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Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Driving an electric car could be worse for both the climate and public health if the electricity that runs it was generated at a coal-fired power plant.

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Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

The odds that any climate agreement among the biggest greenhouse emitters will succeed became a little greater as China & U.S. commit to slash carbon pollution.

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Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

Bioenergy: Australia’s forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

When we think of renewable energy, it’s easy to picture spinning wind turbines or rooftop solar panels. But what about bioenergy?

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Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

The Netherlands has found a way to refurbish existing buildings to net zero energy, within a week, with a 30-year builders’ guarantee and no subsidies.

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New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

UN sponsored report says emissions will have to be curbed sharply to keep warming above “safe” levels. They have an ingenious plan.

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Three EU countries hit 2020 renewable benchmarks early

Three EU countries hit 2020 renewable benchmarks early

New data shows a number of EU countries already hitting the 2020 renewable target. Meanwhile other countries such as the UK have a long way to go.

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US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

Infrastructure that Americans rely on to heat their homes and power their lights are all becoming more exposed to failure in a changing climate.

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How Europe could get 16 percent of its road fuel from garbage by 2030

How Europe could get 16 percent of its road fuel from garbage by 2030

A new report from the European biofuel industry suggests 16% of Europe’s road fuel could come from biofuels produced using waste from various sources.

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Masdar, Abu Dhabi and the future of our global energy system

Masdar, Abu Dhabi and the future of our global energy system

Abu Dhabi’s ventures into sustainability are built on oil riches, which the country is not prepared to give up – a hypocrisy shared by many other nations.

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Qantas sees an Australian aviation biofuel industry

Qantas sees an Australian aviation biofuel industry

ARENA-backed study by Qantas and Shell finds Australia could support its own aviation biofuel industry, if significant obstacles were removed.

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Algae.Tec in deal to supply waste-to-energy plants in Australia, NZ

Algae.Tec in deal to supply waste-to-energy plants in Australia, NZ

Algae.Tec signs agreement with Phoenix Energy to supply its technology for proposed waste to energy facilities for Australia and New Zealand.