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Battery power boost to renewables

21 February, 2017 – Researchers have moved one step closer to the dream of the renewables industry: batteries that can store large amounts of energy cheaply for extended periods.

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Solar energy powers sustainable solutions

20 February, 2017 – Entrepreneurs bringing solar energy systems to farms in developing countries challenge for sustainability charity’s prestigious awards.

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Fossil fuels bypass is not science fiction

14 February, 2017 – Innovative ideas by scientists and engineers to combat climate change build up a picture of what the world could be like without fossil fuels.

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Europe warned to switch off coal power

13 February, 2017 – The EU must move swiftly away from coal power if it is to hit targets for reducing emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Climate impact means uneven UK wind power costs

12 February, 2017 – London and south-east Britain will be the losers as climate change exerts a regional impact on UK wind power costs, researchers say.

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Norway saves skiing with climate-friendly snow

11 February, 2017 – The production of artificial snow that heats buildings is Norway’s response to the rising temperatures that threaten the country’s favourite sport.

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Air conditioning drains US power supply

10 February, 2017 – As the world heats up so too will the need for air conditioning, but America’s electricity grid could struggle to meet demand, say US scientists.

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European trains go down renewable route

9 February, 2017 – Electric trains in the Netherlands have relied entirely on renewable energy since 1 January, and now the UK and Belgium are following in their tracks.

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Oil’s methane emissions higher than feared

6 February, 2017 – New study shows that oil production can result in methane emissions up to twice as high as estimated by ‘simplistic’ data collection systems.

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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.