27 Dec '16, 9am

The top 5 energy stories in 2016

The year 2016 saw renewable energy gain greater momentum, with solar shining brighter than ever. Earlier in the year, a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report showed investments in green power have jumped far ahead of investments in fossil fuels with solar increasingly becoming a cheaper alternative. Elon Musk made global headlines with the launch of Tesla’s solar roof tiles . While in the UK, British prime minister Theresa May approved the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant - the country’s first new nuclear power plant in two decades - to the great dismay of critics who called the project “flawed and expensive”. The election of Donald Trump, a known climate denier, as president of the United States was the big surprise of the year. His election had an immediate effect on oil and gas stocks as he has vowed to revive the US coal, oil and gas industry. Here are ...

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