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How an energy icon bet on nuclear power - and lost

Thursday - Westinghouse, once synonymous with America’s industrial might, wagered its future on nuclear power ... and lost.

A ‘cold economy’ could bring environmental benefits

Wednesday - The ability to keep things cold is a pillar of modern society – demand is booming worldwide to deliver air conditioning, data centre cooling and transport refrigeration, particularly in emerging economies.

Quiet revolution cuts energy consumption

Wednesday - Energy efficiency is a subject unlikely to grab the headlines, but there is a quiet revolution under way that is changing the electricity industry and helping to save the planet from climate change.

Some emissions rise ... some emissions fall

Tuesday - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy fell overall in the December quarter – but the rising use of liquid fossil fuels means emissions from transport are climbing.

'Poor losers' report out of step, says solar company

Tuesday - A report showing widespread uptake of solar energy will push power costs up for the poorest New Zealanders is out of step with international findings, says a solar energy company.

Solar panels could cost the poor, says report

Monday - Mass uptake of solar panels and electric vehicles could make New Zealand’s poorest worse off, says a new report.

NET-ZERO REPORT: We can do more, says bioenergy industry

24 Mar 17 - A cross-party report on how New Zealand can get to net-zero emissions in the second half of the century ignores some immediate opportunities, the Bioenergy Association says.

Moore’s Law for carbon could beat global warming

24 Mar 17 - A plan to halve carbon emissions every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years, provides a simple but rigorous roadmap to tackle climate change, scientists say.

Coal in freefall as new plants dive by two-thirds

23 Mar 17 - The amount of new coal power being built around the world fell by nearly two-thirds last year, prompting campaigners to claim the polluting fossil fuel is in freefall.

European cities want 10 million smart streetlamps

23 Mar 17 - Local governments around Europe paid €7.6 billion to light public streets in 2015. But their bills could be cut down by up to 70 per cent if local governments are willing to shell out extra funds to...

Norway must put oil ventures to ‘climate test’

23 Mar 17 - Norway has some of the most ambitious emissions policies in the world, but is opening oil fields that cannot pay back in a safe climate future.

Peak oil? Sooner than you think

22 Mar 17 - Once peak oil is finally reached – whenever that is – demand will begin to drop thereafter, perhaps precipitously.

South Australian energy plan signals storage revolution

21 Mar 17 - Australia's largest battery storage technology will be built in South Australia to warehouse renewable energy, providing more affordable and reliable electricity, along with jobs and investment.

Wind turbine manufacturer needs more capital

20 Mar 17 - Windflow Technology, the unprofitable wind turbine manufacturer, has widened its first-half loss and says it needs new injections of capital.

China kickstarting coal boom in Pakistan

20 Mar 17 - In a region of Pakistan besieged by drought, and blessed with solar potential, China is funding the expansion of huge new coal projects.

Windfarms commercial director to run company

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20 Mar 17 - NZ Windfarms says its new commercial director, John Worth, will assume full responsibility for the company's daily operations, taking over from acting chief executive Stuart Bauld.

Scotland goes big with offshore wind farm

17 Mar 17 - The Scottish government has approved planning consent for one of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farms.

Global solar leaps 50% thanks to US and China

9 Mar 17 - The amount of solar power added worldwide soared by 50 per cent last year because of a sun rush in the US and China.

Energy needs broader view, says new minister

8 Mar 17 - New Zealand needs to broaden use of renewable energy beyond the electricity generation, says the new energy minister - but she expects fossil fuels to stay in the mix.

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