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My home country of New Zealand is a world leader in renewable energy generation, effective energy markets, and robust policies for electricity security. This is related to the unique natural resource base and geography of New Zealand, according to a new assessment report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Renewable energy comprised 80.2% of New Zealand's […] Read More

The growing US solar market has just had its biggest year ever. In 2016, the US market almost doubled its previous annual record for newly installed capacity, with a whopping 14,626 megawatts of solar PV (solar panels) installed within the year, GTM has reported. The growth is stunning, and it means that the United States […] Read More

After over 20 years of climate talks, the gap between climate science and politics is finally closing. As leaders from multiple nations commented after the conclusion of the landmark Paris climate agreement this week, it's not perfect, but it is the first global agreement that commits all countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions. President Obama said […] Read More

A new report from Carbon Tracker has found that, if the world makes a deal at the Paris climate summit to limit global warming below the already agreed to rise of 2 degrees celsius, fossil fuel companies worldwide are in danger of stranding up to $2 trillion of investors' funds over the next decade. The report concluded […] Read More

Never one to shy away from grandiose statements, last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the comment during an earnings conference call that he thinks "all cars will go fully autonomous in the long term," and that "it will be quite unusual to see cars that don't have full autonomy." Further, he asserted that owning […] Read More