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Study: China may have overestimated carbon emissions since 2000

Study: China may have overestimated carbon emissions since 2000

Carbon dioxide emissions in China may have been overestimated since 2000.

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More efficient cars will help meet our 2030 climate target, and save money

More efficient cars will help meet our 2030 climate target, and save money

Vehicle efficiency by 50% would cut emissions by 9 million tonnes/year after 10 years, as well as save us money, and reduce our reliance on imported oil.

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King Coal dying of natural causes, says Bloomberg

King Coal dying of natural causes, says Bloomberg

Billionaire investment and media mogul says Obama’s Clean Power Plan won’t kill coal, because it’s already dying, thanks to market forces and public demand.

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Wind could replace coal as US primary generation source: NREL

Wind could replace coal as US primary generation source: NREL

New data from NREL shows that the Capacity Factor for wind power can reach 65%, making it comparable to fossil fuel based generation.

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Australia still subsidising fossil fuels at rate of $1,712 per person a year

Australia still subsidising fossil fuels at rate of $1,712 per person a year

IMF says fossil fuels subsidy reform ‘urgent as ever’, with countries like Australia still paying $1000+ per capita for them.

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Jaw-dropping news in the solar vs. fossil fuels debate

Jaw-dropping news in the solar vs. fossil fuels debate

Regulators reveal gas plants in US do not do what they are supposed to do – respond to “white knuckle” events in the grid. So much for accusations that wind and solar are the cause of grid problems.

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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.