President Obama unveils ambitious climate plan

Earlier this month President Obama has announced his country’s strongest move to date on climate change. As IFLScience and many other reported : ” The finalized Clean Power Plan aims to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. “

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The medical case against climate change

Deniers stating that climate change is a threat for the distant future forget that air pollution from coal fired plants, industry and vehicle exhausts are just a huge threat to our present as well. 

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Those are tough times for fossil fuels companies

As odd as it might seem, oil prices at $60 are not making it any easier for Big Oil and the likes. The Financial Times published two articles on how coal, oil and gas are through tought times. Let us review them here.

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Infographics on the water-energy nexus

We all need water and energy but with climate change, water scarcity is increasing. And sometimes, precious water is necessary to generate electricity. So for today’s post, I gathered a few infographics on that topic. 

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Wind power progresses in Northern Europe, slash coal use

Scientific American recently published an article on how coal and gas fired plants are closing in Northern Europe as wind power progresses and cut electricity prices. This trend has repercussions in Baltic countries.

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Japan has a carbon tax too

This was kind of a surprise for me when I learned that not only does Japan has a carbon tax, but that is has one since… October 2012. The world’s third largest economy is taxing emissions from power plants and vehicles alike. 

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Some bad news on climate and the Antarctic

Three news on climate change got my attention the past week, each one could have been worthy of a full post. First and foremost, it seems scientists have underestimated the rate of global warming.

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Fossil fuels are the next subprime danger

fossil fuels subprimeHere is further proof it’s high time to divest to avoid the carbon bubble. The Daily Telegraph published this week a most interesting article on how fossil fuels – oil, coal and natural gas – are the next subprime danger of this cycle as

 The cumulative blitz on energy exploration and production over the past six years has been $5.4 trillion, yet little has come of it. ” There are may reasons for such pessimism on these investment. the author notes among them a few :

Expensive exploration and production with little return ; potential limits to CO2 levels to 450 particles per million ; the increased competitiveness of renewables such as solar and wind…

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