US insurer Chubb to stop investing in or selling policies to coal firms

Company becomes latest to make pledge as risks of climate crisis become clearerChubb will become the first US insurer to turn its back on the global coal industry by beginning to phase out its coal investments and insurance policies within the next thr…

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Climate crisis: global economy needs major upgrade … fast

Ex-US vice-president says only big solutions can offset impact of systemic shifts and avert disasterThe former US vice-president Al Gore has warned that the global economy will require a fundamental upgrade to survive an environmental crisis and wideni…

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UK firms will face ‘deliberate disruption’ to hit zero carbon goal

State ready to disrupt or phase out the most polluting business activities to meet 2050 targetUK companies must brace for the government to deliberately disrupt or phase out business areas that are unfit for a net zero-carbon economy, according to a re…

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Climate crisis: aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

Shift from fossil fuels top of agenda for Paris air show, industry having lagged behind other sectorsFaced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to…

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UK to be left with five coal power stations after latest closure

News comes as National Grid announces greenest winter for energy use after mild weatherThe UK’s race to increase renewable energy sources has intensified with the announcement of plans to close another coal-fired power station.The news on Thursday came…

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Greenpeace North Sea oil rig protest prompts injunction

Group says it will continue protest at company’s continued drilling despite climate crisisGreenpeace has been served with an injunction to prevent its climate protesters continuing their occupation of an oil rig just offshore in Scotland.Two Greenpeace…

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Yorkshire village faces petrochemical giant in anti-fracking fight

Ineos, owned by UK’s richest man, wants to overturn ban on well next to sheltered housingA petrochemical company owned by Britain’s richest man is attempting to overrule a Yorkshire council to drill a shale gas well next to a sheltered housing developm…

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Greenpeace activists board BP oil rig as it is towed out to sea

Campaigners call on firm to abandon plans for new oil wells in face of climate emergencyGreenpeace activists have boarded an oil rig in the Cromarty Firth in protest at plans by BP to drill new oil wells in the North Sea.Two protesters climbed on to th…

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