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Back clean energy post-virus, UN chief urges leaders
France24 ^ | July 9, 2020

Posted on 07/09/2020 5:25:23 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Paris (AFP) -- United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged world leaders to favour clean energy solutions as they pour money into their economies to save them from a coronavirus-induced meltdown.

Governments should exit coal, stop subsidising other fossil fuels, and pressure polluting industries to clean up their act in exchange for bailing them out, the UN Secretary-General told an International Energy Agency conference by video link.

"Today I would like to urge all leaders to choose the clean energy route for three vital reasons -- health, science and economics," Guterres said.

"Bailout support to sectors such as industry, aviation and shipping should be conditioned on alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement," he said, referring to the 2015 treaty that commits signatories to capping global warming at 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

"We need to stop wasting money on fossil fuel subsidies and place a price on carbon," Guterres said, adding that "coal has no place in COVID-19 recovery plans".

He also called on investors "to demand that companies reveal transition plans to reach net zero emissions" and said that renewables offered "three times more jobs than the fossil fuel industry".

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: globalism; globalwarming; hoax; propaganda

1 posted on 07/09/2020 5:25:23 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

9 Jul: Climate Depot: ‘Extremely radical, terrible for workers, & the environment’ – Former activist turned climate dissenter Shellenberger rips Biden-Sanders climate plan: – Plan ‘unscientifically blames climate change for flood, storm, & fire, damage’
“Climate change is not making disasters worse. How could it be? *Disasters aren’t getting worse.* They are getting better. Deaths from disasters has declined 90+%. Costs of disasters not rising, when one accounts for rising wealth. Just look at Miami Beach”
- Would raise energy prices & increase unemployment...

2 posted on 07/09/2020 5:28:31 AM PDT by MAGAthon (g)
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I back clean energy. I wash my Dodge Challenger once every two weeks.

3 posted on 07/09/2020 5:38:41 AM PDT by dp0622 (TRUMP!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Clean energy? Okay, I sign up for nuclear power. Is that fine?

4 posted on 07/09/2020 6:05:25 AM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-) Trump 2020)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

China and India exempted of course.

5 posted on 07/09/2020 7:40:16 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I'm a white male, and guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.ietthvaatal)
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Mr President, This is a Prime Opportunity to Acomodate the UN. Order thye Electricity CUT from the Building and Install these Green Powered Generators throughout the whole Building.

6 posted on 07/09/2020 2:38:44 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Deplorable American1776

>>sign up for nuclear power<<

Right behind you FRiend, ALL The Way

Then we REALLY can get the electric car economy cranked up (?)...Switched ON!

7 posted on 07/09/2020 2:38:49 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas ( January 20, 2017, High Noon. The end of an error.)
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