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Scientists see the future in natural resources

30 April, 2016 – From creating transparent wood for solar panels or windows to turning carbon dioxide and plant waste into plastic bottles, scientists are finding ingenious ways to sidestep fossil fuels.

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Chernobyl marks 30 rancorous years

26 April, 2016 – Bitter arguments rage on about the nuclear industry after the catastrophic loss of trust when the Chernobyl and Fukushima reactors met their spectacular and lethal ends.

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Nuclear costs in uncharted territory

18 April, 2016 − As some governments press on with new nuclear installations to address climate change, a multi-billion dollar industry will be needed to make safe old power plants and their hazardous waste.

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Investors warned: Forget fossil fuels

14 April, 2016 − Historic change heralded as investors are told they face losing their money if they continue to back the fossil fuel industry that is causing disastrous global warming.

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Call for Saudis to be a solar power

13 April, 2016 − Saudi Arabia says it plans to be less dependent on oil revenues in future – but will it grasp the opportunity to become a world leader in solar energy?

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Big push for small nuclear reactors

11 April, 2016 – Global nuclear companies are meeting this week to discuss licensing the controversial small modular reactors that are costing billions of dollars to develop and would be sited near towns.

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Renewable energy demands the undoable

27 March, 2016 – Switching to renewable energy as fast as the world needs to will require changes so massive that they are unlikely to happen, scientists say.

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Politicians push nuclear ‘poison pill’

21 March, 2016 – The economics of nuclear power in Europe are in meltdown, leaving taxpayers facing a heavy burden as the industry clings to pledges of huge public cash injections.

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Efficient answers to climate concerns

20 March, 2016 – European Commission research suggests energy efficiency can become a “niche” market that will attract investors away from fossil fuels.

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