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Fossil fuel probe under way as NZ goes exploring

15 Dec 14 - New Zealand is expanding oil and gas exploration at the same time as Britain probes the likely cost of stranded fossil-fuel assets.

UN launches new coalition to promote renewable energy

15 Dec 14 - The launch of a new coalition spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme will focus on boosting renewable energy usage around the world.

Australia takes action on energy market reform

15 Dec 14 - The Australian Government is leading a new focus on reforms to put downward pressure on electricity prices and give Australian consumers greater power over their energy bills.

Bank of England probes risk of fossil fuel assets

15 Dec 14 - In a move that’s likely to cause consternation in some of the world’s most powerful corporate boardrooms, the Bank of England has disclosed that it is launching an inquiry into the risks fossil fuel companies pose to overall financial stability.

Outlook bright for UK’s solar power potential

8 Dec 14 - Solar energy is sometimes dismissed as a fanciful idea with little to offer so far in such a cloudy country as the United Kingdom, but a new report says power from the sun could thrive in Britain in barely five years’ time − without the need for any subsidy.

Getting out of fossil fuel investment is the right way to go

1 Dec 14 - The controversy ignited by the Australian National University in October, when it decided to sell its shares in seven resources companies, has raised two important questions about divestment from assets such as fossil fuels.

Beyond the poo bus ... the many uses of human waste

1 Dec 14 - A British went into service last week, powered by biomethane energy derived from human waste at a sewage plant.


Australia’s coal and gas exports being left stranded

24 Nov 14 - The United States and China have announced goals to reduce emissions by 26 per cent to 28 per cent and to cap emissions by 2030 respectively.

We can cut carbon and pollution at no cost, says China

17 Nov 14 - China can achieve economic development, energy security and reduce pollution at the same time, according to a major new study.

Crowd-funders get behind CarbonScape

17 Nov 14 - Kiwi cleantech company CarbonScape has hit its crowd-funding equity target.

New Australian report debunks coal industry myths

17 Nov 14 - The coal industry has many friends in high places, and none more so than Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia − one of the world’s major producers of a fuel that earns the country billions...

UK ignores pledge to end fossil fuel support

17 Nov 14 - Despite promises to phase out subsidies to the coal, oil and gas industries, a new report says the UK and other G20 governments are still providing them with massive financial help.

How Mighty River is switching on to the new economy

Fraser Whineray ... we could save billions.

10 Nov 14 - Generator Mighty River Power is claiming a stake in the new economy, pushing for New Zealand’s car fleet to go electric and indicating that it will move into the water business.

Trustpower's Aussie wind farm breezes along

Big wind ... Snowtown wind farm in South Australia.

10 Nov 14 - The second stage of Kiwi company Tustpower's project to build South Australia's largest wind farm has been launched, ahead of time and under budget.

India wants to double coal production

10 Nov 14 - The man responsible for maintaining India’s power supply says he wants the country’s coal production to double within the next five years.

EU plans power supergrid to boost renewables

10 Nov 14 - An electricity supergrid is being planned to connect all 28 European Union countries and provide them with insurance against power blackouts.

Why Australia’s entire power sector should support target

10 Nov 14 - There’s been much talk about how uncertainty over the future of Australia's Renewable Energy Target (RET) is affecting the renewable energy industry.

State miner rethinks environment liabilities

3 Nov 14 - The State coal-miner says its future environmental liabilities are not as great as it thought.

Tararua turbines set power-output record

Record-breaker ... Tararua wind farm.

3 Nov 14 - Two New Zealand wind turbines have set a world record for output.


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