Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

IMF reveals 'shocking' subsidy estimate of $5.3tn every year, an amount higher than the total health spending of global governments.

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Anti-coal campaigners target Commonwealth Bank in Australia and elsewhere

Customers of the institution are turning up the heat this week, urging the bank to rule out financing a massive coal mine and an expanded coal terminal.

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Proposal to dim New York’s city lights at night to save energy

New York's famous city lights may be lowered at night if a new bill introduced by a council member is passed.

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UK coal consumption heads for record low, as another plant shuts its doors

The UK could soon see coal use fall back to levels last seen during the industrial revolution as yet another uneconomical coal plant shuts its doors.

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Global green energy jobs top 7.7 million in 2014

The economic benefits of the growing global renewable energy sector are on full display this week as concerns about energy subsidies cast into doubt the wisdom of propping up polluting fossil fuels.

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200 days out from Paris climate talks, momentum grows for global deal

With less than 200 days until the UN climate summit in Paris, governments met in Germany this week to continue the momentum towards securing a new global agreement for taking on climate change.

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Antarctic ice is under attack from sea and air

Studies show that dual forces causing the vast ice shelf to thin and become less stable could have a serious impact on global sea levels.

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Divestment movement heats up as Oxford Uni rules out polluting investments

The divestment movement takes another step forward as one of the world’s oldest universities announces it will exclude the most polluting fossil-fuel investments from its £3.8 billion endowment; one of the biggest in the UK.

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Hundreds take to boats in Seattle to protest Arctic drilling

Hundreds of people came together in Seattle this weekend, in a huge protest against oil drilling in the Arctic by the energy giant Shell.

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Canada announces commitment for 2015 climate deal

Canada announced it will cut carbon pollution by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030 as part of this year’s international climate negotiations in Paris.

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