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Wind and rain gives renewables a boost

Today 10:00am - A wet and windy winter slashed New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation.

Exxon, Chevron join oil and gas climate alliance

Today 10:00am - ExxonMobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum have joined a global group of oil giants aiming to limit their climate impact.

Shell announces methane emissions target

Wednesday - Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to reduce methane emissions.

Clean energy can provide all electricity, says study

13 Sep 18 - All the electricity the world needs can come from clean energy, reliably and throughout the year and at any time of day or night, UK researchers say.

Why carbon removal is not enough to save climate

12 Sep 18 - Carbon removal from the atmosphere cannot match reducing emissions of greenhouse gases as a way of slowing global warming, US analysts say.

Low-carbon economy worth $26 trillion, says Stern

11 Sep 18 - Making the transition to a low-carbon economy has the potential to unlock $US26 trillion in benefits by 2030, says economist Lord Nicholas Stern.

Green power set to surge while fossil fuels decline

11 Sep 18 - Electricity is set to dominate energy demand by mid-century, doubling to a 45 per cent share, says a new report.


The world is not building enough green power

10 Sep 18 - All across the world, we hear uplifting stories that reflect the fast changes in the energy scene. Yet the Paris climate targets seem in jeopardy and most forecasts say not enough is being done.

Batteries could be made from paper ... and spit

7 Sep 18 - Scientists have found a way to make batteries from paper and spit. But donít expect the batteries to power your electric vehicle.

Carbon-sucker wins new investment money

31 Aug 18 - A small Swiss company has won $31 million in new investment to suck carbon dioxide from thin air.

Fuel from wood great energy option, say scientists

29 Aug 18 - Bioenergy production using wood from locally grown and sustainably managed forests can provide one of the lowest-carbon energy options for New Zealand, Scion says.

Growth fund should back biofuel, says jet group

27 Aug 18 - The Governmentís Provincial Growth Fund should be backing production in New Zealand of biofuel, says one of the players in a biojet consortium.

Z Energy buys chunk of electricity company

27 Aug 18 - Fuel retailer Z Energy is buying 70 per cent of an electricity supplier as part of a shift towards a low-carbon economy.

Scottish tidal project sets new power records

24 Aug 18 - A tidal energy project in Scotland has smashed records for power generation over a 12-month period.

Solar goes super and next stop might be space

22 Aug 18 - Power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar farms and even looking toward taking them into space.

Ten years left to redesign lithium-ion batteries

3 Aug 18 - Research needs to refocus on finding common elements such as iron and silicon as reserves of cobalt and nickel used in electric-vehicle cells dwindle.

Cheap new material could speed battery charging

27 Jul 18 - A newly identified group of materials could accelerate adoption of electric cars and solar energy, as well as helping to recharge your smartphone in minutes.

Clean energy investment passes $138b

12 Jul 18 - Global investment in clean technologies is closely tracking last year and has already hit $138.2 billion, according to new analysis.

Smarter renewables open up new markets

11 Jul 18 - The need to stop global warming in its tracks has spurred the growth of two smarter renewables that are helping to reshape the electricity industry.


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