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Green hydrogen’s falling costs undermines case for blue hydrogen

29 Sep 21 - New research predicts that green hydrogen — a clean fuel produced from water using renewables — will be comparable in cost and likely cheaper than blue hydrogen by 2030.

Getting fuel prices right is key to reducing carbon emissions: IMF

27 Sep 21 - Global fossil fuel subsidies amounted to $6 trillion in 2020, with more than 70 per cent reflecting "undercharging" for environmental costs, which makes it imperative to set the right price for fuels to reduce carbon emissions, the International Monetary Fund has said.

Coal prices surge as power crunch upends effort to cut emissions

22 Sep 21 - Prices for coal are surging around the world as a shortage of natural gas spurs demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel to generate electricity.

New Norwegian wind turbine five times more efficient

14 Sep 21 - Norwegian company Wind Catching Systems is developing a floating, multi-turbine technology for wind farms that could generate five times the annual energy of the world’s largest, single wind turbine.

G20 climate and energy ministers split over coal exit

27 Jul 21 - China, Russia and India are among countries resisting a timeline to phase out coal power generation, leaving it to leaders to resolve the impasse.

Convert Marsden Point to produce bio-crude: Bioenergy Assoc

26 Jul 21 - The government is asleep at the wheel and should be pushing for the Marsden Point Refinery to be repurposed to produce bio-crude, the executive officer of the Bioenergy Association, Brian Cox, says.

Climate change action will create millions of jobs

26 Jul 21 - Hitting global climate target could create eight million energy jobs mainly in the renewable energy sector, a new study says.


The future of energy is a symbiotic grid

26 Jul 21 - In a decade-long building boom of renewable energy, we’ve reached a milestone. There are now one billion watts of wind and solar installed across the world. That’s about half the capacity of all coal...

Firstgas ordered to withdraw misleading advert

23 Jul 21 - Firstgas has been ordered by the Advertising Complaints Authority to withdraw an advert that suggested customers could continue to use gas without contributing carbon to the atmosphere.

Bioenergy Assoc responds to environmental concerns

22 Jul 21 - Last week we published an article outlining the concerns of a coalition of zero waste and regenerative farming groups about the potential for biogas development to lock in unsustainable farming...

Wind energy sector calls for G20 action

20 Jul 21 - The leading CEOs of the global wind industry have united to call on G20 members to show leadership in the climate crisis by raising national ambitions and urgently laying out concrete plans for...

Coal's share of electricity generation doubles in March quarter

11 Jun 21 - The first three months of this year saw the percentage of carbon spewing, coal-generated electricity double compared to the same period last year.

Fossil-fuel shares fall while clean energy is on the rise

1 Apr 21 - The value of share offerings in fossil fuel companies has dropped by almost 20 per cent since 2012, while low-carbon companies gained ground in a shift towards clean energy, a report by think-tank...

We could be cooking with hydrogen by 2030

29 Mar 21 - New Zealand could start using a hydrogen-blended gas by 2030 and 100 per cent "green" hydrogen by mid-century.

The real reason humans are the dominent species

29 Mar 21 - Energy is the key to humanity's world domination. Not just the jet fuel that allows us to traverse entire continents in a few hours, or the bombs we build that can blow up entire cities, but the vast...

Listen to experts on hydrogen, Minister says

26 Mar 21 - Companies getting excited about using hydrogen as a major energy source need to listen to the warnings of experts, the Climate Minister says.

Small nuclear power plants no use in climate crisis

25 Mar 21 - Claims that a new generation of so-called advanced, safe and easier-to-build nuclear reactors (small nuclear power plants) will be vital to combat climate change are an illusion, and the idea should...

NZ's largest wind farm in $3 billion sale

15 Mar 21 - Wind farm developer and operator Tilt Renewables is being split between New Zealand’s Mercury Energy and Australian investors in a $3 billion deal announced to sharemarkets in both countries this...

The price of coal weighs heavy on planetary health

12 Mar 21 - The true cost of fossil fuels could be a quarter of the world's' GDP, scientists say.


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Victoria University Prof joins Bill Gate's Breakthrough Energy Fellows

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Climate aid boost the wrong move at the wrong time: National

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