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Tel Aviv hosts alternative fuel summit

Air quality in cities is getting worse according to a recent UN report which says pollution leads to the deaths of more children every year than malaria and HIV/AIDS…

Air quality in cities is getting worse according to a recent UN report which says pollution leads to the deaths of more children every year than malaria and HIV/AIDS…

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Takeaway: ship safety

Ships burn fuel, polluting the atmosphere New regulations demand to cut the emissions The easiest way would be to reduce engine power But underpowered ships can be unsafe in storm They’re also slower,

Ships burn fuel, polluting the atmosphere New regulations demand to cut the emissions The easiest way would be to reduce engine power But underpowered ships can be unsafe in storm They’re also slower,

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Earth Hour: Lights out for the planet

Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks were plunged into darkness on Saturday for the 10th annual Earth Hour, a global lights-out event to

Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks were plunged into darkness on Saturday for the 10th annual Earth Hour, a global lights-out event to

Business

Crude oil prices plunge to fresh 7-year lows

Crude oil prices hit fresh seven-year lows on Friday as the International Energy Agency warned that global oversupply could worsen in the New Year

Crude oil prices hit fresh seven-year lows on Friday as the International Energy Agency warned that global oversupply could worsen in the New Year

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The house in Stuttgart which uses no fuel

Appearances can be deceptive. That’s certainly the case with a regular looking building in Stuttgart. Sight of the solar photovoltaic-thermal panel

Appearances can be deceptive. That’s certainly the case with a regular looking building in Stuttgart. Sight of the solar photovoltaic-thermal panel

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Palestinian engineer develops affordable gas generator powered by waste

In Israel, a Palestinian engineer's startup is launching a new biogas generator. Although it is not a revolutionary process, and is already widely-used around the world, this machine is the simplest a

In Israel, a Palestinian engineer's startup is launching a new biogas generator. Although it is not a revolutionary process, and is already widely-used around the world, this machine is the simplest a

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Greek parliament approves reform bill

The Greek parliament has approved reforms needed to unlock two billion euros of bailout aid. However several measures still have to be agreed with

The Greek parliament has approved reforms needed to unlock two billion euros of bailout aid. However several measures still have to be agreed with

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Malmö - a smart city in the making

Just over the Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden, lies Hallbarheten in the Swedish town of Malmö. What could be mistaken for a residential

Just over the Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden, lies Hallbarheten in the Swedish town of Malmö. What could be mistaken for a residential

Europe

How to complain about energy prices

Patrick from London asked: “I have received an extremely high energy bill for last month. I suppose that my energy supplier has raised their prices

Patrick from London asked: “I have received an extremely high energy bill for last month. I suppose that my energy supplier has raised their prices

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Electric shock as Tesla's Model X SUV finally launched

There was an electric shock for the SUV market, as Tesla Motors finally delivered the first of its long-awaited Model X vehicles – to a generally

There was an electric shock for the SUV market, as Tesla Motors finally delivered the first of its long-awaited Model X vehicles – to a generally

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Getting rail freight back on track in Europe

Transportation costs affect the price of any goods we buy, so reducing them could help our pockets. Road transportation is becoming more efficient

Transportation costs affect the price of any goods we buy, so reducing them could help our pockets. Road transportation is becoming more efficient

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Do you know: what's better - a road or a rail?

Should we invest in more railroads, or should we scrap them and just use road vehicles that become increasingly efficient? Donato Zangani from

Should we invest in more railroads, or should we scrap them and just use road vehicles that become increasingly efficient? Donato Zangani from

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G7 fossil-fuel pledge: what's the plan?

The G7 members have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the year 2100, according to proposals outlined in June 2015. They share this goal

The G7 members have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the year 2100, according to proposals outlined in June 2015. They share this goal

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US electric car maker Tesla to make home storage batteries

A move which could help change the “entire energy infrastructure of the world”. That’s the boast of Elon Musk chief executive of Tesla Motors. The

A move which could help change the “entire energy infrastructure of the world”. That’s the boast of Elon Musk chief executive of Tesla Motors. The

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EU summit looks to reduce energy dependency

At an energy summit in Madrid, France, Spain and Portugal have agreed to seek ways of diversifying their energy dependence away from unstable

At an energy summit in Madrid, France, Spain and Portugal have agreed to seek ways of diversifying their energy dependence away from unstable

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France and Spain share EU-backed power link

A power output the equivalent of around three nuclear plants is to be shared between France and Spain. The link to carry energy across the Pyrenees

A power output the equivalent of around three nuclear plants is to be shared between France and Spain. The link to carry energy across the Pyrenees

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Do you know: can you cruise on natural gas?

Can you cruise on natural gas? And on ethanol and other alcohols? Embark with a Danish mechanical engineer in a diesel-free tour… around the green

Can you cruise on natural gas? And on ethanol and other alcohols? Embark with a Danish mechanical engineer in a diesel-free tour… around the green

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EU brings in rules to cut household energy use

New European Union rules come into force today that will affect coffee machines, air conditioning units, TVs, cookers and a host of other electrical

New European Union rules come into force today that will affect coffee machines, air conditioning units, TVs, cookers and a host of other electrical

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Germans to cut carbon emissions faster than EU

Germany’s energy transition has taken a new step in the country’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions — even more ambitious than the European Union

Germany’s energy transition has taken a new step in the country’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions — even more ambitious than the European Union

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Rio's road to sweet success

In this episode of Urban Visions we are in Rio de Janeiro, which like most big cities is facing the challenge of growing urbanisation. And getting

In this episode of Urban Visions we are in Rio de Janeiro, which like most big cities is facing the challenge of growing urbanisation. And getting

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What’s the future for sugarcane ethanol in Brazil?

It has been more than 30 years since Brazil began to make a switch to sugarcane to drive its motoring needs, and today it remains a world leader in

It has been more than 30 years since Brazil began to make a switch to sugarcane to drive its motoring needs, and today it remains a world leader in

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Which countries in Europe cause the most air pollution damage?

Campaigners have urged a crackdown on Europe’s worst polluters after a report claimed dirty air is costing society up to 189 billion euros a

Campaigners have urged a crackdown on Europe’s worst polluters after a report claimed dirty air is costing society up to 189 billion euros a