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1.5 Degrees of Paris Climate Agreement

The international treaty to address climate change, known as the Paris Agreement, will enter into force this year with the news that the EU has joined the US, China, India and dozens of other countries in ratifying.  This is sooner than anyone imagined when the deal was struck last December and gives the world hope […]

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Sustainable energy access: from policy to the people

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. In several poor energy-importing countries, the high costs of fossil fuels now eat up more than 10% of […]

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China’s solar ambition: how the country is pushing for fossil-free

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) recently released its annual plan of solar installation for 2015, encouragingly aiming for 17.8 GW. If it reaches its goal, it would be able to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 2.9 million US households – all through clean, renewable energy. This ambitious move is also not easy […]

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Was 2014 the year CO2 emissions peaked?

Somehow, somewhere, have climate politics worked? That was the question raised by a recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which said that harmful CO2 emissions from the energy sector in 2014 had “stalled” (i.e. remained at the same level as 2013), largely because of the halt in emissions growth thanks to changing patterns […]

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Let Latin America’s clean energy revolution begin!

The Latin American and Caribbean has one of the richest sources of natural renewable energy in the world. It boasts enormous potential for non-conventional renewable energy. In fact, it is estimated that if the region exploited just a tiny fraction of its non-hydro renewable capability, it could meet the energy demands of the region’s growing […]

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Climate change: 4 ways the world has changed

Climate change has changed how the world works. It is also starting to change the choices of investors. For the first time, a clear financial perspective on moving investments in the face of climate change has been released. Last week, Bloomberg New Energy Finance released a new white paper in the context of climate change, […]

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