Wednesday 01 October 2014

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UN warns coal has no future in world energy mix

In a stark warning for Australia the United Nations has said that coal has no future in the world’s energy mix, as world leaders gather ahead of a major climate summit in New York. In contrast Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government …

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US and China collaborate on clean energy projects

The threat of climate change is driving China and the United States, frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters, to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy


UN chief: ‘sense of anxiety’ on climate change

On the eve of today's United Nations climate summit, the UN Secretary-General has underscored the urgent need to tackle climate change by moving toward an energy-efficient, low-carbon global

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Report says China coal demand to ‘peak in 2016′

A new report has identified a peak in coal demand in China as soon as 2016 as a major financial risk for investors. The research by the Carbon Tracker


Investors pledge $50 billion fossil fuel divestment

The Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune on oil, and other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals later today will announce pledges to divest a total of $50 billion


New Chinese climate change measures at UN summit

China’s Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli is expected to announce 'new measures' to combat climate change during the United Nations summit on global warming in New York tomorrow. Chinese official said


Hundreds of thousands rally for climate change

Celebrities, political leaders and hundreds of thousands of people have rallied in New York and across the globe demanding urgent action on climate change, with organisers saying 600,000


Investors want carbon price, ambitious climate deal

More than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing. The call has


IMF report: carbon price makes economic sense

Research by staff at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has shown that for most large carbon emitters, action to put a price on carbon dioxide has economic benefits


US renewables reach cost-parity tipping point

New research from the United States suggests large wind and solar farms capable of under-cutting gas generation without recourse to subsidy. The US renewable energy market received a major

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