Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced next month's budget will include a further $539.2 million government investment in new clean hydrogen and carbon capture, use and storage projects.
Many oil companies are still planning for fossil fuel use to continue well into the future.
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The genius of the Paris climate agreement was getting major oil producing countries to agree to a target, but they still have widely different views of energy's future.
Wind turbines near Glenrock, Wyo.
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Fifteen years ago electric power generation was the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions. Now the power sector is leading the shift to a clean energy economy.
Ethiopian protestors march down 42nd Street in New York during a “It’s my Dam” protest on March 11, 2021.
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Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and their neighbours could deploy large-scale solar and wind farms, connected by a regionally integrated power grid.
Rare-earth metals are currently mined or recovered via e-waste recycling — methods with drawbacks including high cost, environmental damage, and risks to human safety. This is where we come in.
Australia must treble its emissions reduction targets and reach net-zero emissions by 2035. Without this and other radical global action, the chance to hold warming to well below 2℃ will pass us by.
The future of solar energy?
Earth's floating solar power capacity has grown one-hundredfold in the last five years.
Electricity emissions can be cut to net-zero while keeping the lights on and prices down. But achieving that quickly means keeping gas around, for now.
Unless mining is done differently, rushing to bring copper mines into production could unleash unacceptable, catastrophic impacts.
Wind turbines and fighter jets both rely on imported critical minerals.
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Right now, the nation is almost entirely dependent on other countries for minerals that are used in everything from wind turbines to strike fighters and satellites.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Pine Tree Wind Farm and Solar Power Plant in Tehachapi, Calif., 115 miles from LA.
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The US electricity grid is actually five regional grids, and it's hard to share power between them. A macrogrid could bridge the gaps, making electricity cheaper and more reliable.
Giant kelp (
Macrocystis pyrifera) is a potential energy crop.
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Making biofuels from crops grown on land poses trade-offs between food and fuel. A new study looks offshore.
Building a U.S. offshore wind industry will require more than just fast-tracking permits.
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To increase renewable energy use, the Biden administration wants the US to go from seven offshore wind turbines today to enough to power 10 million homes within a decade.
For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts.
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Renewable energy sources won't make a decisive impact to alleviate South Africa's power shortage for at least five years.
Anthony Albanese will promise a Labor government would deliver a discount to cut the cost of electric cars and install community batteries, in initiatives costing $400 million over several years.
Batteries used in Spanish energy storage tests.
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Britain's electricity sector continues to decarbonise, but its capacity to store energy lags far behind.
What was a feature of power stations such as Yallourn has become a bug.
Yallourn power station, Australia’s oldest and dirtiest coal plant, will close four years ahead of schedule. Without a national policy, coal workers are left dangerously exposed.
Ice can be a wind turbine’s worst enemy.
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Wind turbines in cold areas typically include methods for removing and repelling ice, but those methods can waste energy. There's a better way.
As climate change brings longer and drier summers, Canadians will face greater risks of more serious wildfires, like those that tore through neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Alta., in May 2016.
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Governments must expand the number of people who see themselves as "winners" in the transition to a low-carbon society.