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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

Total US greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2% in 2013.

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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BP's extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP’s extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP Energy Outlook calls into question role BP and other international fossil fuel companies are playing in adapting to a carbon-constrained future.

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Actions, not words, should earn divestment advocates' praise

Actions, not words, should earn divestment advocates’ praise

The issue of universities divesting assets that pose climate risks can be a contentious one – even, it seems, among those of us who agree that it is an important goal.

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Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Switching to alternative energy sources, such as renewables, and using more electric cars could double Australia’s energy productivity.

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The video sensation that could tip balance against coal in China

The video sensation that could tip balance against coal in China

Under the Dome, a documentary on pollution in China that has been viewed by more than 200 million people, could turn the tables against fossil fuels in the world’s biggest polluter. Merrill Lynch says the video could have as big an impact Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. Bad news for coal and oil; good news for solar, wind.

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Global Carbon markets pave way for clean energy investment

Global Carbon markets pave way for clean energy investment

Following more than two centuries of fossil-fueled industrialization, an incipient era of carbon-pollution pricing is paying dividends to the climate.

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The year the climate 'dam of denial' breaks – ready for the flood?

The year the climate ‘dam of denial’ breaks – ready for the flood?

Could 2015 be the year the ‘dam of denial’ blocking climate action breaks? If it is, it won’t be due to politics, but to the market waking up to the economic threat posed by climate change and the economic opportunity in the inevitable decline of fossil fuels.

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Musicians sign on to amplify fossil fuel divestment!

Musicians sign on to amplify fossil fuel divestment!

The evidence stacks up that investing in coal is not just an environmental disaster but also a fundamentally myopic investment decision.

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US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

Clean energy is growing again in the U.S. as investments in renewables increased in 2014 after a two-year decline.

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Keystone XL pipeline would emit 1 billion extra tons of GHGs

Keystone XL pipeline would emit 1 billion extra tons of GHGs

If built, the Keystone XL pipeline would send about 800,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands oil per day to refineries in Texas.