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The innovators: US scientists harness the power of evaporating water

A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar and wind. Sahin has used the

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Clinton promises “enough clean energy to power every home in America”

If elected president, Democrat Hillary Clinton says she can create enough green energy to power every home in America by the end of her second term. “By the end of my first term, we will have installed a half a

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Nexus: new way of thinking at water, energy and food

Nexus thinking is a new way of thinking that recognises the crucial interdependence of water, energy and food – a relationship that forms the core of the Environment Nexus project. This new Institute of International and European Affairs (Iiea) video

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India’s energy crisis

Can India modernize its manufacturing economy and supply electricity to its growing population without relying heavily on coal and quite possibly destroying the global climate? An old man wakes on the floor of a hut in a village in southern

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Water, food and energy…

The interconnections between water, energy, food and environment are like a board game where, to win, all the players need to gather as much resources as possible; will we be able of changing the rules used so far for the

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Bill Gates calls fossil fuel divestment a ‘false solution’

Bill Gates has branded fossil fuel divestment “a false solution” and accused environmentalists of making misleading claims about the price of solar power. In an interview with US magazine the Atlantic, the founder of Microsoft and the Gates foundation criticised

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Climate-panel chief Hoesung Lee wants focus on solutions

South Korean economist Hoesung Lee was elected as the fourth chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Ipcc) on 6 October. He will lead the panel through its sixth major assessment of climate-change science, impacts and solutions. Lee, at

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The Lithium Revolution

The shift to clean energy has opened a window of opportunity for energy metals used in the creation or storage of energy. Commodity investors know that it in recent years, the sector has had a rough ride. Recently, factors such

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OECD report: Aligning policies for a low-carbon economy

The OECD report 2015 “Aligning policies for a low-carbon economy” presents the first broad diagnosis of misalignments with climate goals in areas essential to the transition to a low-carbon economy. It points to a number of misalignments in policy domains,

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The international energy efficiency scorecard

The International Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranks the world’s largest economies on their energy efficiency policies and programs. The rankings include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States,

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