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Government pension scheme begins ditching oil and gas

Today 12:00pm - A UK pension scheme with more than four million members is shifting almost 10 per cent of its investments into a new climate change fund designed to move people’s money out of fossil fuels and into renewable energy.

EU’s clean energy package gets national support

Today 12:00pm - EU energy ministers have backed the third version of the 28-country bloc’s clean energy package, praising its focus on renewables, energy efficiency and consumers.

Battery storage industry to fight Australian bans

Monday - The world’s biggest battery manufacturers say they will fight Australia's proposed new guidelines and recommendations that could ban battery storage units from inside homes and garages.

How a Danish island did zero carbon in less than 10 years

Monday - The Danish island of Samso's energy makeover took less than a decade and was spurred on by local commitment.

UK tidal project could spark global revolution

Friday - Ambitious plans have been drawn up for a network of “tidal lagoons” around the UK coast that could provide up to a quarter of the country’s electricity – and there is potential to roll out the technology in many parts of the world.

This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

Friday - On the Tibetan Plateau in eastern China, four million solar panels silently soak up the sun as part of the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park. It’s the largest solar farm in the world, spreading over 10 square miles of the high desert landscape.

The age of the giant battery is almost upon us

Thursday - The idea that giant batteries might someday revolutionise electrical grids has long enthralled clean-power advocates and environmentalists. Now it’s attracting bankers with the money to make it happen.


Govt could end up in court over energy plan, warns campaigner

21 Feb 17 - The Government risks court action over its latest energy efficiency strategy, says energy campaigner Jeanette Fitzsimons.

How India subsidises electricity only for the rich

21 Feb 17 - While more than 20 per cent of India’s population has no access to electricity, the richest 40 per cent of the population gets highly subsidised power.

Small businesses dragging the energy chain

20 Feb 17 - New Zealand’s small businesses are lagging behind in adopting energy efficiency measures that could save them significant amounts of money – even though most say that their energy costs are...

How your life could change without fossil fuels

17 Feb 17 - Here is a vision of the future in a warming world without fossil fuels:

US marks record year for solar power

17 Feb 17 - The US solar market last year nearly doubled its annual record, installing 14,626MW of solar PV, representing a whopping 95 per cent growth increase over 2015.

Stop fossil fuels subsidies, say major investors

16 Feb 17 - A group of investors and insurers who manage $US2.8 trillion have called on the G20 to end public funding for coal, oil and gas by 2020.

Pressure group takes coal case to court

15 Feb 17 - Development of a new open-cast coal mine near Westport is being challenged in court.

Cafe chain converts waste coffee into renewable fuel

15 Feb 17 - Cafe chain Caffè Nero has revealed how it recycles coffee grounds from 122 of its London stores to make low-carbon fuel.

Methane emissions higher than feared, say scientists

10 Feb 17 - Global methane emissions from oil production between 1980 and 2012 were far higher than previously thought – in some cases, as much as double the amount previously estimated, according to a new...

EU must end coal by 2030 to meet Paris goals

10 Feb 17 - To hold global warming below 2deg, the 28-state EU bloc needs to smash dependence on coalby the end of next decade.

Miners again free to flatten mountaintops

7 Feb 17 - Blowing up mountaintops to strip them of coal just got easier, as Congressional lawmakers killed a freshly issued Obama administration rule that protected streams from mining waste.

Wind turbines again head for the home straight

3 Feb 17 - A new type of small wind turbine for home electricity generation, intended to match the popularity and potential of solar power, is being developed in Europe.


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