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UK must not cool stance on global warming

2 February, 2017 – World-renowned British scientist Martin Rees has urged the UK government to prioritise global warming, and warns of the danger of not taking urgent action.

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Wind turbines head for homes again

1 February, 2017 – Cutting-edge research helps revive European plans for many homes to have their own wind turbines as part of a clean energy revolution.

Video demand drives up global CO2 emissions

31 January, 2017 – Sitting back and watching your favourite streamed TV series may seem harmless enough – but video demand is leaving a hefty carbon footprint.

Small-scale hydro makes a big difference

29 January, 2017 – Small-scale hydro schemes can transform the lives of remote communities and cut carbon emissions, but they need high-level support.

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Westerners urged to reduce carbon footprint

21 January, 2017 – Top UK climate scientist says global carbon emissions could be cut by a third within a year if well-off westerners changed their lifestyle.

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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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Electric vehicles threaten to overtake biofuels

5 January, 2017 – A sharp increase in the predicted global number of EVs prompts Brazil to rev up its promotion of low-carbon biofuels.

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Gas flaring grows as oil industry saves money

29 December, 2016 – Waste natural gas flaring at oil sites around the world is on the up, cutting the industry’s costs but damaging the climate.