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Global oil demand may have passed peak, says BP

Tuesday - BP has called time on the world’s rising demand for fossil fuels after finding that demand for oil may have already reached its peak and faces an unprecedented decades-long decline.

Using rocket science to green transport

Tuesday - French energy company Engie is teaming up with aerospace firm the ArianeGroup to steal a march on its rivals in the hydrogen production business, by drawing on expertise gained through Europe’s space programme.

How the pandemic lockdown slashed our greenhouse gas emissions

11 Sep 20 - New Zealand’s first covid-19 pandemic lockdown slashed the country’s consumption of oil to the lowest level since 1998, taking emissions of greenhouse gases from fuels to their lowest point in more than two decades.

Gas exploration won't be rushed, Beach tells EPA

9 Sep 20 - Any gas discovery by Beach Energy off the North Otago coast next year could require a further two years’ work to plan and prepare an appraisal drilling programme to determine how to develop it, the Environmental Protection Authority heard yesterday.

Green hydrogen breakthrough uses sun and water from the air

9 Sep 20 - Researchers have found a way to combine solar PV and water harvested from the air to produce low-cost green hydrogen, and are gearing up to put the zero-emissions fuel to the test in cars on Sydney roads.

New solar and lighting technologies could trigger an energy revolution

7 Sep 20 - Halide perovskites could revolutionise the energy sector.

Govt report sees frontline job in biocrude for Marsden

Marsden Pt oil refinery
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2 Sep 20 - The Marsden Point oil refinery could be used to catapault New Zealand into the age of making low-carbon crude from forest waste.

Only 10% of power companies putting renewables ahead of fossil-fuels

1 Sep 20 - Only one in 10 of the world’s electric utility companies are prioritising investment in clean renewable energy over growing their capacity of fossil fuel power plants, according to research from the...

Major investment firm dumps Exxon, Chevron and Rio Tinto

25 Aug 20 - A Nordic hedge fund worth more than $US90 billion (£68.6 billion) has dumped its stocks in some of the world’s biggest oil companies and miners responsible for lobbying against climate action.

Energy-and-transport plan key to emissions cuts

21 Aug 20 - Business is calling for integrated transport and energy planning to speed the country’s decarbonisation, saying increasing carbon prices can't do the job alone.

ConocoPhillips trying to freeze permafrost to drill more oil

20 Aug 20 - Melting permafrost is stymying ConocoPhillips' plans to drill 590 million barrels of oil from a reserve in Alaska, so it's trying to refreeze the ground.

Australian hydrogen company launches IPO

20 Aug 20 - Green hydrogen company Infinite Blue Energy is looking for $A2 million in investment before launching on the Australian stock exchange.

Global offshore wind industry takes huge strides

14 Aug 20 - Despite covid-19’s grim effects on many industries, the orders for the global offshore wind industry have increased dramatically in the first half of 2020, totalling $US35 billion, up 319 per cent on...

Nanotech turns bricks into batteries

13 Aug 20 - The humble house brick has been turned into a battery that can store electricity, raising the possibility that buildings could one day become literal powerhouses

South Africa tightens restrictions for new coal power in landmark ruling

10 Aug 20 - South Africa is tightening environmental demands for new coal-fired power plants, after a ‘landmark’ ruling that licences for water use should consider the risks of climate change.

Is this the end for King Coal in Britain?

10 Aug 20 - As the black stuff burnt in the United Kingdom plummets to a level not seen since the early steam age, The Guardian traces its long, deep history and the problems left in its wake.

India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

10 Aug 20 - Narendra Modi’s dream of a "self-reliant India" comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population

BP cuts oil production in favour of green energy

7 Aug 20 - BP is taking its business in a new direction, announcing it will slash its oil and gas production by 40 per cent and increase its annual investment in low-carbon technology to $5 billion, a 10-fold...

Business risk and covid-19 are pushing Asian financiers away from coal

7 Aug 20 - The use of coal as an energy source is steadily declining in the US and Europe, but coal mining and the construction of coal-fired power plants continues across South and Southeast Asia.

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