Goals of Paris Agreement May Be Met Sooner Than Expected

The precipitous drop in costs for renewable energy technology-even from prices a few years ago-means that carbon emissions may decrease faster and hit the targets earlier than those envisioned by the Paris Climate Agreement.

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US Breaks Record In Wind And Solar Power Energy

The U.S. has broken its own energy record: 10 percent of all electricity generated in the country in March came from wind and solar power, according to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The number is up from last year, in which wind and solar power generated an annual average of seven percent…

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Israeli solar power project in the Negev: world’s highest solar tower

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Once completed in late 2017, the Ashalim Tower will rise to 240 meters (787 feet), taller than Paris’s Montparnasse Tower and London’s Gherkin, according to the Israeli government and the consortium building it.

Covered in stainless steel, the square tower in the rocky Negev desert with a peak resembling a giant lighthouse will be visible from dozens of kilometers away.

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World carbon emissions stopped growing in 2015, says BP

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Move towards renewable energy and away from coal power helped stall emissions growth last year but slowdown may be temporary, says oil giant

Renewable Energy Continues Robust Job Growth

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 8.1 million people were working in the renewable energy sector at the end of last year. That’s an increase of 5% over the previous year. Those numbers do not include the estimated 1.3 million people working in large-scale hydropower, which is not always counted among renewables. To put that in perspective, there are roughly 8 million people in the US working in the financial sector.

The increase stands in marked contrast to the oil and gas sector which has seen job losses. In the US, renewable jobs grew by 6% while oil and gas employment dropped by 18%. China, the world’s largest economy, now employs 3.5 million in renewables as opposed to 2.6 million in oil and gas.

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Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows

Last year saw record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropower

Global clean energy employment rose 5% in 2015, figures show

More than 8 million people were employed worldwide in the renewable energy sector last year as rapidly falling costs drove growth in the industry

Green really is the new black as Big Oil gets a taste for renewables

Shell, Total, Statoil, even Exxon – they’re all at it. But are the recent moves into solar and wind power lip service, fashion, or a real shift away from fossil fuels?