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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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COP24 outcomes do not reflect the urgency of the global climate threat

The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently concluded in Katowice, Poland. While scheduled to run from 2 to 14 December, negotiations finally extended to the evening of Saturday 15 December.   Over the course of the two weeks of the COP, several issues relevant to climate … Continue reading COP24 outcomes do not reflect the urgency of the global climate threat

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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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Member States agree on general approach on post-2020 ETS reform

Member States proposed to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve, a facility designed to take excess carbon permits out of the market from 2019 onwards. The rate at which it will take permits out of the market would be doubled. And permits stored in the reserve would be cancelled if a certain threshold is reached. The … Continue reading Member States agree on general approach on post-2020 ETS reform

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British wind energy cut carbon emissions by 36 million tonnes

enewable energy generated from wind farms in Britain has prevented the creation of around 36m tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the last six years, a new study from the University of Edinburgh has found. Engineers said that their methodology could be applied to create more accurate estimates of future emissions savings and readings for … Continue reading British wind energy cut carbon emissions by 36 million tonnes

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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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WindEurope CEO underscores need for strong governance on EU’s 2030 package

When diplomats arrived in Marrakech for the next round of UN climate talks, they knew the conference would get off to a good start. Only a few days before the opening ceremony of COP22, the Paris Agreement formally entered into force. It gave diplomats renewed impetus as they began critical discussions on how to implement … Continue reading WindEurope CEO underscores need for strong governance on EU’s 2030 package

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Renewable energy technologies ready to deliver on the Paris Agreement at all levels of deployment

The REN Alliance, a coalition of five renewable energy associations, joined forces at COP22 in Marrakech to demonstrate how renewable technologies working together can meet energy needs at island, rural, city, national and regional levels.   Among the most significant challenges facing society today is the impacts that global climate change can have on our … Continue reading Renewable energy technologies ready to deliver on the Paris Agreement at all levels of deployment

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World to markets: Invest now in climate solutions

Over the weekend global leaders agreed to change the course of our world by declaring the need to pivot to a clean, low-carbon future. Monday’s headlines struggled to convey the magnitude of their call to action: Washington Post: Countries just adopted a historic climate change accord Los Angeles Times: Nearly 200 nations join together to … Continue reading World to markets: Invest now in climate solutions

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Ambitious UN climate deal could be investment opportunity for European wind energy industry

China, India, Morocco, Brazil and Turkey are just a few of the countries that have made post-2020 national pledges on the deployment of wind energy in the coming years. In all 70 countries have identified wind as a key climate mitigation technology. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said: “The … Continue reading Ambitious UN climate deal could be investment opportunity for European wind energy industry

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COP21: global climate agreement marks historic step

The legally binding international climate agreement negotiated in Paris on 12 December offers a real glimmer of hope, though it will still not be enough to avert irreversible consequences from climate change. By recognising the importance of the world’s cities and regions, the agreement has, however, increased the prospects of a more effective and sustained … Continue reading COP21: global climate agreement marks historic step

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Final climate change draft unveiled in Paris

While some climate change activists and U.S. Republicans will likely find fault with the accord – either for failing to take sufficiently drastic action, or for overreacting to an uncertain threat – many of the estimated 40,000 officials and environmentalists who set up camp on the outskirts of Paris say they see it as a … Continue reading Final climate change draft unveiled in Paris

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The Role of Wind Power at COP 21

Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Venturini spoke at the European Wind Energy Association’s (EWEA) plenary assembly, one of the major International conferences on the energy market and the most important European wind energy fair with thousands of exhibitors from over 60 countries. The agenda included expectations for COP 21, the UN climate change summit to … Continue reading The Role of Wind Power at COP 21

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Climate pledges for COP21 slow energy sector emissions growth dramatically

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released on Wednesday a World Energy Outlook (WEO) special briefing that outlines the energy sector implications of national climate pledges submitted for the upcoming climate summit in Paris (COP21). The briefing finds that if all countries meet goals outlined in their submitted pledges, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), … Continue reading Climate pledges for COP21 slow energy sector emissions growth dramatically

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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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Increased use of renewable energy, solar energy and wind power, helps EU reduce GHG emission

The EU greenhouse gases (GHG) emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity, cooling/heating and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8 percent from 2009 to 2012, according to a new report of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC).   Nearly two thirds of the total savings came … Continue reading Increased use of renewable energy, solar energy and wind power, helps EU reduce GHG emission

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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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EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the deal between lawmakers to reform the Emissions Trading System before 2021. The EU-28 Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to introduce a market stability reserve in 2019 to tackle a glut of over 2 billion excess permits in the ETS. The surplus of allowances is currently … Continue reading EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

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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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