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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.

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Coal power shows zero growth in 2014, report shows

Coal power shows zero growth in 2014, report shows

The last year in which there were no additions to coal power generating capacity in the U.S. was 1998.

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China may be ready to kick coal habit

China may be ready to kick coal habit

Signs are hopeful that China, No.1 emitter of greenhouse gases, will be less reliant on polluting coal that powered its rapid economic rise.

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Coal plants lock in 300 billion tons of CO2 emissions

Coal plants lock in 300 billion tons of CO2 emissions

Coal-fired power plants are the largest contributors to atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

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How climate friendly is bike sharing? It’s complicated

How climate friendly is bike sharing? It’s complicated

How many people have traded their car for a bike-share bike? That’s where the certainty ends about how bike-sharing programs benefit the climate.

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The G20 has a crucial role in preventing future energy crises

The G20 has a crucial role in preventing future energy crises

The set of rules that govern world energy markets have not kept pace with the transformations in energy markets that are now happening ever more rapidly.

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Keystone XL will spike oil demand and CO2, study says

Keystone XL will spike oil demand and CO2, study says

A new study says the State Department may have underestimated the Keystone XL pipeline’s CO2 emissions by as much as four times.

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Rio Tinto’s fossil fuel exposure is rapidly diminishing

Rio Tinto’s fossil fuel exposure is rapidly diminishing

Rio Tinto is no longer really a diversified mining and energy conglomerate. It is now more than ever a giant iron ore mining company.

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Aurizon's multi-billion coal gamble makes no financial sense

Aurizon’s multi-billion coal gamble makes no financial sense

Aurizon is set to gamble billions of dollars of its investor’s funds in what is one of the world’s largest potentially stranded fossil fuel assets.

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New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

UN sponsored report says emissions will have to be curbed sharply to keep warming above “safe” levels. They have an ingenious plan.

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Derelict oil, gas wells may be major methane emitters

Derelict oil, gas wells may be major methane emitters

Abandoned wells across the country may be leaking methane and could be a bigger source of climate changing greenhouse gases than previously thought.