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The Health Care Industry Has A Moral Obligation To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Hospitals, health-oriented nonprofits, and other members of the health sector need to divest from fossil fuels because of the risk they pose to human health, according to a new report. The report, published this week by multiple U.K.-based health care organizations, called on the health sector commit to cutting its investments in the world’s top

Rate Of Climate Change To Soar By 2020s, With Arctic Warming 1°F Per Decade

New research from a major national lab projects that the rate of climate change, which has risen sharply in recent decades, will soar by the 2020s. This worrisome projection — which has implications for extreme weather, sea level rise, and permafrost melt — is consistent with several recent studies. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Electric Cars Would Lower UK Oil Imports By 40%, But Only With Much Wider Adoption

Outside of Norway and the Netherlands, electric vehicle market share remains under 1 percent, even in environmentally progressive countries such as Iceland and Sweden. While the benefits of wider electric-car adoption — including reduced urban air pollution and a lower long-run cost of vehicle ownership — are well known, researchers in Britain have put some

A Major Surge in Atmospheric Warming Is Probably Coming in the Next Five Years

Forget the so-called ‘pause’ in global warming—new research says we might be in for an era of deeply accelerated heating. While the rate of atmospheric warming in recent years has, indeed, slowed due to various natural weather cycles—hence the skeptics’ droning on about “pauses”—global warming, as a whole, has not stopped. Far from it. It’s

Power to spare - Nissan and Endesa sign pledge to promote Europe's first mass market vehicle-to-grid system (Image: Nissan)

Power to Spare – Nissan and Endesa Sign Vehicle to Grid Pledge

POWER TO SPARE – NISSAN AND ENDESA SIGN PLEDGE TO PROMOTE EUROPE’S FIRST MASS MARKET VEHICLE TO GRID SYSTEM Nissan and Endesa, an Enel Group subsidiary, collaborate on bringing key technologies to market Game-changing technology unlocks the potential of two-way charging and allows customers to reduce costs by selling power from electric vehicle batteries to the

Citi: Battery storage to hasten demise of fossil fuels

Investment bank says wide deployment of battery storage will hasten the demise of fossil fuels and utilities that remain focused on centralised generation. It tips rapid fall in costs and a $400bn storage market by 2030. citi reportInvestment bank Citigroup predicts that the wide deployment of battery storage technologies will hasten the demise of fossil