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Burning existing fossil fuels will break the Paris bank

Tuesday - Burning all the carbon in existing coal mines and developed oil and gas fields will push the world past the Paris Agreement climate limit.

Scientists find better way to run gas turbines

Tuesday - Molybdenum silicides can improve the efficiency of turbine blades in ultra-high-temperature combustion systems, researchers at Kyoto University have found.

Why NZ doesn't need foreign carbon credits

Monday - New Zealand could meet its Paris Agreement pledge without using foreign carbon credits and develop a $6 billion industry at the same time, says the Bioenergy Association.

China to slow green growth after boom

Monday - After installing more wind and solar farms than anywhere else on the planet, China is ratcheting back the pace of growth in an industry that’s helped lower the costs of green energy worldwide.

Solar behemoth arises in China

Friday - A massive 2-gigawatt solar project is under development in China's Ningxia region. The $2.34 billion project will need about six million panels and will likely be the world's largest solar farm.

Asia eyes renewable energy super grid

Friday - Entrepreneurs in China, Russia, Japan and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding which sets out plans to create an Asian renewable energy super grid.

Native American pipeline resistance is about climate justice

21 Sep 16 - Over the past months, hundreds of indigenous persons and their allies have gathered near the crossing of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers in the ancestral territories of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Renewables establish economic lead

16 Sep 16 - The cheapest way of generating energy today is to use renewable fuels – and the authors of a new analysis predict that renewables are set to enjoy even more of an advantage within a few years.

Investment in new renewables outpaces demand

16 Sep 16 - The International Energy Agency has released a report showing that investment in new renewables has covered the global electricity demand in 2015.

Scientists get closer to methane answers

15 Sep 16 - New research has added yet another layer to a major scientific debate about the global emissions of methane.

Gas pipelines run over EU energy policy

15 Sep 16 - Civil society campaigners have accused the European Union of pouring unprecedented amounts of state aid into a huge energy project that runs counter to its own climate change objectives.

Green-powered boat readies for round-world voyage

14 Sep 16 - Dubbed the “Solar Impulse of the Seas”, the first boat to be powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen aims to make its own historic trip around the world.

New fabric generates electric power on the go

13 Sep 16 - A super-thin fabric that generates electricity from both sunlight and movement promises a lightweight, flexible, foldable power source on the go.

BIOGAS BONUS: NZ is slow to get the message

The Fortex meatworks' biogas plant in Mosgiel was ADI's first industrial-sized digester

8 Sep 16 - New Zealand is slow to grasp the potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution by turning waste into biogas, says a company providing the technology all over the world.

Europe’s nuclear club slows emissions cuts

8 Sep 16 - The prospect of using nuclear energy appears to deter European countries from adopting renewable technologies such as wind and solar, and from introducing energy efficiency measures.

Biggest funds blocking climate action

7 Sep 16 - Some of the world’s biggest funds are not living up to their responsible investment rhetoric, an analysis of ExxonMobil investors reveals.

Banks put high price on climate change risks

6 Sep 16 - Twenty-eight per cent of banks operating in Asia and the Pacific say that exposure to climate change risk is a reason for not lending money.

US eyes public land for renewables

6 Sep 16 - More wind turbines and solar power plants could be coming to vast tracts of public lands in theUS if the Obama administration finalises a new rule aiming to streamline how federal lands can be...

G20 emissions pledges are far too low

2 Sep 16 - The promises made by the G20 group of the world’s leading economies to meet the goals reached in last December’s Paris Agreement on emissions reduction are nowhere near adequate, according to new...

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

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