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The energy [r]evolution starts here

Feature story | January 25, 2007 at 0:00

Tackling dangerous climate change is the biggest challenge facing us all. Fortunately there is an answer to this challenge. Our report: 'energy [r]evolution', details how to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, using existing technology and still...

Future Investment - Energy

Publication | August 1, 2007 at 23:30

This report shows that investment in renewables pays off quite quickly due to massive savings in fuel costs. In fact, a 'business as usual' mix in the world global power generation sector would result in 10 times higher fuel costs, when compared...

5 reasons why the world needs a moratorium on new coal mines

Blog entry by Leanne Minshull | April 21, 2016

Only four months ago, the world recognised the need to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees C. The Paris climate agreement signalled the end of the era of fossil fuels, particularly coal, the dirtiest source of power. But...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future IF we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | September 30, 2013

Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are  in prison in Russia,  because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to change the grim future we are constructing for ourselves and the...

The World's Largest Solar Plant

Blog entry by Daniel Schreiber | February 17, 2014

Photo credit: Brightsource Energy In the heart of the Californian Mojave desert, the world’s largest solar plant officially opened last week. The  Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System  is a project conceived by Google, NRG...

7 solar wonders of the world

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal and Helena Meresman | October 28, 2014

Solar energy is clean, reliable, abundant and an affordable alternative to fossil fuels - but not only that, solar is also cool. Check out our selection of the most amazing solar plants from all around the globe. 1. The sunflower...

Government caught with hidden pollution budget blowout

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 20, 2015

The bean counters at the Treasury have warned government that failing to reduce pollution in New Zealand could cost the taxpayer an eye watering, economy wrecking $52 billion. And John Key’s government want to keep the public in the...

Amazon gets serious on wind power

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | July 17, 2015

Amazon.com  announced  this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that...

Fossil fuels fall to clean energy

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 18, 2015

There are two exciting, important and rapid shifts happening right now in the way our energy is generated. The first shift is away from polluting fossil fuel power stations, and towards renewable energy. The other is a transfer from...

As King coal belches its last breath, it’s time to go solar

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 8, 2015

Today, Solid Energy announced that the closure of Huntly’s dirty coal fired boilers will result in more job losses in the coal industry. As the world moves away from polluting power like coal, the pain of this shift is now being felt...

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