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The irreversible momentum of clean energy

As of 20 January, it is official: Donald Trump is the new president of the US, and Barack Obama is no longer in the White House. Before packing his bags, however, Obama left his successor a clear message on climate action. In the following article, first published in the US journal Science, Obama explains why he believes the transition to clean energy is irreversible.
15 Feb 17, Barack Obama 0
CO2 reduction

Controversial emissions agreement for the aviation industry

The member states of the International Civil Aviation Organisation have reached the first ever binding agreement to curb emissions in the sector. The agreement makes aviation the first ever industry to be subjected to globally applicable climate protection measures.
15 Dec 16, Michael Hahn 0
COP21

Climate agreement takes effect but doubts over implementation remain

The climate deal struck in Paris in late 2015 will officially come into force on 4 November, having been ratified by 55 states responsible for at least 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. With the formal entry into force of the Paris Agreement, attention is shifting towards implementation, which remains an uncertain prospect.
1 Nov 16, Tim Altegör 0
Energy politics

Keeping cool

The ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement must now be followed up with actions. Renewables should play a key role in the process, as other ways of fighting climate change could prove dangerous.
16 Feb 16, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
Interview

“Success in Paris is not going to fall out of the sky”

...says energy expert Christoph Bals (Germanwatch). Alongside Oliver Geden (German Institute for International and Security Affairs), he discusses the perils that will result if global climate negotiations in Paris fail to reach an agreement later this year and harmful emissions continue to rise.
3 Nov 15, Interviewed by Katja Dombrowski and Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
International Energy Agency accused

IEA forecasts play down role of renewables

Governments, industry and the public have been led to believe that coal, oil and gas will remain indispensable for many years to come because of inaccurate forecasts by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Energy Watch Group (EWG) has warned. This has prevented investment from being channelled into renewables quickly enough, the group claims. The international network of scientists and parliamentarians commissioned a review to examine the accuracy of the forecasts published in the IEA’s yearly “World Energy Outlook” from 1994 to 2014.
9 Oct 15, Joachim Wille 0

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