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WWF supports IEA conclusion: two thirds of fossil fuel reserves must be left underground

Gland, Switzerland – Two thirds of all proven fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if the world is serious about avoiding dangerous climate change, according to the International Energy Agency in its World Energy Outlook 2012 report released today. “The IEA’s conclusion reflects sound science. CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels are destabilizing […]

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solar power

Solar PV power in harmony with nature – new report says land requirements are insignificant

Abu Dhabi, UAE  –  A new report released on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit here today, shows that even if all electricity is to be generated through renewable energy (RE) sources, and with solar photovoltaics (PV) alone,  it would  take up only an insignificant amount of total land area, contrary to common […]

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coal power plants

International public finance institutions should follow World Bank example to limit funding for coal power plants

Gland, Switzerland – The World Bank’s decision, announced yesterday, to limit funding to coal power plants to “only rare circumstances” is a welcome step towards a sustainable energy future, and other finance institutions should immediately follow suit, says WWF. International public finance institutions, such as the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank, the European Bank […]

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climate change

Obama plan calls for renewable transition

Gland, Switzerland – Today, US President Barack Obama delivered a plan of action on climate change in a speech that called for citizens, business and local governments to move away from fossil fuels and invest in a renewable future. Samantha Smith, Leader of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative, says President Obama’s plan won’t reduce […]

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Paper manufacturer SOFIDEL reaches WWF Climate Savers target with 11% CO2 emissions reduction

WWF has applauded Italian paper manufacturer Sofidel, following the company’s announcement they cut their CO2 emissions by 11% meeting their five-year climate savers target. Sofidel is the only Italian company and the first worldwide in the tissue sector to sign up to WWF’s Climate Savers programme, which encourages companies to play a leading role in […]

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