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Blowin’ in the wind

Since 1978, Nasa has been monitoring ocean winds via scatterometry, the data of which has improved weather and hurricane forecasts and helped us better understand global climate patterns. Knowing which way the wind is blowing over water is critical for

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The status of renewable energy policies, technologies and investment trends across the world

Access to the latest data and statistics in the renewables sector is crucial to the decision making processes of policy makers and investors. With this in mind, REN21 has created the Renewables Interactive Map, to facilitate the accessibility of renewable

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Europe’s problem with diesel cars

New UK government tests confirm that diesel cars produce a lot more air pollution in real-world driving when compared with the legal tests. Those sold since 2009 emitted six times more nitrogen oxides, on average. Compared with the stricter standards

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Mission to Earth?

NASA monitors Earth’s vital signs via satellites and airplanes, sends scientists to the far corners of the land and under the ocean, and develops computer models of Earth’s climate processes. Why? Because Earth is the only planet that nearly eight

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A submerged marine turbine to harness the energy of the Ocean

Fossil fuels propelled the Industrial Revolution and subsequent technological advances. However, our future cannot be based on them, if only because they are a finite resource; and we are very close to exhausting them. Solar and wind power is often

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How powerful are today’s solar panels?

In October, Elon Musk’s SolarCity debuted a new rooftop solar panel that is now the most efficient panel in the world. We wanted to find out just how much power it could generate when installed on an average American home,

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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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Oil & gas sector needs to commit to long-term thinking to achieve meaningful cost cuts

A majority of senior oil and gas professionals (56%) believe that the industry is repeating the mistakes of previous downturns and have concerns over the loss of jobs and experience and lack of efficiency, according to a new report published

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Global light duty electric vehicle sales are expected to exceed 6 million in 2024

The market share of luxury plug-in electric vehicles is expected to grow from 23 percent in 2015 to 50 percent by the early 2020s, report ‘Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts’ finds. The new report from Navigant Research details the global market for

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Opec says electric cars will remain irrelevant through 2040

Increased electric-car adoption could dramatically decrease global demand for fossil fuels, but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – better known as Opec – isn’t too worried about that. Opec recently issued its annual World Oil Outlook report and,

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