Blockchain technologies could help homeowners sell their green electricity to their neighbours.
Blockchain technology could be applied to our energy grids to make them smarter, and turn energy consumers into producers.
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As coal continues to collapse, large new wind farms are coming online. Electricity generated in Britain is the cleanest it's ever been.
Most of the growing number of jobs in the solar industry have more to do with maintaining and installing panels than manufacturing them.
The Trump administration can boost domestic solar panel manufacturing without slapping duties on all imports.
Diatoms - like those seen under a microscope here - can teach us a lot about harvesting light.
Diatoms' tricks may offer new insights that keep solar cell energy running efficiently and robustly throughout their processes.
The potential clean energy sources are all around Sydney, just waiting to be harnessed.
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Sun, wind, waste biomass, geothermal, tides and waves: all these energy sources in Sydney's backyard add up to a zero-carbon energy solution for the city.
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It may be just as well the UK government scrapped its previous carbon capture competition.
Managed in the right way, wind farms can actually help stabilise the grid, rather than disrupting it.
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New modelling suggests that Australia could use renewable energy to hit its 2030 emissions reduction targets, without it costing any more overall than maintaining the status quo.
Still no clear skies for the federal government’s energy plans.
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As federal and state energy ministers gather to discuss the Turnbull government's proposed National Energy Guarantee, many of the finer details of the modelling are not yet available.
If Caribbean governments can’t afford to rebuild their islands, maybe big tech firms can?
Tesla, China and Richard Branson are among those offering to help Caribbean nations rebuild – and do so in a greener, more resilient way – after the devastating 2017 hurricane season.
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It's not all bad news at Bonn – with low carbon precincts, living infrastructure and urban networks, cities are leading the charge against climate change.
The CO2 we produce when we put up buildings is large and virtually unregulated.
Oilsands workers, hard hit by the oil price slump, are being retrained in renewables by Iron & Earth.
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Do all fossil fuel workers want their current jobs protected? Research in the field suggests not.
Kenya needs to expand its energy transmission network which is plagued by flaws dating back decades.
Kenya's inadequate electricity supply is due to an over-reliance on hydropower, high energy and infrastructure costs.
Cape Verde’s renewable energy resources account for about 25% of total energy production.
With cutting-edge technologies and innovative business practices, Cape Verde can achieve its goal in a way that is cost-effective and equitable
The new energy policy could potentially function to preserve black coal’s place in the energy mix.
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The National Energy Guarantee proposal seems geared towards locking in the status quo rather than driving the much-needed energy transition.
The new policy could end up feeding demand for coal.
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By rebranding coal as 'dispatchable', the government's National Energy Guarantee looks set to preserve demand for coal-fired power by giving it a new role – one it's not well equipped to fulfil.
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As the Clean Energy Target fades away, perhaps a Dispatchable Reliable Energy Target will be innocuous enough to pass the Liberal party room and the Senate.
TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee, site of a 1.1 billion gallon spill of coal ash slurry in 2008, photographed on March 28, 2012.
Rural development experts say the best way to help coal communities by is investing in people, infrastructure and a clean environment. Instead, President Trump's budget cuts programs in these areas.
With all parties backing the fracking ban apart from the Tories, Scotland will have to secure full devolvement for energy if it is to fully realise its ambitions for renewables
Yes, but who’s directing energy policy?
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We have learned a lot in the year since South Australia's lights went out, and have made some useful early reforms. But the energy sector and politicians need to chart a much steadier course in future.