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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

Wednesday - 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...

The fact is eco housing is not expensive

30 Aug 16 - Low-energy or zero-energy housing is international best practice, but is still considered costly. Part of the problem is that studies of housing standards typically use only cost-benefit analysis to...

How long weekends can help to save the world

29 Aug 16 - Three-day weekends might be one of the easiest steps we can take to radically reduce our environmental impact – and future-proof our economy.

Rich investors call on G20 leaders to ratify Paris

25 Aug 16 - A group of 130 institutions that control $13 trillion of investments have called on G20 nations to ratify the Paris Agreement this year and accelerate investment in clean energy and forced disclosure...

It's official, King Coal has been dethroned

24 Aug 16 - This is the worst year in decades for US coal. During the first six months of 2016, US coal production was down a staggering 28 per cent compared to 2015, and down 33 per cent compared to 2014.

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Children's sunscreen fails tests

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

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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.

School gets first Powerwall battery

16 May 16 - New Zealand’s first Tesla Energy Powerwall battery has been switched on at a...

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