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Renewable Energy and Efficiency in Southern Med and Eurasian Nations

A new research report from the IEA reveals the challenges holding back investment in and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies across southern Mediterranean nations and aspiring EU member nations in Eurasia.Read More

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Energy, Climate Scientists Call for a Moratorium on Coal-Fired Power

An international group of 27 prominent energy and climate scientists are calling for a moratorium on construction of new coal-fired power plants, a policy they say has become a global imperative if “climate catastrophe” is to be avoided this century. Their call comes amid renewed efforts by coal and power utility lobbies “to portray ‘high […]Read More

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Is Phasing Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies Even on the Agenda

For all their potential promise, apparent earnestness and gravity – not to mention their possible effects and potential ramifications – it’s hard at times not to be cynical about high-level political negotiations. Such might be felt of the United Nations (UN) climate treaty negotiations which got under way this week in Warsaw, Poland. People have […]Read More

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The New Front Lines of the Fight Against Fracking

The front lines of the fight over hydraulic fracturing -or “fracking” – are being drawn at the lowest political levels. Fracking involves detonating explosions deep underground and then pumping large volumes of chemical laced water at high pressure into these wells. More than 1,000 chemicals have already been identified as those commonly used in the […]Read More

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UN, World Bank, IEA Gear Up to Achieve Sustainable Energy

Concerted, determined action is needed in order to realize the aims of the UN Secretary General's "Sustainable Energy for All" initiative. Despite increasing deployment of renewable energy systems, gains in energy efficiency and greater access to electricity and modern energy services, billions more needs to be invested annually if global society is to continue to improve living standards and conditions while avoiding the worst effects of climate change.Read More