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WWF turned down an invitation to speak at today’s event “The Outlook for energy: A view to 2040. How will the world meet the global energy challenge?” featuring Exxon Mobil Corporation. Here is why. By Jason Anderson, Head of EU Climate and Energy Policy, WWF European Policy Office 1. Fossil fuel companies present regular energy… » read more

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In 2013 Scotland met almost 47% of its electricity needs from renewables and there is plenty more to come. By Jason Anderson, Head of EU Climate and Energy Policy, WWF European Policy Office The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just provided the starkest description yet of the consequences of climate change. The… » read more

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Why renewables and efficiency investment makes sense sooner rather than later By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Europe has been the driving force behind the surge in renewable energy that has become a global phenomenon. Nevertheless, the financial and economic downturn that began in 2008 has… » read more

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All politics is personal

Why a politician’s building contractor is more influential on the energy efficiency debate than all the lobbyists in Brussels By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy | WWF European Policy Office I imagine it is relatively rare that a lobbyist for nuclear fusion runs up against a politician with much in the… » read more

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This blog post was first published on www.utilityweek.co.uk Regardless of one’s views on fracking, the shale gas hype should not distract the UK away from its decarbonisation goals says Nick Molho, head of climate and energy policy at WWF-UK. This week’s announcements on fracking, including David Cameron’s pledge to “go all out on shale gas”,… » read more

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By Adam White, Research Coordinator at WWF European Policy Office’s Climate and Energy Unit This article was first published in “Solidarity: Towards 2030 ambitions in energy policy”, a publication by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies Having your own energy scenario is fast becoming the price of entry into the debate over the future shape… » read more

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Yesterday’s intervention by leading businesses, investors and trade associations showed that far from being a drag on the economy, stable climate policies makes business sense says Nick Molho, Head of Climate and Energy Policy at WWF-UK. In a statement out yesterday, over 100 organisations comprising mainly of major businesses, investors and trade associations from various… » read more

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On 10th December, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development‘s board of directors will decide on a new energy policy. Samantha Smith of WWF’s Global Climate & Energy Initiative examines why the Bank should stop funding coal power plants, and prevent locking countries into a 50 year dependence on a fuel that is fatal for… » read more

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Tough Love at COP19

By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Today much of civil society, including environmental NGOs, social movements and labour unions walked out of the UNFCCC negotiations to protest the lack of urgency reflected in the talks. The action was not taken to say that the negotiations are… » read more

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