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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
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
Sunday, January 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Creating a sustainable community is about more than solar energy and recycled water, says the Green Building CouncilWith murder rates double, and robbery rates three times, the state average, the Sydney suburb of Blacktown is not an obvious choice as a world leader of sustainable living. But, in 2016, a new master-planned estate in the suburb became the first residential community in New South Wales to be awarded a top, six-star Green Star community rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
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2017-01-15 20:35:57
Monday, December 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
As demand for sustainable energy increases, Australia’s independent renewable energy agency has to choose to fund some projects over others – to varying degrees of success As any punter will know, backing winners isn’t easy. There’s a little bit of science, a little bit of art and a whole lot of luck
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2016-12-26 23:17:32