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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Piñera, who is leading in the polls for this November's elections, pledged on Thursday to move the South American country toward a fully renewable electricity grid by 2040.
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2017-09-21 13:49:47
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Burning more coal, knowing what we know, is a deliberate act of arson. We must urgently come to grips with this fact and reconnect with nature and our communitiesCoal kills people. This isn’t even slightly scientifically controversial.
From the mines to the trains to the climate disruption; from black lung to asthma, heat stress to hunger, fires to floods: coal is killing people in Australia and around the world right now
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2017-09-17 13:00:47
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The world’s largest lithium-ion battery installed after the Aliso Canyon gas blowout has become a test case for the grid storage industryOn a paved expanse next to an electrical substation in Escondido, 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, sits a row of huge silver boxes. The site resembles a barracks, but instead of soldiers, the 24 containers house racks of battery packs
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2017-09-15 01:00:02
Monday, September 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
ARNHEM, The Netherlands (Reuters) - The cost of electric vehicles (EVs) will fall to match those running on combustion engines by 2022, a key trigger that will mean by 2035 half of all passenger vehicles sold globally will be electric, according to the head of a top energy consultancy.
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2017-09-04 17:02:10
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cheap natural gas and the growth in renewable energy are speeding up the closure of coal and nuclear plants, putting the resilience of the U.S. electric grid at risk, according to an Energy Department report released on Wednesday.
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2017-08-23 21:01:09
Thursday, July 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Chemical companies Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are seeing increased benefits in building sustainable "green" products, as they look for newer avenues of growth and build a stronger connection with millenials.
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2017-07-27 14:23:59
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives' annual defense bill that would prevent the Pentagon from implementing climate-change and green energy policies meant to save taxpayers money and protect the planet
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2017-07-12 16:49:26
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year, according to the BEE renewable energy association.
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2017-07-02 06:48:00
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal, financial executives said at a conference this week.
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2017-06-22 16:33:14
Thursday, June 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Neither the Coalition nor Labor has the perfect solution for a pressing energy problem that is affecting everyone in the countryThe most interesting thing about Malcolm Turnbull’s now globally shared speech to the mid-winter ball was not the Trump parody, fun as it was, but its tone. It revealed something of the prime minister’s current mood
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2017-06-15 23:47:42
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Global energy demand continued its sluggish rise last year as growth in Chinese consumption fell to its lowest in nearly two decades, while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday.
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2017-06-13 10:02:27
Sunday, May 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
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
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Ex Lib Dem MP Norman Baker has swapped the ‘constant battle’ of working with Theresa May for running a Brighton eco-firm that’s launching a green bus routeVince Cable and Ed Davey, the former business and energy secretaries respectively, are among the Liberal Democrats that lost their seats in 2015 who are plotting their way back to parliament in this general election
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2017-04-23 10:53:02