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Draughty homes targeted in UK climate change masterplan

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Big winners in the 164-page Clean Growth Strategy include offshore windfarm developers. Photograph: Steve Morgan for the Guardian

Ministers publish long-delayed blueprint for hitting target of cutting emissions by 57% in next 15 years

October 12, 2017 — Millions of draughty homes in England and Wales will be insulated and overhauled by 2035 to save families as much as £300 a year on their energy bills, under the government’s climate change plans. Continue reading Draughty homes targeted in UK climate change masterplan

The Africans buying sunshine with their phones

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US president Barack Obama talks with an M-Kopa representative during the Power Africa Innovation Fair in Nairobi last year. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connected

July 30, 2016 — Julie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.  Continue reading The Africans buying sunshine with their phones

EU open to increasing 2030 carbon target, says top climate negotiator

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A solar farm in Cestas, France. The European commission’s director of climate strategy says he is open to the idea of strengthening Europe’s 2030 carbon target. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images
European commission appears to soften stance on whether it will strengthen its 40% carbon cut, after outcry over attempt to rule it out

March 9, 2016 — Europe’s chief climate negotiator has said he is open to increasing the EU’s carbon target for 2030, in a backdown by the European commission.

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