By connecting clusters of small-scale generators such as solar farms, wind turbines and biogas facilities, virtual power stations have the capacity equal to a small nuclear plant.
The UK is building so many rubbish-burning facilities that it may be impossible for the country to meet its recycling targets. It's a problem across incinerator-crazed northern Europe - and could expand the trash trade.
Taiwan's president has apologized after a power outage plunged homes, traffic and offices into darkness across the island. The blackout, which was caused by human error, left millions without power amid sweltering heat.
In Morocco, a big new solar-powered plant for turning seawater into drinking water is being built. Is the business case for renewable-energy-powered desalination technology becoming strong enough to unleash a boom?
Norway trumpets its low carbon footprint, but a new report says plans to ramp up oil and gas production in the Arctic will increase its emissions by half again - making a mockery of its Paris Agreement promises.
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