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Ocean warming now off the charts

Ocean warming now off the charts

The oceans — where over 90% of global warming heat ends up — have literally warmed up off the charts.

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Obama, Modi prepare for action on clean energy and climate

Obama, Modi prepare for action on clean energy and climate

All eyes are on India this week, as President Obama is set to make an unprecedented second trip to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.

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How Pope Francis could tip the balance against fossil fuels

How Pope Francis could tip the balance against fossil fuels

6 years ago, Pope Benedict XVI installed more than 1,000 solar panels on the Vatican’s audience hall, helping him earn him the sobriquet of the “Green Pope”. Pope Francis may just go one step further. He could tip the balance against fossil fuels, as the world’s wealthiest institution takes on the world’s most powerful industry.

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Why oil price crash is good news for climate, and clean energy

Why oil price crash is good news for climate, and clean energy

The collapse in global oil prices is good for the climate, and clean energy. Big Oil has put Arctic drilling on hold because it no longer makes economic sense. That will allow extend the world’s carbon budget, and result in capital flowing to renewables.

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New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

Vattenfall’s CEO Magnus Hall likens the selling of its lignite operations in Germany to E.On’s recent decision to dump centralised fossil fuel generation.

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Shell “values” relationship with climate-denying ALEC at COP20

Shell “values” relationship with climate-denying ALEC at COP20

Shell’s top climate advisor told an audience at the COP20 Lima, that the company enjoys its relationship with ALEC.

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A blueprint for an effective international climate agreement

A blueprint for an effective international climate agreement

It’s clear that the new agreement must be different from the litany of past compacts, protocols, accords and decisions—but how?

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Making climate change policies fit their own domain

Making climate change policies fit their own domain

There is a widely held narrative for climate policy that runs something like this.  The costs of damage due to greenhouse gas emissions are not reflected in economic decisions.  This needs to be corrected by imposing a price on carbon, using the power of markets to incentivise efficient emissions reduction across diverse sources.  Carbon pricing needs to […]

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What would success look like at COP 20 in Lima?

What would success look like at COP 20 in Lima?

Here are five things that need to happen at the Lima negotiations for them to be considered a success.

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Australia’s coal and gas exports are being left stranded

Australia’s coal and gas exports are being left stranded

It is completely unrealistic to expect that Australia will be able to grow its share of fossil fuel production whilst other countries reduce their share in a world with strict limits on carbon emissions.