New York’s renewable plans would cost $382bn

New York would need more than $300 billion (£196bn) and wind turbines covering an area equivalent to 13% of the city’s landmass if all of its power is generated from renewable sources. The findings from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) follows a study last month, which suggested the city has the potential to be powered […]

Shale gas potentially ‘huge contributer’ of greenhouse gases

Shale gas contributes much more of the greenhouse gas methane than previously thought, claim US researchers at Cornell University. Their latest study calls into question the view shale gas is the solution to climate change as a “bridge fuel” to low carbon energy sources. The USA has seen a boom in shale gas over the […]