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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Electronics firm builds floating solar farm on a reservoir due to a scarcity of land for utility-scale solar in JapanThe Japanese electronics multinational Kyocera has begun work on what it says will be the world’s biggest floating solar farm.The power plant is being built on a reservoir in Japan’s Chiba prefecture and is anticipated to supply enough electricity for nearly 5,000 households when it is completed in early 2018
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2016-01-27 10:40:41
Friday, January 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Scientists warn that plans to build dams across Tonlé Sap, south-east Asia’s greatest lake, could be an ecological timebomb threatening the food security of millionsIn a few months’ time, monsoon rains will more than quadruple the size of Cambodia’s Tonlé Sap, south-east Asia’s greatest lake and one of the wonders of the aquatic world
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2016-01-08 08:34:35
Friday, January 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Plans to build huge dams in the Amazon, Mekong and Congo could devastate freshwater biodiversity in these tropical river basins, say ecologistsOne third of the world’s freshwater fish are at risk if dozens of large hydroelectric dams are built in the Amazon, Congo and Mekong basins, aquatic ecologists have warned
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2016-01-08 05:15:24
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital Beijing restored regular heating on Tuesday after a temporary squeeze on natural gas supplies required public buildings to lower their thermostats, the commission of city administration and environment said on its microblog.




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2015-12-29 04:32:15
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Towering 200 metres above the desert, the Atacama 1 will harvest the sun’s energy from a surrounding field of giant mirrors. But the completion of the $1.1bn project, the first of its kind in Latin America, has been thrown into doubt by the financial difficulties of its Spanish owner Rising more than 200 metres above the vast, deserted plains of the Atacama desert, the second tallest building in Chile sits in such a remote location that it looks, from a distance, like the sanctuary of a reclusive prophet, a temple to ancient gods or the giant folly of a wealthy eccentric
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2015-12-22 08:20:03
Friday, December 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland is considering a ban on building wind farms close to houses, a move the industry fears may block new investment in renewable energy sources and bolster coal's role in the economy.
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2015-12-18 09:38:36
Friday, December 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Valhalla Energia plans to build a hydroelectric power generation plant in Chile's parched Atacama desert, the world's driest, by using solar energy to pump sea water up the side of a 600 meter cliff and then have it rush back down to the Pacific Ocean below.
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2015-12-04 14:20:27
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
At recent Guardian roundtable discussion, experts talked about how the energy sector can bring down dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissionsWith the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP) in Paris just days away, a global strategy for reducing carbon emissions is tantalisingly close. Current commitments on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are due to run out in 2020 and governments are convening in Paris to agree a roadmap for what happens in the next decade and beyond
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2015-11-25 06:40:32
Saturday, November 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Policy proposes new authority to oversee $5bn of construction in clean energy generation and a 15-year pipeline of projects through direct investmentThe Greens will seek to build momentum for more ambitious action on climate change by calling for the creation of a new government authority to help Australia reach a 90% target for renewable energy by 2030
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2015-11-21 07:01:14
Monday, November 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The shipping industry expects to be stung by a carbon levy as momentum building from climate talks in Paris starting this month makes a cut to its greenhouse gas emissions likely.









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2015-11-02 08:07:30
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Monday, November 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Hywind Scotland project will see deployment of five floating turbines off coast of Peterhead, capable of powering 20,000 homes, reports edie.netThe Scottish government has granted consent for the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm to be developed off the coast of Peterhead.Oil and gas giant Statoil will build a 30MW pilot park consisting of five floating 6MW turbines, which could power nearly 20,000 homes
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2015-11-02 05:29:06
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Treasury unexpectedly axes incentive for building new renewable energy sources, on top of previously announced subsidy cutsThe government plans to cut tax reliefs for community energy schemes to build new renewable power capacity such as solar and wind in a move that will deal a further blow to the UK’s embattled renewables sector, green campaigners have warned
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2015-10-28 12:01:01
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple announced Wednesday it will build 200 megawatts of solar energy projects in China and work with local suppliers to source more renewable energy, its latest moves to green its Chinese supply chain amid criticism that its local partners are heavy polluters.
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2015-10-21 20:12:37
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
The decision to allow China to build nuclear power stations in the UK is sheer folly, especially at a time when Cameron is shutting the door on renewable energyThe grand kowtow continues its humiliating progress today, but beggars can’t be choosers. The Queen and all her family – good grief, even the Duke of York – are rolled out as the golden words flow
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2015-10-21 06:44:19
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Jerry Brown signs ambitious climate change measure – also intended to increase renewable electricity use to 50% – after political loss against oil interestsCalifornia’s governor on Wednesday signed an ambitious bill to combat climate change by increasing the state’s renewable electricity use to 50% and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030
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2015-10-07 14:19:19