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Do we need more coal to end energy poverty?

The climate threat from coal

The past week has seen a flurry of announcements about the future of coal in the run-up to the Paris climate talks… 1,426 more words

Climate Environment

Measuring what matters

In Laudato Si’ – the Pope calls us to think about what we mean by progress.

Put simply, it is a matter of redefining our notion of progress. 671 more words

Aid Power Governance

Argonne Launches Energy Storage, Nanotech Collaboration Centers

Argonne National Laboratory on October 6 announced it is opening two centers of collaboration that will afford private-sector companies a new, more direct means of contributing to and taking advantage of the latest advances in two critical fields of endeavor for the world’s best scientists and engineers: energy storage and nanotechnology. 1,112 more words


Citigroup Follows BoA, Cuts Coal Mining Finance

Citigroup announced it’s cutting financing of coal mining projects, part and parcel of the multinational banking and financial services group instituting an updated Environmental & Social Policy Framework… 696 more words

Climate & Environment

Sustainable Land Use Could Avert Crises, Add $76 Billion to World Income

At a time when environmental degradation and climate change challenge the fundamental basis for societies and economies worldwide, researchers around the world have been working diligently to put a monetary value on all the services ecosystems provide. 673 more words

Climate & Environment

Wiser Capital Rates the Unrated, Raises Capital & Invests in Small, Mid-Scale Solar PV Projects

Solar power investment specialist Wiser Capital on September 10 announced it has raised $3.6 million to fund five small- to mid-sized solar PV projects. Located in Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii, the small businesses and non-profits on whose sites the emissions-free PV systems will be installed will save on their energy bills from day one and for many years, decades actually, to come, Wiser touts in a press release. 693 more words

Climate & Environment

Investing 101: a lesson for Poland and Europe

To decrease the risk of losses, it is advisable to spread your investments. Poland (and the EU) clearly did not get this memo. They need to diversify their energy portfolio urgently, in order to obtain the desired independence of unsustainable and unreliable sources of energy. 345 more words