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Climate inaction worse for economy than action: report

Climate inaction worse for economy than action: report

Leading international economists dismiss cost of climate action as ‘false dilemma,’ identify major opportunities for strong growth and lower emissions.

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A new coal power station the coal industry won't boast about

A new coal power station the coal industry won’t boast about

A Chinese-funded-and-built coal power station in Sri Lanka has become an example of a coal plant that is hopelessly unreliable.

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NASA ranks this August as warmest on record

NASA ranks this August as warmest on record

This August was the warmest August on record globally, according to newly released NASA temperature data.

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Everyone loves a dinosaur, but not in our energy system

Everyone loves a dinosaur, but not in our energy system

Do our largest energy companies aspire to be dinosaurs or would they rather be creatures of the future?

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China shows there’s more to renewable energy than fighting climate change

China shows there’s more to renewable energy than fighting climate change

China’s large investments in renewables are as much about energy security as a means of reducing carbon emissions.

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Polish town abandons coal in favour of wind, biomass and solar

Polish town abandons coal in favour of wind, biomass and solar

Polish town wins award after abandoning coal, and turning to wind and biomass for energy needs. It will soon add solar.

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Consumers at the gate - is this the peak of centralised energy?

Consumers at the gate – is this the peak of centralised energy?

Has energy reached “peak” centralisation”? Large utilities, once the safe haven of dependable returns, are losing public and regulatory support, money, and talent.

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Only solar PV is exceeding expectations for clean energy

Only solar PV is exceeding expectations for clean energy

IEA estimates on costs of solar PV are getting more realistic, but they still overplay investment costs.

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China's coal imports drop for first time since it became net importer

China’s coal imports drop for first time since it became net importer

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth and coal consumption have decoupled, suggesting a structural shift in Chinese economy.

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Fact Check: Does Australia have too much electricity?

Fact Check: Does Australia have too much electricity?

Australia has the capacity to produce more electricity than it needs – but that’s not a reason to scale back the Renewable Energy Target.

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Post-Fukushima Japan turns to offshore wind and solar

Post-Fukushima Japan turns to offshore wind and solar

As the government attempts to get at least some nuclear plants online by the end of 2015, an energy swell has been building off Japan’s coast.