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Banking on Sunshine: World Added Far More Solar Than Fossil Fuel Power Generating Capacity in 2017

  Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017. The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net additions of any other technology – renewable, fossil fuel or nuclear. Solar power also attracted far more investment, at $160.8 billion, up

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Africa Strives to Turn Climate Threat into Sustainable Development Opportunities

UN Climate Change News – Climate change is a grave threat to Africa and any development gains the continent has made, but ambitious action and investment in response could hold tremendous opportunities. This is the message heard at the High-level session of Africa Climate Week in Nairobi, Kenya, where African policymakers, climate

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New Zealand Bans New Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

New Zealand will no longer offer new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday "The whole world is going in this direction," Ardern said. "We all signed up to the Paris agreement that said we're moving towards carbon-neutrality, and now we need to act on it." The ban only affects future

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IRENA, IGA and World Bank Team Up to Streamline Geothermal Energy Development

New country-level resource data gathering and classification effort to streamline geothermal investments and facilitate more projects around the world   Countries can expect a more robust and reliable set of procedures when screening a potential site for setting up geothermal energy projects, thanks to new geothermal resource data gathering and classification efforts

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Canada and the United Kingdom team up with Bloomberg Philanthropies to support global efforts to phase out coal power

NEW YORK, NY, April 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Phasing out traditional coal power is essential for Canadians and people around the world to enjoy clean air, healthy communities, a safe climate, and cleaner economic growth. Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the UK's Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire

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Cement industry urged to reduce ‘invisible’ global emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions from cement production must be reduced sharply if the world is to meet the climate change goals set out in the Paris agreement, a new report has suggested. Making cement and concrete, which is the most consumed product in the world after water, entails substantial emissions of carbon dioxide, from the

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