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  • 21 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Green party MP calls on parliament to pull money out of gas, coal and oil investmentsMPs should follow in the footsteps of the Rockeller family, Glasgow University and churches around the world by pulling their pension fund investments out of fossil fuels, according to Caroline Lucas.The Green party MP…
  • 21 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Review to be conducted before December as Coalition attempts to broker deal on winding back of renewable energy targetThe Climate Change Authority (CCA) will conduct another review of the renewable energy target (RET) before December, as the government struggles to win Senate support to wind back the…
  • 20 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Lights will not go out this winter, insists energy department, after fire leaves part of Oxfordshire power station non-operational Didcot B fire investigation under wayThe government has attempted to quell blackout fears this winter after a fire shut down half the capacity at a power station in Oxfordshire.The…
  • 20 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Fire at Oxfordshire power station is a reminder of the energy security risks of centralised fossil fuel power and that all energy sources suffer from intermittencyRenewable energy, such as wind and solar power, is frequently criticised for being unreliable. But the major fire at RWEs Didcot gas-fired…
  • 19 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    After launch to laundries and hotels, technology using tiny nylon beads and 80% less water planned for US domestic marketThe days of a rogue red sock turning a load of white shirts an unwelcome shade of pink in the washing machine could soon be over.After last year launching to laundries and hotels a…
  • 19 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Heres how it worksThe recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion…
  • 18 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Motorists, airlines and industry are enjoying low energy costs, the US is relishing its reduced reliance on the Middle East and Opec is wondering how to reassert its authorityDuring a week of turmoil on the global stock markets, the energy sector played out a drama that could have even bigger consequences:…
  • 17 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    A national day of divestment will see more than 1,000 bank customers switch their accounts away from the big four banksClimate change activists will aim to give the big banks a $200m bloody nose on Saturday, in the latest round of what has been an increasingly bitter campaign to force the divestment of…
  • 17 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    And every town will have at least one government-subsidised independent bookshopAs with all aristocratic dictators, the laws of my land will exist to serve both firmly held political positions and indefensible personal preferences. Legislation will be rushed through early in the morning before an army…
  • 17 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Pacific Climate Warriors group aims to draw attention to climate change and protest Australias commitment to coalPacific Climate Warriors blockade Newcastle harbour in picturesA group of Pacific Islanders joined an environmental protest blockading the Newcastle coal port on Friday, disrupting shipping…
  • 17 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Protesters from 12 Pacific nations launch kayaks and other vessels into coal ports harbour to highlight their concern about climate change Continue reading...…
  • 17 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    By dropping Shell, Lego shows new ways to target the astronomical profits of the fossil fuel industriesWhen the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its £128m endowment from fossil fuel companies, I happened to be in a room filled with climate activists in Oxford. They…
  • 16 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests threaten to push up global temperatures, says OxfamPolitical inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests have formed a toxic triangle that threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people…
  • 16 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Lockheeds announcement has generated a lot of publicity, but experts point to the lack of details or results, suggesting fusion power is still a long way off. Karl Mathiesen investigates.Let us know your thoughts. Post in the comments below, follow Karl Mathiesens Facebook page, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@guardian.co.uk…
  • 16 Oct 2014 - The Guardian
    Company claims the Pennsylvania woman showed blatant disregard for injunction banning her from being near well sitesAn oil and gas company is seeking fines and jail time for a peaceful anti-fracking activist in Pennsylvania, according to court documents.In a motion filed this week, lawyers for Cabot Oil…