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Has the time arrived to transition away from fossil fuels?

Has the time arrived to transition away from fossil fuels?

Having indulged in a carbon-rich period for the past two centuries, can humans make an orderly transition to a sustainable fossil-free future without sacrificing the high standards?

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Fossil fuels could be phased out globally within a decade

Fossil fuels could be phased out globally within a decade

Study says transition from fossil fuels to renewables could take a fraction of the time of past major changes – if we do it right.

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Australia's biggest super fund makes start on fossil fuel divestment

Australia’s biggest super fund makes start on fossil fuel divestment

Australia’s largest superannuation fund – AustralianSuper will dump between $190m and $235m worth of fossil fuel stocks with new divestment options for customers.

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ARENA backs plan to use solar energy for alumina smelting

ARENA backs plan to use solar energy for alumina smelting

Use of solar in Alcoa alumina smelting operations could lead to solar energy cutting use of fossil fuels in industry by up to half.

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Former Shell CEO sees future away from fossil fuels. Eventually

Former Shell CEO sees future away from fossil fuels. Eventually

Ex-CEO of Shell, says the energy transition presents great opportunities for oil and gas companies to develop new forms of energy and move away from fossil fuels.

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After 115 years, Scotland is coal-free

After 115 years, Scotland is coal-free

After some 115 years, Scotland has burned its last lump of coal for electricity with the closing of their last and largest coal-fired power plant.

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Graph of the Day: Tasmania's switch back to fossil fuels

Graph of the Day: Tasmania’s switch back to fossil fuels

Tasmania’s lurch back into fossil fuels deepens as the first of 200MW of diesel generators is switched on.

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E.ON and RWE report losses in fossil power generation as they turn to renewables

E.ON and RWE report losses in fossil power generation as they turn to renewables

E.ON is expecting that future profit, dividends and cash flows will continue to decline further due to the worsening conditions of the power sector.

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Is oil becoming stranded?

Is oil becoming stranded?

The recent collapse in oil prices is reminiscent of a similar dive in the price of coal. But will it have the same effect on oil assets as it has for coal?

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A small country goes big with renewables: Denmark’s goal to be fossil-free

A small country goes big with renewables: Denmark’s goal to be fossil-free

The small country of Denmark (pop. 5.6 million) is making a big commitment to renewables

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California says Australia has nothing to fear from more renewables

California says Australia has nothing to fear from more renewables

California energy commissioner says world is seeing beginning of the end of fossil fuels, and high renewables will not crash the economy, and they won’t cause blackouts.