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More secure supplies of electricity are helping to spawn new industries in rural Africa by enabling reliable refrigeration and irrigation When South Africa’s government started giving laptops to off-grid schools, James van der Walt spotted an opportunity for a solar business. But his market research revealed a problem: of 12 schools he visited, 11 had previously lost solar panels to thieves
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2016-09-26 05:35:11
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The scare campaign heydays are over. Support for action on climate change has rebounded to 2008 levels as frustration at the lack of political leadership growsIf we were to try to repair the lost public trust in our political system, you may think that climate change and energy seem the most unlikely place to start
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2016-09-25 19:46:17
In the wake of South Australian price rise, the Grattan Institute calls on governments to explain that the transition to renewables is coming, with costs attachedHuge spikes in wholesale electricity prices in South Australia in July show stable, nationally consistent climate policy must urgently replace “unmanageable uncertainty” for energy market investors, according to a new analysis by the Grattan Institute
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2016-09-25 16:55:30
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, will formally join the Paris agreement on climate change on Oct. 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.
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2016-09-25 09:13:42
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's president will sign off on the Paris climate deal to curb global warming within days, the country's environment minister said on Friday, boosting an EU push for its adoption ahead of U.N. climate talks in November.
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2016-09-23 09:21:38
There are currently over 60 major hydroelectric dam projects in the Amazon. The third largest project is the Belo Monte on the Xingu River, Brazil, which has already displaced 20,000 indigenous and riverine people. Aaron Vincent Elkaim documents the story of the Munduruku tribe, who are fighting against the industrialisation of this region Continue reading
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2016-09-23 05:21:52
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment.
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2016-09-22 16:32:25
Bank of England governor says more investment in green technologies could help escape low-inflation low-growth trapThe Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has thrown his weight behind the fledgling market in green investments to help cut carbon emissions and boost global economic growth. Carney used a speech in Berlin on Thursday to highlight green finance as an opportunity to boost financial stability while also tackling climate change
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2016-09-22 13:15:40
Danish company says creation of 200-plus long-term jobs at service centre is ‘massive vote of confidence’ in the offshore sectorDong Energy is planning to create the world’s largest offshore wind maintenance hub in Grimsby, creating at least 200 jobs.The Danish company said the hub would be up and running from March 2018, initially serving three east coast windfarms
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2016-09-22 08:15:07
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - India's Suzlon Energy Ltd is seeking Australian partners to develop local wind farms as it taps a surge in global investor appetite for green energy assets after the Paris climate agreement, its managing director said on Wednesday.
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2016-09-22 04:01:06
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
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2016-09-21 08:57:44
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PARIS (Reuters) - France may seek compensation from carmakers whose vehicles far exceed carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions targets in normal driving, budget minister Christian Eckert said on Wednesday.
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2016-09-21 08:23:05
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MANILA (Reuters) - A dozen more Philippine mines, mostly nickel projects, are in danger of being suspended in an ongoing environmental crackdown on the sector, an environment undersecretary said on Wednesday.
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2016-09-21 05:40:13
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(Reuters) - California on Monday moved to restrict air pollutants from sources as diverse as diesel trucks and cow flatulence, the latest of several efforts in the most populous U.S. state to reduce emissions leading to climate change.
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2016-09-19 14:04:44
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BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An effort to boost large-scale solar energy production in Pakistan has hit a roadblock after the government cut the rate it pays for solar electricity, frustrating investors.
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2016-09-19 09:23:52