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Articles by John Mathews

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How China is driving global green shift in electric power sector

How China is driving global green shift in electric power sector

The IEA has recently published its new report Renewables 2017, which received maximum coverage around the world for its argument that solar PV is now growing faster than any other energy source.

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The spectacular success of Germany's Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

The spectacular success of Germany’s Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

Formation of new government in Berlin will have important implications for future of the Energiewende, but much has been achieved already.

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China's amazing green shift to solar, wind and water power

China’s amazing green shift to solar, wind and water power

This is a truly amazing swing in the largest electric power system in the world. At this rate, China’s electric power system will be expected to reach 50% green capacity by 2027,

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Why the future belongs to decentralised renewables

Why the future belongs to decentralised renewables

China and to some extent India are emerging as the principal practitioners of an alternative vision of energy growth.

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The moral case for fossil fuels? Let them eat solar panels

The moral case for fossil fuels? Let them eat solar panels

Rolling out renewable energy around the world should be the real legacy of the Paris climate agreement.

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This changes everything: The rise of renewables in industrial growth

This changes everything: The rise of renewables in industrial growth

Renewables can help countries expand manufacturing and create jobs, reduce local pollution, increase energy security and reduce import costs from fossil fuels.

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With a single sentence, Malcolm Turnbull can end Tony Abbott's war on renewable energy

With a single sentence, Malcolm Turnbull can end Tony Abbott’s war on renewable energy

The rhetorical war on renewables unleashed by Abbott and his colleagues over the past two years had the desired effect: investment in the industry dried up.

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50% renewable energy would put Australia in line with leading nations

50% renewable energy would put Australia in line with leading nations

Bill Shorten’s proposed policy for 50% of electricity to come from renewables by 2030 would bring Australia abreast with its international competitors.

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An emerging renewables superpower: China's climate pledge guns for green growth

An emerging renewables superpower: China’s climate pledge guns for green growth

It’s official. On Tuesday, China submitted its emissions-reduction goals to the UN, in the lead-up to the Paris climate summit in December this year.

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Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?

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Why China is becoming a renewables super power, and the West is not

Why China is becoming a renewables super power, and the West is not

Unless Western countries intervene in their economies to build green energy and resource systems, they will continue to be defeated in this field by China.