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12.07.2020

OLADE and IRENA put renewables at heart of post-pandemic economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean

OLADE and IRENA put renewables at heart of post-pandemic economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean

Accelerating renewables could bring 3 million jobs to Latin America as region battles COVID-19 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) will boost ties to put the renewables-driven energy transformation at the heart of Latin America and the Caribbean’s economic recovery following the COVID-19… »

21.04.2020

Earth Day 2020: Climate change would be small fry compared to nuclear war

Earth Day 2020: Climate change would be small fry compared to nuclear war

On this Earth Day 2020, members of the Abolition 2000 coodinating committee and others have written a statement in support of the need to address the triple threats facing humanity today: climate change, global pandemics and nuclear devastation.  The statement is open for signatories by anyone who would like to… »

06.07.2019

[UK] New study shows public wants renewables – but the government is not listening

[UK] New study shows public wants renewables – but the government is not listening

Pip Roddis, University of Leeds for The Conversation Subsidies for onshore wind power were cut by the UK government in 2015. Then the main reasons given were that it was too expensive and that the public didn’t support it. Amber Rudd MP, then head of what was the… »

02.04.2019

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

Sector adds 171 GW of generating capacity in 2018 The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW), according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today. The annual increase of 7.9 per cent was… »

16.01.2018

With rapidly falling prices, renewables set to outcompete fossil fuels by 2020

With rapidly falling prices, renewables set to outcompete fossil fuels by 2020

“These cost declines across technologies are unprecendented and representative of the degree to which renewable energy is disrupting the global energy system.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams A new report showing that renewable prices may soon out-compete fossil fuels offers just the latest evidence to bolster… »

11.12.2017

John Scales Avery, The Climate Emergency: Two time scales

John Scales Avery, The Climate Emergency: Two time scales

Pressenza has recently been contacted by John Scales Avery from the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs to ask for publication of the below text which we gladly do. I am working on a book with the title “THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY: Two time scales”.  A pdf file of a… »

08.06.2017

Not just Climate. Trump’s exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

Not just Climate. Trump’s exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

Trump has announced that he is pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, following through with a campaign promise to support the coal and oil sector. The Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations in December 2015, set the global goal to keep the planet from warming… »

25.05.2017

Is Renewable Energy A Commons?

Is Renewable Energy A Commons?

By Cecile Blanchet How relocating energy in the commons helps scaling-up renewables & saving energy Is energy a mere commodity, or is it a common good? Why is this relevant in the first place? Here we look at why energy is part of our commons, from the sources to… »

17.05.2017

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative revives history for modern trade, development and renewable energy across Asia Stretching thousands of kilometres, across mountains and deserts, the Silk Road holds a special place in history. Traversed by Marco Polo and named after one of its most precious goods, the trade route facilitated… »

07.05.2017

Nuclear talks: Groundhog fortnight returns to Vienna

Nuclear talks: Groundhog fortnight returns to Vienna

One of the most important issues facing the world these days is under discussion right now in the Austrian capital and is, as always, facing a void from the world’s media: nuclear weapons. Tuesday the 2nd of May saw the start of a process that will take us through to… »

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