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Despite Hurdles, Solar Power in Australia Is Too Robust to Kill

No nation has as high a penetration of residential solar as Australia, with one in five homes now powered by the sun. 

Electricity For All: Daniel Kammen - Part 1  

Daniel Kammen paints a hopeful picture of a future where affordable renewable energy reaches the 1.2 billion people who currently live without access to electricity, with an overall positive impact on the environment.

Energy Crunch: turning a corner?

2014: the year we turned the corner on CO2 emissions?

Energy Crunch: a clean energy revolution?

Will 2015 prove to be a tipping point in the journey to a zero carbon energy system?

Richard Heinberg on Our Renewable Future

Richard Heinberg discusses our renewable future and how to get there.

Energy Crunch: Nuclear Future?

The UK’s nuclear plans looked even shakier this week as Areva, shareholder and designer of the planned new Hinkley C reactors, saw its shares plunge following financial problems caused by its long delayed nuclear reactor in Finland.

Renewable energy: does it need critically rare materials?

A recent study concludes that the problem of mineral availability for renewable energy technologies is not critical if we choose the right technologies and we are careful to recycle the materials used as much as possible.

Eight Pitfalls in Evaluating Green Energy Solutions

Does the recent climate accord between US and China mean that many countries will now forge ahead with renewables and other green solutions? I think that there are more pitfalls than many realize.

Energy Crunch: Losing power?

Should we be worried about the threat of a cold dark winter?

Energy Crunch: What next for Scottish energy?

 So it’s a no. Months of debate are finally over. But what’s the future for Scottish energy?

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