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State of The Transition, April 2016: Unfolding like the plot of an epic novel

In my book, given the stakes, no novel can rival this epic real-life drama.

Water-Related Risks Strand $Billions in Energy, Mining, Power Projects

More than a decade later economists and financial analysts are again identifying powerful signals of economic distress, this time in the energy, mining, power-producing, and farm industries.

We Could Be Witnessing the Death of the Fossil Fuel Industry—Will It Take the Rest of the Economy Down With It?

It’s not looking good for the global fossil fuel industry. Although the world remains heavily dependent on oil, coal and natural gas—which today supply around 80 percent of our primary energy needs—the industry is rapidly crumbling.

Coal Mining's Financial Failures: Two Thirds of World's Production Now Unprofitable

Sixty-five percent of the world's coal production is unprofitable at today's prices, a new research report by Wood Mackenzie, a commercial intelligence company often cited by investment analysts and the coal industry itself, concluded.

South African Power Plants Roiled By Global Pivot Away From Carbon

Bankruptcies, project shutdowns, regulation, and emission limits curb enthusiasm for fossil fuels.

Why COP 21 Matters, and Why I'm Going

Are we expecting COP21 to be that moment of fireworks and dancing elephants, a 'Great Change Moment', when people dance in the street and subsequently put plaques up to immortalise the moment for their grandchildren? If we are, we're missing the point.

'Perfect Storm' Engulfing Canada's Economy Perfectly Predictable

Economists, an irrational tribe of short-sighted mathematicians, are now calling Canada's declining economic fortunes "a perfect storm."

Stranded Assets in Oil and Gas a Reality

Though climate change will no doubt prove to be one aspect of stranded assets, others will include a simple but powerful realization that there are simply better places to put your investment dollars…or euros…or yuan.

Debate heats up on risk of frozen fossil fuel assets

In a move that’s likely to cause consternation in some of the world’s most powerful corporate boardrooms, the Bank of England has disclosed that it is launching an inquiry into the risks fossil fuel companies pose to overall financial stability.

Energy Crunch: Global debate heats up

News that last month was the world’s hottest June on record provided another reminder that urgent global action is needed to combat climate change.

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