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Climate Model funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation shows how we can solve the Global Climate Crisis

Two-year scientific collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, German Aerospace Center and University of Melbourne produces unique regional pathways to stay below a 1.5°C temperature rise by transitioning to 100% renewable energy and implementing natural climate solutions. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report warned in October 2018, the planet must … Continue reading Climate Model funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation shows how we can solve the Global Climate Crisis

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Highlights from Katowice: wind energy the dominant power generation technology for net-zero emissions

The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently ongoing in Katowice, Poland.   This COP is taking place under the Polish Presidency and focusing on three macro areas: technological development, the transition of coal regions, and the objective of climate neutrality. This week, WindEurope spoke … Continue reading Highlights from Katowice: wind energy the dominant power generation technology for net-zero emissions

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Global companies call for a minimum carbon price

To complement the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), a group of companies propose the introduction of a European or regional carbon price floor in the power sector and minimum carbon pricing for transport and buildings. Predictable and consistent carbon price signals are widely considered the most cost-effective way to stimulate climate friendly decision-making by … Continue reading Global companies call for a minimum carbon price

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Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, has presented in the plenary session a report that shows that the concentrated solar power allows to reduce the need for fossil fuel backup.   The XXIV edition of SolarPACES was held in Casablanca (Morocco), with the participation of more than 550 attendees from 41 different countries. The chairman of … Continue reading Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

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100% Renewable Energy a must for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees

United under the umbrella of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign, cities, NGOs, Renewable Energy Industry Associations and academics from across the world highlight that implementing the Paris Agreement means phasing out fossil fuels and investing in a 100% Renewable Energy infrastructure immediately. At a High-Level Event in Marrakesh, leaders from this global 100% RE … Continue reading 100% Renewable Energy a must for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees

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Obama Gets More Than 80 Leading US Companies to Agree to Act on Climate Change

President Barak Obama announced that 81 of the U.S.’s leading companies have signed onto the American Business Act on Climate pledge. The companies from Alcoa to GE, GM, International Paper, McDonald’s, Xerox and a host of other companies from a wide range of industries agreed to reduce emissions, increase low-carbon investments, use more clean energy … Continue reading Obama Gets More Than 80 Leading US Companies to Agree to Act on Climate Change

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Beyond the Climate Refugee: Migration as Adaptation

Between 2008 and 2013, some 140 million people were displaced by weather-related disasters; meanwhile, gradual displacements, such as those caused by droughts or sea-level rise, affected the lives of countless others. These “climate refugees” have become the human face of global warming, their very movement seen as a threat to global security. State of the … Continue reading Beyond the Climate Refugee: Migration as Adaptation

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Solar energy and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan

Solar power  and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon emissions by forcing utilities to use renewable sources to produce electricity, the industry said on Monday.   With its 2030 deadline, Obama’s Clean Power Plan offers a degree of stability … Continue reading Solar energy and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama’s plan

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Obama set to unveil tougher climate change plan: demands that power plants use more renewable energy like wind power and solar energy

In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants and ultimately transform America’s electricity industry.   The rules are the final, tougher versions of proposed … Continue reading Obama set to unveil tougher climate change plan: demands that power plants use more renewable energy like wind power and solar energy

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott under fire for order to stop wind power and solar energy i

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under fire from the opposition and investors after ordering the government’s A$10 billion (US$7.45 billion) Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to stop investing in wind and energy solar power.   Abbott, who has described wind farms as “visually awful” and made no secret of his desire to axe … Continue reading Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott under fire for order to stop wind power and solar energy i

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Aviation in international climate protection protocols

Aviation and the impact it can have on the climate can be integrated into international climate protection protocols. This would enable significant reductions in climate-related emissions and associated impact, with a modest effect on the demand for air transport. These are the findings of a recent study conducted by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum … Continue reading Aviation in international climate protection protocols

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Barack Obama: “Climate Change Can No Longer Be Denied or Ignored”

President Obama’s weekly remarks Hi everybody. Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home. And today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have all fallen in the … Continue reading Barack Obama: “Climate Change Can No Longer Be Denied or Ignored”

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US power sector emissions poised to fall to two-decade low

This should prove to be a watershed year for the “de-carbonization” of the US power sector, with record volumes of coal-fired capacity to be shuttered, renewables capacity to be built, and natural gas to be consumed. The result, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF): CO2 emissions from the power sector should drop … Continue reading US power sector emissions poised to fall to two-decade low

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Obama orders gov’t to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct.

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by the federal government by 40 percent over the next decade, a move made as part of his administration’s efforts to fight climate change. The executive order also set a target for 30 percent of the electricity consumed by the … Continue reading Obama orders gov’t to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct.

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World CO2 emissions stall in 2014, Rising use of renewable energy, particularly in China, helped keep emissions in check

Global energy emissions stayed stable last year even though the economy grew, according to data released Friday that could boost chances for a landmark climate accord later this year. The rising use of renewable energy, particularly in China, played a role in keeping emissions from the energy sector to 32.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide … Continue reading World CO2 emissions stall in 2014, Rising use of renewable energy, particularly in China, helped keep emissions in check

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The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880

The year 2014 was officially the hottest year since records began, federal scientists announced on Friday, part of a long-term warming trend driven by the burning of fossil fuels. Ten of the warmest years ever have occurred since 1997. Global ocean and land temperatures, which have been calculated since 1880, measured 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit above … Continue reading The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880

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Deal reached at UN climate change talks in Peru

The U.N. weather agency said last week that 2014 could become the hottest year on record.   More than 30 hours behind schedule, delegates from more than 190 countries agreed on what information should go into the pledges that countries submit for the expected Paris pact. They argued all day Saturday over the wording of … Continue reading Deal reached at UN climate change talks in Peru

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Price up carbon and make solid pledges on renewables in early 2015, says wind energy industry

Governments must put a price on carbon emissions and make pledges early next year to move away from fossil fuels and increase the share of renewable energy into the global power mix, according to a signed statement from wind industry players. Wind energy associations, including those from emerging markets such as Brazil, China, South Africa, … Continue reading Price up carbon and make solid pledges on renewables in early 2015, says wind energy industry

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Global CO2 emissions rise at lower rates

Global emissions have reached a new peak, but recent developments indicate a new readiness for action on climate protection. This is the message of the 10th edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI); a ranking of the climate protection performance of the 58 highest emitters worldwide published by Germanwatch and CAN Europe at the … Continue reading Global CO2 emissions rise at lower rates

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Towards the climate conference PARIS – mapping the way towards 100% renewable energies

The COP20 Presidency has branded the related WBA/WWEA Side Event of 5 December as “Lima Climate Action Highlight” and will showcase a summary during the COP20 High-level Session on 11 December.    Regions, cities and communities leading the transformation towards 100 % renewables Regions, cities and communities demonstrate that the transformation to a 100% renewable fuelled … Continue reading Towards the climate conference PARIS – mapping the way towards 100% renewable energies

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