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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.

Solar-powered jets could some day take off

27 November, 2017 – Sun-fuelled flight is now at least theoretically possible – but solar-powered jets won’t be on the runway for some years yet.

Climate change and nuclear threats are twins

16 November, 2017 – Climate change and nuclear threats feed off each other and should be treated in unison, an influential US think-tank says.

Fossil fuel lobby makes its case in Bonn

9 November, 2017 – While the UN climate talks seek to slow climate change, the fossil fuel lobby still argues the benefits of traditional fuels.

100% renewable electricity in reach by 2050

8 November, 2017 – It may sound fanciful, but researchers say a world running on 100% renewable electricity is attainable by mid-century, or even earlier.

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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Alarm at rise in forest carbon

4 October, 2017 – Tropical forests release more carbon than they absorb, and the level of livestock emissions has been underestimated – new findings challenge climate assumptions.

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US and India’s renewable riches

27 September, 2017 – Used wisely, the plentiful renewable resources in India and the US could make both countries wealthier while protecting the health of their people.

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Biogas from waste can oust fossil fuels

22 September, 2017 − What used to be considered waste is now seen as raw material for producing biogas as a viable energy alternative to nuclear and fossil fuels.


Silicon fires up renewable energy revolution

8  September, 2017 − Large blocks of silicon storing wind and solar power as heat are the latest innovation in the battle to replace all fossil fuels with renewable energy.