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NUCLEAR FUSION: Don't hold your breath

Friday - 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

Thursday - 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

Wednesday - 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

Monday - 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.

Floating windfarms are proving a smash hit

23 Feb 18 - Floating windfarms are likely to be the next large-scale development in renewable energy.

Plastic bans will dent oil demand growth, says BP

22 Feb 18 - International bans on single-use plastic items such as carrier bags will dent growth in oil demand over the next two decades, according to BP.

Minister offers money for good emissions moves

Megan Woods

21 Feb 18 - Got a good idea to cut greenhouse gas emissions in your business or in the transport sector? The Government wants to give you money.

Energy producers want mandatory disclosure

15 Feb 18 - European energy producers are calling for mandatory disclosure to customers of information about where their electricity comes from.

China will show the way with solar power

15 Feb 18 - China will be the first major country in which solar energy gives fossil fuels a run for its money, says Lloyds Register.

Lack of women in energy ‘holding back the fight’

13 Feb 18 - The lack of women in energy companies is holding back the sector’s efforts to tackle climate change, a leading industry watcher has warned.

BP aims to invest more in clean energy

9 Feb 18 - BP has declared it is looking to acquire more green energy firms, as the British oil giant pledged to set carbon targets for its operations.

We'll soon feel the effects of China's market

8 Feb 18 - China’s new carbon market will have a profound impact on electricity companies, says Standard & Poors.

After an oil-soaked past, Saudi wants to let the sunshine in

8 Feb 18 - Oil kingdom Saudi Arabia is trying to tie its future to another natural resource it has in abundance: sunlight.

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