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Amina Mohammed: Energy is at heart of Global Goals, Paris Agreement

Amina Mohammed

Speaking at this year’s Vienna Energy Forum, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed said that achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal on energy, with its targets on universal access, energy efficiency and renewable energy, is central to both the UN’s global goals, and achieving the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit the maximum global ...

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Paris Agreement: No new coal plants after 2020 in Europe, say energy producers

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Leading energy companies in Europe have announced that they will build no new coal-fired power plants in the European Union after 2020, in support of the goals agreed by international community under the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. The central goal of the Paris Agreement is to keep the maximum global average temperature rise as close as possible to 1.5 ...

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Schemes aim at decarbonising El Salvador’s energy supply

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An inter-ministerial Dialogue has launched discussions on domestic climate finance needs for El Salvador’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and it’s National Climate Change Plan. Both plans aim at decarbonising El Salvador’s energy supply by increasing the use of renewable energy, while improving energy efficiency, land management, urban planning and transportation. The dialogue took place recently as part of El Salvador’s ...

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Energy carbon emission reduceable by 70% by 2050 – Study

Adnan Z. Amin

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released on Monday, March 20, 2017 by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition”, launched on the occasion of the Berlin ...

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African leaders urged to close continent’s energy deficit

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Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, have called on governments to close Africa’s energy deficit. They made the call on Monday, March 13, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, at the launch of the Africa Progress Panel Report on “Lights, Power, Action: Electrifying Africa,” which calls for the adoption of every available ...

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Fuel-flexible plant to power Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo

Digital industrial company, GE, on Monday, March 13 2017 announced the order of a 200MW combined-cycle power plant to be operated by Amandi Energy Ltd in Aboadze, Ghana. The organisation says the plant will help to add reliable and efficient capacity to the grid to tackle Ghana’s increasing demand for power. The plant’s construction will be overseen by Metka, a ...

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Green bonds: Government to power 9 varsities with solar

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Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has disclosed that the Federal Government will power nine universities in the country with solar energy under efforts to ensure a clean and healthy environment through the issuance of sovereign green bonds. The minister made the submission on Thursday, March 9 2017 when he paid a working visit to the National Agency ...

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How Brexit will transform energy, climate

David Cameron

A post-Brexit UK will still have energy ties to the EU, but there will be big changes, writes Sara Stefanini in Politico. She lists five ways Brexit will impact energy and climate Britain’s departure from the EU will force broad changes to the bloc’s energy and climate policies, and remove a crucial ally for Central Europeans — but it will ...

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2016 Earth Hour: Youths demand actions to reverse climate change impact

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Over five thousand youths in eight West Africa countries have called on governments, as well as relevant private sector players to be more proactive and facilitate the establishment of sound institutional frameworks to help empower citizens to reverse the impact of climate change on sources of livelihoods and sustainable growth across the region. The youths, who constitute members of groups ...

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17 US governors agree to build clean energy future

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Seventeen US governors have agreed to jointly pursue clean energy goals, including better energy efficiency and higher rates of renewable energy, modernising the electricity grid and promoting electric and alternatively fueled vehicles. The governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future makes an economic case for expanding cooperation between states on renewable energy by supporting the growth of innovative US companies. The document ...

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