Energy

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Fracking firms could share in UK fossil fuel tax breaks worth billions
Exclusive: Campaigners say funding may provide incentive to restart fracking if moratorium is lifted

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @11:18 AM

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Queensland gives environmental approval to New Acland coalmine expansion
Activists horrified by decision to give green light to stage three of the New Hope Group’s controversial mine

Joe Hinchliffe

28, Jun, 2022 @8:46 AM

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Paying coal and gas plants to supply back-up energy a ‘retrograde step’, Clean Energy Council says
‘It’s the wrong policy debate at the wrong time,’ industry says of capacity mechanism

Peter Hannam

27, Jun, 2022 @10:15 PM

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National Grid will pay households to shift electricity use to avoid blackouts
Scheme encourages customers with smart meters to use less energy at peak times and reduce carbon emissions

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @3:36 PM

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‘It keeps on going’: driving the world’s first production-ready solar car
Makers of the €250,000 Lightyear 0 hope to convince drivers it can be a viable climate-friendly alternative

Ashifa Kassam in Bardenas Reales de Navarra

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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US to proceed with production of biofuels despite global food crisis
Campaigners call to prioritise grain for human consumption over its use as a fuel

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

24, Jun, 2022 @5:16 PM

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Energy treaty update fails to address climate crisis, activists say
1994 agreement allows investors to sue governments for changes in energy policy that harm their profits

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

24, Jun, 2022 @4:01 PM

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Electricity used to mine bitcoin plummets as crypto crisis widens
Consumption down by third since 11 June, with even sharper falls among other cryptocurrency networks

Alex Hern UK technology editor

24, Jun, 2022 @11:49 AM

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Chinese premier calls for more coal production as electricity demand soars
Records for electricity usage broken in Shandong, Henan and Jiangsu after early summer heatwaves

Helen Davidson in Taipei

24, Jun, 2022 @9:56 AM

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‘Pandora’s box’: experts say Queensland’s windfall from coal royalties could set a precedent
Industry and analysts predict budget measure could provide billions in additional revenue

Peter Hannam

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Silver lining: Australian researchers given $45m to study alternative solar panel materials
Research to focus on more efficient and durable solar cells, increasing manufacturing capacity and a shift to more abundant and cheaper metals

Peter Hannam

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Sunak urges banks to keep funding oil and gas firms after windfall tax
Sector says £5bn energy profits levy will make investment in new projects and renewables more difficult

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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