Fossil fuel giants are failing to disclose investor risk, study warns

May 10, 2019 by  
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The energy sector is exposed to billions of dollars of transition risk as the world pivots to a low carbon economy, according to a new report by Carbon Tracker.

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Coral reefs provide flood protection worth $1.8 billion every year — it’s time to protect them

May 10, 2019 by  
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Ecosystems at risk can provide valuable services if they are preserved — now.

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The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants

June 14, 2018 by  
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Small-scale nuclear reactor technology is trying to reenter the mainstream global energy sector

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China’s ‘monumental’ new emissions trading scheme

December 21, 2017 by  
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The carbon market initially will cover China’s energy sector before expanding over the coming years.

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Postcards from an energy-inclusive future

July 10, 2017 by  
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Getting to 100 percent renewable energy in Hawaii by 20245 means granting energy access to “everyone, everywhere,” said Holmes Hummel, director of Clean Energy Works and former senior policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy and International Affairs. “It gives me hope that 30 years after 2045, we may be able to celebrate an energy sector that is fossil-free worldwide,” she said. To do that, the International Energy Agency said that $1 trillion of energy investment capital must be deployed every year for over the next decade. 

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Why Brazil sees partnerships as key to solving urban problems

October 17, 2012 by  
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With a highly regulated energy sector, leaders from IBM, GE and WWF agree that private sector collaboration is needed to help spur advancements in sustainable technology.

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Inflatable Wind Turbine Designed to Double as LED Billboard

October 7, 2011 by  
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Image Dean Kamen/USPTO The Segway is a sorta cool, sorta goofy contraption that nonetheless inspired folks to think twice about established transportation paradigms. Now, the guy who invented it may be looking to do the same for energy production. Dean Kamen has come up with a design for an inflatable wind turbine that most certainly will not revolutionize the clean energy sector. But it may inspire some to reexamine the untapped potential and unexplored frontiers of renewable power design. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Maybe We Really do Need to Pick Either Nuclear or Renewables

March 18, 2011 by  
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Grist’s David Roberts tackles what’s sure to be an unpopular question: What if the conventional wisdom, the one currently guiding the national political conversation about our energy future, is wrong? What if it’s indeed not the case that we’re going to need a “mix” of natural gas, nuclear, and renewable energy sources going forward?

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Giving Annual Tax Breaks to Clean Energy is Crazy

December 14, 2010 by  
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Photo: langalex , Flickr, CC … Though Not as Crazy as Doing Nothing As the controversial deal for extending the tax cuts to middle class and wealthy Americans drew closer to become reality, some feared that the true loser would be the clean energy sector , which relies on tax breaks that must be annually renewed by Congress. Those tax breaks were initially absent from the deal, leading to speculation that their absence would cause the industry..

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China plans to get 500GW of renewable electric power by 2020

December 7, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: 500GW of renewable electric power to be added to Chinese grid by 2020. The Chinese government has published an ambitious renewable energy plan for the next 10 years. The plan, which calls for a total of 500GW of renewable electrical power on the grid by 2020, will see a massive increase in the country’s current renewable energy sector

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