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Fossil fuel subsidies need to go – but what about the poorer people who rely on cheap energy?

haireena / Shutterstock This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex and Jessica Jewell, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Almost all governments in the world joined the Paris agreement

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Paris warms up for climate event of the decade – Our Common Future under Climate Change

People on stage at the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference

Last week, more than 2000 climate change researchers gathered in Paris for the ‘Our Common Future under Climate Change’ conference, an enormous and prestigious event as part of the preparations for the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris later this year.

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South Africa’s shale gas potential

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South Africa is currently undergoing various changes to its energy supply, from introducing renewable energy, a potential nuclear build, two new coal plants, and the possibilities of shale gas exploration.  As the country is a net importer of gas from

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The time is right to end fossil fuel subsidies

When the price of the world’s most widely-traded commodity halves within a 6-month period, it has a tendency to draw attention from governments, industry and the media alike.  North Sea oil has recently been selling at around $45 per barrel,

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A response to Harry Saunders’ “Divestment will not keep carbon in the ground”

This blog post is a response to a recent article on the divestment of shares in fossil fuels by Harry Saunders. Jack and Emily are part of the ‘Fossil Free Sussex’ campaign, which aims to encourage the University to move

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