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Solar, fossil fuels cost gap narrowing, says expert

The external cost of power generation by fossil fuels, mostly related to the environment and public health, has been shown to be the same or more than the cost of generating electricity by solar power, said an industry expert. In

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Solar, fossil fuels cost gap narrowing, says expert

The external cost of power generation by fossil fuels, mostly related to the environment and public health, has been shown to be the same or more than the cost of generating electricity by solar power, said an industry expert. In

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Commodities slump on growth worries, gold shines

Two weeks of steep losses have seen the Bloomberg Commodity Index once again trade close to a one-year low with all sectors apart from precious metals suffering  losses this past week, not least energy and soft commodities, not least energy

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G20 urged to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Insurers with $1.2 trillion under management called on Tuesday for the Group of 20 to set a timetable to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels by 2020 when they meet at a summit in China this weekend. Aviva, Aegon NV and MS Amlin s

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G20 urged to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Insurers with $1.2 trillion under management called on Tuesday for the Group of 20 to set a timetable to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels by 2020 when they meet at a summit in China this weekend. Aviva, Aegon NV and MS Amlin s

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Record growth in renewable energy

Renewable energy generating capacity is showing record growth, especially in developing countries, according to a new report by REN21, a provider of comprehensive information on renewable energy. Renewables are now cost competitiv

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World seals historic climate accord

The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. After fou

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World seals key climate accord, marking turn from fossil fuels

Global climate envoys agreed a landmark accord on Saturday, setting the course for a "historic" transformation of the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. At the tail e

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Global climate breakthrough talks open in Paris

World leaders will launch an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, urging each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining meant to steer the global economy away from dependence on fossil fuels.

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India opposes deal to phase out fossil fuels by 2100

India would reject a deal to combat climate change that includes a pledge for the world to wean itself off fossil fuels this century, a senior official said, underlying the difficulties countries face in agreeing how to slow global warming.

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