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Green-trolling to bring down Big Oil

Friday - 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” on social media.

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 horizons for the technology, offering the prospect of “geothermal anywhere”.

'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...

World Bank branch backs coal megaproject

23 Oct 20 - The World Bank’s private lending branch is indirectly backing one of the world’s biggest new coal complexes, despite a new green policy.

We need to solve the dry-year problem, says Carr

20 Oct 20 - Electrification of more of the economy to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions will require a resolution to the risk posed by dry years to the hydro-electricity system, says Climate Change...

World makes haste too slowly on cutting energy use

19 Oct 20 - The world is dragging its feet on efforts to tackle the climate crisis by reducing its energy use, according to a global watchdog.

IEA outlines how world can reach net-zero emissions by 2050

14 Oct 20 - For the first time, the International Energy Agency has set out what would need to happen this decade to reach net-zero emissions globally by 2050.

Parker pushes back against pumped-hydro critics

12 Oct 20 - Environment and former climate and energy minister David Parker says he is backing investigations into a pumped-hydro scheme because it has the potential to slash the country’s greenhouse gas...

Lines project first to try covid consent process

9 Oct 20 - A project that could form part of the Government’s pumped-hydro electricity scheme is the first to be considered by an expert panel set up under the Government’s covid-19 fast-tracking consenting...

Nuclear power hinders fight against climate change

7 Oct 20 - Countries wishing to reduce carbon emissions should invest in renewables, abandoning any plans for nuclear power stations because they can no longer be considered a low-carbon option.


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