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Coal plants lock in 300 billion tons of CO2 emissions

Coal plants lock in 300 billion tons of CO2 emissions

Coal-fired power plants are the largest contributors to atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

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Could an independent Scotland deliver a low carbon future?

Could an independent Scotland deliver a low carbon future?

As Scottish voters decide whether their country should remain part of the UK, what difference will the vote make to the energy future of these isles?

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Australia's transport is falling behind on energy efficiency

Australia’s transport is falling behind on energy efficiency

Australians are using more energy to travel each kilometre than people in developed nations such as the US, and emerging economies such as China and India.

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Solar in 22.6% of homes in SA, as renewables hit 2020 target

Solar in 22.6% of homes in SA, as renewables hit 2020 target

Solar now in nearly 1/4 homes in South Australia, as official data shows renewables hit state’s ambitious 2020 target, and emissions fall sharply.

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Fossil fuel divestment a $5trn challenge: BNEF

Fossil fuel divestment a $5trn challenge: BNEF

Bloomberg New Energy Finance report says global fossil fuel divestment challenge will mean finding a viable destination for $5trn worth of investor funds.

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China eyes $16bn EV charging fund: report

China eyes $16bn EV charging fund: report

Reports emerge that the Chinese government is considering putting $US16bn towards electric-vehicle charging facilities, to spur demand for EVs.

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Stopgap carbon policies: far from perfect, but better than nothing

Stopgap carbon policies: far from perfect, but better than nothing

What might Australia’s climate policy end up looking like, and could Palmer’s ETS – even with a zero initial price on emissions – act as a stopgap?

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Coal found guilty in case of energy generation vs birds

Coal found guilty in case of energy generation vs birds

U.S. News has investigated just how many birds are killed by different energy sources each year, and the figures do not look good for coal utilities.

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Samoa completes 546kW solar plant, islands' largest

Samoa completes 546kW solar plant, islands’ largest

Samoa installs largest solar project yet – a 546kW system that spans three separate sites on two of the independent state’s South Pacific islands.

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India plans to add 10,000MW wind energy capacity every year

India plans to add 10,000MW wind energy capacity every year

Indian wind turbine manufacturers and project developers to increase annual capacity addition to five times its current level.

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Bird deaths from solar plant exaggerated by some media

Bird deaths from solar plant exaggerated by some media

Between 1,000 and hundreds of thousands of birds are falling victim to a solar plant’s ‘death rays’ according to some media sources.