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New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English has said this week that he doesn't know if New Zealand coal company Solid Energy is now viable, which has raised the real prospect of the company collapsing, Fairfax Media in New Zealand has reported. The National Party-led government has previously bailed out Solid Energy twice with taxpayer money, to the tune of […] Read More

The world's first commercial-scale, grid connected wave energy array has been switched on in Perth, Western Australia. It's the first time wave-generated power has been fed to the electricity grid, RenewEconomy has reported. Carnegie Wave Energy is responsible for developing the innovative project, which has involved almost 10 years of work, including an extensive testing […] Read More

It has been over two and a half decades since the first climate scientist initially testified before the US Senate that global climate change was happening and being caused by human activity. In a symbolic climate change vote this week, the US Senate has almost entirely accepted that climate change is real and not a […] Read More

For the first time in three years, global clean energy investment grew in 2014, rising 16% to $310 billion globally. The total is not far shy of the record $318 billion reached in 2011. The rise in 2014 was driven largely by solar growth in the United States and China, according Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The […] Read More

Governor Jerry Brown has called for substantially increasing California's renewable energy, alternative fuels, and building efficiency goals. In his inaugural address this week, for his unprecedented fourth term in office, Brown proposed increasing the state's renewable energy goals from one-third by 2020 to 50% by 2030. In addition to the increased renewable energy target, Brown […] Read More