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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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Solar Power Comes of Age Across the World

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Solar is already the world’s fastest-growing power generation source, and the future looks bright for the widescale adoption of solar power. As this decade nears a close, the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry has designated the next decade The Solar+ Decade.

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Energy Efficiency Is the ‘First Fuel’

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“Energy efficiency is the single most effective strategy for reducing carbon emissions,” the Washington, DC-based nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy told a congressional hearing on climate change earlier this year. The group urged lawmakers to prioritize energy efficiency to stabilize the warming climate.

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The Cancer Risk of Carbon Capture

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China has decided to develop and implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) on a massive scale. But there is a problem. The process of capturing carbon can lead to the formation of carcinogenic chemicals.

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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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