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Parker to talk hydrogen energy in Japan

11 Jun 18 - Developing a sustainable hydrogen energy industry will be on the agenda for talks between New Zealand and Japan this week.

‘Liquid air’ storage technology comes step closer

11 Jun 18 - A UK company has completed a test plant for its liquid air energy storage technology which it hopes will be a long-duration challenger to lithium-ion storage and will avoid the pitfalls that have stymied similar startups.

Wood fuel benefits beg for attention, say backers

23 May 18 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions could be cut by more 640,000 tonnes a year by burning wood instead of coal in boilers in the Otago region alone.

Natural gas will last bit more than a decade

21 May 18 - Officials have confirmed that at the rate we're using it, New Zealand has about 10 and a half years’ worth of natural gas reserves.

Warming planet faces a cooling crisis

17 May 18 - As climate change warms the Earth, one significant concern is the cooling crisis, the quest for energy-hungry artificial ways to keep ourselves cool.

New steel plant will emit only water vapour

15 May 18 - A pilot plant being built in Sweden will produce steel using hydrogen from renewable electricity. The only emissions will be water vapour.

New technology could slash aluminium emissions

14 May 18 - Technology has been unveiled that could drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions from aluminium production, in a development that could transform the way one of the world’s most common materials is made.

Natural gas not the solution, claims new report

10 May 18 - Natural gas is not a transition fuel to a low-carbon economy – and the Government should go further than just banning all new offshore exploration licences, a new report says.

Renewables employing 10 million people

10 May 18 - More than 10 million people are working in the renewable energy industry. In 2017 alone, the sector added more than 500,000 jobs globally.

Small land area, big rewards from solar panels

8 May 18 - Covering 0.06 per cent of New Zealand’s land with solar panels would provide enough power for the country’s total energy needs, a new study says.

War on coal making money for mineowners

3 May 18 - The world’s war on coal is making its biggest producers a lot richer, at least for now.

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...

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.

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