Renewable energy

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Hitting global climate target could create 8m energy jobs, study says
Researchers suggest net increase would mostly occur in renewables sector, with decline in fossil fuels

Natalie Grover

23, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Merkel’s political and scientific sides slug it out in swan song presser
Always the diplomatic politician, forever the objective scientist, Germany’s chancellor gives her last annual summer press do

Philip Oltermann

22, Jul, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Australia has huge potential to develop offshore windfarms near existing substations, report says
Hunter and Latrobe valleys considered particularly suitable sites as union says industry could offer oil and gas workers a career transition

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

21, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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John Kerry: world leaders must step up to avoid worst impacts of climate crisis
US envoy uses landmark speech in London to make impassioned plea for unified global effort

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

20, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Lightbulb moment’: the battery technology invented in a Brisbane garage that is going global
Dominic Spooner’s startup Vaulta is working on a reusable battery casing to create less waste and a lighter product

Ben Smee

17, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Green transport can only succeed with a greener grid
Analysis: UK power infrastructure needs a big upgrade to tackle a surge in electric vehicles and manufacturing of alternative fuels

Jillian Ambrose

17, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Australia’s ‘sun tax’: solar energy supporters split over how to make electricity grid fairer
Rule changes aimed at making room for more household solar systems and batteries on the grid would be unfair to current owners, some say

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Enough with the burning’: EU executive accused of sacrificing forests
Campaigners criticise European Commission strategy that allows continued burning of trees for fuel

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

16, Jul, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Shell and Scottish Power submit plans for floating offshore windfarms
Energy firms hope to produce world’s first large-scale floating turbines in north-east Scotland

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

15, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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EU’s green deal plans launched with ‘make-or-break decade’ warning
Crucial period in climate and biodiversity crises flagged at European Commission as sweeping legal targets announced

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

14, Jul, 2021 @3:14 PM

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UK ‘sacrificing’ fishing sector for offshore windfarms, says industry
Ambition to expand offshore wind energy will cause huge displacement to industry, UK fishing federation claims

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

14, Jul, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Plan to build world’s biggest renewable energy hub in Western Australia
A Western Australia site the size of greater Sydney has been chosen for the $100bn project to convert wind and solar power into green fuels

Graham Readfearn

13, Jul, 2021 @2:59 AM

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