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ARDERN: Watch this space

6 Jul 20 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is hinting at a major announcement on renewable energy.

$10b of precious metals dumped each year in e-waste

6 Jul 20 - At least $10 billion worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report.

We've 'reached peak emissions and oil demand'

2 Jul 20 - Global oil demand and carbon dioxide emissions probably peaked in 2019 as the Covid-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on both, says energy consultancy DNV GL.

Storing electricity under ground...

2 Jul 20 - A Texas company has plans to store surplus electricity under ground - in pressurised water.

...and in tall brick towers

2 Jul 20 - Welcome to the Energy Vault - a giant tower with a crane at its centre and thousands of massive stackable bricks, each weighing more than a fully loaded school bus.

Refinery rescue not on the agenda, says Jones

Shane Jones

30 Jun 20 - The Government is aware of the role the Marsden Point oil refinery could play in the transition to a low-carbon economy, but buying it back is not on the agenda, the infrastructure minister says.

ASB owner faces Permian project questions

29 Jun 20 - ASB Bank owner the Commonwealth Bank of Australia faces questions from shareholders over its lending for gas projects, including the $3 billion Permian Gas highway pipeline in the United States.


Big Oil all talk about revolution, says report

16 Jun 20 - Fossil-fuel companies might be talking about an energy revolution, but their financial projections show they are largely ignoring it, a new report reveals.

Two-faced solar panels follow the sun

10 Jun 20 - Using solar panels with double sides or that can twist to follow the sun can cut the cost of electricity generation.

Hunt for the superconductors

5 Jun 20 - Physicists are on the lookout for room-temperature superconductors that could revolutionize the world’s energy system.

Clean energy cracker thing in a crisis

29 May 20 - Clean-energy companies are doing better in the covid-19 crisis than their fossil-fuel counterparts, says analytics company GlobalData.

How dangerous is low-level radiation for kids?

Far more children are now believed to have died as a result of the Chernobyl accident than at first thought. Image: By Michaù Lis on Unsplash

27 May 20 - A rethink on the risks of low-level radiation would imperil the nuclear industry’s future − perhaps why there’s never been one.

German coal generator fights Dutch coal phase-out

25 May 20 - Uniper is threatening to sue the Dutch government over a plan to phase out coal power by 2030, in a case experts warn could have a chilling effect on climate ambition internationally.

Hydrogen dream driven by greed, says expert

Steve Goldthorpe

21 May 20 - New Zealand’s dream of a hydrogen-powered economy is being driven by greedy oil industry investors and “enchanted” government officials, an energy analyst says.0

At last, a fair deal for our atomic love affair

18 May 20 - However you view the argument, nuclear passions run strong. A new film gives us a breathless ride through our atomic love affair.

Wind might pass coal sooner than we thought

14 May 20 - A milestone in the clean energy transition may arrive earlier than expected, with renewables overtaking coal as a leading source of electricity by the end of this year.

Ammonia is the energy future, say scientists

12 May 20 - Forget hydrogen – the energy future is ammonia, Australia researchers say.

New renewables capacity hit record in 2019

8 Apr 20 - Almost three quarters of new electricity generation capacity built in 2019 uses renewable energy, representing an all-time record.

Todd wins sole exploration permit

6 Apr 20 - Todd Corporation, the country’s largest privately owned energy company, has won the country’s only new licence to explore for oil and gas.


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