big, bad dams of past decades are back in style. In the 1950s and '60s, huge hydropower projects such as the Kariba, Akosombo and Inga dams were supposed to modernise poor African countries almost overnight. It didn't work out this ...   

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