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The UK’s first geothermal plant could come online as soon as 2020 – research suggests the technology could one day generate a fifth of the nation’s powerA pioneering project to produce power from hot rocks several kilometres under the ground in Cornwall will begin drilling early next year, if a multimillion-pound fundraising drive succeeds
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2017-07-16 09:38:25
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Aemo chief executive calls Elon Musk’s project a ‘very important part of our summer plan’ The head of Australia’s energy market regulator is “concerned” about avoiding blackouts next summer and says the proposed Tesla lithium ion battery in South Australia is a “very important part of our summer plan”
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2017-07-11 01:43:11
Friday, May 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Commercial interest is growing in plans to harness geothermal energy from Iceland’s magma lakes and use it to supply the UK and Europe
Harnessing the power of Iceland’s volcanoes to provide energy to British homes is one of those ideas that resurfaces every few years, but sounds too good – or whacky – to be true
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2017-05-19 00:00:46
Monday, April 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists will study the possibility of producing geothermal energy from magma for the first time, in a $100 million project in Iceland, which if successful could produce up to 10 times more energy than from a conventional well.
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2017-04-10 06:41:22
Monday, April 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Energy minister says Australia’s remoteness means it cannot match European countries yet in producing electricity from renewables Josh Frydenberg has pointed to South Australia’s intermittent power issues as evidence that the rest of the country is not ready to transition out of fossil fuels, calling the state Australia’s “great experiment”
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2017-04-03 16:03:12
Sunday, March 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Pumped hydro, big battery, solar thermal and solar PV and storage projects are already planned for South Australia’s power network When it comes to South Australia’s radical plans for energy storage to support its power network, all roads lead to Port Augusta – or all transmission lines, that is
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2017-03-19 18:11:58
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
From New York to Frankfurt, readers shared their experiences of renewable energy projects in cities around the worldWhat next for renewables in cities? – the expert viewI was invited to take photos on the roof of Portsmouth city council. Most of the roof is covered in solar panels.Sent via GuardianWitness By Paul Watt 10 February 2017, 14:10 Historical bay front solar installation powering 60% of the museums electrical needs
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2017-02-22 03:42:53