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Useful waste offers win-win energy benefits

Tuesday - An unsung success story in the switch to renewable energy is the use of waste to produce gas – and a valuable by-product.

Investors tip balance toward renewables

Tuesday - With investment in renewable electricity sources now outstripping polluting fossil fuels, a new study sees signs of change in global attitudes towards climate risks.

Giant blades snatch energy from the air

Tuesday - Science can now make energy by building immense wind turbine blades and filtering carbon from the air, but the challenge is commercial viability.

Many Brits can't be bothered, survey shows

Tuesday - Half the people worried about climate change are not willing to make any changes to their lives to prevent it, a new study suggests.

Canberra pulls plug on emissions funding

2 Feb 16 - Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund is expected to run out of money by the end of the year, after the Government said it won’t put in any more.

Solar club builds up powerful alliance

2 Feb 16 - The foundation stone of a new solar power club of 122 nations has been laid in Gurgaon, India, by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande − cementing an agreement the two leaders made at the Paris climate talks last December.

Could a levy on air and shipping fuel sink emissions?

2 Feb 16 - Global agreements to aim for “well below” 2deg warming are nice enough, but now it’s time to develop some detailed policies to help us to get there.


How planning helps these farmers to beat the climate

2 Feb 16 - South Africa’s Western Cape plays an important role in the agricultural economy, but is particularly vulnerable to a changing climate.

New oil and gas wells will wait for price rise

2 Feb 16 - Billions of gallons of oil and huge quantities of gas, already discovered and which companies were about to extract, are currently being left unexploited because of the plunge in oil prices.

High-tech power lines seen as solar solution

2 Feb 16 - Wind power and solar power are ways to reduce carbon emissions, but these generation sources are dependent on the vagaries of the weather, which means neither wind nor solar can produce electricity...

We need fearless leaders, says Clark

Helen Clark

25 Jan 16 - Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is calling for “fearless leadership” to get global agreements implemented – including the recently negotiated Paris Agreement on climate change.

Sydney makes a plan to win the climate war

25 Jan 16 - Sydney has announced a series of measures to help the city to cope with soaring temperatures, worsening storms and rising sea levels.

Pakistan turns to coal to keep factories running

25 Jan 16 - To tackle chronic energy shortages Pakistan plans to mine and burn millions of tonnes of coal, helped by China’s money and expertise.

Carbon capture technology needs urgent help

25 Jan 16 - Call for governments to give financial backing for technology that could help to save the world from overheating by preventing CO2 escaping into the atmosphere

The last time it was this hot hippos lived in Britain

25 Jan 16 - It’s official: 2015 was the warmest year on record. But those global temperature records only date back to 1850 and become increasingly uncertain the further back you go.

Bulbs slash airline kitchen's costs

18 Jan 16 - Using energy-efficient LED bulbs is saving flight catering services company LSG Sky Chefs $77,000 a year worth of power – and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 42 tonnes a year.

America's politics of climate unlikely to change

Donald Trump

18 Jan 16 - In an American lection year, with two parties dug in on opposite sides of the climate issue, perhaps only extreme weather will roil the debate.

Are electric vehicles really the best option?

18 Jan 16 - Jaguar Land Rover has become the latest car manufacturer to announce its entry into the world’s first fully electric racing series – the FIA Formula E World Championship.

Why more droughts might mean less power

18 Jan 16 - Rising temperatures and reduced rainfall will make the flow of rivers less dependable, affecting supplies to the electricity generators that rely on them.


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