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Ammonia – a fuel of the future?

Monday - Like hydrogen, ammonia can play a key role in decarbonising Europe’s heavy industry and transport. So why isn’t it grabbing the headlines in the same way?

Large slice of Kupe gas could be up for sale

27 Nov 20 - Genesis Energy – one of the country’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases – is considering selling its stake in the Kupe oil and gas field, freeing up money it could invest in renewable generation.

Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power

27 Nov 20 - News that two more reactors in the United Kingdom are to shut down on safety grounds earlier than planned has capped a depressing month for nuclear power in Europe.

Gas, carbon capture key to emissions cut - BP

26 Nov 20 - By GAVIN EVANS | Natural gas, especially when combined with carbon capture use and storage, can play a critical role meeting the world’s net-zero carbon targets, BP economist Michael Cohen says.

Coal financing evaporates as countries go carbon-free

25 Nov 20 - Financing for coal projects is drying up at ever increasing rates as more countries target zero carbon emissions amid an energy transition sweeping the world, participants at Asia’s biggest gathering of the coal industry said on Tuesday.

Kiwi company uses Bitcoin to buy solar panels

24 Nov 20 - New Zealand’s latest and largest solar farm is being partially funded by cryptocurrency.

EU, UN-led pact commits oil and gas firms to tackle methane emissions

24 Nov 20 - Dozens of oil and gas companies have committed to report more accurately on and, ultimately, reduce emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane which is liable to leak from oilfields and pipelines.


Green-trolling to bring down Big Oil

20 Nov 20 - Mary Heglar has a “maniacal plan” to save the planet. It doesn’t involve shutting down pipelines or protesting in the streets. Heglar has simply been “trolling the shit out of fossil fuel companies”...

Meridian looking good to carbon-averse Blackrock

12 Nov 20 - Blackrock has increased its stake in Meridian as part of its carbon-divestment strategy.

New fund helps businesses ditch coal and gas

12 Nov 20 - Businesses wanting to stop using coal and gas for heat can tap into a new $70 million fund.

No miracle energy sources to replace fossil fuels, says scientist

10 Nov 20 - Radical decarbonisation in line with the Paris Agreement means getting used to living in a world without abundant supplies of energy, ecologist Dr Mike Joy is warning.

Where should be we use hydrogen?

10 Nov 20 - Is hydrogen the lifeblood of a low-carbon future, or an over-hyped distraction from real solutions?

How 'geothermal anywhere' can cut our emissions

6 Nov 20 - Large-scale geothermal energy has long been constrained to volcanic areas where heat can easily be captured and turned into electricity. Today, breakthroughs in drilling techniques are opening new...

'Liquid window' harnesses light and heat

6 Nov 20 - Rising demand for cooling and heating in commercial buildings has pushed up their carbon emissions - could temperature-sensitive windows help?

Shell's climate tweet goes badly wrong

4 Nov 20 - A climate poll on Twitter posted by Shell has backfired spectacularly, with the oil company accused of gaslighting the public.

New method to measure fossil-fuel emissions

3 Nov 20 - Millions of stacks and tailpipes in cities around the world send up 70 per cent of the carbon dioxide ejected into the atmosphere by human beings.

You've got cheap data, how about cheap power too?

3 Nov 20 - The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar revolution?

Ford and GM knew about climate change - and covered it up

30 Oct 20 - Exxon knew, Shell knew, coal knew — is it any surprise that top auto manufacturers knew, too?

How to boost the hydrogen market

30 Oct 20 - Step by step, hydrogen has worked its way into the heart of the energy transition: as a storage medium for renewable energy; a fuel of the future for ships and planes; and a replacement for fossil...


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Big penalty for environmental pollution

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Funding welcome for recycling plant upgrades

26 Aug 20 - Local Government New Zealand has today welcomed the stimulus funding to upgrade...

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