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  • 30 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Thirty years on from one of the worst radiation leaks in history, several countries have moved to phase out nuclear energy production altogether, and experts say another accident would kill the industry Related: Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30th anniversary ? in pictures This week marks 30 years since an…
  • 29 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Canadians across the political spectrum want a bold challenge to the status quo?and it?s up to the NDP to provide itFor weeks, the corporate media has spouted a stern prediction: Canadians will flee in horror from the Leap Manifesto. We are a ?modest shift people,? not ?big shift people?. The New Democratic…
  • 28 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Former archbishop of Canterbury says the university should withdraw its £5.8bn fund from from oil, coal and gas on ethical and financial groundsRowan Williams has called on the University of Cambridge to divest from fossil fuels, arguing that climate change is ?a life-and-death question?.The former archbishop…
  • 28 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Just 19% of people back fracking while public support for renewables has surged to 81%, government poll showsPublic support for fracking in the UK has fallen to a new low, according to government polling, at the same time as backing for renewable energy has hit a record high.The survey, which is repeated…
  • 28 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Oscar winner cooks up cake-themed sortie on land leased by energy firm Cuadrilla ? sparking a farmer?s retaliatory dirty protest of his ownEmma Thompson has broken a court injunction ? and come uncomfortably close to a manure-spreading tractor ? to film a Great British Bake Off spoof on land leased for…
  • 28 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    The government?s ?one-stop-shop? devolution of approval for the project lowers environmental standards and reduces transparency, senators toldRisky deepwater drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight is being assessed under a weak and secretive regulatory regime, the Senate has heard. Senators were…
  • 28 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Report blames governments and mining companies, citing regulatory failure, industry indifference, poor dust control and irregular health monitoring A ?perfect storm? of regulatory failure, indifference from the mining industry, poor dust control and patchy health monitoring is responsible for the re-emergence…
  • 28 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Announcing a feasibility study, PM says time has come to consider second link after challenge of breakage of existing Basslink interconnectorThe federal government has launched a feasibility study into a second electricity connector between Tasmania and the mainland, which Malcolm Turnbull has said is…
  • 27 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Farmers signing up for the carbon emissions reduction fund have to meet strict guidelines but there is significant profit and energy savings to be made This week the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) will hold the third emissions reduction fund auction and farmers across Australia will move to the forefront…
  • 27 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Energy secretary Amber Rudd (Letters, 21 April) clearly has the gift of clairvoyance. She says that no liabilities would fall to the UK taxpayer or consumer should Hinkley Point C be cancelled. Who, pray, would foot the bill to complete the project should EDF withdraw after a few years of construction…
  • 27 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Dong, biggest single investor in UK offshore wind, says profits from its renewables overtaking oil and gas receiptsBooming profits from British windfarms have more than made up for declining oil and gas revenues at Dong Energy, a state-owned Danish utility which says it is transforming itself from a high…
  • 27 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Committee says UK ?cannot afford further delays? in setting fifth carbon budget in the wake of the signing of the Paris agreement on climate change The government should approve the UK?s 2030s carbon target in the wake of the signing of the Paris agreement on climate change, an influential committee of…
  • 27 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Prime minister criticises Labor?s plan, claiming it will raise energy prices, be an ?economic handbrake? and do little to combat climate changeMalcolm Turnbull has criticised Labor?s plan to reintroduce an emissions trading scheme, warning it would be a ?jobs-destroying? measure, a handbrake on the economy,…
  • 26 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    LED lighting could play a key role in decarbonising the global economy because of its energy savingsAn Australian semiconductor company believes it is finally getting closer to ?pay day?, more than a quarter of a century after its breakthrough technology first began taking shape at Sydney?s Macquarie…
  • 26 Apr 2016 - The Guardian
    Opposition maintains ambitious targets but aims to minimise cost to households and defers details until after electionLabor is proposing two emissions trading schemes ? one for big industrial polluters and an electricity industry model similar to one once backed by Malcolm Turnbull ? in a climate policy…