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We're going off grid ... surely but slowly

Today 10:00am - New Zealanders might be slow at adopting alternative electricity generation, but it does threaten the existing centralised model, a new report says.

Policy wobbles could slow renewable energy growth

Today 10:00am - Power generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro grew strongly last year, reaching almost 22 per cent of global generation, says the International Energy Agency.

Canadian batteries get NZ approval

Today 10:00am - Eco Alkalines household batteries are carboNZero.

Worldwide, public shows its support for renewables

Today 10:00am - Public support for renewable energies across the world continues to grow, particularly in more advanced economies − with solar power being especially popular.

The fact is we're making the emissions problem worse

Today 10:00am - Challenging news for those climate campaigners who believe that renewable sources of energy are on the increase: they may be, but so are carbon dioxide emissions.

Watchdog rules ‘clean coal’ advertisement misleading

25 Aug 14 - Britain’s advertising watchdog has ruled that an advertisement for “clean coal” by the world’s largest private sector coal firm, Peabody Energy, was misleading and should not be published again in its current form.

G20 energy brains talk business in Brisbane

25 Aug 14 - This week Brisbane hosts the final meeting of the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group before the main G20 summit in November, when government officials and energy experts from 20 of the most powerful countries in the world will discuss how the world governs energy.


High-altitude winds could help to power the Earth

18 Aug 14 - Researchers have discovered that the world’s energy needs could easily be met by harnessing the power potential of high-altitude winds.

So, what is this thing called perovskite?

18 Aug 14 - By JON MAJOR.- Whenever I tell people I work with solar cells, I am asked the same two questions: are they ever going to be really cheap? And can you get me some?

Debate heats up as US looks at gas emissions

18 Aug 14 - Groups for and against US government plans for new regulations aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions have been slugging it out at a series of heated debates across America.

Flower power one way to bring new life to broken mill town

11 Aug 14 - Kawerau might have a new future as a flower town as part of a drive by Maori to build sustainable green businesses on their land.

Is natural gas fracking the answer to our energy problems?

11 Aug 14 - FEATURE: As climate talks heat up, experts debate whether natural gas fracking will turn brown economies green.

Science eyes role of water in beating climate change

11 Aug 14 - Should we pick and choose our climate strategies based on how water-wise they are?

Former Shell chief here to talk about drilling

Dr Roland Williams ... corporate view.

4 Aug 14 - Shell Australia former chief Dr Roland Williams will front up to the people of Hawke’s Bay tomorrow to talk about oil and gas drilling.

NZ ups spending on Pacific new-energy projects

4 Aug 14 - New Zealand is boosting its funding of renewable energy projects in the Pacific.

Nuclear power champions paint rosy picture

1 Aug 14 - The nuclear industry remains remarkably optimistic about its future, despite evidence that it is a shrinking source of power as renewables increasingly compete to fill the energy gap.

Canberra gives go-ahead to massive coal mine

Monster mine: Queensland's Saraji coal field run by the Adani Group.

1 Aug 14 - Australia’s biggest coal mine, the Carmichael Coal and Rail Project this week received the go-ahead from the federal government.

Worth listening to ...

1 Aug 14 - New Zealand-based international engineering company Aurecon is involved in renewable energy projects around this world. But it is pessimistic about the outlook for renewables in New Zealand.

Germany and Britain top the Dirty 30

Dirty 30 ... coal-powered plant in Nottinghamshire.

25 Jul 14 - By KIERAN COOKE.- It’s not the sort of league table that anyone is proud of leading, but a new report on the European Union’s power sector lists the EU’s 30 most polluting energy plants – all powered...


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You'll never run out of printer paper

25 Aug 14 - A printer which reuses the same paper over again has won Toshiba two awards

Canon offers environment prizes

18 Aug 14 - Canon New Zealand is calling for Kiwis to get creative and apply for its annual...

CRL Energy wins environment award

1 Aug 14 - CRL Energy is the winner of the 2014 Minerals West Coast Environment...

Evolution show home opens in the south

20 Jun 14 - Award-winning Rilean Construction this week unveiled its first energy-efficient...

Sustainability graduates make their mark

7 Mar 14 - Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnic’s Graduate Programmes in Sustainable...

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