Renewables
China must get greener to avert effects of climate change
26 February 2015
The country’s shift to cleaner fuels will sharply reduce its appetite for fossil fuels, says Kate Chrisman
Oil price plunge challenges green energy advance
26 February 2015
The price will impact clean cars, but in the major electricity markets the effects will be small
First solar powered plane set to travel the world in March
26 February 2015
Solar Impulse 2 has been named as an exploration to prove that clean energy flight travel is possible
New power solutions needed in the Gulf after power cuts
26 February 2015
The region has managed – just – to keep on top of rapidly rising demand for electricity. But new solutions will be needed soon, says Robin Mills
China is leading the way in renewable energy growth
26 February 2015
Renewables’ relentless march on grid power is just getting started and there will be no stopping it
Tough Paris climate change agreement still possible after Lima talks
6 January 2015
Negotiations are on track after the climate change summit in Peru
Asia will be the tipping point for energy transition to low carbon
26 November 2014
Asia’s dynamism gives it every incentive to take a pioneering role in the transition to a low-carbon energy system
Solar energy push could offset LNG demand in Thailand
13 November 2014
The country's reserves are faltering, but a new push has been made towards renewable energy
Solar to become largest source of electricity generation by 2050
1 October 2014
Solar energy could become the largest source of electricity generation by 2050 but only if world leaders set firm, long-term targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said
Fossil fuel divestment: the $5 trillion question
15 September 2014
Pressure is starting to build for institutional investors to cut their exposure to fossil fuel stocks. But can they find better places to park their cash and is it really at risk?
Renewable power generating capacity growing fast
2 September 2014
Over the next six years renewables are expected to account for 80% of the total new power generation
Australia's renewable energy drive in jeopardy
8 July 2014
The Liberal-National coalition’s rise has set back the country’s green push. But distributed generation still offers plenty of potential
Global gas demand slowed amid rising coal and renewable use
12 June 2014
The IEA has said the demand grew just 1.2% in 2013
Renewable sources key to cheaper energy, says Irena
10 June 2014
Irena advised the UN that making renewables 36% of total final energy consumption is affordable if policies are put in place
Think tanks encourage Caribbean to move away from fuel oil
24 April 2014
High imported diesel prices make renewable energy competitive in the Caribbean
Reports shed uncertainties over stark climate warnings
8 April 2014
The studies assess the potential damage that climate change will have
Solar should be viewed as a a complimentary fuel source
20 March 2014
Sun comes into its own as power generation sector looks for viable alternatives to fossil fuels, but it's often underestimated
Natural gas is a bridge, not a destination
20 March 2014
Abundant gas reserves are here to stay. But can the world afford to burn them all?
Energy sector at the crossroads amid calls for lower carbon
20 March 2014
As pressure to de-carbonise grows, the industry faces a stark choice
China eyes greener future as investment in renewables booms
20 March 2014
China could take the lead in low-carbon energy as it battles deadly smog to calm rising social unrest
Water and wind power Brazil’s green growth
20 March 2014
Latin America’s largest country is blazing a sustainable energy path, despite some objections
Middle East will set the pace for renewable energy growth
20 March 2014
If you're looking to Europe and the US to set the pace for the growth in renewable energy solar generation you're looking in the wrong place. Try the Middle East instead. Chris Nelder explains why
Renewable energy in Africa spurred on by economic factors
20 March 2014
Encouraged by economic factors, renewable energy has seen considerable growth across the continent both at a large and much smaller scale
Frustrated investors push for a greener Big Oil
20 March 2014
The supermajors have fallen on hard times - costs have surged, output has fallen. Investors have grown frustrated by low returns and high oil prices have not proven to be the remedy they had hoped. What comes next?
Renewables drive transformation of power system
5 March 2014
The system should be transformed completely if it is going to work, says IEA
Germany needs shale gas to boost economy
3 March 2014
A new study calls for a rethink of energy policy, with the country's unconventional resource base taking centre stage