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Energy-wise buildings can cut gas imports

27 July, 2016 – Unleashing a fourth industrial revolution on Europe is the bold aim of a report on how to make the continent’s buildings carbon-neutral energy producers.

I wanted the sun to set on the left of the power station. I guess it was the wrong time of the year.

Small-scale steps fire nuclear optimism

25 July, 2016 − Industry poll shows that backing from the UK government is seen as a beacon of hope for a new breed of small nuclear reactors − but there are questions about the country’s expertise.

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Rise in plunder of Earth’s natural resources

22 July 2016 – New UN report warns that the threefold increase in extraction of the Earth’s primary materials will intensify climate change, increase air pollution and reduce biodiversity.

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Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

18 July, 2016 − Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels – and that’s good news for the climate.

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Nuclear records paper over flaws

5 July, 2016 – Despite a record-breaking year of global nuclear construction in 2015, a report by the industry recognises that it still faces unresolved problems and uncertainties.

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Paris pledges fall short on emissions

1 July, 2016 − New research shows that a “controlled implosion” of the fossil fuel industry and a technological explosion of renewable energy are needed to meet targets on restricting global warming.

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Brexit hot air causes climate problems

29 June, 2016 – Following the vote to leave the EU, the UK’s energy and climate change policy faces major changes – not least in relation to the nuclear power industry.

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China can harness wind of change

28 June, 2016 – Strategically siting wind turbines where their energy can most easily be fed into the national grid could help meet over a quarter of China’s massive electricity demand.

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Renewables fuel optimism in Nepal

24 June, 2016 – Cattle dung and kitchen waste used in biogas plants are helping to save 400,000 trees a year and reduce fossil fuel imports in Nepal.

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Carbon capture hopes set in stone

13 June, 2016 – International research team makes a breakthrough in greenhouse gas reduction technology by pumping CO2 into the ground and turning it rapidly back into rock.

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