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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.

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German power myths: Emissions did not rise in 2013

German power myths: Emissions did not rise in 2013

Contrary to widespread belief, CO2 emissions from Germany’s electricity sector did not rise in 2013. They actually fell slightly.

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Germans face high fossil fuel costs

Germans face high fossil fuel costs

Germans are increasingly investigating “energy poverty” – and discovering that electricity is a smaller item than motor fuel and heat.

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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.