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Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades

By Anne workforce / November 25, 2019

‘Investment blitz’ to be funded by wealthy and includes tax on energy firms to tackle climate crisis Latest election news – live updates Jeremy Corbyn has launched the most radical Labour manifesto in decades, promising an “investment blitz” that would leave no corner of the UK untouched and welcoming the hostility of billionaires, big business […]

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Pollutionwatch: Africa increases its reliance on fossil fuels

By Anne workforce / November 8, 2019

Continent is embarking on a huge expansion of power stations, most of which will burn coal Last week the UN secretary general, António Guterres, called for an end to new coal-fired power plants. Many European countries including the UK and Germany are decreasing their dependence on coal, but this is not the case everywhere. Across […]

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Labour unveils plans for carbon-neutral energy system by 2030s

By Anne workforce / October 24, 2019

Strategy includes 30 recommendations including insulation upgrades for every home in UK Labour will unveil plans to create a carbon-neutral energy system by the 2030s including insulation upgrades for every home in the UK and enough new solar panels to cover 22,000 football pitches. The party will set out its fast-track climate strategy on Thursday […]

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Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years – report

By Anne workforce / October 22, 2019

Energy agency says solar power will drive faster than forecast growth in renewables Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next five years, powered by a resurgence in solar energy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out […]

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Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think

By Anne workforce / October 16, 2019

Pace of progress raises hope that fossil fuel companies could lose their domination Eight ideas for reining in the fossil fuel industry The world’s rising reliance on fossil fuels may come to an end decades earlier than the most polluting companies predict, offering early signs of hope in the global battle to tackle the climate […]

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Inside Copenhagen’s race to be the first carbon-neutral city

By Anne workforce / October 12, 2019

Green growth and ‘hedonistic sustainability’ have helped keep the public on board as the Danish capital seeks to reach its goal by 2025 – and so far it’s all going according to plan “We call it hedonistic sustainability,” says Jacob Simonsen of the decision to put an artificial ski slope on the roof of the […]

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Carbon taxes have to rise sharply to avoid climate crisis, says IMF

By Anne workforce / October 11, 2019

Fund says governments could use money to help vulnerable people or invest in green energy Avoiding dangerous global heating will require governments around the world to impose stringent taxes on fossil-fuel usage that will mean a 43% jump in household energy bills over the next decade, the International Monetary Fund has said. The Washington-based Fund […]

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Google signs up to $2bn wind and solar investment

By Anne workforce / September 21, 2019

Tech giant’s push for greener energy prompts biggest renewable energy deal in corporate history Google’s chief executive has revealed plans for the biggest renewable energy deal in corporate history. Sundar Pichai said the clean energy deal will include 18 separate agreements to supply Google with electricity from wind and solar projects across the world. Continue […]

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Scientists set out how to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

By Anne workforce / September 19, 2019

Strong civil society movements are needed to ramp up pace of change, says study Greenhouse gas emissions could be halved in the next decade if a small number of current technologies and behavioural trends are ramped up and adopted more widely, researchers have found, saying strong civil society movements are needed to drive such change. […]

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