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Almost half of Australian big business moving to renewables

Almost half of Australia’s large businesses are actively transitioning to cheaper renewable energy, including many going off the grid by

Renewables are booming in oil country

The rapid growth of the renewable energy sector has been astonishing. Renewables have been the fastest-growing sources of energy worldwide

Oil spill now larger than Paris ravages indonesian island

An oil spill in Borneo that began over the end of March has now spread across an area greater than

Fears of another Fukushima as Tepco plans to restart world’s biggest nuclear plant

If a single structure can define a community, for the 90,000 residents of Kashiwazaki town and the neighbouring village of

Utility CEO: new renewables will be cheaper than existing coal plants by the early 2020s

It is difficult to exaggerate just what a sea change has taken place in the discussion of renewable energy in

China aims to stop renewable energy being wasted by 2020

China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country’s National Energy Administration

Unlocking energy savings from buildings

The past decade has seen major changes across the energy sector, from the emergence of solar PV or shale oil

Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

The US experienced a record year of losses from fires, hurricanes and other weather related disasters in 2017, according to

Newcastle: world’s biggest coal export port announces shift away from coal

Newcastle, the world’s largest coal export port, must “urgently” diversify its traffic, the port’s incoming chairman has said, warning that

Ten facts about solar energy that might surprise you

After decades of development and political debate about solar energy, the industry is finally ready to stand on its own.

Devastating climate change could lead to 1m migrants a year entering EU by 2100

Climate change will drive a huge increase in the number of migrants seeking asylum in Europe if current trends continue,

Companies are realizing that renewable energy is good for business

The conservative city of Georgetown, Texas, runs on renewable energy. After all, wind and solar power are more predictable and

World’s biggest sovereign wealth fund proposes ditching oil and gas holdings

The Norwegian central bank, which runs the country’s sovereign wealth fund – the world’s biggest – has told its government

Solar power crushes its own record for cheapest electricity ‘ever, anywhere, by any technology’

Prices for new solar power projects are falling so fast that the cheapest prices from 2016 have become the ceiling

Trump’s DOE invests $62 million in concentrated solar power

The DOE recently issued a press release stating they’ll invest up to $82 million in research: $62 million for CSP

Fossil fuels win billions in public money after Paris climate deal

Billions of dollars of public money was sunk in new fossil fuel projects by the world’s major development banks in

More than half of America’s nuclear reactors are losing money

More than half of America’s nuclear reactors are bleeding cash, racking up losses totaling about $2.9 billion a year, based

World’s biggest coal company closes 37 mines as solar power’s influence grows

The largest coal mining company in the world has announced it will close 37 mines because they are no longer

Talk is cheap: how G20 governments are financing climate disaster

The best available science shows an urgent need to keep global temperature increases below 1.5°C to avoid severe disruptions to

Renewables will kill coal faster than you think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push