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Chinese firms plan to build a solar power plant in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl
What will Donald Trump in the White House mean for the growing green economy?
Last year, the UNFCCC Paris Agreement was hailed as ‘historic’ after its signing at COP21 in Paris. Today sees attendees to COP22 convening in Morocco, a country where transitioning to renewable energy has become a primary national objective
Could a small-scale and portable new method of generating renewable power from the wind revolutionise the energy industry?

The windy isles

The Galápagos islands take steps towards a fossil fuel-free future, as San Cristóbal’s wind and solar capacity is significantly expanded
Latest figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that worldwide energy intensity has decreased by nearly one-third between 1990 and 2015 with reductions seen in both developed and developing countries
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at energy storage
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at our oil dependency
Did coal power China’s great escape from poverty, or not? Evidence suggests that there are many lessons which developing countries could learn from the detrimental side effects of China’s industrialisation
A German energy firm has designed ‘Biogas backpacks’ in an effort to boost local energy businesses in Ethiopia
Hydraulic fracturing – or ‘fracking’ – now accounts for more than half of all US crude oil output
New figures show that one third of all coal mines in Queensland, Australia are running at a loss
Torrential weather is boosting British renewable energy
Is it possible to provide affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for the world’s entire population? Speakers from the RGS–IBG’s latest 21st Century Challenges discussion offer their thoughts
In the latest test at the Horse Hill site in Surrey, United Kingdom Oil and Gas has found that oil flows freely to the surface. Geographical investigates the future of the Weald Basin

Floating power

Plans for the world’s largest floating wind farm are given the green-light as part of growing interest in Scottish offshore wind energy

Threatened heritage

A third of all natural World Heritage Sites around the world are found to be ‘under threat’ from extractive mining
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris

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