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Carbon capture faces hurdles of will, not technology

Carbon capture faces hurdles of will, not technology

How feasible is it for carbon capture and storage to be implemented globally on such a wide scale that it helps to vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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Germany renewable energy policy designed to keep industries at home

Germany renewable energy policy designed to keep industries at home

Large industrial power users in renewable-focused Germany will pay 35% less for their electricity next year than those in nuclear powered France.

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Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Anyone living in Oklahoma who installs solar panels will soon be charged a fee for the right to do that while still being connected to the local power grid.

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Energy-smart appliances cut Australian power bills by billions

Energy-smart appliances cut Australian power bills by billions

The value of energy saved in Australia last year alone was around A$3.2 billion. Of this, some A$2.7 billion was saved by households.

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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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World's coal resources rapidly running out of water

World’s coal resources rapidly running out of water

Water risks are already impacting the world’s coal industry, including in Australia, but how will these change over time?

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Can business break impasse on climate action?

Can business break impasse on climate action?

IPCC urges immediate action on adapting to climate change, but governments and media seem poorly equipped to deliver that dire message to the public.

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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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Wind, solar energy driving electricity storage technology

Wind, solar energy driving electricity storage technology

Renewables are driving the development of energy storage systems worldwide, but before they are able to catch on the public perception must change.

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Utilities disagree on how EPA should regulate emissions

Utilities disagree on how EPA should regulate emissions

Government’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions may be pitting utilities that rely on coal-fired power plants against those that don’t.

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China leads world in renewables investments

China leads world in renewables investments

Pew study shows China is the world leader in clean energy investment for the second year running, as global renewables investments continue to shrink.