Earth’s resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days. As a result, the Earth Overshoot Day – which marks the point at [...] Click here to see original

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What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil?

In fact, since 1999, more than $200bn has been invested into the Alberta oil sands for that future. But what if that cash had gone into wind energy instead? [...] Click here to see original story at www.theguardian.com

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Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions

A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling climate change. ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron are identified as among the highest emitting investor-owned companies since 1988.

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G20 public finance for fossil fuels ‘is four times more than renewables’

The G20 countries provided $71.8bn of public finance for fossil-fuel projects between 2013-2015, compared with just $18.7bn for renewable energy. Japan provided the most at $16.5bn, which was six times more than it allotted for renewables. [...] Click here to see original story at www.theguardian.com

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Three French Initiatives To Produce More Than 2600 Megawatts In Renewable Energy

The European Commission recently endorsed three French schemes to support solar and hydropower energy generators in France under EU state aid rules. The schemes will allow France to develop around 2600 megawatts of additional solar capacity and 60 megawatts of additional hydropower capacity. The two solar schemes together have [...] Click here to see original

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Time to RE:think the economy!

“The root problem is the fact that our economic system demands ever-increasing levels of extraction, production and consumption. Our politicians tell us that we need to keep the global economy growing at more than 3% each year – the minimum necessary for large firms to make aggregate profits. That means every 20 years we need

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These 21 countries are cutting carbon while growing GDP

Several large, developed countries are breaking the mold of one-to-one economic growth and environmental impacts. As countries embark on the transition to a new climate economy , there’s a debate about whether growth can drive, or even coexist with, climate stabilization. This emerging trend is supported by 21 countries that have managed to reduce GHG

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Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind farms newly built in 2015 was a record 63.01 GW, corresponding

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