Monthly Archives: "December, 2015"

Government U-Turn on Renewables is Damaging the Industry
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The entire global energy system is undergoing a clean revolution as the old practices of centralised power and use of fossil fuels are declining. In Paris, world leaders set legally binding targets to decarbonise economies to keep temperature rises below 2°C. This is a necessary development and presents a huge economic opportunity. Industry estimates expect that renewables alone will see more than $8tn of investment in the coming years with $3.7tn specifically in solar. Until recently the UK seemed to...

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Nearly 200 Nations Adopt Climate Agreement at COP21 Talks in Paris
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In what supporters are calling a historic achievement, 196 nations attending the COP21 climate meetings outside Paris voted to adopt an agreement that covers both developed and developing countries. Their respective governments will now need to adopt the deal.  Presenting the plan aimed at curbing global warming ahead of the vote, France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the delegations, "You go into this room to decide a historic agreement. The world holds its breath and it counts on you."  The agreement...

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COP21: Ministers in Paris as Climate Talks Enter Final Days
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The Paris climate talks have entered the second phase amid a sense of optimism that a global deal could be agreed by Friday, despite slow progress and continued rows over financial issues. The high-level negotiations at Le Bourget are being attended by ministers who will thrash out some of the more contentious aspects. Their negotiations will focus on a 48-page draft document that was agreed by officials on Saturday. The text is widely-regarded too lengthy but more manageable than...

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COP21 Paris Climate Change Summit: Is 2°C Achievable?
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Since 30th November 2015, whilst still recovering from the horrific terrorist attacks, Paris has been hosting the COP21 Climate Summit with at least 80 government leaders from all major nations across the world in attendance. Together, they will set the scene for the final Paris Agreement, to be concluded on 11th December. The fact that this year’s COP (Conference of the Parties) has started with the government leaders meeting instead of at the conclusion of negotiations is promising. As long...

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