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Monday, April 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
First to be threatened by climate change, island nations want renewable energy, even if it costs them more As home to Australia’s largest naval base, it is no surprise that foreign governments are curious about the secretive goings-on at Garden Island, just offshore from Perth in Western Australia
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2017-04-17 17:53:56
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Despite past failures and high costs, wave power companies are pushing ahead with research trials“In two weeks we face the full brunt of the South Westerlies and we’ll see what the sea is going to do to us.” Simon Gillett has a habit of talking about the device his company, Wave-tricity, has created as an extension of himself
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2017-04-05 00:00:11
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Market regulator urgently requested aluminium smelter reduce electricity use as demand surged alongside temperaturesGas-fired power plants failed during this month’s New South Wales heatwave, forcing authorities to urgently cut demand from the Tomago aluminium smelter to prevent outages.The record-breaking heat put enormous strain on NSW’s electricity supply on Friday, 10 February, when demand peaked at 4
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2017-02-22 18:33:12
Monday, January 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
ETI says technology is 10 times dearer than other low carbon power sources and UK should prioritise tidal streamAn embryonic industry trying to harness the UK’s waves to generate clean electricity has been dealt a significant blow by a warning that the technology is too costly.Wave power devices being tested in Cornwall and at Orkney are 10 times more expensive than other sources of low carbon power and need a radical rethink, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) said
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2017-01-16 06:23:16
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
£1.3bn plan is seen as ‘pathfinder’ for six bigger plants, which could generate more than 10% of UK’s electricity Plans for a pioneering tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay are expected to be supported by a government-commissioned report this week, potentially unlocking a multibillion-pound series of projects harnessing electricity from the rise and fall of the tide around the UK
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2017-01-10 00:00:26
Thursday, December 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The emerging biofuel industry is casting the net wide to find solutions to two environmental problems: reducing waste and increasing fuel production In a world of dwindling resources, waste is one thing in no danger of running out. Each Australian generates more than 2,000kg of waste per year, and around half of that ends up in landfill
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2016-12-15 16:26:14