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  • 28 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    When mines close in Victoria, local people fear for their future and predict whole towns will die. But if the Coalition and Labor are serious about their climate change targets, are they also ready to replace the lost Australian jobs? Greg Dunn, coffee in hand, has just finished a 12-hour night shift…
  • 28 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    Fears had been raised that EU referendum would result in deadline being missed but sources say carbon budget will be agreedMinisters will this week approve a world-leading carbon emissions reduction target for the early 2030s, the Guardian understands.Fears had been raised by green groups and industry…
  • 28 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    After a rocky start, the American solar market is taking off. What will it take to make it go truly mainstream?Solar energy in the US has had a rocky existence. Ever since Ronald Reagan symbolically removed Jimmy Carter?s solar panels from the White House roof in 1986, federal policy has been unpredictable,…
  • 28 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    German energy firm will not make fresh plans until the UK?s European relationship becomes clearer, but existing manufacturing will not be affected Siemens is putting new wind power investment plans in the UK on hold due to uncertainty caused by last week?s Brexit vote, the Germany energy company has told…
  • 28 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    The Thames estuary is home to the world?s largest offshore wind farm ? a model for exploiting the potential of Britain?s gusty coastlinesAt the widest point of the Greater Thames estuary, 12 miles north of the Kent coast and 12 miles south of Essex, lies the London Array ? the largest operational offshore…
  • 28 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    Analysts say Brexit will create uncertainty for energy sector, which could hit £20bn investment a year needed to replace ageing, dirty power plantsThe UK?s challenge to build a clean, secure and affordable energy system has become significantly harder amid the political and economic turmoil following…
  • 28 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    In the absence of ambitious climate action by the federal government, communities are leading Australia in setting renewable energy targets Communities and councils are filling the void left by the federal government on ambitious climate action. Many are frustrated by the government?s lack of progress…
  • 28 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto to announce new ?aggressive but achievable? goal at ?Three Amigos? summit in OttawaBarack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto will commit to a new regional clean power goal at a summit this week in Ottawa, the White House has said. The leaders…
  • 26 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    Energy authority says governments must take responsibility, and investment would pay for itself in health benefitsThe global air pollution crisis killing more than 6 million people a year must be tackled by governments as a matter of urgency and not just left to the private sector, a report from the world?s…
  • 24 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    Coalition revived proposals after companies said last week they would push ahead with projectsGerman politicians have approved a law that bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground. The law does not outlaw conventional drilling…
  • 24 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    From the ?red-tape? slashing desires of the Brexiters to the judgment of green professionals, all indications are for weaker environmental protectionsDespite being an issue that knows no borders, affects all and is of vital interest to future generations, the environment was low on the agenda ahead of…
  • 24 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    Be it renewable energy, manufacturing or urban planning, our natural advantages are being squandered. But what influence do voters really have?What are governments for? I don?t imagine I?m the only one asking myself that question. With political debate spiralling in ever-diminishing circles most intelligent…
  • 23 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    SunCrowd says its pioneering program, launched in Newcastle on Thursday, has attracted keen interestAustralia?s first bulk-buy program for solar battery storage has launched, with more than 1,000 people in Newcastle expressing interest and more than 500 attending a sign-up event on Thursday night to buy…
  • 23 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    Pilot Bertrand Piccard has just completed the first ever Atlantic crossing by solar plane, from New York to Seville, in the latest leg of the first solar flight around the world. We look back at some highlights so far Continue reading...…
  • 23 Jun 2016 - The Guardian
    Solar Impulse 2 lands in Seville, four days after setting off from New York, using solar panels and batteries to finish latest leg of its round-the-world journeySolar Impulse 2 has completed the first ever crossing of the Atlantic by a solar-powered aeroplane, landing in Spain early on Thursday morning.…