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Mercury gives green light to country's biggest windfarm

Wednesday - Mercury is going ahead with plans to build the countryís largest windfarm.

Government wants info on biofuture of wood

1 Nov 19 - Government plans for a report into the potential to use wood to make bioproducts is being hailed by those pushing for a biofutures industry.

Renewables could grow 50% in next five years

23 Oct 19 - Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50 per cent in the next five years, powered by a resurgence in solar energy.

High carbon price has downside, says gentailer

17 Oct 19 - High carbon prices could hinder electrification of New Zealandís energy sector, the countryís largest electricity retailer says.

Shell has no choice but to keep drilling, says CEO

16 Oct 19 - Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has warned of the consequences of rejecting oil and gas too quickly.

Fossil fuel industry has seen the future ... and it's plastic

14 Oct 19 - How will Big Oil adapt as fossil fuel demand wanes with the rise of renewable energy and battery power? The answer is plastic.

Why nuclear power is not the answer

1 Oct 19 - With new plants costing from five to 10 times more than renewable options, and taking far longer to build, nuclear power cannot help against global warming.

NZ sets new mark for coal-fired electricity

27 Sep 19 - New Zealand has burnt more coal to make electricity this winter than in any June quarter since 2014.

Thermal battery producer heats up storage market

10 Sep 19 - An Australian thermal energy storage company has reached in-principle agreements to pilot thermal batteries in the telecommunication and eco-housing industries.

Government has eye on hydrogen future

2 Sep 19 - Last week it was lithium and cobalt in the Governmentís sights; this week itís hydrogen.

There's plenty of renewable energy out there

30 Aug 19 - US and European researchers have shown the way to an era of cheap and plentiful renewable energy on a massive scale.

BP selling Alaska assets to troubled private firm

29 Aug 19 - BP is selling all of its Alaska operations to Hilcorp, a privately-owned company with a troubled safety and environmental track-record.

Todd Corporation sees big future for natural gas

14 Aug 19 - The countryís largest private energy company says gas should continue to play a large part in New Zealandís energy mix - and that climate action shouldnít come at the expense of economy or living...

Storage key to renewable energy success

8 Aug 19 - The cost of storing energy needs to fall 90 per cent to make renewables globally competitive, researchers say.

Portugal solar energy auction sets record

6 Aug 19 - Portugalís huge auction of solar energy broke a world record, with one of the 24 licences on offer selling for 14.76 euros ($NZ25.30) per megawatt hour.

How Big Oil can sue for loss of profits

29 Jul 19 - Campaigners are urging reform of an obscure system that allows coal, oil and gas companies to sue governments if climate policies hit their profits.

Meridian predicts renewables will rule

26 Jul 19 - Rising carbon prices and competition will drive New Zealand towards an electricity system based almost entirely on renewables, the countryís largest generator is predicting.

How science can double the solar dividend

23 Jul 19 - Researchers have found three new ways to double the solar dividend, making the sun work harder and deliver more to the renewable economy.

Why efficiency is the key to cheaper energy

19 Jul 19 - Improving energy efficiency is a cheaper way of meeting New Zealandís 100 per cent renewable electricity target than building new power stations, a Government agency says.

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