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Plastic Bag Ban

Victoria’s Progressive Plastic Bag Ban Heads for Court

A Canadian city's plans to ban plastic bags this summer could be reversed after a court challenge was launched.
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New Technology Enables Africa to Absorb Solar’s Power

A raft of Western-backed companies is helping to bring renewable energy to the remotest and poorest parts of the African continent on a novel pay-as-you-go concept.
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How Electric Cars Could Power Up the UK Grid

A UK university is helping to trial chargers that could see power flow back into the National Grid from electric cars and pay motorists at the same time.
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California Targets 2030 for Electric Car Revolution

Up to 5 million electric cars could be on the roads of California by 2030 as part of a 'clean air' campaign engineered by governor Jerry Brown.
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Australia’s Tesla Solar Battery Turns a Profit

Tesla's Powerpack Project only came on stream in December, but on two occasions it has already stepped up to save the grid, and in the process, sold excess electricity on the power market for around $810,000.

Pedal Power Pumps the e-bike Boom

A desire to tackle the cycle of traffic jams and pollution risks has spurred a surge in the public's rush for e-bikes.
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Threat to 23,000 US Jobs amid Trump Solar Tax

Solar tariffs set to be introduced by the Trump administration will come with the loss of 23,000 US jobs in the first year alone, and significant setbacks in clean energy adoption.
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Innovative Food Waste to Soil Scheme Launches in Toronto

An innovative recycling scheme that converts food waste to compost in 11 days is being launched by a private property management service in Toronto,...
2017 Ford Focus Electric Charging

Ford to Splash $11 billion on Electric and Hybrid Cars

Ford has set out an ambitious plan to plough an extra $7 billion into its investment schedule for electric and hybrid cars. But the total...
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China Leads World’s Renewable Energy Investment

As the United States dropped out of the Paris climate accord, China has become the global trendsetter in renewable energy. The Institute for Energy Economics...

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