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Researchers debate whether global emissions have peaked

22 Feb 2020 /   Eric Roston, Bloomberg   3
New energy and old energy are cancelling each other out.

Solar and wind power can’t compete with gas this cheap

15 Feb 2020 /  Naureen Malik and Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg    19
The renewable energy sources are certainly winning in many markets on price alone.

Companies tighten climate goals as scientific outlook darkens

22 Sep 2019 /  Eric Roston, Bloomberg    5
To date, more than 630 companies from 43 countries have signed the 2015 agreement.

The world’s biggest offshore wind farm will be as cheap as coal

21 Sep 2019 /  William Mathis, Bloomberg    27
The price of electricity from offshore wind farms is plunging.

The next target in the climate-change debate: your gas stove

14 Sep 2019 /  Valerie Volcovici and Nichola Groom, Reuters   44
California becomes the first US city to pass an ordinance banning gas systems in new buildings.

Sustainable investing is becoming the new normal

12 Sep 2019 /  Larry Claasen   3
Corporate SA is ahead of the curve when it comes to impact investments.

Billionaire-backed Kropz faces crucial water license hearing

15 Aug 2019 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg    1
Battle between the developers of the Elandsfontein phosphate mine and environmental activists has been on-going for five years.

The wildcat gold miners who get rich sick

27 Jul 2019 /  Tim Cocks and David Lewis, Reuters    2
The risk of gold mining in Ghana deters few, kills many.

Nutrien says 34 workers trapped underground in potash mine

4 Jul 2019 /  Ashley Robinson, Bloomberg   
The workers trapped in the mine in Saskatchewan, Canada are said to be safe.

Gold mining reduces infant mortality

21 May 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan  
So does economic development.

Protests grow over defamation suits against environmentalists

24 Apr 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   2
Civil groups are joining forces to defend what they say is an attack on free speech.

Mining opponents harassed, killed in SA, HRW says

UPDATE
16 Apr 2019 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   
Municipalities often block attempts by communities to protest against projects by using reasons that have no basis in law, report says.

How countries are getting tougher with mining companies

6 Apr 2019 /  Barbara Lewis, Reuters    1
Governments are seeking to increase their share of profits, rather than all-out resource nationalism.

Truckers lose court challenge against solar arrays and wind farms

28 Mar 2019 /  Adriaan Kruger   15
High Court dismisses application by truck drivers to block renewable energy producers.
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