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Waste food could fuel emissions cuts. says report

17 Apr 18 - New Zealand could slice thousands of tonnes off its greenhouse gas emissions by turning industrial food waste into fertiliser and energy, says a new report.

What will we do with all those dead solar panels?

17 Apr 18 - As solar power booms, businesses are exploring ways to ensure valuable components don’t end up in landfills.

Government acts to block offshore exploration

12 Apr 18 - The drive to decarbonise New Zealand’s energy production has taken a step forward with the Government’s announcement that there will be no new offshore oil exploration.

Shell's climate push fails to cut emissions

12 Apr 18 - Royal Dutch Shell is demonstrating how tough it is for a massive, 100-year-old oil company to become a friend to the climate.

Solar and wind could replace fossils within 20 years

10 Apr 18 - Solar photovoltaic and wind power are rapidly getting cheaper and more abundant – so much so that they are on track to entirely supplant fossil fuels worldwide within two decades.

Solar geoengineering ‘still too uncertain’

10 Apr 18 - The world must urgently agree controls on solar geoengineering to weigh up its possible risks and benefits before deciding to go ahead, one expert says.

Shell knew dangers in the 1980s, company papers show

6 Apr 18 - Internal company documents uncovered by a Dutch news organization show that Shell had a deep understanding, dating at least to the 1980s, of the science and risks of global warming caused by fossil fuel emissions.

GREECE'S DIRTY SECRET: Life in a 625 square mile coal mine

26 Mar 18 - Mining for lignite (brown coal) in Greece is a huge industry. But for the people who live near the mines - one of them covers 625 square miles - the industry has huge impacts.

The real reasons we’re not building clean energy

20 Mar 18 - At this rate, it’s going to take nearly 400 years to transform the energy system.

NUCLEAR FUSION: Don't hold your breath

16 Mar 18 - One of the cliches of nuclear power research is that a commercial fusion reactor is only ever a few decades away – and always will be.

RAIN OR SHINE: New solar cell captures energy from raindrops

15 Mar 18 - A solar panel that can generate electricity from falling raindrops has been invented, enabling power to flow even when skies cloud over or the sun has set.

How protons can power our future energy needs

14 Mar 18 - As the world embraces inherently variable renewable energy sources to tackle climate change, we will need a truly gargantuan amount of electrical energy storage.

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say scientists

12 Mar 18 - The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.

Is sustainable investing a better way to go?

7 Mar 18 - Sustainable investing might be a better way to tackle climate change than switching to renewable energy.

What's next for getting energy from the sun?

2 Mar 18 - The fall in costs that has driven solar’s rapid growth is slowing - but scientists are exploring the next generation of materials that can harness more energy from the sun.

Nuclear waste mountains just keep on growing

2 Mar 18 - Some politicians still claim atomic energy is the answer to climate change while leaving the problem of nuclear waste to our descendants.

Z aims for A-plus in transition to new energy

Mike Bennetts

28 Feb 18 - Mike Bennetts is determined his company, Z Energy, will not have a Kodak moment.

Biofuels need backing of the nation, says Scion

27 Feb 18 - New Zealand could run its heavy vehicles on locally produced low-carbon biofuels – but only if the country decides collectively to act.

OPINION: Biofuels not easy, but worth the effort

27 Feb 18 - Biofuels, liquid and gaseous, will have a role to play in moving towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by around mid-century in both New Zealand and globally, says Professor Ralph Sims.

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