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reforestation is seen as essential if the world is to restrict warming to 1.5c

Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C

Ben van Beurden says ‘another Brazil in terms of rainforest’ will help achieve UN target — The boss of Shell has said a huge tree-planting project the size of the Amazon rainforest would be needed to meet a tougher global warming target, as he argued more renewable energy alone would not be enough. Ben van …

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smoke billows from a coal-powered steel factory in hebei, china

Energy sector’s carbon emissions to grow for second year running

IEA head says growth in renewables needs to be paired with coal plant closures — Carbon emissions from the energy sector are on track to grow for the second year running, in a major blow to hopes the world might have turned the corner on tackling climate change. Preliminary analysis by the world’s energy watchdog …

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Abandoning nuclear power plans ‘would push up carbon emissions’

Report due to be published on Thursday warns of ‘folly of technological tribalism’ — Abandoning the UK’s ambitions for a number of new nuclear power stations would cause carbon emissions to spike and push up energy costs, according to lobbyists led by a former Conservative MP. The New Nuclear Watch Institute warned against what it …

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exxon’s annual contribution to the oil and gas climate initiative works out at $10m a year over a decade

ExxonMobil agrees to join oil and gas climate change alliance

U-turn means company will join BP, Shell and Total in contributing $100m to project — ExxonMobil has joined the oil and gas industry’s flagship climate change project, reversing its decision not to join the alliance four years ago. The company was a notable holdout when the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OCGI) was launched, but …

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1000 coal-free hours

UK passes 1,000 hours without coal as energy shift accelerates

Revival of last eight coal plants when ‘beast from the east’ hit Britain proved to be brief — Britain has been powered for more than a thousand hours without coal this year, in a new milestone underscoring how the polluting fuel’s decline is accelerating. The UK’s last eight coal power plants staged a brief revival …

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tidal power

Does the moon hold the key to the earth’s energy needs

Tidal power is the only renewable source derived from the moon. Now an extraordinary array of devices promise to unlock this vital energy potential — Using giant kites, blades and paddles, and mimicking pogo sticks, blowholes and even the human heart, groups around the world are on the cusp of harnessing the colossal power of …

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