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5 Countries With the Most Invested in Renewable Energy – Energy & Capital – 17/06/2017

Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that by 2040, renewables will account for 35% of the world’s total energy production. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates solar and wind alone will account for a slightly less optimistic 21% of the world’s total by then.

Source:  Energy & Capital, 2017/06/17

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Map Shows Growing U.S. ‘Climate Rebellion’ Against Trump – National Geographic – 08/06/2017

The U.S. government may want to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, but these states and cities are still committed to climate progress.

Source:  National Geographic, 2017/06/08

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research – Business Insider – 08/06/2017

If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile.

Source:  Business Insider, 2017/06/08

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

In Trump Country, Renewable Energy Is Thriving – New York Times – 06/06/2017

Some of the fastest progress on clean energy is occurring in states led by Republican governors and legislators, and states carried by Donald J. Trump in the presidential election.

Source:  New York Times, 2017/06/06

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The U.S. Is the Biggest Carbon Polluter in History. It Just Walked Away From the Paris Climate Deal. – The New York Times – 01/06/2017

The decision to walk away from the accord is a momentous setback, in practical and political terms, for the effort to address climate change. An American exit could prompt other countries to withdraw from the pact or rethink their emissions pledges, making it much harder to achieve the agreement’s already difficult goal of limiting global [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Here’s what the US actually agreed to in the Paris climate deal – Business Insider – 31/05/2017

In December 2015, nearly every country, including all of the world's biggest polluters, came together in Paris and agreed to limit carbon emissions.

Source:  Business Insider, 2017/05/31

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Trump’s Energy Budget Leaves Coal Country In The Cold – Forbes – 25/05/2017

This week the administration unveiled its first budget, ambitiously titled “America First: A Blueprint to Make America Great Again.”As expected, the budget proposes dramatic cuts to the clean energy research and development that was promoted during the Obama Administration.

Source:  Forbes, 2017/05/25

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It’s smarter to invest in renewable energy in India than the US – Quartz Multimedia – 17/05/2017

In their annual ranking of the world’s top 40 markets for investing into renewable energy, consultancy firm EY named China (pdf) the world’s most attractive renewables market for 2017, followed by India.

Source:  Quartz Multimedia, 2017/05/17

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

USA: Trump’s magical budget math – Politico – 23/05/2017

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump said he would eliminate the national debt “over a period of eight years.” But his first budget as president would increase the debt by more than $3 trillion—and that’s only through rosy assumptions about economic growth and double-counting of tax revenue.

Source:  Politico, 2017/05/23

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It’s smarter to invest in renewable energy in India than the US – Quartz Multimedia – 17/05/2017

In their annual ranking of the world’s top 40 markets for investing into renewable energy, consultancy firm EY named China (pdf) the world’s most attractive renewables market for 2017, followed by India.

Source:  Quartz Multimedia, 17/05/2017

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |