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The last oil shock
Recent concerns in the Middle East have raised the price of fuel for cars and lorries in Europe and revived interest in predictions of coming shortages of petrol and diesel. ... more

Wind power set to grow as costs fall
by Lester R. Brown

Wind power is likely to add more to US generating capacity over the next 20 years than coal. World coal use peaked in 1996 and has declined some 11 per cent since then as countries have turned away from this climate-disrupting fuel. Even China, which rivals the United States as a coal burning country, has reduced its coal use by 24 per cent since 1996. ... more

Interview: Professor Amulya Reddy
Professor Amulya Reddy is one of the world's leading authorities on sustainable energy. A professor at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore for over 20 years, he has acted as adviser in India and China and is now President of the International Energy Initiative. Set up in 1991, this aims "to promote the efficient production and use of energy for sustainable development". He talks to Radhakrishna Rao, in an exclusive interview for People & the Planet. ... more

Renewable hope for the South
by Walt Patterson

Emerging countries will lead the way in small-scale sustainable electricity, says Walt Patterson. ... more

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