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According to an IPCC analysis, planting trees can help keep global warming below 1.5 C. (Shutterstock)

Canada needs to cut carbon, not try to capture it

A tax credit for companies that invest in carbon capture technology would divert financing away from cheaper and safer climate solutions.
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Explainer: How South Africa’s petrol price is set

South Africa hasn’t achieved its policy objective of deregulating the fuel price because vested interests have opposed this, and the government doesn’t have the political will to implement the policy.
Reducing fossil use and increasing renewable energy worldwide are crucial to both sustainable development and fighting climate change. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

4 strategies for a global breakthrough on energy and climate change

Energy and climate policies aren’t always headed in the same direction, but if they work together they can tackle two of the biggest challenges of our time.
The use of coal for electric power has been declining fast in the U.S. AP Photo/J. David Ake

What’s really driving coal power’s demise?

Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn’t significantly accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here’s what did.

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