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Huge methane leaks add doubt on gas as ‘bridge’ fuel

Huge methane leaks add doubt on gas as ‘bridge’ fuel

IPCC hails natural gas as transition fuel – but a new study shows potential leakage could mean natural gas will only increase emissions.

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Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

We might continue to use fossils fuels for making stuff where necessary, but we should stop using them as our go-to energy source.

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Germany takes energy transition away from grass-roots movements

Germany takes energy transition away from grass-roots movements

Following new Energiewende reforms, Germany’s main priority seems to be protecting big business while continuing to roll out renewables.

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Graph of the Day: EV count doubles to 400,000 worldwide

Graph of the Day: EV count doubles to 400,000 worldwide

New data shows global EV numbers climbed to just over 400,000 in early 2014, and has doubled in each of last two years.

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Germany moves to contain costs, maintain renewables growth

Germany moves to contain costs, maintain renewables growth

Germany moves to contain costs of energiewende, as Spain also considers revisions to its renewables support system.

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Meinshausen: Why we have to suck CO2 out of atmosphere

Meinshausen: Why we have to suck CO2 out of atmosphere

Climate scientist Malte Meinhausen explains why we will need to use technology to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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McKinsey: Solar PV is disruptive and world-changing

McKinsey: Solar PV is disruptive and world-changing

The future for solar power is looking bright, disruptively bright, according to a new analysis from McKinsey.

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IPCC: Emissions cuts are about ethics as well as economics

IPCC: Emissions cuts are about ethics as well as economics

For the first time the IPCC has addressed the ethical, as well as technical, issues of reducing greenhouse emissions.

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IPCC calls for major shift to renewables to cut emissions

IPCC calls for major shift to renewables to cut emissions

IPCC says major and rapid uptake of renewables should be primary focus of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And it needn’t cost much.

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Why conservative governments, media moguls should love "Negawatts"

Why conservative governments, media moguls should love “Negawatts”

Negawatts are largely untapped in Australia, and all sides of politics are missing massive opportunity to deliver cost savings to consumers.

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The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

A great graph on the carbon intensity of travel – from flights to bicycles. And 5 tips on making transport more sustainable.