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Where Does The Heat Go?

September 15th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The first comprehensive assessment of where the Earth’s excess heat is accumulating has been released by the Global Climate Observing System, co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-UNESCO, International Science Council and United Nations Environment Programme

Renewable Energy Investment Over Last Decade Tops $2.5 Trillion

September 17th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Figures published earlier this month by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have shown that global investment in new renewable energy capacity between 2010 and 2019 is on course to exceed US$2.6 trillion --- led by the solar industry which is expected to end the decade with more gigawatts of power capacity installed than any other generation technology. 

Record 2016 Renewable Energy Levels Came 23% Cheaper Than 2015

April 7th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The United Nations Environment Programme published new figures Thursday which showed global renewable energy capacity additions in 2016 reached record levels, with 138.5 gigawatts (excluding large-hydro) deployed, despite global investment figures falling 23%, in line with sector-wide cost declines.

Cédric Philibert: “Our various scenarios all show a big future for renewables.”

January 19th, 2017 | by The Beam

This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou interviewed Cédric Philibert, a former science journalist who joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2000, following a tenure at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Here, Cédric Philibert talks about his work at the IEA and his perspective on the future of renewables

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