ENERGY


Below is a list of ENERGY news stories published in LIVE’s daily newsletter in 2017. Renewable energy was one of few “good news” environment stories of 2017. Almost all informed sources say fossil fuels are on the way out – the issue now is will this happen fast enough? This list of LIVE news articles published in 2017 is focused on ENERGY issues. Articles involving SUSTAINABILITY and POLLUTION are covered on separate pages.

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Green energy can increasingly match or beat fossil fuel prices, report says.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/685015678436852701

Is wood a green source of energy? Scientists are divided.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/685015678436855792

100% renewable energy sources require overcapacity
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/s-1re012517.php

Bioenergy has its limits for cutting emissions.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/685015678436869710

The road to fossil fuel dependence.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/685015678436869798

Coal, oil demand to peak in three years
http://www.afr.com/business/mining/coal/coal-and-oil-demand-to-peak-in-three-years-report-20170130-gu1h6d

Three signs that the Great Energy Disruption is already here
http://reneweconomy.com.au/three-signs-great-energy-disruption-already-55307/

Electric cars and cheap solar ‘could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020’
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/02/electric-cars-cheap-solar-power-halt-fossil-fuel-growth-2020

Next-generation nuclear reactors stalled by costly delays.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/6398160042520215367

There are now twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs in the US.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/8537843466109310474

Is fusion energy in our future?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/6006592648193056910

Wind power becomes the top renewable energy source
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/8537843466109314413

The murky future of nuclear power in the United States.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4504614185913438508

What next for renewables in cities?
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-4504614185913431166

Let’s say it again: Wood pellets are not a sustainable fuel source.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/6006592648193066353

Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/07/solar-power-growth-worldwide-us-china-uk-europe

Quiet revolution cuts energy consumption.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/7975604620194362964

Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/uoc–reh032317.php

Is energy storage the next job creator?
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6571422209236688104

Study finds that elevating women’s status lowers dependence on solid fuels
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/lu-sft032817.php

Renewable energy needed to drive uptake of electric vehicles
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/quot-ren040317.php

The end of coal: EU energy companies pledge no new plants from 2020
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/05/the-end-of-coal-eu-energy-companies-pledge-no-new-plants-from-2020

N-backed report: Record new renewable power capacity added worldwide at lower cost
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/tca-mbf032817.php

Is 100% renewable energy realistic? Here’s what we know
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2341068195227891074

Solar terawatts: How to increase solar capacity 50-fold over next 15 years
http://reneweconomy.com.au/solar-terawatts-increase-solar-capacity-50-fold-next-15-years-67190/

The cheap energy revolution is here, and coal won’t cut it.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-995200128361653750

Why age of populism won’t derail future of solar, wind and EVs
http://reneweconomy.com.au/why-age-of-populism-wont-derail-future-of-solar-wind-and-evs-92316/

Think wind farms are ugly? It’s not only a matter of perception, but policy too
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-995200128361619524

World lags on clean energy goals
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-995200128361615769

Big solar passes 100GW global milestone, Australia in reach of top 10
http://reneweconomy.com.au/big-solar-passes-100gw-global-milestone-australia-reach-top-10-40378/

UBS: Electric vehicles to reach cost parity with petrol cars by 2018
http://reneweconomy.com.au/ubs-electric-vehicles-to-reach-cost-parity-with-petrol-cars-by-2018-2018/

Small-scale renewables cheapest for rural Africa, says Dutch report
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-995200128361595565

Renewable energy powers jobs for almost 10 million people
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-1786170265303043944

There’s Way Less Coal Than We Thought
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/misleading-coal-estimates-may-have-skewed-climate-projections

Why Don’t Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency?
http://www.enn.com/energy/article/51350

Replacing coal with solar can save lives and money
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/mtu-rcw060117.php

Electric cars accelerate past 2m mark globally
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/07/electric-cars-sales-2-million-worldwide-global-sales

World coal production just had its biggest drop on record.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/2460133000468974178

Global energy demand stumbles for third year: BP.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/18530169838858786

Analysis: Coal Is a dinosaur and so is the growth economy.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/2460133000468974378

Solar power will kill coal faster than you think
http://www.theage.com.au/business/energy/solar-power-will-kill-coal-faster-than-you-think-20170615-gws83v.html

Solar heating could cover over 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/au-shc062017.php

Domestic appliances guzzle far more energy than advertised EU survey
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/21/domestic-appliances-guzzle-far-more-energy-than-advertised-eu-survey

Small steps to save energy exhaust political will for bigger actions.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2206158589390233376

The heated politics of renewable energy.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-1435255718294199800

Renewable energy at a ‘tipping point.’
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468984861

Fading away: Money runs short for nuclear energy’s survival
https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/money-runs-short-for-nuclear-energys-survival,10458

‘Clean coal’ will always be a fantasy.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468992448

Wind energy has officially become cheaper than fossil fuels
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000468993532

Electric car revolution: calculating the cost of green motoring
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/08/electric-car-revolution-calculating-the-cost-of-green-motoring

Global Meltdown? Nuclear Power’s Annus Horribilis
https://newmatilda.com/2017/07/09/global-meltdown-nuclear-powers-annus-horribilis/

What people just don’t get about electric vehicles
http://reneweconomy.com.au/people-just-dont-get-electric-vehicles-36518/

No need to go electric to slash motor emissions
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/2460133000469001061

Low-energy homes don’t just save money, they improve lives
http://theconversation.com/low-energy-homes-dont-just-save-money-they-improve-lives-81084

Electric cars: everything you need to know
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/26/electric-cars-everything-you-need-to-know

Energy smart home could even boost your health
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4816746/energy-smart-home-could-even-boost-your-health/?cs=97

The power of society: Scientists propose new area of study in energy generation
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-08/caoa-tpo083017.php

France plans to end oil and gas production by 2040.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-6766923627212641498

There are over 341,000 wind turbines on the planet, why they matter.
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-6766923627212636782

Geothermal energy: Why hasn’t it caught on yet?
http://www.dailyclimate.org/t/-4057999804430504334

This is just the start of the solar age seven graphs show why
http://reneweconomy.com.au/this-is-just-the-start-of-the-solar-age-seven-graphs-show-why-45124/

Stunning tipping points mean coal will never be great again
http://reneweconomy.com.au/stunning-tipping-points-mean-coal-will-never-great-47338/

Nuclear cannot keep up with wind, and solar is coming next.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/nuclear-cannot-keep-wind-solar-coming-next-38744/

IEA: Renewable electricity set to grow 40% globally by 2022
http://reneweconomy.com.au/iea-renewable-electricity-set-grow-40-globally-2022/

Jobs, tax and politics: three ways electric vehicles will change our world
http://theconversation.com/jobs-tax-and-politics-three-ways-electric-vehicles-will-change-our-world-84910

Doubling of renewables could drive 66% storage cost reduction by 2030
http://reneweconomy.com.au/doubling-renewables-drive-66-storage-cost-reduction-2030/

There’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization, scientists say.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/1195107355338417103

Nuclear power’s deepening crisis
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=19354

Gore says sustainable energy will win – the question is whether it will win in time.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-4566925153911786077

Graphs of the Day: Wind fast, solar faster, batteries fastest
http://reneweconomy.com.au/graphs-day-wind-fast-solar-faster-batteries-fastest-68311/

Among ‘green’ energy, hydropower is the most dangerous
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/tuoh-ae102517.php

Billionaire plan to ‘rezone Earth’
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/tv-scientist-offers-outthere-solution-to-australias-energy-crisis/news-story/bfcd87aacbdde85e336e6943e1ad9d7a

An urgent need to transform world’s energy systems
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/11/urgent-need-transform-worlds-energy-systems/

Study helps make microgrids a more reliable power source
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/miot-shm110917.php

New global survey reveals that everyone loves green energy – especially the Chinese
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/11/20/16678350/global-support-clean-energy

One in six new cars in the world will be electric by 2025
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-28/rise-of-electric-cars-quickens-pace-to-tesla-s-benefit

Developing nations are driving record growth in solar power
http://reneweconomy.com.au/developing-nations-driving-record-growth-solar-power-94939/

Reckoning with the nuclear reactor, 75 years later
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/75-years-nuclear-reactor/547151/

New study smashes myths about “embodied” energy in wind and solar
http://reneweconomy.com.au/new-study-smashes-myths-embodied-energy-wind-solar-94129/

World Bank won’t back oil and gas projects after 2019
https://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/12/12/news/world-bank-wont-back-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019

Coal demand’s record decline
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/demand-for-coal-suffers-a-record-fall-over-past-two-years/news-story/7a9db5d9366484535f8bfed168dece99

World plugs into electricity
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/electricity-has-the-brightest-future/news-story/6816fde141d878b8d31dbc3e13cecb90

How investing in solar energy can create a brighter future for Africa
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/15/invest-solar-energy-energise-frica

Love solar power but got no rooftop? “Shared solar” is coming for you
https://www.vox.com/2016/3/24/11297054/shared-solar

Fighting climate change with bioenergy may do ‘more harm than good’
https://news.mongabay.com/2017/12/fighting-climate-change-with-bioenergy-may-do-more-harm-than-good/

Utility-scale solar installations can avoid using farmland, study says
http://e360.yale.edu/digest/utility-scale-solar-installations-can-avoid-using-farmland-study-says