Saturday 30 May 2015

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IRENA says green energy jobs top 7.7 million globally

According to figures published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), clean energy employed more than 7.7 million people across the world last year. The number, which covers people employed directly by renewable energy firms and throughout the supply chain, …

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IMF: energy subsidised by US$5.3trn worldwide

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said in a report that governments around the world charge prices for energy that do not account for its harmful environmental, health


Govt, Labor seal deal on Renewable Energy Target

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National federal government and the Labor opposition have reached a bipartisan deal on changes to the Renewable Energy Target (RET), ending a long-running dispute over the


Australia widens ship curbs around Barrier Reef

The conservative Liberal-National federal government has said Australia will more than double an area near the Great Barrier Reef subject to special curbs on shipping in a bid


Pope warns ‘god’s judgment’ for environment failure

The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis, has warned the “powerful of the Earth” will have to face God’s judgment if they fail to


G7 energy ministers’ positive on Paris climate deal

Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations have said there is unprecedented consensus among them on the urgency of limiting climate change, markedly improving prospects for


UN report: align financial markets to green economy

Redirecting financial flows towards efficient, clean and inclusive economic activities in Asia Pacific and away from polluting, resources intensive activities is crucial to the region’s future sustainable growth


Labor to walk away from RET deal over reviews

Within days of an apparent deal to salvage something of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) it looks like falling apart because of intransigence in some elements of the


Experts warn CO2 commitments fall short

Keeping global warming down to no more than two degrees Celsius has become the environmental goal for this century, but two new studies suggest the commitments themselves are


Clean energy, not fossil fuels for world’s poor

Attempts to promote fossil fuels as a solution to poverty are wide of the mark according to Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research

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