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Greenpeace demands retailer’s total commitment to renewable energy

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Greenpeace on Tuesday made a formal marriage proposal to Pick n Pay, calling on the retailer to commit to a 100% renewable energy future, and ditch its “dirty love affair” with fossil fuels. In a peaceful protest action that took place at the Pick n Pay head office in Cape Town, South Africa, activists delivered a three-metre high engagement ring to ...

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Group wants fossil fuel sector shut out of climate talks

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Environmental groups rallied in Lagos on Wednesday to demand that Nigerian delegates to the UN climate treaty take decisive action to address the influence of the fossil fuel industry on climate policy. The action is part of a global series of actions calling for governments to launch an investigation into industry interference at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...

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Paris Agreement can nail fossil fuel trade – 350.org

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The formal signing of the Paris Agreement could be the next nail in the coffin of the fossil fuel industry if governments actually follow through on their commitments, 350.org Executive Director, May Boeve, has said. She disclosed in a statement ahead of the formal signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement taking place at the UN on Friday that the growing ...

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Green optimism as Peabody Energy declares bankruptcy

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Peabody Energy Corporation, the world’s largest private-sector coal company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday (13 April 2016), spelling the end of coal and a bleak outlook for the entire fossil fuel industry. Coal has been in a structural decline since 2013 and observers believe that the development highlights the need to create a comprehensive plan for a just transition away ...

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Activists plan anti-fossil fuel mass action in Nigeria, others

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The global platform “Break Free” has been launched, courtesy of the Climate Action Network (CAN). It features a series of peaceful, coordinated actions that aim to disrupt the fossil-fuel industry’s power by targeting the world’s most dangerous and unnecessary fossil fuel projects. This May, thousands of people from around the world will join actions taking place across six continents aiming ...

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Between subsidising polluters and thieves

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The movement against subsidising the fossil fuel industry continues to grow and is an integral part of the keep-it-in-the-ground struggle. However, in places like Nigeria, contentious subsidies are those related to the importation of petroleum products. The debate is yet to fully focus on the cost of production and related malfeasances. The last mass national mobilisation in Nigeria happened in January 2012 ...

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Fossil fuel divestment commitments exceed $3.4 trillion mark

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As over 500 institutions join movement, campaigners want governments to follow suit The fossil fuel divestment campaign appears to have broken a new record at COP21 in Paris, as over 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment, according to 350.org and Divest-Invest, two organisations coordinating the growing movement. The new numbers are ...

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World takes to the streets ahead of Paris climate summit

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The weekend before the opening of the climate summit in Paris, hundreds of thousands of people are taking to the streets in over 2,000 events spread across 150 countries to demand that negotiating parties keep fossil fuels in the ground and finance a just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. “While 2015 is on track to be the hottest ...

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Insurer, Allianz, embraces wind energy, divests from coal

Nicolò Wojewoda  Insurer, Allianz, embraces wind energy, divests from coal Nicol   Wojewoda

Munich, Germany-based European insurance and asset management firm, Allianz, has announced that it will pull the plug on investments in coal companies and increase investments in wind energy. Allianz is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, managing €2 trillion. They estimate the decision will result in a shift of €4 billion. 350.org Europe campaigner Nicolò Wojewoda comments: ...

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How Exxon ignored global warming evidence decades ago

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As early as 1977, Exxon research scientists warned company executives that carbon dioxide was increasing in the atmosphere due to burning of fossil fuels, an investigation from InsideClimate News revealed on Wednesday. During the 1980s, due to falling oil prices and economic pressures, Exxon began to push back on their own discoveries, saying that science was inconclusive on man-made climate change. ...

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