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The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

As China realises the unpriced costs of coal power, such as air pollution, coal production is starting to fall.

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China coal use continues to fall precipitously in 2015

China coal use continues to fall precipitously in 2015

New figures show China’s use of coal has continued to fall dramatically over first four months of 2015.

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Solar Impulse sets down in Chongqing, China

Solar Impulse sets down in Chongqing, China

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Chongqing, after completing most challenging leg since starting round-the-world fuel-free flight.

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Shenhua’s bombshell numbers show China’s coal appetite has peaked

Shenhua’s bombshell numbers show China’s coal appetite has peaked

The kind of numbers reported by China’s largest coal producer is signal that most populous country continues to step back from coal.

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The top 10 energy storage countries are…

The top 10 energy storage countries are…

As renewable technologies begin to mature, more and more attention is focusing on energy storage.

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Wind power surges past nuclear in China, India, Brazil and South Africa

Wind power surges past nuclear in China, India, Brazil and South Africa

Even with an early start, nuclear power is surpassed by wind power in China and India, and will soon be overtaken in Brazil, South Africa.

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The video sensation that could tip balance against coal in China

The video sensation that could tip balance against coal in China

Under the Dome, a documentary on pollution in China that has been viewed by more than 200 million people, could turn the tables against fossil fuels in the world’s biggest polluter. Merrill Lynch says the video could have as big an impact Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. Bad news for coal and oil; good news for solar, wind.

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Solar module prices highest in US, cheapest in Chile

Solar module prices highest in US, cheapest in Chile

Solar module prices averaged around 72 cents per watt in the U.S. and 56 cents in Chile in Q4 2014.

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New coal power plants in China – a bubble waiting to burst

New coal power plants in China – a bubble waiting to burst

The continued buildup of coal-fired power plants in China represents an investment bubble that will burst as overcapacity becomes too large to ignore.

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Solar and wind will be cheapest form of electricity in Asia

Solar and wind will be cheapest form of electricity in Asia

Wind and solar will prove most economically viable energy source in Asia, and renewables could provide 100% of electricity needs.

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Chile's mines set hot pace on renewables - Australia should take note

Chile’s mines set hot pace on renewables – Australia should take note

Chile is now emerging as the southern hemisphere’s renewable energy giant, so what can we learn from our Pacific neighbours?