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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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G7 2018 SERIES – How Can Robotics Help Combat Climate Change?

“Because quite soon – before we’ve reached the end of this century, even – I think that what people call robots will have taken over.” Robots will rule the world? “Well, yes. They’ll be in charge.” In charge of us? “Yes, if we’re still here. Whether they’ll have taken over

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G7 2018 Series – How can Wave and Tidal Energy help combat Climate Change?

Wave and tidal energy harvesting has been around for a few decades. However, it has only been in recent years that it has started to become more realistic due to advance in research and technology. Wave and tidal-energy systems harness natural oceanic flows to generate electricity. A variety of companies, utilities,

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High Demand for Technology Transfer to Meet Paris Goals

2016 CTCN Progress Report launched. Developing country trends in climate technology transfer needs presented. In year 3 of its operations, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) reports that demand for technology transfer in support of achieving countries' national commitments is growing rapidly. Approximately 30% of all incoming

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Global business has begun transition to low-carbon world, but large numbers risk being left behind

New baseline-setting report for corporate climate action will track progress against Paris climate goals in future editions, and finds companies already gaining competitive advantage from reducing their emissions; Business is gearing up to go low-carbon with 85% of companies already having emissions reduction targets in place; But these targets are lacking long-term

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Cities Request Support for Transition to Low Carbon

Mayors of the world’s major cities have called for national governments and international financial institutions to help finance low-carbon and sustainable projects. These reforms are crucial for implementing the New Urban Agenda and meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The C40 Cities Call for Action on

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World needs $90tn infrastructure overhaul to avoid climate disaster, study finds

A gigantic overhaul of the world’s buildings, public transport and energy infrastructure costing trillions of dollars is required if dangerous climate change is to be avoided, according to a major new report. The study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which is co-chaired by prominent climate economist Lord

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