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Saudi Aramco says oil industry faces ‘crisis of perception’

Nasser’s speech did not explicitly mention climate change but he said one of the remedies to the sector’s image problem was to understand society wanted clean energy and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Asked what the Paris climate agreement meant for Saudi Aramco, he boasted that the company would become a “global leader” in another fossil fuel – gas.

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South Africa set to introduce long-awaited carbon tax in June

The levy will make polluters report and pay for their emissions, but experts say the starting rate is too low to spur a rapid shift to clean energy — South Africa is on course to put a price on carbon pollution, after the National Assembly passed a long-awaited Carbon Tax Bill on Tuesday. The tax …

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Guest post: Ten charts show how the world is progressing on clean energy

Dr Iain Staffell is a senior lecturer in sustainable energy at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy. He leads the Electric Insights project reporting interactive real-time and quarterly summary information on the UK’s electricity mix — Rapid progress towards clean energy is needed to meet the global ambition to limit warming to no more …

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California’s response to record wildfires: shift to 100% clean energy

California’s Democratic leaders are determined to fight the climate change that’s ravaging their state   — In America today, it’s rare to see political leaders respond to a threat with an appropriate evidence-based policy solution. At the national level, more often we see actions that aggravate existing problems or create new ones. California – the …

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‘The US government has checked out on renewables’: can cities fill the gap

Burlington, the first US city to run entirely on clean power, is inspiring other cities to make progress on climate change — Burlington in Vermont has already given the world Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and provided the political launchpad for Bernie Sanders. Now the city’s successful switch to 100% renewable electricity is spurring US …

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Declare energy independence with carbon dividends

A carbon tax and dividend system could usher in an era of clean energy independence — Taking action on climate is about a lot more than our energy economy. Climate disruption is the leading threat to our built environment, an accelerant of armed conflict, and a leading cause of mass migration. Its effects intensify and …

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