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Renewables hands-down cheaper than coal, new report

Green Prophet

Replacing the costliest 500 GW of coal with solar PV and onshore wind next year would cut power system costs by up to USD 23 billion every year and reduce annual emissions by around 1.8 gigatons (Gt) of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to 5% of total global CO2 emissions in 2019.

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Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

Green Prophet

They are like the United Nations for Renewable Energy and are based in Abu Dhabi. IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera said: “Governments are facing a difficult task of bringing the health emergency under control while introducing major stimulus and recovery measures.

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Climate After Growth

The Green Changemakers

As extreme weather events grow in severity, communities are increasingly adopting strategies that build resilience against the effect of these and other climate shocks. According to Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre, this would require a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions per year, starting now—a rate so significant that it can only be achieved through dramatic reductions in energy use.

21 Ways Faith Groups Are Combating Global Warming

The Green Changemakers

Congregations are saving thousands of dollars and preventing tons of CO2 emissions from entering into the atmosphere by developing energy-efficient church buildings. On Sunday, tens of thousands of American clergy linked their worship texts to creation care, many using the materials provided by the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Working Group , “ Celebrating and Caring for God’s Creation.” National partnerships and advocacy Joining together across faith traditions.

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The global crisis in land use.

The Green Changemakers

Collectively, we are beginning to acknowledge that our long addiction to fossil fuels—which has been harming our national security, our economy and our environment for decades—must end. Unfortunately, this positive shift in the national zeitgeist has had an unintended downside. Greenhouse gas emissions. That’s more than the emissions from all the world’s passenger cars, trucks, trains and planes, or the emissions from all electricity generation or manufacturing.

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12 steps to unite to combate Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

Whether you are an individual, an organization, a business or a government, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce your carbon emissions, the total of which is described as your carbon footprint. Telling people you will reduce carbon emissions may seem simplistic, but even simple actions like announcing your commitment to going carbon neutral can be effective, while the simple act of asking for ideas can lead to creative and innovative solutions.

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