A new study by an interdisciplinary group of scientists and economists has led to calls for more severe emissions cuts, and a tighter carbon budget.
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A push to get Norway’s $720bn sovereign wealth fund to invest in renewable energy could have far-reaching effects on the global energy market.
The oil and gas industry, largely in the south-central U.S., may be emitting nearly five times the methane that scientists previously estimated.
Delegates in Warsaw marvel at Australia’s opportunities in solar, wind and other renewables. They don’t understand why it is stuck in the fossil fuel age.
Coal may still hold the crown when it comes to global electricity generation – but renewables will account for more than one third of global capacity by 2030.
Oxford University study finds fossil fuel divestment campaign poses significant risk to coal, oil, and natural gas firms.
As Australia prepares to axe its carbon tax, a new report from the OECD says carbon markets may be far more effective at reducing emissions.
AGL Energy says that 9,000MW of fossil fuel baseload capacity needs to be removed from Australia’s electricity market, because too much has been built and the economics are being undermined by rooftop solar and other factors. The question is how this is done. AGL also accuses rival utilities of shaping their arguments against renewables to protect their own investments.
HSBC says the world is rapidly depleting its carbon budget, approaching ‘Peak Planet’ and must achieve a peak in emissions by 2020, leaving much of its fossil fuels in the ground. Impossible? HSBC says not, and is encouraged by growing public awareness, favourable economic drivers and falling technology costs for renewables.
Doctors’ group says governments’ persistent refusal to apply ‘full cost accounting’ to energy choices poses risk to human health – and the economy.
The IEA last year said if the world wanted to meet climate targets, it would have to leave two thirds of its fossil fuels in the ground. So what does unburnable carbon mean for oil and gas giants? HSBC crunches the numbers and says up to 60 per cent of the value of fossil fuel companies could be at risk.
The anti-science operatives who defended cigarettes are now deploying their playbook to downplay the fossil fuel industry’s role in driving climate change.