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Register sees fewer carbon units

Tuesday - More than 150 million carbon units passed through the New Zealand register last year.

Energy pours into cutting-edge conservation ideas

Tuesday - A battery that could treble electric car mileage and cut costs is among the innovations moving closer to reality on the frontiers of science.

Coal casts cloud over Germany’s energy revolution

The lignite-burning Jänschwalde power station in Brandenburg produces more than 22 million tonnes of CO2.

Tuesday - The energy market in Germany saw a spectacular change last year as renewable energy became the major source of its electricity supply − leaving lignite, coal and nuclear behind.

Sun and wind could make electricity too cheap to meter

Tuesday - Our children will enjoy in their homes electrical energy too cheap to meter, said Lewis L Strauss, chair of the US Atomic Energy Commission, in 1954.

Energy leaders fret about uncertainties

Tuesday - Energy leaders see price volatility and the future of a climate framework as the biggest uncertainties facing the industry.

Your energy ideas could win $4m

Tuesday - New Zealand companies with ground-breaking renewable energy technologies are being invited to compete for a slice of a $US4 million prize.

Transport and heating force up gas emissions

22 Dec 14 - Greenhouse gas emissions from energy are up as the burning of gas and oil for transport and heating cancels out gains from renewable electricity production.


Health fears see New York ban fracking

22 Dec 14 - The administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned hydraulic fracturing in the state, citing public health concerns.

Chile’s mines set hot pace in renewables

Hole story ... the Escondida mine in Chile.

22 Dec 14 - Mining is the fourth-largest energy consumer in Australia, using roughly 10 per cent of Australia’s total. Some of this comes from the electricity grid — but much is supplied off-grid in the form of...

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...

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...

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...

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.


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Environment projects win financial boost

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Canon offers environment prizes

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CRL Energy wins environment award

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