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Jury Still Out on Carbon Capture & Storage

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Since the Paris Climate Agreement was reached in December, preventing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere has become a top priority for many governments, utilities and private individuals who believe climate change to be the major problem of this generation.

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Hydricity: Zero Emission 24/7 Solar-Water Power

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American and Swiss researchers are proposing a new integrated “hydricity” concept – one that generates electricity with solar energy and also produces and stores hydrogen from superheated water for round-the-clock power generation whether the sun is shining or not.

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Gates Funds Climate-Smart Rice Development

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Climate change-ready rice seeds of several varieties have reached millions of farmers in Asia and Africa under a forward-looking program known as Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia, or STRASA.

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Cement CEO’s Rise to the Climate Challenge

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Cement production accounts for about five percent of all human-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions worldwide. Inspired by the Paris Climate Agreement, the cement industry has set a goal of reducing its emissions 25 percent by 2030.

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Global Climate Consensus Forged in Paris

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“The Paris Agreement on climate change is a monumental triumph for people and planet,” declared UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as delegates from 195 countries approved the world’s first universal pact to take common climate action.

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Businesses Vow Action at Paris Climate Talks

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Corporate actions on key climate issues such as carbon pricing, finance, responsible policy engagement and science-based emissions targets were announced at the Caring for Climate Business Forum, the official avenue for business at COP21 in Paris.

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Cities Show Strong Climate Leadership in Paris

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Cities consume roughly 80 percent of the world’s energy production and spew out 70 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. So, while cities are big contributors to climate change, at the same time they offer great potential for emission reductions.

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Climate Crisis! Energy Efficiency to the Rescue

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“Mobilising energy efficiency is an urgent priority,” says Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency. “To transition to the sustainable energy system of the future, we need to decouple economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency is the most important “arrow in the quiver” to achieve this,” writes the Turkish economist and energy expert in the IEA’s new Market Report.

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UK, China Collaborate on Low Carbon Cities

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Four newly funded research projects aim to develop an understanding of current buildings, mobility and energy services to help urban planners lower climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions while keeping residents comfortable and moving efficiently.

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