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Half of added electricity capacity was renewable in 2015

Today 11:00am - According to the International Energy Agency, 50 per cent of global net electricity generation capacity added in 2015 was renewable.

Paris withdraws plans for carbon tax on coal

Today 11:00am - Pressure from the miners’ and energy workers’ union CGT has forced the French government to back down on extending the carbon tax to coal-fired power stations.

Renewables poised for rapid growth worldwide

Wednesday - About 500,000 solar panels are installed each day worldwide. In China, two wind turbines are built every hour.

Adelaide blackout draws attention to battery storage

Wednesday - Battery storage is still many years away from preventing massive blackouts such as the one that hit South Australia last month, according to a senior utility figure.

India’s solar power set to outshine coal

Wednesday - India wants to provide its entire population with electricity and lift millions out of poverty, but in order to prevent the world overheating it also needs to switch away from fossil fuels.

Energy efficiency makes impact on carbon emissions

Tuesday - Improved energy efficiency is helping New Zealand to cut thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions, as well as saving millions of dollars a year, the Government energy efficiency agency reports.

Corporate climate risk is all about turning a profit

Tuesday - Risk has become a central construct for how businesses should respond to climate change.

Clinton says clean energy economy will create millions of jobs. Can it?

Tuesday - Job growth is a prime topic in the US presidential race, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different takes on the role clean energy could play in creating employment.

Diesel use boosts national gas emissions

21 Oct 16 - New Zealanders are producing more greenhouse gas emissions from the use of diesel, according to new figures.

Exxon says world needs oil of five Saudis

21 Oct 16 - Global demand for energy will grow 25 per cent in the next 25 years and countries will guzzle oil five times the size of Saudi Arabia’s reserves, predicts Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

Saudis say oil industry must do its bit

21 Oct 16 - Oil companies must cut their carbon footprints to play a part in meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change, says Saudi Arabia oil chief Khalid Al-Falih.

Meet the US companies with the most solar

21 Oct 16 - Target is now the US. company that produces the most solar power at its facilities, beating out Walmart for the first time, and heading off Prologis, Apple, Costco, Kohl’s, and IKEA.

Big Oil might be emerging stronger than ever

20 Oct 16 - After a heart-stopping plunge in the price of crude over the last two years, along with slashed dividends and the elimination of tens of thousands of jobs, the biggest oil companies are proving...

Nuclear fusion record big boost for clean energy

18 Oct 16 - A nuclear fusion world record has been set in the US, marking another step on the long road toward the unlocking of limitless clean energy.

Biofuels turn out to be a climate mistake – here’s why

18 Oct 16 - Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, US energy policy has sought to replace petroleum-based transportation fuels with alternatives. One prominent option is using biofuels, such as ethanol in place of...

Fracking pumps up public’s climate fears

18 Oct 16 - Public opposition to pumping water and chemicals into the ground to extract gas from shale − the technique known as fracking − is growing even in the countries whose governments are most...

Nations sign 'monumental' deal on coolants

17 Oct 16 - A global deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons in the battle to combat climate change has been hailed as a “monumental step forward”.

... but it will make little difference in the West

17 Oct 16 - They went to Kigali to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons and take 0.5deg out of future global warming, and the 170 countries who successfully negotiated an amendment to the Montreal Protocol agreed to get...

Global wind capacity will hit 500GW by year end

14 Oct 16 - Global wind capacity is set to hit 500GW by the end of 2016, accounting for around 5 per cent of global power demand, according to new data.

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Business network wins sustainability award

10 Oct 16 - The Sustainable Business Network has won the Sustainability Support category in...

Children's sunscreen fails tests

22 Sep 16 - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the...

Child labour not for us, says Karen Walker

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12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

Farm trust honours regional winners

8 Jun 16 - Supreme winners from the 11 regions participating in the 2016 Ballance Farm...

Canon offers prizes to environmentalists

7 Jun 16 - Canon New Zealand’s 2016 Environmental Grants Programme is open.

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