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After an exhaustive multi-year study into the public health, environmental and economic impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the state of New York has announced it will prohibit the controversial drilling process. Fracking involves the injection of high-pressure water, sand, and chemicals deep into the ground to crack shale rock in order to free and extract […] Read More

While Australia has just been found to be the worst performing industrial country in terms of climate change in 2014, and that should in no way be downplayed, Australian supporters of renewable energy still have cause for some pride and even optimism. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has reported that according to its latest […] Read More

Nearly 90% (89%) of Australians support the sunburnt country's current Renewable Energy Target, according to a WWF-commissioned poll. Australia's Renewable Energy Target requires 41,000 gigawatt hours of power to come from renewables by 2020. The current federal government, headed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is planning to backtrack on the target, so the new poll […] Read More

The available area set aside for offshore wind farms in the United States is about to triple. A new federal land lease will allow for 740,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts to be made available for commercial wind projects. In the largest competitive lease sale for offshore US wind development, up to a dozen […] Read More

The World Bank has in the past been one of the biggest funders of fossil fuel projects, and has been accused of contributing to climate change in that way. However, now World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said the bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects "in circumstances of […] Read More