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We're prisoners of the old way, says solar flight pioneer

Friday - The visionary innovator who flew 40,000km in a solar-fuelled plane has urged companies to pursue revolutionary ideas as the only way to fight climate change.

The allure (and perils) of hydropower

Friday - Damming rivers may seem like a clean and easy solution for energy-hungry countries. But the devil is in the details.

It's high time for a global agreement on minerals

Thursday - The Paris Agreement has created a global framework for managing carbon, but nothing similar exists for minerals.

Mining giant about to go coal-free

Monday - Just five years ago it would have been almost unthinkable that one of the world’s biggest mining companies would not dig any coal. It’s now likely to become a reality.

‘War on coal’ goes global with $50m fund

Monday - A billionaire’s campaign has seen half of US coal plants close in six years. Now he is targeting Europe and beyond to fight climate change and air pollution.

Contact Energy likes what it's doing with green bonds

10 Nov 17 - Contact Energy is getting a lot of attention for its pioneering green borrowing programme, certified by Climate Bonds Initiatives and launched in mid-August.

POWER PLAY: 100% renewable in reach by 2050

9 Nov 17 - Researchers say a world running on 100 per cent renewable electricity is attainable by mid-century, or even earlier.


Polish grab for carbon-market cash

8 Nov 17 - A Polish bid to siphon off up to €29bn of EU carbon market money for ageing coal plants has been slapped down in a backroom statement by the UK, France, Germany and four other countries.

Bishops urge Church to divest from Exxon because of climate change

8 Nov 17 - The Church of England should "show moral leadership" and immediately sell its investments in the oil giant ExxonMobil, according to a group of bishops and other clergy.

Report: oil refineries will close as world decarbonises

7 Nov 17 - A quarter of global oil-refining capacity could become unviable and be forced to close by 2035 as a swelling tide of climate regulations and rapid advances in clean technologies cut oil demand, a new...

Memo coalminers: we're looking at your climate policies

7 Nov 17 - ANZ BANK is telling thermal coalminers to clean up their act ,as it starts to pick and choose which it will back through a transition to a low-carbon economy.

Scots on track to be 100% renewable

7 Nov 17 - Scotland is on target to generate all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Cape Verde may beat NZ to 100% renewable power

6 Nov 17 - By ERIK NORDMAN | Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target - to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from...

Shell and BP planning for 5deg global warming

31 Oct 17 - Oil giants Shell and BP are planning for global temperatures to rise as much as 5deg by the middle of the century.

Falling solar costs further boost booming market

27 Oct 17 - Solar power costs will fall by another 60 per cent over the next decade giving an already booming market another boost.

Electric cars emit 50% less greenhouse gas than diesel

27 Oct 17 - Electric cars emit significantly less greenhouse gases over their lifetimes than diesel engines even when they are powered by the most carbon intensive energy, says a new report.

France looks to solar power ‘prosumers’

19 Oct 17 - France plans to more than double its solar power capacity in the next 10 years and make it easier for citizens to become energy independent.

Worldwide demand for petrol likely to reach peak by 2030

18 Oct 17 - World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted.

The tide has turned globally, analyst tells politicians

Michael Wilkins

17 Oct 17 - The global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy will continue regardless of political action from politicians such as Donald Trump and Tony Abbott, a senior ratings analyst says.


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