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Developing nations need finance to green power sectors, says study


Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. This is a key finding of a survey conducted by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on behalf of the Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP), which looks ...

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More companies commit to renewable energy


Wells Fargo & Co., Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and VF Corporation – owner of many apparel and footwear brands including The North Face, Timberland, and Wrangler – are among a group of world-leading businesses from diverse sectors of the economy that on Tuesday, during Climate Week NYC 2016, joined RE100 with commitments to 100% renewable power. The eight new joiners also include cloud computing companies VMware Inc. and Rackspace Inc.; global alcoholic ...

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Investment flows signal shift towards cleaner energy


A new IEA report – World Energy Investment 2016 – shows the electricity sector leading a broad reorientation of energy investment but warns more is needed to meet climate targets and address energy security concerns In a first-ever detailed analysis of investment across the global energy system, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday in London that global energy investment ...

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UPS meets cleaner-miles-target ahead of schedule

UPS Propane Powered Package Car

United Parcel Service (UPS), an international package delivery firm, on Monday in Atlanta, Georgia announced that it has achieved its goal of driving one billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” According to the company, it’s commitment to sustainability is ...

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Video: Government moves to intensify coal mining

Government move to intensify mining activities in Nigeria

Coal is likely to become a popular source of energy in Nigeria as the nation moves to intensify mining activities and boost production, contrary to global plans to transit to clean energy sources.

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500 women to benefit from UNDP-GEF solar scheme

solar grill stove

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with The Kings Domain, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has concluded plans to train no fewer than 500 women on the use of solar energy in Makoko area of Lagos. Speaking at a sensitisation programme, the Chief Executive Officer, The Kings Domain, Segun Adaju, noted that the initiative, which was sponsored by the ...

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Australia to invest $1 billion in clean energy


The Australian Government is establishing a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund to support emerging technologies make the leap from demonstration to commercial deployment. This will drive innovation and create the jobs of the future, while delivering a financial benefit from the investment of public money. The $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund will be jointly managed by the Clean ...

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Canada, US partner on climate, energy, Arctic biodiversity

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, has applauded the Arctic Partnership announced last Thursday by United States President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington, D.C. Although focused on climate action, the partnership is said to have far-reaching consequences for biodiversity in the Arctic, including the role of ...

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Coal plants close as US electricity industry’s consumption drops 34%


The biggest source of climate pollution dropped to 34% of US electricity generation and co-author of a new report says: ‘These are permanent changes’ America’s use of coal for electricity dropped to its lowest point in the historical record in 2015, delivering a new blow to an industry already in painful decline. The dirtiest of fossil fuels and America’s biggest ...

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$100m scheme to foster clean energy investment in developing nations

Helen Clark

A new multi-million-dollar initiative to promote clean energy investment in developing countries was on Monday (December 7, 2015) announced at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, France. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will provide $2 million in initial funding to help kick-start the formation of the “Climate Aggregation Platform” (CAP) in 2016.  The CAP is expected to leverage over $100 ...

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