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Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash ‘could pay for green transition’

By Anne workforce / August 13, 2019

Redirecting small portion of subsidies would unleash clean energy revolution, says report Switching just some of the huge subsidies supporting fossil fuels to renewables would unleash a runaway clean energy revolution, according to a new report, significantly cutting the carbon emissions that are driving the climate crisis. Coal, oil and gas get more than $370bn […]

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Travellers’ tales: readers’ favourite holiday memories

By Anne workforce / August 12, 2019

Our tipsters’ memorable moments include falling in love in Venice, drinking schnapps for breakfast in Slovenia – and a disappearing cow in India I hopped on to a pink rowing boat in the village of Tam Cốc in Vietnam, for a peaceful boat ride just after sunrise. I admired the breathtaking views of the bright-green […]

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UK risks losing out to Europe in home battery boom, report warns

By Anne workforce / August 12, 2019

Controversial tax hike could leave country lagging behind as continent powers ahead The UK risks being left behind in Europe’s home battery boom because of a controversial tax hike on solar-battery systems, according to a report. The energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has predicted that Europe’s home battery capacity could climb fivefold in the next five […]

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