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100% Renewable energy must be the key feature of future climate discussions – starting in Bonn

By Dr Stephan Singer Climate negotiators will have to give substance to important elements of the new global deal on climate change if they want to deliver on their promise to try to keep warming under 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. A meeting next week in Bonn, Germany is the first opportunity for governments to […]

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Renewable energy: solution to energy poverty, climate change and ecosystem impacts

By Gaurav Dahal and Gabriella Roscher Clean, affordable and reliable energy access is one of the most important requisites for decent livelihoods, next to water and food. Unfortunately, our current energy system excludes a major portion of world’s population from this fundamental right. Ecosystem health is closely linked to social systems, as people directly and […]

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Coal

Do we need CCS to keep using coal? Part 1

An essay in three parts by Dr Stephan Singer. Part 2 is here. Part 1: The plight of coal Coal powered plants are the largest individual source of climate pollution. They’re globally responsible for almost 40 per cent of electricity generation, but they also generate more than 70 per cent of CO2 emission in that […]

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WWF launches web-calculator to analyze benefits of investing in renewable energy

By Lars Erik Mangset and Stefano Esposito What will be the associated climate benefits if $100 billion were invested directly into renewable energy infrastructure? WWF has just published a report and a web-calculator that enables everyone to find out how much renewable energy capacity can be installed given a certain amount of money, as well […]

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No coal

Will a global climate agreement be the deathblow for the ailing coal industry?

By Jan Vandermosten A quote from Goldman Sachs perfectly summarizes the structural decline in which the global coal market finds itself today: ‘just as a worker celebrating their 65th anniversary can settle into a more sedate lifestyle while they look back on past achievements, we argue that thermal coal has reached its retirement age’. Our […]

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Solar, the “sleeping lion” in Africa

By Manisha Gulati and Louise Scholtz With the vast majority of its population still energy poor, Africa is uniquely placed to leapfrog fossil fuel dependence and exploit its abundant natural resources in the form of sunlight, hydropower and wind. A REN21 status report on the SADC region, released at the recent South African International Renewable […]

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