climate change

Hurricanes underline need for distributed solar for grid resilience

During natural disasters, access to electricity is more critical than ever, a growing body of evidence suggests that states and countries that replace old, costly fossil-fired generators found greater reliability and resilience at lower costs.

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A natural home, in the heart of the city

Author Christopher Brown talks about climate change, wildlife and how he built an underground home in Austin, Texas.

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Microgrids aren’t being built fast enough: Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew made a blunt case for microgrids last week as it toppled thousands of electric poles and wires across four American states.

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Kiribati leads by example on solar, slashes dependence on diesel fuel

Kiribati will "practice what we preach" with 548kW of solar installations in South Tarawa, cutting diesel fuel imports by 230,000 litres a year, saving govt $US290,000.

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Buying emission offsets has just become easier, and cheaper

With the UN now trading carbon offsets, how can you become a voluntary abater? We road-test the options.

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