Posts Tagged ‘renewables’

Clean Energy and Prosperity: We Can Have Both

The global economy grew but carbon emissions didn’t.  Climate experts believe a worldwide shift towards renewable energy has kept greenhouse gas emissions level for a second year running, even as the global economy grew 3%.This uncoupling of economic growth and emissions has never been seen before, and represents a rare bit of good news in…

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Notes from CERES' Investor Summit on Climate Risk

On January 27, several hundred distinguished investors and government officials gathered at UN headquarters in New York for CERES’ 16th “Investor Summit on Climate Risk.” Building on the momentous agreements reached at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris, the focus was on “Advancing the Clean Trillion” — finding ways to increase investment in clean energy…

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Shell games in Alaska

In Alaska, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news first: last week Royal Dutch Shell shut down its drilling rig in the Chukchi Sea and gave up its immediate dream of a great Arctic oil bonanza. After seven billion dollars of failed investment in a single dry well, Shell has now followed the lead…

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Reasons for hope, reasons for action

The climate movement is snowballing! Well, perhaps we should find another metaphor, one that doesn’t melt in the heat. Blossoming? Springing up? Taking off? Whatever your choice of image, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the recent shift in how people perceive climate change. Technological advances are making non-carbon energy cheap and accessible. And political…

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