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Vast carbon sink found in Congo basin

15 January, 2017 – A carbon sink as large as 20 years’ worth of US fossil fuel emissions has been identified in peatland in central Africa’s forests.

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Solar power to rise from nuclear ashes

12 January, 2017 – Chinese companies plan to spend $1 billion over the next two years building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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Time and money run out for nuclear revival

11 January, 2017 – Nuclear industry faces uncertain future as the building boom instigated by the need for low-carbon electricity is hit by unexpected costs and delays.

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Barack Obama: clean energy is here to stay

10 January, 2017 – Days before his presidential term ends, Obama expresses his belief in the ‘irreversible shift’ to clean energy and urges Donald Trump to confront climate change.

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Exxon predicts 25% rise in energy demand

6 January, 2017 – A quarter more energy will be required in 23 years’ time due to population growth, and oil will remain the primary source, report estimates.

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