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Renewables gain market share & create jobs as oil & coal struggle

Renewable energy appears unstoppable, with two US states introducing 100 percent renewable energy legislation, the solar industry reporting strong job growth and record solar power installations, and batteries attracting big investo...

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World needs EU to step up climate leadership

International leaders and UN officials gathering last weekend for a global security conference in Munich, Germany agreed that climate change is one of the biggest threats to international security and drastically increases the risk ...

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Australia, US push fossil fuel projects ahead of indigenous rights amid extreme heat

As parts of the US, Australia and the Arctic experience record heat, both Australian and US authorities appear determined to support fossil fuels as much as possible, despite legal efforts by indigenous peoples in both countries. In...

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EU ETS “reform” out of sync with Paris climate deal 

Environmentalists and politicians have warned that changes agreed today by the European Parliament to supposedly reform the European Union’s flagship Emissions Trading System will not turn the ETS into a real climate protection inst...

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Attacks on the EPA increase, as cronyism continues, but while solar jobs soar

President Trump’s nomination for head of the EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, known for his climate denial and fossil fuel connections, is facing strong opposition ahead of his Senate confirmation: he has been hit with a...

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Clean energy boom to halt oil and coal demand say risk experts

A boom in electric vehicle and solar energy deployment driven by falling costs will halt growth in oil and coal demand from 2020, according to new analysis from Carbon Tracker and the Grantham Institute. Electric vehicles could make...

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Ignoring climate facts, undermining science & attacking media hurts democracy

This week’s attempts by the Trump administration to hide the reality of climate change reveals the undemocratic, self-serving motivations held by the new US Commander-in-Chief and the party he leads. In a matter of days the inexperi...

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Temperature records smashed as Trump takes office

As Donald Trump prepared to deliver the Presidential inauguration speech and lead his team of fossil fuel cronies into the White House, NASA, NOAA, the World Meteorological Organisation and the MET Office announced that 2016 was the...

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Trump’s top diplomat and oil man grilled over conflict of interest

The repute of Donald Trump’s cabinet is being tested in the U.S. Senate today as his nominee for Secretary of State, former oil executive Rex Tillerson, is facing a review amidst widespread, bipartisan concerns over conflict of inte...

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Swamp becomes Trump-mire with fossil cronies parachuted into key roles

Instead of draining the swamp as promised, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is doing the opposite, appointing powerful fossil fuel executives and dirty energy cheerleaders to top posts within his cabinet. Trump is filling the swamp...

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Australia to gamble billion dollar handout on coal carbon bomb

As indigenous protesters in the US celebrate an historic victory over the North Dakota pipeline, everyday Australians are gearing up to fight their Federal government over newly announced plans to offer vast subsidies to huge new co...

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Air pollution deaths exposed as cities step up to save lives

India and China’s continued use of coal is causing an additional 1.6 million deaths per year, and both nations are failing to reduce air pollution-related despite rising GDP, says a new report from Greenpeace. India has in fact over...

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People stand for water and rights in ongoing fossil fight

The rise of Trump in the US galvanised countries at COP 22 to redouble efforts on climate change and the clean energy transition, but it appears some governments are still struggling to reconcile their decisions on fossil fuel infra...

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Public health risk driving support to quit coal and go 100% renewable

With the world at a critical juncture for clean energy and climate action, leading health experts have launched a unique initiative to track the impact of climate change and fossil fuel burning on public health over the next 15 year...

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Accelerating clean economic transition only way to “make America great again”

Following one of the most divisive and controversial Presidential election campaigns in US history, the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump has rocked markets and audiences around the world. A chorus of business experts, he...

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Paris Agreement comes into force days before COP22 kick off in Morocco

Today the global climate treaty negotiated by 197 countries in France last year – The Paris Agreement – has been granted the full force of international law, well ahead of all expectations. This treaty’s “entry into forc...

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Clean energy and electric vehicles improving lives, killing fossils

As fossils fight loud and clumsy battles for social license in countries such as the US, UK, and Australia, a renewable revolution as quiet as the electric cars it powers continues at pace everywhere that people care about air and n...

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Swedish government violates Paris deal, approves sale of its German coal assets

The Swedish government failed a vital climate test today, paving the way for coal mining to continue beyond its borders, while taking credit for emissions cuts at home. In an “act of climate sabotage” the Swedish government approved...

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Election special: double disillusionment in major parties

With the 2016 double dissolution election vote and another hung parliament looming, the Coalition government is pleading with voters to focus on economic stability, but unfortunately for it there will be no solace from volatility wi...

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‘Three Amigos’ cement commitments to slash emissions

The US, Canada and Mexico are taking climate-friendly strides as they agree to slash harmful emissions. US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met in Ottawa this w...

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