BONN, Germany – United Nations (UN) human rights experts and civil society groups have raised concerns that a crucial meeting for implementing the Paris climate accord could be sabotaged by fossil fuels interests and restrictions on freedom of speech.
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Every so often it’s helpful — and by helpful I also mean traumatic, so buyer beware — to pull the lens back and take a look at the big picture on climate change and what’s necessary to avert its worst consequences.
In the journal Nature, journalist Jeff Tollefson recently offered that magisterial overview of coalEmissionsFossil Fuelsgashydronuclearoilparis agreementRenewablesTollefson Read More
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 #endcoalBloombergcanadacoalEmissionsPowering Past CoalU.K. Read More
Despite the Indian government’s determination to double or even triple domestic coal production, the power sector is now being hit by water scarcity — with a new report warning the crisis could get far, far worse.
Just a couple of weeks ago the operators of the 2100 megawatt (MW) coal-fired Farakka power coalGreenpeaceMaharashtrapower plantthermalwater Read More
Global energy demand rose by 2.1% in 2017, more than twice the previous year’s rate, boosted by strong global economic growth, with oil, gas and coal meeting most of the increase in demand for energy, and renewables seeing impressive gains.
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Oil, gas and thermal coal face varying challenges and degrees of risk in a climate-constrained future. This report looks at each of these fuels in turn with a focus on the upstream end of the value chain, comparing potential supply to a selection of different demand scenarios that result in climate riskcoalFossil FuelsgasIEAoilstranded assets Read More
Over the past decade, coal has been increasingly replaced by cheaper, cleaner energy sources. US coal power production has dropped by 44% (866 terawatt-hours [TWh]). It’s been replaced by natural gas (up 45%, or 400 TWh), renewables (up 260%, or 200 TWh), and increased efficiency (the US uses 9%, or 371 TWh bridge fuelcoaldrillingelectricityEmissionsGHGsnatural gasrenewable energy Read More
France will shut down all coal-fired power stations by 2021, President Emmanuel Macron said in an energetic speech to participants at Davos.
President Macron said he wanted to “make France a model in the fight against climate change,” as one of five pillars in his plans to reform the economy.
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Over the past few years, natural gas has become the primary fuel that America uses to generate electricity, displacing the long-time king of fossil fuels, coal. In 2019, more than a third of America's electrical supply will come from natural gas, with coal falling to a second-ranked 28 percent, the Energy Information Administration predicted this month, carboncoalfrackingmethanenasanatural gasShale Read More
3500 Companies with Turnover of €200 Billon Support Paris Goals
Europe’s leading energy companies have announced that they will build no new coal-fired power plants in the European Union after 2020, in support of the goals agreed by international community under the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.
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