Coal & renewable energy – striking a balance

In Paris, France, last week, 80 of the world’s top economists called for an end to the development of coal, oil, and gas energy in order to avoid the ravages of global warming. They issued a statement in advance of the One Planet Summit which opened in Paris yesterday, with 100 countries represented and more than 50 heads of state attending.

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THE BIG PICTURE: Global CCS

In a November report, The Global CCS Institute said carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the only technology able to decarbonize the industrial sector. To reach the Paris Agreement’s target to keep global atmospheric temperature increases to below 2 degrees Celsius, 2,500 CCS facilities will need to be operational by 2040, with 14% of cumulative […]

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Rescinding Clean Power Plan a Positive Step Toward Free Market for Electricity

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in early October announced it would rescind yet another signature Obama administration policy: the electricity regulation known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP). As with

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Rescinding Clean Power Plan a Positive Step Toward Free Market for Electricity

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in early October announced it would rescind yet another signature Obama administration policy: the electricity regulation known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP). As with

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Resilience from disasters top agenda of PH environment forum in Ilocos

In a bid to improve the country’s resilience from disasters, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) will hold an international forum to share ideas on how to combat effects of climate change in the urban areas. The DENR and ERDB will host the Urban […]

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COP 23: ‘Island’ climate summit goes soft on ‘loss and damage’

The UN-led climate conference comes to a close today in Bonn, Germany, as negotiations on contentious issues such as ‘loss and damage’ reach a weak conclusion, despite vulnerable country Fiji hosting the talks.

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Environmental champion Kehkashan Basu brings hope

  Kehkashan Basu is the founder and president of youth sustainability organization Green Hope, as well as a recipient of the Turner Social Change Prize from the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, the youth ambassador of the World Future Council and a former global co-ordinator for children and youth for the United Nations Environment […]

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Global 2% rise in CO2 ‘giant leap backwards for humankind’

The carbon dioxide emissions that drive global warming, flat since 2014, are set to rise two percent this year, dashing hopes they had peaked, scientists reported at UN climate talks Monday.

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