Europe’s offshore wind industry heads for record-breaking year

Europe’s offshore wind industry is set for a record 12 months, as new analysis from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) reveals a bumper start to the year.

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Earth halfway to warming limit, warns analysis

As 2015 shapes up to be the hottest year on record, scientists warn the world could be halfway towards surpassing countries’ self-set red line of 2C temperature rise.

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Canada’s oil industry — on the verge of a breaking point?

From tumbling oil prices to leaky pipelines, Canada’s oil industry is looking bleaker by the day. Increasingly concerned with the volatility of the commodity, global investors pulled $200 billion worth of investments from the oil and gas sect...

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Financial institutions urged to wake up to sustainable forestry

The majority of financial institutions do not have policies requiring clients to comply with forestry regulations, a new study from the UN Environment Programme has warned.

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Greenpeace activists block Shell’s Arctic-bound vessel

Twenty-six Greenpeace activists have blocked Shell’s Arctic icebreaking vessel, the MSV Fennica, as it attempted to leave Portland, Oregon on its way to meet the company’s drilling fleet in the Arctic.

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Mangroves hold key to Indonesia’s emissions cuts

New study says Indonesia could go a quarter of the way to reaching its 2020 target for carbon emissions reduction by ending the destruction of its vital mangrove forests.

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Renewables, not coal, the only hope for poverty alleviation

The coal industry’s misleading attempts to brand itself as a poverty fighter continue to unravel, with a new report from Oxfam demonstrating that renewable energy is the easiest, cheapest, and most effective method to give people life-changin...

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Progress to Paris continues with streamlined text and tough talk on fossil fuels

Just months ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris, a new a draft text now on the table offering a “strong foundation to advance the climate negotiations”.

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American businesses commit $140 billion to tackle climate change

In another sign that businesses are waking up to the threat of climate change, executives from 13 major American businesses have announced at least $140 billion in new investments to take on climate change.

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Kenya signs 1GW solar energy deal

Just days after the government submitted its plan ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris, the Ministry of Energy sign a new 1GW solar energy deal.

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