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China coal demand to peak by 2020 – Standard & Poor

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 43 min ago
Source: RTCC - Study suggests US and China coal curbs could make future investments in sector risky
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Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 43 min ago
Source: NY Times - The wind is so relentless that a week can go by before it is calm enough for a crane operator to install the 30-ton blades atop the 260-foot towers at the Panhandle 2 wind farm here. It’s worth the wait; a single turbine at the farm can produce 40 percent more energy than an average one.
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U.S. scientists urge 'national vision' to curb coastal risks in report

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 43 min ago
Source: Reuters - A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf coasts from storms and climate change in a National Research Council report released Wednesday.
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Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 43 min ago
Source: AP - Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.
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Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counter Climate Change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 43 min ago
Source: IPS - The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests.
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A village in India now runs entirely on its own solar power grid

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 43 min ago
Source: The Week - A few months ago, Greenpeace and two other NGOs that work in the area (BASIX and CEED) started building a solar power micro-grid to serve the village, and after a few months of testing, the autonomous 100 kilowatt system officially went online this past weekend.
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Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 43 min ago
Source: AFP - A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said Wednesday.
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Loss and damage: UN receives new climate compensation plans

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 44 min ago
Source: RTCC - Over the next two years, countries will draw up a framework that will shape the responses of the poorest countries to climate-caused catastrophes.
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EU Commission agrees 30 percent energy savings goal for 2030: sources

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 44 min ago
Source: Reuters - The European Commission agreed on Wednesday to put forward a target to improve energy efficiency by 30 percent as part of a package of climate and energy policy for 2030, EU sources said.
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EU Confirms Approval of Germany's New Renewable Energy Law

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 44 min ago
Source: Wall Street Journal - European Union antitrust authorities confirmed Wednesday their approval of Germany's new renewable energy law, which aims to help the country shift away from nuclear- and fossil fuel-generated power.
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MPs demand action to end 'throwaway society'

Business Green - 5 hours 58 min ago

Environmental Audit Committee report slams government over 'lack of leadership' and calls for bold new policies to usher in circular economy


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Solar revenues set to double worldwide by 2020, analysts say

Business Green - 10 hours 6 min ago

Frost & Sullivan predicts revenues will hit $137bn by the end of the decade as long as governments implement stable policies


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UK outlines latest nuclear waste storage plans

Business Green - 11 hours 49 min ago

Government to begin two year search for a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility


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Europe stuck with coal unless UK takes action, campaigners warn

Business Green - 12 hours 24 min ago

Sandbag Report calls on legislators in Brussels and Westminster to change tack as coal emissions continue to rise


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Solar and wind power to compete for £50m under new subsidy regime

Business Green - 12 hours 56 min ago

Government confirms £205m annual budget for Contracts for Difference auctions


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Drax biomass plans bolstered as new calculator highlights emissions-saving potential

Business Green - 13 hours 37 min ago

Government-backed report concludes that sustainable biomass can cut carbon emissions, but fears remain that some projects could lead to higher emissions


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Voters want more renewables to tackle energy insecurity

Business Green - 13 hours 43 min ago

Poll for RenewableUK finds almost half of respondents say investing in green energy is a 'top priority’ irrespective of voting intention


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Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

Business Green - 15 hours 58 min ago

Food giant promises investment in 200MW US wind farm is set to be the first of many large scale renewables projects


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Online retailers accused of failing to explain energy performance of products

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:05pm

Major new survey reveals how internet shoppers could be missing key energy efficiency information when buying white goods


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How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:05pm

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species


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