Global coal power capacity in pre-construction has fallen nearly 70% since 2015, when it was 1,090GW. In 2018, proposed capacity dropped nearly 25%, from 447GW in 2017 to 339GW.
Bill HareSeventh another talking point that was doing the rounds in Funafuti is that coal keeps growing, as though this were an immutable fact of the universe, an act of God that cannot be challenged. Facts are saying otherwise
Bill HareSixthly, China is under diplomatic pressure to reduce its coal development and is criticised for the present level of action. I am quite sure none of that pressure is from Australia. A really big difference is that China acknowledges the need to do more
Bill HareFourthly the talk in Funafuti by Australia about NZ getting off without criticism is a red herring. The Adern Government has moved to establish legislation to meet zero emission goals by mid-century and initiate action to catch up on decade(s) of inaction.
Anote Tong, a former president of Kiribati, said Australia's membership of the Pacific Island Forum should be "urgently reviewed".
Bill HareCall for Australia's Pacific membership to be suspended over coal
Bill HareStrong words from Rachel Kyte in the fallout from #PIF2019 "Coal will not help provide Australians affordable energy in the short, medium or long term...This approach to coal is not only shortsighted, it’s reckless and cruel."
Bereits vor über vier Jahrzehnten warnte die Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft vor den Gefahren des menschengemachten Klimawandels. Vor der Bonner Climate Change Conference erneuert die DPG nun ihren Appell, alles zu tun, um den daraus...
The hopes of smaller Pacific nations to get fully endorsed on their declaration for climate change are dashed after Australia expresses reservations.
Bill Hare"We expressed very strongly during our exchange, between me and Scott [Morrison], I said: 'You are concerned about saving your economy in Australia … I am concerned about saving my people in Tuvalu,'" Mr Sopoaga