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Donald Trump just completely changed his mind on climate change

Donald Trump just completely changed his mind on climate change | Climate change | Scoop.it

During the campaign, Mr Trump suggested climate change was nothing more than a “hoax”. On Tuesday, he indicated he had rethought the matter and also would keep an open mind on pulling the US out of the Paris climate change deal.

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What businesses want Trump to know about climate change

What businesses want Trump to know about climate change | Climate change | Scoop.it

Nearly 400 companies and nonprofits signed a letter to express support for the Paris climate agreement. We asked a handful to tell us why.

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Climate campaigners are 'extremely disappointed' in the outcome of COP22 summit

Climate campaigners are 'extremely disappointed' in the outcome of COP22 summit | Climate change | Scoop.it

The Paris conference last year was widely regarded as a success, but this was based largely on promises to tackle the problem. Marrakesh was seen as the event at which those pledges would be turned into action. Yet environmental campaigners said the Morocco summit was again heavy on rhetoric and light on real progress.

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Renewables levy cap on consumer energy bills 'exceeded by £1bn'

Renewables levy cap on consumer energy bills 'exceeded by £1bn' | Climate change | Scoop.it

Former energy ministers have contributed to an overspend of more than £1bn on renewable power subsidies that consumers will be forced to pay for, a government report has said. 

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Britain's last coal power plants to close by 2025

Britain's last coal power plants to close by 2025 | Climate change | Scoop.it

The last coal power station in Britain will be forced to close in 2025, the government said as it laid out its plan to phase-out the polluting fossil fuel.

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Britain just managed to run entirely on renewable energy for nearly six days

Britain just managed to run entirely on renewable energy for nearly six days | Climate change | Scoop.it

The research from energy company Drax, which operates a biomass power station, also found that just over half of the UK's electricity came from low-emission sources between July and September.

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Damning evidence shows the impact of fracking on human health

Damning evidence shows the impact of fracking on human health | Climate change | Scoop.it

A series of new reports published by the Scottish Government have revealed damning evidence of the impacts of shale gas fracking in Scotland. 

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Global green energy growth seen weathering Trump storm, for now

Global green energy growth seen weathering Trump storm, for now | Climate change | Scoop.it

Renewable energy will keep growing in the next few years as costs drop and coal use continues to fall, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to revive the fossil fuel, investors and analysts said. 

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The cost of climate change has been revealed, and it's horrifying

The cost of climate change has been revealed, and it's horrifying | Climate change | Scoop.it

Preventing global warming from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius will mean the world’s economy is at least 10 per cent bigger by 2050 than it would be if action is not taken to reduce greenhouse gases, according to a new report. 

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UN climate talks open under shadow of US elections

UN climate talks open under shadow of US elections | Climate change | Scoop.it

UN talks to implement the landmark Paris climate pact opened in Marrakech on Monday, buoyed by gathering momentum but threatened by the spectre of climate change denier Donald Trump in the White House. 

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UN review says carbon plans fall well short of climate goals

UN review says carbon plans fall well short of climate goals | Climate change | Scoop.it

An analysis of national plans to cut carbon says they are still way above the levels needed to keep the rise in global temperatures under 2C. 

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Oil firms announce $1bn climate fund to clean up gas

Oil firms announce $1bn climate fund to clean up gas | Climate change | Scoop.it

A $1bn fund for cutting the climate change impact of oil and gas has been announced by 10 of the world’s biggest oil companies. Analysts criticise the fund – which focuses on cutting the impact of fossil fuels but will not support renewable energy - calling it a ‘drop in the ocean.’

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UK coal-powered electricity projected to fall by record amount

UK coal-powered electricity projected to fall by record amount | Climate change | Scoop.it

The amount of electricity generated from UK coal power stations is on track to fall by two-thirds this year, a decline which analysts said was so steep and fast it was unprecedented globally. 

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Quitting UN climate change body could be Trump's quickest exit from Paris deal

Quitting UN climate change body could be Trump's quickest exit from Paris deal | Climate change | Scoop.it

Lawyer on president-elect’s transition team says leaving UNFCCC is ‘most practical way’ way to quit agreement, a process that normally takes four years.


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UK ratifies Paris climate agreement

UK ratifies Paris climate agreement | Climate change | Scoop.it

The UK has become the 111th country to ratify the Paris climate agreement, which aims to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change by cutting carbon emissions. 


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Autumn Statement 2016: Chancellor confirms carbon price floor freeze and low-carbon transport funding

Autumn Statement 2016: Chancellor confirms carbon price floor freeze and low-carbon transport funding | Climate change | Scoop.it

Philip Hammond has confirmed that the UK's carbon price floor will be capped through to 2020, and announced £390m of new funding for low-carbon transport, as the Chancellor delivered his first - and last - Autumn Statement on behalf of the UK Government. 

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Fears over solar and wind power reliability 'overblown', says energy secretary

Fears over solar and wind power reliability 'overblown', says energy secretary | Climate change | Scoop.it

Fears over intermittent solar and wind power were "overblown" and those who said they would jeopardise Britain’s ability to keep the lights on have been "proved wrong", Greg Clark, the new business and energy secretary has claimed. 

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Wind turbines 'could supply most of UK's electricity'

Wind turbines 'could supply most of UK's electricity' | Climate change | Scoop.it

Wind turbines could soon supply most of the UK’s electricity, the boss of the country’s largest windfarm operator has said, as he confirmed plans to sell its oil and gas division. 

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Government accused of 'dirty tricks' over controversial fracking report

Government accused of  'dirty tricks' over controversial fracking report | Climate change | Scoop.it

Ministers deliberately delayed a report showing fracking could affect house prices, health and the environment until after a crucial planning decision, documents reveal.

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Heathrow third runway 'to breach climate change laws' 

Heathrow third runway 'to breach climate change laws'  | Climate change | Scoop.it

Plans to expand Heathrow Airport are set to breach the government’s climate change laws, advisers have warned.
The Committee on Climate Change says the business plan for Heathrow projects a 15% increase in aviation emissions by 2050. 



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Global carbon growth stalls as US coal continues to slump 

Global carbon growth stalls as US coal continues to slump  | Climate change | Scoop.it

The Global Carbon Project annual analysis shows that CO2 emissions were almost flat for the third year in a row, despite a rise in economic growth. 


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Climate change escalating so fast it is 'beyond point of no return'

Climate change escalating so fast it is 'beyond point of no return' | Climate change | Scoop.it

Global warming is beyond the “point of no return”, according to the lead scientist behind a ground-breaking climate change study.

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Paris climate change agreement enters into force

Paris climate change agreement enters into force | Climate change | Scoop.it

Environment groups hail ‘momentous occasion’ but warn governments need to cut carbon emissions more steeply to avoid dangerous global warming.



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Opec: oil demand could peak in just over a decade

Opec: oil demand could peak in just over a decade | Climate change | Scoop.it

Opec believes oil demand could peak within 13 years if the Paris climate agreement’s targets are fully implemented, sounding a warning to its members just days after the accord to curb global warming came into force. 

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Nicholas Stern: cost of global warming ‘is worse than I feared’

Nicholas Stern: cost of global warming ‘is worse than I feared’ | Climate change | Scoop.it

Ten years ago the leading economist warned about climate change in a landmark report – he says while there is cause for optimism, the picture is still grim.

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