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

Friday - 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

Friday - 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

Thursday - 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

Thursday - 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 install new lighting.

Norway must put oil ventures to ‘climate test’

Thursday - 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

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

South Australian energy plan signals storage revolution

Tuesday - 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.

Back us and we'll build more plants, says Z biofuel

7 Mar 17 - New Zealand’s largest liquid-fuel retailer says it could build another six biodiesel plants – if it gets the right support.

UK emissions at lowest level since 19th century

7 Mar 17 - The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions have fallen to their lowest level since the 19th century as coal use continues to plummet.

Let's talk about emissions, fuels firm tells public

6 Mar 17 - A company whose products are responsible for 9 per cent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is asking the public what it can do to reduce them.

America’s ‘hidden subsidies’ worth $170b a year

6 Mar 17 - Donald Trump wants to restrict or even abolish the US Environmental Protection Agency. In particular, he is proposing to dramatically limit the federal agency’s power to regulate carbon dioxide...

ENERGY REPORT: Great ideas but they're not happening

2 Mar 17 - New Zealand’s own scientists’ advice – that the country must move urgently to a low-carbon energy system – has been endorsed by the International Energy Agency, albeit in a sanitised way.

China coal use fell again in 2016

2 Mar 17 - China’s coal consumption fell in 2016 – the third year in a row the world’s biggest polluter has cut back its use of the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel.


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