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What Does "Net-Zero Emissions" Mean? 8 Common Questions, Answered

  • carbon budget
  • carbon removal
  • paris agreement
  • climate policy
  • greenhouse gases
Countries need a variety of solutions, including renewable energy and healthy forests, to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI.
  • carbon budget
  • carbon removal
  • paris agreement
  • climate policy
  • greenhouse gases
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Germany Becomes First Country to Release a 2050 Emissions-Reduction Plan

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • NDC partnership
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • UNFCCC
  • wind
Wind turbines
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • NDC partnership
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • UNFCCC
  • wind
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Greater Efficiency in Aviation and Maritime: The Double Win Trajectory

  • Economics
  • economy
  • carbon
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • greenhouse gases
  • innovation
  • international climate policy
The aviation and maritime sectors are an increasingly significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by Bridget Coila/Flickr.
  • Economics
  • economy
  • carbon
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • greenhouse gases
  • innovation
  • international climate policy
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Solar Eclipse in Europe Shows Grid Operators Can Be Successful with Renewables

  • renewable energy
  • renewables
  • solar
  • wind
On some sunny days, solar power meets 35 percent of Germany's electricity needs. Photo by Till Westermayer/Flickr
  • renewable energy
  • renewables
  • solar
  • wind
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Tougher Greenhouse Goals Could Cut EU’s Gas Imports in Half

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • emissions inventories
  • Europe
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • natural gas
A new study by Ecofys under the Open Climate Network finds that by 2030, the EU can cut its natural gas consumption by almost half by cost-effectively improving energy efficiency and ramping up its use of renewable energy. Photo Credit: Justin Swan/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • emissions inventories
  • Europe
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • natural gas

New Report Connects 2012 Extreme Weather Events to Human-Caused Climate Change

  • climate science
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • extreme weather
  • greenhouse gases
  • pollution
  • United States
Flooding from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Photo credit: Pamela Andrade
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • extreme weather
  • greenhouse gases
  • pollution
  • United States

Timeline: A Look at Extreme Weather and Climate Events in 2013

  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • greenhouse gases
  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • greenhouse gases
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Global Signs of Leadership on Clean Energy

  • Energy
  • Business
  • China
  • climate change
  • Germany
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • us policy
  • wind
  • Energy
  • Business
  • China
  • climate change
  • Germany
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • us policy
  • wind
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5 Achievements from Germany’s “Energiewende”

  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Germany
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • wind
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Germany
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • wind

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