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  • 31 Mar 2017 11:00

    Post-Brexit: Will the Kingdom stay united?

    Sturgeon has sought a second poll for Scotland, and the idea of Northern Ireland reuniting has been raised again – but none of this is quite as it seems

  • 31 Mar 2017 09:12

    Myanmar and Aung San: The resurrection of an icon

    The shift in the country’s political iconography that began under President Thein Sein in 2011 has picked up pace since Aung San Suu Kyi took power.

  • 31 Mar 2017 08:24

    China's huge industrial ambitions

    Even if the C919 is a flop on the foreign market, don't count on China to give up. There is already work being done on a China-Russia joint venture to build an even larger jet in the Boeing 777 class.

Global lessons from South Australia's power dilemma

South Australia (SA) has become a global case study for what can go wrong when energy policy fails to keep pace with changes in technology and commodity markets. Following the closure of the Northern coal-fired power plant in May 2016, SA has experienced a set of blackouts. The most significant

Obama's legacy: Bold leadership on climate

Battling climate change was a signature issue of President Barack Obama’s tenure, particularly during the his second term. In contrast, President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese, vowed to roll back climate regulations such as the Clean Power Plan (CPP

Trump-sized upheaval in climate movement

The election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States cast a long shadow over the climate conference in Morocco earlier this month. Delegates spent a lot of time expressing hopes that President-elect Trump was not serious when he declared climate change theory to be a 'hoax'

The switch to renewables: Lessons from small islands

Those actively pushing for a future where renewables take over electricity generation often point to island grids such as El Hierro in the Spanish Canary Islands, Kodiak Island in Alaska, and King Island in Australia’s Bass Strait. On those islands and others, renewables have proved a

Green power has a long way to go

One factor driving energy policies across the world is repeated claims by activists that green energy is gaining substantial market share over its despised fossil fuel competitors. These claims, made for the likes of the Danish, German, Californian and even Chinese grids, are distorting the energy

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