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US coal is on the up – for now

11 January, 2018 – Before his election President Trump promised a new age of US coal. But so far the industry’s gains look temporary, and its future remains bleak.

Carbon dioxide can make useable fuel

9 January, 2018 – With water, light and waste metal, you can turn greenhouse gases into rock. With light, you can turn water into hydrogen, a useable fuel.

Brazil forgets its solar power potential

27 December, 2017 – Here’s a paradox: in one of the world’s sunniest countries, the Brazilian government remains lukewarm about its solar power potential, despite its plummeting costs.

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Shell’s green plan underwhelms critics

7 December, 2017 – Shareholder intervention has helped to produce Shell’s green plan, a way to cut the energy giant’s climate impact. But questions remain.

Oceans could offer a wind-powered world

25 October, 2017 – Deep-water turbines could make a wind-powered world possible, scientists say, generating all the energy human civilisation uses today.

Evaporation could offer renewable energy

6 October, 2017 – Natural evaporation could provide most of the electricity used by the US and also save about one fifth of the water it uses, scientists believe.

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