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Battery could revolutionise UK energy market by enabling people to store excess energy generated from rooftop solar panelsThe setting is decidedly modest: a utility room in a red-brick house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Wales. But if the hype turns out to be right, this may be the starting point for an energy revolution in the UK
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2016-02-05 03:52:39
OSLO (Reuters) - An expansion of Europe's forests towards dark green conifers has stoked global warming, according to a study on Thursday at odds with a widespread view that planting more trees helps human efforts to slow rising temperatures.








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2016-02-04 13:25:37
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The Leap Manifesto is an unashamedly radical plan to convert the world to 100% renewable energy, fast. And you can be a part of itLeap day is coming up at the end of the month – remember this one?“Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November.
All the rest have thirty one,
except February, on its own,
which has twenty eight most times
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2016-02-04 10:02:22
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Desert complex will provide electricity for more than 1 million people when complete, helping African country to supply most of its energy from renewables by 2030Morocco’s king will switch on the first phase of a concentrated solar power plant on Thursday that will become the world’s largest when completed
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2016-02-04 05:47:58
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DONG Energy given go-ahead for 1.2-gigawatt project that will power more than a million UK homes The world’s biggest offshore windfarm, which will be able to power more than a million UK homes, has been given the go-ahead. DONG Energy has made the final investment decision to construct the 1.2 gigawatt (GW) scheme Hornsea Project One off the Yorkshire coast
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2016-02-03 06:53:54
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Falling technology costs and rising electricity prices make going off the grid appealing but regulations and networks could hold others backLiving off-grid used to be something that people had to do to support modern life in remote communities but living without centralised power is becoming an increasingly mainstream concept
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2016-02-02 22:41:00
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Loss or destruction of the natural environment is most common concern for people opposed to hydraulic fracturing, long-running government poll findsOpposition to fracking continues to outstrip support - particularly among those who know about the controversial process, a survey for the government shows
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2016-02-02 06:31:13
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Europe’s offshore wind capacity doubles in one year but the UK falls behind Germany in the clean energy race, despite attracting more investment Germany has overtaken the UK in the rate at which it is installing wind turbines at sea, industry figures show.Globally, wind installations grew by 25% in 2014, reaching a landmark 62,000 MW of capacity, according to a separate report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)
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2016-02-01 23:00:09
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Board terms expire, leaving body tasked with investing in emerging technology in hands of department secretary for second time in two yearsAll appointed board members of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency have had their terms expire and have not been replaced, leaving it governed by the secretary of the Department of the Environment, Guardian Australia has learned
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2016-02-01 13:14:17
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(Reuters) - Scottish hydro electric power distribution (SHEPD) is operating on a red alert as storm Henry threatens to disrupt power across much of Scotland, SSE said on Monday.









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2016-02-01 09:15:56
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Gupta family’s investment of around £10m will finance development of the technology in the UK and IndiaThe development of tidal lagoon schemes has received a boost with a commitment of millions of pounds to the technology in the UK and India.The investment by the Gupta family, thought to be around £10m, will give it a substantial stake in Tidal Lagoon Plc, a holding company set up to finance the development of full-scale tidal lagoons to generate clean power in the UK and abroad
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2016-02-01 06:41:49
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The growth in renewable energy is fuelling new jobs in Asia and Africa. Meet three beneficiaries of the new green economy from Zambia, Pakistan and KenyaWhile the price of oil is plummeting, taking with it a significant number of jobs, the renewable energy job market is booming. It is estimated that it will grow to 24m jobs worldwide by 2030 – up from 9
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2016-02-01 04:05:50
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Aberdeen and the UK oil industry have been promised £500m in state help while support for renewables and carbon capture has been slashed. The future of the UK’s energy capital should be green, not blackThat the government should step in with £250m to help ailing Aberdeen, the centre of Britain’s oil and gas industry, seems right given the billions in tax revenues ministers have extracted from the North Sea over several decades
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2016-01-31 05:18:56
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Solar sector needs better power storage, grid infrastructure and government support to meet bullish growth predictionsSixty years ago, the price of solar panels was astronomical. At a cost of $1,910 (£1,350) per watt in today’s money, the only practical use for them was in space on the US Vanguard 1 satellite, which launched in 1958
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2016-01-31 02:00:03
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(Reuters) - California delivered a narrow victory to the solar industry on Thursday by maintaining a policy that has underpinned rooftop solar's dramatic growth while introducing fees that were smaller than utilities requested.









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2016-01-28 17:19:33