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China's coal peak hailed as turning point

Tuesday - The global battle against climate change has passed a historic turning point with Chinaís huge coal burning finally having peaked, according to senior economists.

MINE GAMES: Plunder of Earthís natural resources is rising

Monday - Humansí appetite for gnawing away at the fabric of the Earth itself is growing prodigiously.

As nuclear power plants close, states need to bet big on energy storage

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant

Monday - Pacific Gas and Electric has started the process of shutting down the Diablo Canyon generation facility, the last active nuclear power plant in California.

US oil sector fights climate disclosure push

Monday - Oil companies say a campaign by environmentalists to force them to reveal more about their climate change risks and carbon emissions in financial documents could cause "disclosure overload" that would not better inform investors.

The future of Big Oil? At Shell, it's not oil

Thursday - At Australiaís Curtis Island, you can see Big Oil morphing into Big Gas. Just off the northeastern coast lies a 667-acre liquefied natural gas terminal owned by Royal Dutch Shell, an engineering feat of staggering complexity.

Offshore windfarms power ahead in Europe

20 Jul 16 - Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels Ė and thatís good news for the climate.

Drones set to play big role in change to renewables

20 Jul 16 - Energy providers are looking at the emergent technology of drones to help them with their day-to-day maintenance of renewables installations and to decrease their costs.


America's booming marijuana industry is an energy hog

20 Jul 16 - As Americans go to the polls in November, at least four states will consider ballot questions on marijuana legalisation.

Monkey business threatening India's solar development

18 Jul 16 - Indian officials are looking into offering insurance for solar panel owners that would cover natural disasters, extreme weather, theft ... and monkey damage.

POWER STRUGGLE: Why the energy market doesn't work

15 Jul 16 - The energy market must be fundamentally redesigned to deal with climate change, say the authors of two studies comparing the impacts of photovoltaics and fossil fuels supply chains.

New energy putting a dent in emissions

15 Jul 16 - Americans are using less electricity as buildings become more energy-efficient and industrial power demand weakens.

POWER SHOCK: Just how climate friendly are we?

14 Jul 16 - New Zealandís electricity generation might not be as climate friendly as we think.

Three reasons to be cheerful about the 1.5deg target

14 Jul 16 - The recent streak of record-breaking temperatures has shown that climate change is not waiting for the world to take decisive action.

Hotel installs biggest rooftop solar array in US

14 Jul 16 - The largest rooftop solar array in the United States has been installed on top of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

LEDs lighting the way on our streets

13 Jul 16 - New Zealand is switching to LED lighting.

No worries, says Republican Party, coal is clean

13 Jul 16 - The Republican National Convention's draft platform officially describes coal as "an abundant, clean, affordable, reliable domestic energy resource."

Meet the woman who took on Canadaís tar sand barons

12 Jul 16 - Canadaís tar sand fields remind environmentalist Tzeporah Berman of Mordor, the evil land of fire and death in JRR Tolkienís Lord of the Rings.

BONUS BILLION: Our untouched energy potential

Mike Underhill

11 Jul 16 - New Zealand businesses have a billion dollars worth of unrealised energy efficiency potential, says the head of the countryís energy conservation authority.

World's largest storage battery will power LA

11 Jul 16 - More than 18,000 lithium ion battery packs could replace a gas-fired power plant used to meet peak demand in Los Angeles.


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