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States cut power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule

States cut power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule

Obama’s climate ultimatum to states: Control carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants or the federal government will do it for you.

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Graph of the Day: World’s greenhouse gas emissions country by country

Graph of the Day: World’s greenhouse gas emissions country by country

WRI has released new information about the present — an infographic and huge databaseof the world’s current greenhouse gas emissions.

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Abbott imagines a fossil-free future ...after it's all been burnt

Abbott imagines a fossil-free future …after it’s all been burnt

The PM says he can imagine a future where the world no longer uses fossil fuels, but only once every tonne of coal and every molecule of gas has been burned. He expressed this vision while launching the Agricultural Competitive White Paper – a document that all but ignores climate change, again.

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The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

3 of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters — all released major commitments to reduce or at least slow their greenhouse gas emissions.

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The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

As China realises the unpriced costs of coal power, such as air pollution, coal production is starting to fall.

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Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their power grid.

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MIT says 'massive' solar energy expansion critical for climate

MIT says ‘massive’ solar energy expansion critical for climate

A “massive” global expansion of solar power — possibly enough to supply about a third or more of the world’s electricity — may be necessary by 2050.

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Tesla launches home, business and utility battery storage range

Tesla launches home, business and utility battery storage range

Tesla says if customers can look after their own energy requirements, that will help wean the world off fossil fuels. Its new offerings include a 10kWh home battery storage for $US3,500. It will be offered in Australia early next year, and Tesla has teamed up with Reposit Power to allow households to use batteries to trade in NEM.

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Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

It may be possible for China to shake most of its reliance on fossil fuels by 2050, with renewables providing 80% of electricity needs.

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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.