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Sunny Abu Dhabi Signs Multiple Clean Energy Deals

Caption: People gather in the distinctive courtyard of the Masdar Institute for Science and Technology. (Photo courtesy World Scholarship Forum) Posted for media use
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2022 (Maximpact.com News) – Clean energy projects are springing up across a vast area of the world – from Eastern Europe and the Middle East, through Central Asia and as far east as Indonesia – founded on the work of Masdar, the renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi.

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Lemon Juice, Coal Ash, and Rare Earths

Duke Energy stores 16.4 million tons of coal ash at the Roxboro Steam Station, which sits on the shores of Hyco Lake, a man-made reservoir located in North Carolina's Roanoke River Basin near the Virginia state line. The polluting Roxboro plant was shut down in March 2021. (Photo courtesy Southern Environmental Law Center) Posted for media use

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, November 29, 2021 (Maximpact.com News) – A harmless food-grade solvent is being used to extract valuable rare-earth metals from environmentally hazardous coal waste, reducing the amount of coal ash without damaging the environment and at the same time increasing supplies of a scarce and critically important resource.

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COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact Keeps 1.5°C Goal Alive

Negotiating through the night under replica of Planet Earth in the COP26 venue, delegates clarify talking points for the next day.  Glasgow, Scotland, November 2021 (Photo by Kiara Worth courtesy Earth Negotiations Bulletin) Used with permission

The UN climate conference COP26 concluded late Saturday night with a deal among 196 governments to forestall catastrophic climate change that hinged on a surprise development. Minutes before the final decision on the text of the Glasgow Climate Pact was taken, India proposed a weaker version of the language on coal.

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Clean Energy Investing Grabs World Attention

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“Energy investments now face unprecedented uncertainties, with shifts in markets, policies and technologies,” said Dr. Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency. “But the bottom line is that the world is not investing enough in traditional elements of supply to maintain today’s consumption patterns, nor is it investing enough in cleaner energy technologies to change course.”a

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One Planet Summit Inspires Climate Action

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Two years to the day after the historic Paris Agreement on climate, more than 50 heads of state, bank and finance executives and celebrities are meeting today to drive action to finance global efforts to meet the goals of the agreement.

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China Leads the New Clean Energy Reality

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Now that President Donald Trump has announced that he will exit the Paris Agreement on climate, the world’s major emerging economies, including China and India, are replacing the United States at the center stage of the clean energy transition.

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Europe’s ‘Clean Energy Revolution’

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To keep the EU competitive as renewables displace fossil fuels – shaking up global energy markets – the European Commission has proposed a new package of measures to “equip all European citizens and businesses with the means to make the most of the clean energy transition.”

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Investors Assess Their Climate Risks

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Investors are being put on notice that some mutual funds and exchange traded funds labeled “sustainable,” “ecology,” “green” or “integrity” may actually have very high carbon footprints.

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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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Nonprofit Lawyers: It’s not an Oxymoron, It’s ELAW

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The nonprofit Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) is the go-to organization for 300+ lawyers in more than 70 countries who act as environmental defenders. Sunny Lewis gives us an insight to some of their most important work to date around the world.

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