Climate News Network

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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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Bionic leaf can fuel energy revolution

10 June, 2016 − Renewable energy experts and microbiologists have teamed up to create a super-efficient artificial leaf that uses photosynthesis to produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels.

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Energy independence won’t cure climate ills

7 June, 2016 − Analysts say tackling climate change is a more difficult and expensive challenge for governments than achieving the unconnected goal of being self-reliant for energy needs.

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Nuclear plants face crisis of ageing

6 June, 2016 – The nuclear industry worldwide faces an escalating battle to keep ageing reactors running as about a quarter of components and computer systems become obsolete.

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Europe’s renewables spending hits 10-year low

3 June, 2016 – The reputation of Europe as a renewable energy leader has taken a serious knock as its investment dropped by 21 per cent last year while global figures reached record levels.

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