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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.

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Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret - capture methane

Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret – capture methane

There are fairly easy ways to dramatically slow our methane emissions — if we make the commitment to do so.

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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.