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Despite costing up to $4.5bn, the feasibility study for ‘Australia’s biggest battery’ finds it would still be economically viable
Australians would pay more for electricity and have more volatile supply if the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydropower project is not built, Josh Frydenberg has said.The energy and environment minister has strongly argued for the necessity of the scheme in an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review, despite the feasibility study revealing that its estimated cost had blown out by more than $2bn to between $3
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2018-01-08 20:25:59
Friday, December 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has finalised a power supply plan that aims to make renewables the country's fuel of choice for power generation for the next 15 years, its energy ministry said on Friday.
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2017-12-29 02:02:45
Thursday, October 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Environmental Protection Agency in a letter on Thursday not to lower some requirements for mixing biofuels into the country's fuel supply, but also not to let ethanol exports qualify for renewable fuel credits, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Reuters
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2017-10-19 11:57:03
Monday, October 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rabobank NA [RABOVR.UL] is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.
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2017-10-16 16:22:59
Saturday, October 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
About half of the power generated in the UK comes from low-carbon sources – here’s a breakdown of the four main sources of electricityAs one of the UK’s renewable energy chiefs has pointed out, electric cars won’t tackle climate change if they run off fossil fuels. Matthew Wright, managing director of Dong Energy UK, said that although plug-in cars could cut local air pollution, it would be a “pyrrhic victory” if they increased greenhouse gases from coal and gas power stations
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2017-10-07 10:19:47
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within three years will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.
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2017-09-13 06:01:07
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Candy manufacturer Mars Inc is aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions and address other sustainability issues across its supply chain in a bid to help meet goals from the Paris climate agreement.
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2017-09-05 23:01:31
Friday, September 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
People’s Energy seeks ‘fairer, simpler’ way to supply energy while undermining dominance of big six suppliers
It’s a common grumble: lured in by a big energy supplier offering a low tariff, you find your bills skyrocketing a year later when the agreement expires and the standard variable rate kicks in
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2017-09-01 01:04:36
Monday, August 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Jay Weatherill’s government says 150 megawatt plant will be biggest of its kind in the world and create about 700 jobsA proposed solar thermal power plant in South Australia’s mid-north has been contracted to supply all the state government’s power needs.Work on the $650m SolarReserve facility will start in 2018, creating 650 construction jobs and 50 ongoing positions
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2017-08-14 02:07:09
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will reject a proposed overhaul of the U.S. biofuels program that would have shifted blending responsibility away from refining companies further down the fuel supply chain, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday
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2017-08-03 15:31:17
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Burning coal for power looks set to remain the backbone of Germany's energy supply for decades yet, an apparent contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel's ambitions for Europe's biggest economy to be a role model in tackling climate change.
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2017-08-02 07:01:21
Friday, July 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government may have to require more biofuels to be blended into the country's fuel supply after a court ruled on Friday that the mandates must be reconsidered, a decision that boosted renewable fuel credits to seven-month highs on financial markets.
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2017-07-28 15:14:40
Thursday, July 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Europe has seven prevailing weather regimes, a system windfarms could better exploit to even out supply and demand
Renewable energy is great in principle, but, some people may say, how do we keep the lights on when the wind fails to blow or the sun doesn’t shine? The issue of “intermittency” is a criticism of renewables, but a study analysing weather patterns across Europe shows that a decent wind is almost always blowing somewhere on the continent
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2017-07-27 15:30:07
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Thursday, July 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - A consortium of Japanese companies plans to launch what it says is world's first hydrogen supply chain demonstration project, part of the country's goal of becoming a "hydrogen society".
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2017-07-27 02:34:15