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Is Germany's energy transition reliant on foreign nuclear power?

Is Germany’s energy transition reliant on foreign nuclear power?

The claim that Germany will rely on foreign nuclear energy is back again. One wonders why proponents of nuclear power understand the technology and markets so poorly.

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Coal closures give South Australia the chance to go 100% renewable

Coal closures give South Australia the chance to go 100% renewable

South Australia’s wind farms have coped without baseload power before – they can do it again.

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Nuclear lobby backs Abbott's $4m gift to climate contrarian Lomborg

Nuclear lobby backs Abbott’s $4m gift to climate contrarian Lomborg

Pro-nuclear lobby groups applaud Abbott’s decision to give $4m to climate contrarian Bjorn Lomborg, while claiming renewables cannot meet society’s needs.

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Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

It may be possible for China to shake most of its reliance on fossil fuels by 2050, with renewables providing 80% of electricity needs.

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

Total US greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2% in 2013.

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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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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US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

Clean energy is growing again in the U.S. as investments in renewables increased in 2014 after a two-year decline.

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Is this the last tango for nuclear?

Is this the last tango for nuclear?

As latest nuclear projects suffer yet more cost blow-outs and delays, the US nuclear power industry’s is preparing for a long goodbye or state-aided life support.

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Austria is 100 per cent nuclear-free

Austria is 100 per cent nuclear-free

On 1 January 2015, Austria’s “ban” on imports of nuclear power went into effect as planned.

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Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Driving an electric car could be worse for both the climate and public health if the electricity that runs it was generated at a coal-fired power plant.