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Category: Climate

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Perry’s claims about reliability of renewables immediately debunked by regulator

Perry’s claims about reliability of renewables immediately debunked by regulator

US energy secretary says “baseload” coal is critical to functioning of the grid. Energy regulator says that is “absolutely not” the case.

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The Swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025

The Swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025

On the roof of a waste incinerator outside Zurich, the Swiss firm Climeworks has built world’s first commercial plant to suck CO2 directly from the air.

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Australia ignores risks, shirks moral responsibility on climate

Australia ignores risks, shirks moral responsibility on climate

Climate risks are either not understood or wilfully ignored at leadership level in Australia, a profound failure of imagination, and far worse than that which triggered the GFC in 2008.

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It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

In a sign of just how hot things are getting, American Airlines cancelled 50 flights out of Phoenix because the planes can’t operate above 118°F.

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Oil majors risk trillions in stranded projects in 2⁰C world

Oil majors risk trillions in stranded projects in 2⁰C world

New report finds that $2.3 trillion worth of projects are inconsistent with goals and objectives of limiting global warming to 2⁰C.

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Business, investors still ignoring 1.5°C climate target

Business, investors still ignoring 1.5°C climate target

Many in financial and corporates sectors remain unaware of importance of 1.5°C target, or can’t gauge its relevance and apply it to business and investment.

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How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

It’s not the difference in coal technology that matters most in reducing emissions, but regulation.

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Investing trillions in electricity’s sunny future

Investing trillions in electricity’s sunny future

NNEF has just published its fourth annual New Energy Outlook with electricity’s future looking sunny — and windy, too — to the tune of trillions of dollars of new investment.

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South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

South Korea move marks first major new international commitment away from coal since Trump pulled out of Paris climate agreement.

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Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Australians are used to seeing politics switch to vaudeville when it comes to climate policy. This year we’ve been treated to a new farce.

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New Asian lender should unlock clean billions, and not for coal

New Asian lender should unlock clean billions, and not for coal

Scarce public finance should invest in generation assets of the future, not relics of the past at risk of being stranded.