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Clean Trillion Blog

A blog series from Chris Fox, Director of Special Projects at Ceres, on the progress of the Clean Trillion.

A monthly blog series by Chris Fox, Director of Special Projects at Ceres

2015 is a Critical Year to Accelerate the Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at Feb 27, 2015 10:45 AM |

Knowing that we need an additional trillion dollars per year in clean energy might sound daunting at first – but several developments in recent weeks show that not only is this goal within our grasp, but also that some of the biggest capital market actors now see the economic opportunities of investing in the Clean Trillion.

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2014 Highlights: Clean Energy Up 16%, Green Bonds, U.S.-China Climate Change Deal

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at Jan 14, 2015 10:20 AM |

At the start of the New Year there is hopeful news on climate change and clean energy, but also an urgent challenge. The hopeful news: clean energy investment jumped 16% in 2014 to near its all-time high. The urgent challenge: to accelerate progress and expand clean energy investment to the levels needed to tackle climate change.

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U.S.-China Climate Deal: A Breakthrough on the Road to the Clean Trillion

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at Dec 04, 2014 03:25 PM |

As governments gather for U.N. climate talks in Lima, there is growing evidence that policymakers have a critical role to play in scaling up investment in clean energy to the levels needed to tackle climate change.

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IPCC: Phase Out Fossil Fuels, Shift to 100% Clean Energy

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at Nov 07, 2014 12:55 PM |

The most significant climate change development this month was the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis Report issued on November 2. To limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius, the IPCC report states clearly, the world needs to make a rapid shift from fossil fuels to clean energy.

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Tipping Point in the March to the Clean Trillion

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at Oct 08, 2014 09:35 AM |

The global movement to tackle climate change feels palpably bigger, stronger, and broader than ever before. This year, Climate Week felt like a tipping point, what Malcolm Gladwell defined as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.”

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Clean Energy: A Multi-Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at Aug 05, 2014 01:00 PM |

To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs to invest $44 trillion in clean energy by 2050 – an average of $1.2 trillion per year for the next 36 years. We have a long way to go to achieve the Clean Trillion goal, however, there are several signs of progress.

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Warren Buffett is Doubling His Investments in Clean Energy

Posted by Megan Doherty at Jun 30, 2014 11:25 AM |

The Clean Trillion campaign to scale up investment in clean energy picked up fresh momentum this month when Warren Buffett announced that he is doubling his company’s investments in renewable energy.

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World Can Save $71 Trillion by Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at May 22, 2014 09:15 AM |

“The longer we wait, the more expensive it becomes to transform the global energy system.” That’s one key takeaway from the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s new Energy Technology Perspectives report.

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This Earth Day, Let’s Invest in the Clean Trillion

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at Apr 22, 2014 01:55 PM |

On Earth Day, let’s take a moment to focus on the economic opportunities associated with tackling climate change. If that sounds like a contradiction, it shouldn’t – because climate change is not just an environmental issue. It’s also an economic issue.

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Narrowing the Gap: World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund to Invest in Clean Energy

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at Mar 31, 2014 12:45 PM |

How are investors, businesses and governments doing on the road to the Clean Trillion goal of $1 trillion per year invested in clean energy?

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Clean Trillion: From Vision to Reality

Posted by Christopher N. Fox at Mar 06, 2014 10:20 AM |

When Ceres called for an additional $1 trillion investment per year in clean energy at the United Nations in January, we hoped people would take notice.

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