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Clean cookstoves: Australia empowers IDPs in Adamawa

Moulding the stoves

The Australian High Commission, in partnership with the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), has provided institutional clean cookstoves to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Malkohi and Fufore camps in Adamawa State. This is the second time in two years the High Commission is providing the much needed support in expanding access to safe fuels and energy for ...

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Experts seek renewable energy policy to curb power, climate catastrophe

ACF

A team of experts who recently converged on Abuja to proffer solutions to the nation’s energy crises has demanded a national renewable energy policy to achieve the right energy mix for Nigeria, curb pollution and address climate change. The policy, the participants noted, should redirect attention from fossil fuels such as oil and gas, nuclear, coal, and tar sands oil. ...

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Carbon neutrality: France sets 2040 date to phase out fossil-fuel-powered vehicles

Nicolas Hulot

France plans to end the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 in a bid to become a carbon-neutral nation, Energy Minister, Nicolas Hulot said. They will be replaced with electric cars. Presenting the country’s “Climate Plan” in Paris on Thursday, July 6, 2017, Hulot said France would offer tax incentives to replace diesel autos that are more than ...

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Multinationals target electricity from 100% renewable energy

Helen Clarkson

The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 reached its 100 members milestone as AkzoNobel N.V., AXA, Burberry plc and Carlsberg Group joined with a commitment to 100% renewable power. RE100 is delivered with CDP to engage, support and showcase large, influential businesses transitioning to 100% renewable electricity across their global operations. RE100 members, including 30 Global Fortune 500 companies, have total revenue of $2.5 trillion and operate in a ...

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How clean energy can meet most of Paris Agreement’s energy-related goals

Dolf Gielen

Ahead of the G20 meeting which starts in Hamburg, Germany at the end of the week, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a report showing that clean energy could achieve 90% of the energy-related CO emission reductions required to meet the central goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Nations agreed in Paris in 2015 to limit the ...

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US mayors commit to 100% renewable energy by 2035

US mayors

Over 250 US mayors have committed to procure 100% renewable energy for their cities by 2035, thereby providing a significant boost to climate action. Interest in renewable energies is said to be running high in cities, and enacting clean energy policies at the local level is essential to achieve the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is ...

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CEM8: Clean energy challenge demands global leadership

CEM8

Energy ministers and high-level representatives from 24 countries and the European Commission who met in Beijing, China from Tuesday, June 6 to Thursday, June 8, 2017 for the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) meeting, reviewed the latest advances in clean energy technology and discuss how to advance the global clean energy transition. “CEM is becoming a leading international cooperation platform ...

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Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar, wind

Metro-Santiago

Santiago’s metro system – which transports approximately 2.4 million passengers each day – will become one of the first subways in the world to source most of its power needs from renewable energy. Next year, Latin America’s second largest subway system, will source 60 per cent of its energy from solar and wind projects. In a statement, Metro de Santiago said ...

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China unveils largest floating solar plant

The floating solar power plant

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this appears to be the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in renewable energy adoption. Located in the city of Huainan in the Anhui province, the 40-megawatt ...

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Apple issues second Green Bond to finance clean energy

Tim Cook

Apple Inc., which issued the biggest green bond ever sold by a U.S. corporation last year to finance projects fighting global warming, is doing it again. On Tuesday, June 23, 2017 the iPhone maker issued a $1 billion green bond to fund renewable energy generation. It builds on $1.5 billion worth of bonds the Cupertino, California-based company sold a year ...

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