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‘Despair’ as global carbon emissions to hit new record in 2018

International Energy Agency chief says chance of meeting targets of the Paris Agreement are getting ‘weaker and weaker’ — Global carbon emissions will rise to a new record level in 2018, making the chances of reaching a target to keep temperature increases to 1.5 or 2°C “weaker and weaker every year, every month”, the head …

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Modern bioenergy is critical to meeting global climate change goals

It is controversial and often overlooked, but bioenergy is the only renewable energy today that can supply all sectors, say Kimmo Tiilikainen and Fatih Birol — The electricity sector has been undergoing a remarkable transformation in recent years thanks to the growth in solar PV and wind, the new stars in the renewables world. But …

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Reality check: is the 1.5°C warming target even possible

Scientists have warned that warming more than half a degree above now is dangerous, but can we stop it — Think “not impossible”, rather than “possible”. “If you would like to stabilise global warming at 1.5°C, the key message is that net CO2 emissions at the global scale must reach zero by 2050,“ Valérie Masson-Delmotte, …

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IEA: Bioenergy to lead growth in renewables over next five years

“Modern” bioenergy will lead the global expansion of renewable energy up to 2023, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in its latest forecast — The report, which the IEA releases each year, looks at the current status of renewable energy, projecting its growth for the next five years. It finds that the global consumption of …

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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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IEA: Renewables investment in India topped fossil fuels for first time in 2017

Investment in renewable power in India topped fossil fuels for the first time in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) — This is one of the most striking insights contained within the IEA’s annual update of global energy investment, which was published today. It gives an overview of the global, regional and sectoral …

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