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Six-fold increase in renewable energy adoption required

Increasing the speed of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six – critical to meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement – can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, according to the latest edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) long-term

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When Will Renewables Become The Dominant Source Of Energy?

As the amount of renewable energy in global electricity networks continues to surge, a new question arises – when will renewables become the dominant source of energy? A new report, the Lloyd’s Register 2018 Technology Radar, examines this issue and also looks at which technologies are likely to have the biggest impact

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Solutions that reduce energy requirements, health damage and climate damage

Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. New research by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aalborg University

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World Energy System Not On Track to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

Stronger Policy Signals Needed, Says IEA Renewable energy technology must be considerably ramped up in order to meet long-term climate change targets and governments need to support large-scale deployment with the necessary policies, the International Energy Agency said in a report published on Tuesday. Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, countries have

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Mike Bloomberg Sends Statement to the United Nations Following Unprecedented Outpouring of Support for Paris Agreement

Launches “America’s Pledge” to quantify contribution of U.S. cities, states and businesses to Paris goals Today, Mike Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, submitted an unprecedented statement of unity from hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors, state attorneys general, CEOs and others to achieve and eventually

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Climate action ‘a necessity and an opportunity,’ says UN chief, urging world to rally behind Paris accord

30 May 2017 – Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all. “The effects of climate change are dangerous

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Smart Cities – IEC

Towards Sustainable, Smart Communities Frans Vreeswijk, General Secretary and CEO, IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) While we are familiar with the notion of Smart Cities and Smart Communities and the myriad of ways in which today’s communities are applying intelligent technology, including collecting, sharing and using data, it is a timely moment to

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Sustainable Transport – Bombardier

Innovation that Moves the World Olivier Marcil, Vice President, External Relations, Bombardier Inc. With the rising impact of climate change, the need for eco-efficient solutions has never been stronger. In the transportation sector especially, creating innovative and sustainable mobility solutions has become a business and societal imperative – customers expect it and

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