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Is deep sea mining worth the risk?

Friday - Scientists have discovered massive amounts of a rare metal called tellurium, a key element in cutting-edge solar technology.

UK acts to get gas out of the atmosphere

Thursday - The UK has launched a £8.6 million national research programme to investigate how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, the first of its kind.

UK power generation achieves first coal-free day

Wednesday - Friday was Britain’s first working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution.

Scottish wind powers affordable housing

Wednesday - Three wind turbines in Scotland are generating electricity for the national grid and helping to raise funds to build affordable homes in rural communities.

Energy Star rating loses its twinkle

21 Apr 17 - The Government is scrapping the Energy Star rating on home appliances.

Who wants to work with wind turbines? Plenty, it seems

21 Apr 17 - The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — is wind turbine technician.

Food carts get taste of solar

21 Apr 17 - New York’s thousands of food carts are generating carbon credits.

Fracking brings new oil boom to Alaska

20 Apr 17 - Despite opposition from environmental groups and President Obama’s 2016 ban on drilling in federal Arctic waters, exploration in Alaska has revealed massive new volumes of oil.

Scientist seeks capital backing for adaptation projects

Sean Weaver

19 Apr 17 - Ekos founder Dr Sean Weaver is working on a new project – a non-market mechanism to raise private capital to fund climate-change adaptation projects in developing countries.

Pool operator splashes out on electric pumps

19 Apr 17 - Auckland swimming pool operator Northern Arena says switching to electric heat-pumps for its pools has been good for swimmers and good for the climate.

World's nuclear giants limp toward extinction

18 Apr 17 - Any lingering hope that a worldwide nuclear power renaissance would contribute to combating climate change appears to have been dashed by US company Westinghouse, the largest provider of nuclear...

SEND IN THE DRONES: Sky-high power stations find a friend

12 Apr 17 - Technology that uses flying drones to generate electricity from the wind is getting a boost from a German utility.

Solar power and saltwater to grow veges in desert

10 Apr 17 - A Norwegian company plans to establish a solar-powered facility in the Aqaba desert in Jordan, capable of growing a variety of crops without wasting any fresh water.

POWER POSERS: Energy industry worries and waits

7 Apr 17 - Uncertainty over the Government’s plans to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change is keeping New Zealand’s energy executives awake at night, says the World Energy Council.

Brexit barrier to clean energy, says WEC

7 Apr 17 - Brexit is undermining Europe’s switch to renewable energy, the World Energy Council says.

Green HQ gets green light

7 Apr 17 - In a case of gamekeeper-turned-poacher, New Zealand’s Green Building Council has improved the environmental performance of its own office.

Europe votes to take action on palm oil

7 Apr 17 - The European Parliament this week adopted a resolution calling the European Commission to phase out the use of biofuels based on vegetable oils by 2020, and to establish a single certification scheme...

Europe vows no new coal-fired plants from 2020

6 Apr 17 - Europe’s energy utilities have rung a death knell for coal, with a historic pledge that no new coal-fired plants will be built in the EU after 2020.

Renewables cut Europe's carbon emissions by 10%

5 Apr 17 - A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10 per cent in 2015.

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