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ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters backed the government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday.
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2017-05-21 09:40:37
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LONDON (Reuters) - Major mining companies, including some of the world's biggest suppliers of fossil fuel, are seeking to use more renewable energy themselves as they strive to drive down costs and curb emissions.
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2017-05-16 12:22:13
Thursday, May 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Sunderland plant to produce new and recycled batteries from electric cars to serve as home energy storage unitsBatteries that have powered electric cars around the UK will get a second life providing energy storage for households, with the launch this week of a British-made home battery to rival the one made by Elon Musk’s Tesla
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2017-05-04 04:00:05
Friday, April 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A scheme encouraging young people to take the lead on environmental projects is changing habits, growing leaders – and saving schools moneyAt the Manchester Creative and Media Academy, six year 10 students have just done an environmental audit of their school. They conducted interviews with staff and other pupils, inspected what was already being done, and examined energy policies
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2017-04-28 02:00:04
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Wednesday that its palm oil industry faces a "big challenge", after the European parliament said in a non-binding resolution that only environmentally sustainable palm oil can be imported into the European Union after 2020.
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2017-04-05 03:08:38
Friday, March 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
CIRO REDONDO, Cuba (Reuters) - Cuba, battling a chronic energy deficit, has all the sunshine, wind and sugar to fuel what should be a booming renewables sector - if only it could find the money.
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2017-03-31 04:34:26
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Green groups’ report says move to cleaner energy in China and India is discouraging the building of coal-fired unitsThe amount of new coal power being built around the world fell by nearly two-thirds last year, prompting campaigners to claim the polluting fossil fuel was in freefall.The dramatic decline in new coal-fired units was overwhelmingly due to policy shifts in China and India and subsequent declining investment prospects, according to a report by Greenpeace, the US-based Sierra Club and research network CoalSwarm
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2017-03-21 19:01:20
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Invented a century ago, rotating columns fixed to ship’s deck interact with wind to provide forward thrust and could make 10% fuel savingAn ocean-going tanker is to be fitted with a type of “spinning sail” invented almost a century ago in a step that could lead to more environmentally friendly tankers worldwide
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2017-03-14 06:57:47
Thursday, March 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Businesses and cities are taking up the slack left by government policy, aligning environmental goals with climate scienceEach year, Investa Office Management releases its corporate sustainability report. In 2016, it announced that electricity use was down by 43% since 2004, gas use had fallen 38% over the same time, and water use had also being curtailed
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2017-03-09 21:03:07
Thursday, March 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The oil and gas industry risks losing public support if progress is not made in the transition to cleaner energy, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said on Thursday.
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2017-03-09 10:38:08
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Electricity and gas supplier blames increase, which affects 2.5 million people, on rising cost of government policiesAbout 2.5 million E.ON customers will pay an extra £97 a year on energy bills in what consumer groups have branded a “monstrous” and “crippling” blow for householders.The company’s 8
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2017-03-07 13:38:50
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday issued its second list for 2017 of green energy vehicles eligible for subsidies, with the number of approvals slowing amid stricter oversight in the wake of a cheating scandal.
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2017-03-01 22:14:00
Monday, February 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A number of creative technologies aim to increase access to clean water in developing countries. We asked two experts to assess some of themThe global water crisis has many causes, requiring many different solutions. As 1.2 billion people live in areas of water scarcity, these solutions must span policy, technology, and behaviour change to make a real difference
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2017-02-13 03:51:35
Thursday, February 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Federal government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation says coal ‘seriously challenged’ as a commercial investmentThe Clean Energy Finance Corporation has said it is “very unlikely” it would invest in new coal-fired generators and poured cold water on the federal government’s push to support “clean coal” technology
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2017-02-09 21:47:38
Sunday, February 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
District Heating is heralded as the way to a greener future. But, Anna Tims reports, it’s been rolled out without any regulationEnergy customers who find themselves paying over the odds for their heating can simply switch to a cheaper deal. But there’s a hidden, but rapidly growing, number who estimate they’re paying up to three times more than the expected price… but don’t have the right to switch
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2017-02-05 01:00:07