Offshore wind turbine near Scotland.
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Generating less electricity with fossil fuels could help save lives.
Demonstrators protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – and compare Justin Trudeau to Donald Trump – at a gathering in Vancouver on May 29, 2018. The controversy over the pipeline requires a national compromise.
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The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is fast becoming one of the most divisive issues in Canadian politics in years. Here's how a compromise can be reached.
Protesting in Berlin.
Not the sort of amount you'd want to lose down the back of the sofa.
The Indian Point nuclear power station outside New York City will be decommissioned by 2021.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
There is simply no credible evidence supporting the contention that America is experiencing a grid emergency.
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tues., May 29, 2018.
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Canada wants to move towards a green economy and meet its Paris Agreement targets, but it has also just taken ownership of a pipeline. How can the federal government deal with this paradox?
A drilling site next to farms and homes in Weld County, Colo.
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Many Coloradans feel powerless to protect themselves from pollution and other fallout caused by the state's fracking boom.
New Zealand’s government will not grant any new permits for exploration of offshore oil and gas reserves.
New Zealand has ruled out new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration as a step towards a transition to a carbon-neutral future.
Solar photovoltaics are now the world’s leading source of new electricity generation.
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Solar photovoltaics and wind power are on track to supplant fossil-fuel-based electricity generation by the 2030s. The only thing holding back the renewable revolution is politics.
Suncor’s plant in the oilsands in Fort McMurray Alta. Divesting in fossil fuels can not only help combat climate change, but can also increase investors’ returns, according to a new analysis.
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A recent study suggests that divesting in fossil fuels not only allows investors to address their climate change concerns, it also reduces financial risks and increases financial returns.
Fracking wellpad in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, within state forest lands (2012).
Shale gas exploitation in the US has helped cut is greenhouse gas emissions by 11%. A study explores what would happen if this were expanded globally, and the findings challenge conventional wisdom.
Reconstruction of a Permian swamp.
Plants, in their fossil forms, can reveal a great deal about past environments and climates.
A building full of revolving doors?
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More than 180 individuals have moved between senior public service roles and the fossil fuel industry in Australia over the past decade - providing a golden escalator for former senior politicians.
A woman walks past a Mahindra e2o electric car during a media preview in Bengaluru.
There is a rapid shift in production of electric cars all over the world. But how will it benefit ordinary people?
The New Zealand government is introducing legislation to become zero-carbon by 2050, but will consider new permits for coal mining, offshore oil drilling and fracking on a case-by-case basis.
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Natural gas is touted as a “bridging fuel” to displace coal while moving to a low-carbon economy. In New Zealand, this is shortsighted and could lead to stranded assets and hold back renewables.
Puerto Rico’s power utility, PREPA, has been decimated by years of scarcity and bad management. But will privatizing it really turn the lights back on for Puerto Ricans?
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Many Puerto Ricans are happy to see their broke power utility sold off to whoever can get the lights turned back on. But privatizing the island's energy grid may bring more problems than relief.
Wind turbines are seen at Pincher Creek, Alta.
Critical thinking is of paramount importance, especially as it applies to research on the internet -- and to our energy future. Educators have a duty to ensure students avoid fake news on energy.
Marine One arrives in the Alps.
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The Conversation scholars analyze a few of the key themes and speeches that punctuated the three-day gathering of global elites in the Alps.
Emmanuel Macron, president of France, gestures during a special address in Davos, Switzerland.
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The French president said he would eliminate all coal-fired plants in his country by 2021, while his US counterpart is pushing policies intended to make them more profitable. Either way, the laws of economics will win.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Its plan to stop lending money for oil and gas projects embraces the spirit of the Paris agreement at a time when the U.S. is going in a different direction.
The home biogas system offers a zero-emissions alternative to paying for fossil gas.
Australians love cooking with gas, but what if you could make your own supply, using leftover food waste? It may be time for more households to embrace home biogas – and stop paying gas bills.