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World petrol demand ‘likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise’

World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted. UK-based Wood Mackenzie said it expected the take-up of electric vehicles to cut gasoline demand significantly, particularly

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Burning the climate: 120 top coal plant developers

New coal-fired power plants are going to harm the climate for decades to come. This would push the world into a climate collapse. Altogether, about 850 new coal plants are in planning in 62 countries. This is happening against the

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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 people and ecosystems. Recent analysis shows that burning the reserves in already operating oil and gas fields alone, even if

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Solar to attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear combined this year

A new report by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan projects that in 2017 solar PV will attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear power combined. The report, titled the Global Power Industry Outlook 2017, examines power market trends, including

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Lego smashes 100% renewable energy goal

One of the world’s most beloved toymakers, the Lego Group, announced that it had reached its 100% renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule thanks to the completion and operationalization of the 258 megawatt Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind

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Oman signs pact for 1,000 megawatt solar power project

Falling oil prices, international obligations to cut emissions and a global shift towards renewable energy technologies seems to have pushed even the oil producing countries to invest heavily in clean energy sources. A Chinese company recently signed an agreement with

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Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farm

A Kentucky coal company announced that it is planning to build a solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop removal coal mine and that the project would bring both jobs and energy to the area. Kentucky coal company announces plans to

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With more bang for the buck, renewables providing most new power

Renewables were the biggest new source of electricity last year as the cost of building new wind and solar farms fell. Clean energy provided 55 percent of all new capacity added worldwide, the most ever, and total investment was about

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How Denmark’s Samsø island switched to zero carbon

Anyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been energy-positive for the past decade, producing more energy from wind and biomass than

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Big Australian banks invest $7bn more in fossil fuels than renewables

Australia’s big four banks invested three times as much in global fossil fuels as they did in clean energy in 2016, despite pledging to help Australia transition to a low carbon economy. The banks provided a combined $10bn to projects

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