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Australian universities fail on climate, carbon investment strategies

Australian universities fail on climate, carbon investment strategies

Australian universities lead on research on climate change, but their boards get a fail on acting on their own climate and carbon risks.

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US coal in decline, heading in the same direction as compact discs

US coal in decline, heading in the same direction as compact discs

Technological progress has been brutal to the yellow pages and compact discs. Coal may be headed the same way in the U.S.

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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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The year that was: RenewEconomy's top 20 stories of 2014

The year that was: RenewEconomy’s top 20 stories of 2014

From India’s ‘saffron revolution’ to SA’s day of 100% renewables, to energy storage and Tony Abbott’s cuddle with coal. It’s our most read stories of 2014.

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Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Driving an electric car could be worse for both the climate and public health if the electricity that runs it was generated at a coal-fired power plant.

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The strengthening economic case for fossil fuel divestment

The strengthening economic case for fossil fuel divestment

Investment in fossil fuel companies is a bet their primary asset will be sold for more than cost of production. It’s a bad bet.

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What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

The stakes in Lima are tropospheric, and far clearer now than when Kyoto was negotiated.

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Clues show how green electricity may be in US by 2050

Clues show how green electricity may be in US by 2050

By 2050, the technology will likely be available to provide 80 percent of America’s electricity from wind, solar and other renewable sources.

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Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

The odds that any climate agreement among the biggest greenhouse emitters will succeed became a little greater as China & U.S. commit to slash carbon pollution.

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UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

The most sophisticated, comprehensive and succinct scientific account of the impacts of human activity on the world was published Sunday.

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New study shows relying on gas transition an impediment to renewables

New study shows relying on gas transition an impediment to renewables

New study suggests push toward natural gas is not only a distraction from “decarbonizing” the U.S., it could also make climate change worse.