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Soaring sales of air conditioning units over the next thirty years are set to rapidly escalate global levels of energy demand
More than two years after first being announced, the International Solar Alliance has finally held a conference

Green loopholes

Well-meaning promises don’t always have positive outcomes. Marco Magrini finds that green paradoxes abound despite the best of intentions
For Marco Magrini, a tax on fossil fuels would be a no-brainer in order to get a supply-and-demand market place working fairly
Cryptocurrencies might be setting the world’s digital economy on fire, but for Marco Magrini, they’re also heating up the physical planet

Fracking in Scotland

A deeper look at Scotland’s recent decision to ban the controversial shale gas extraction

The (waste) paper trail

Could human waste one day be fuelling our homes and businesses?
Europe provides more than €112billion (£97billion) in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

The Nuclear Power Struggle

The UK appears to be embracing nuclear, a huge U-turn on government policy from just two years ago. Yet this seems to be going against the grain globally. Can nuclear help countries meet their commitments to the Paris treaty?
A short, summer eclipse in America has solar power generators preparing for a literal black out
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the UK’s climate commitments
Icelandic engineers are attempting to harness the powerful geothermal energy of magma
Newly-developed ‘sustainable rubber’, produced using recycled food waste, could one day be used to make car tyres
The environmental cost of military activities is significant. Could new ‘eco-bullets’ be an effective solution?
Abandoned oil and gas wells in the US are leaking significant quantities of methane
As a dried-up dam starts to refill, and a push towards cleaner, renewable energy gets underway, many are still asking if Ghana’s chronic power cuts will ever come to an end?
Over the last year, Tesla, the American automaker and energy storage company, has partnered with SolarCity, the largest American provider of solar energy services, to fully power the American Samoan island in a sustainable fashion
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks back at ‘Peak Oil’

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