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Tag: "fossil fuels"

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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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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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Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

We might continue to use fossils fuels for making stuff where necessary, but we should stop using them as our go-to energy source.

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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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Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

Campbell Newman let looose a rare, unscripted truth on Australia’s national policies when it comes to coal.

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Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Russell Northe’s appointment as Victoria’s new energy minister comes at a time of great uncertainty surrounding the energy sector.

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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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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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Australia’s lip service at G20; our fossil fuel subsidies to increase!

Australia’s lip service at G20; our fossil fuel subsidies to increase!

Australia has committed to higher growth as part of its G20 agenda. Perhaps it should address its previous commitment to cutting fossil fuel subsidies.

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What happens in Germany will affect us all

What happens in Germany will affect us all

The utility and coal industry is determinaed to strangle growth of wind energy in Germany. If successful, they will also delay the Energiewende.

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Flurry of US coal power plant shutdowns expected by 2016

Flurry of US coal power plant shutdowns expected by 2016

New US EPA standards mean that 90% of the power plants expected to shut down by 2020 will actually be shut down by 2016.