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Sydney sets sights on zero carbon by 2050

Today 12:00pm - Sydney says it will have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and that half its electricity will come from renewable sources by 2030.

Government makes energy-use facts available

Today 12:00pm - Three years’ worth of information on New Zealand’s energy use is now available to the public.

Africa has key role to play, say carbon traders

Today 12:00pm - Africa will play a critical role in the spread of carbon markets, says International Emissions Trading Association president Dirk Forrister.

New York facing thousands of heat deaths

Today 12:00pm - The number of "hot days" in New York City will triple, which is likely to bring about thousands of heat-related deaths by the year 2080, says a new report.

How China can harness wind of change

Today 12:00pm - Strategically siting wind turbines where their energy can most easily be fed into the national grid could help to meet more than a quarter of China’s massive electricity demand.

US, Mexico, Canada pledge 50% clean power

Today 12:00pm - The US and Mexico will commit to joining Canada in boosting their use of wind, solar and other carbon-free sources of electricity, helping North America meet an ambitious goal of generating at least 50 percent of its energy from clean sources by 2025.

Paris climate deal approval on course

Today 12:00pm - The Paris climate deal is edging ever closer to coming into force say analysts, despite the UK’s Brexit vote last week plunging EU plans to ratify the deal into chaos.

Oakland votes to ban coal shipments

Today 12:00pm - Officials in Oakland, California, have effectively ended proposals to open a new coal export terminal by voting to ban the transport and storage of the fossil fuel within city limits.

Siemens freezes UK wind power investment

Today 12:00pm - Siemens is putting new wind power investment plans in the UK on hold due to uncertainty caused by last week’s Brexit vote.

Nervous Europe rallies for climate talks

Tuesday - EU envoys will meet in Berlin next week for informal talks on saving the bloc’s reputation as a climate leader.

Rolls-Royce sets 2020 for crewless cargo ships

Tuesday - Massive crewless cargo ships plying the world's oceans may sound far-fetched, but Rolls-Royce has been working on the idea for a number of years and now says it expects the first remotely controlled...

New data will help to identify storm risks

Tuesday - Scientists have released new data that will help planners to identify the risks posed by floods and sea-level rise.

Wind and solar have won – it’s too late for the rest

Tuesday - Across the world, solar photovoltaics and wind are the dominant clean energy technologies. This dominance is likely to become overwhelming over the next few years, preventing other clean energy from...

Germany agrees to ban fracking

Tuesday - German politicians have approved a law that bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground.

Clean-energy tax investment eyes record

Tuesday - Tax-equity investment in U.S. clean-energy projects is on track to exceed last year’s record $13.1 billion despite a tepid start this year.

China decarbonises for greener growth

Tuesday - The Chinese economy is decarbonising fast as it has made building a clean, low carbon energy system a priority for the upcoming five years.

Drought kills 66 million trees

Tuesday - Since 2010, 66 million trees have died due to high temperatures and drought in California.

UK commitment to Paris agreement in doubt

Monday - With the vote to leave the EU, the UK’s future participation in the landmark Paris Agreement is now in doubt.

Britain might stay in EU carbon market

Monday - Britain might have voted to leave the European Union, but it mightn’t necessarily have to leave the European carbon market.

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