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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.

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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.