Corea del Sur eliminará gradualmente todo el carbón y la energía nuclear

El paso marca el primer gran compromiso internacional nuevo lejos del carbón desde que Trump anunció su decisión de retirarse del acuerdo climático de París para limitar las emisiones globales.

A man watches the Seoul skyline covered with a thick haze at Seoul Tower's observation deck in Seoul, South Korea. ( AP/Ahn Young-joon)

The new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in has committed his country to phasing out all coal and nuclear power stations suggesting a major change in energy policy for the Asian state. The step marks the first major new international commitment away from coal since Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement to

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China Suspends Majority Of New Coal Power Permits

The moves as China’s coal consumption has fallen for the third year running.

A man walks past a coal-powered steel plant in Tianjin, China. (AP/Andy Wong)

The Chinese government has ordered the vast majority of its provinces to stop permitting new coal power projects. According to a statement from the National Energy Administration (NEA), 28 of China’s 31 mainland provinces do not currently have the right financial or environmental conditions to greenlight new coal capacity. This represents an

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REPORT: British Gov Subsidizing Controversial International Fossil Fuel Projects

Projects receiving government backing include a petrochemical refinery owned by Putin’s son-in-law; oil fields owned by Petrobras – Brazil’s state-owned oil company – which has been at the heart of the country’s massive corruption scandal; and coal mines in Russia.

Liam Fox, right, British Secretary of State for International Trade, and Damien Green, the Work and Pensions Secretary smile as they leave 10 Downing Street following the weekly cabinet meeting in London, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP/Alastair Grant)

The UK government has provided fossil fuel companies with £6.9 billion in financial support since 2000, according to a joint investigation by Energydesk and Private Eye. The support came from UK Export Finance, the government agency that underwrites loans and insurance for risky export deals as part of efforts to boost international

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What’s Behind China’s Renewable Energy Surge?

China’s wind and solar industry is projected to expand fivefold by 2030.

In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, solar panels at a solar power farm soaks in the sun in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

China’s wind and solar industry is projected to expand fivefold by 2030, displacing fossil energy sources by the equivalent of 300 million tonnes of standard coal and saving enough water for the needs of 200 million people, according to a new report. But China’s energy transition is already well underway. Coal consumption has fallen for three

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New Data Shows Collapse Of Coal Imminent, Sparks Climate Hope

According to the latest Boom & Bust report from Greenpeace, Sierra Club and CoalSwarm, 2016 saw monumental drops in every stage of coal project development.

A Chinese boy cycles past a cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant in Dadong, Shanxi province, China.

The cancellation and retirement of coal power projects in the world’s four key economies is making a profound impact on global efforts to limit climate change to 2C — and thereby stave off its most catastrophic consequences. The amount of coal power in development globally was cut in half last year — down to 570GW from 1090GW one year

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China’s Transition From Coal To Renewable Is Making A Big Dent In Global CO2 Emmisions

The dramatic energy change in China has helped halt the rise of global CO2 emissions for the first time since the first climate change treaty was signed almost three decades ago.

In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, solar panels at a solar power farm soaks in the sun in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Carbon emissions from China’s energy sector stalled last year for the third year running — as coal use fell again and solar deployment nearly doubled. The newly released government figures, analyzed by Greenpeace, also suggest that emissions are on track to fall this year by around 1%. That would make it the longest stretch of stable or

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