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Building a wind farm or solar energy project is nothing professionals in fossil fuels can’t manage, but there are too few programmes to help them retrainAdriaan Kamp used to be a die-hard oilman. After 17 years at Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell, the 54-year-old Dutchman now runs a consultancy based in Oslo advising national governments on transitioning to cleaner energy
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-08-27 02:00:00
Friday, August 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Premier Daniel Andrews has moved in an opposite direction to Tony Abbott over renewable energy with a plan he says will create 1,000 jobs for regional VictoriaThe Victorian government has set itself against the Coalition government over renewable energy by fast-tracking plans to build 50 new wind turbines worth $200m
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2015-08-21 02:45:40
Thursday, August 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Before the end of 2015 at least 80 new wind turbines will rise up, increasing capacity by a third, reports De StandaardWind turbines are under construction everywhere. In the coming months they will be unmissable along Flemish roads, as an unprecedented building boom breaks out, a survey by De Standaard and green power companies reveals
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2015-08-20 10:03:46
Friday, August 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Many hydroelectric dams produce modest amounts of power yet do enormous damage to rivers and fish. Why not free our rivers from these ageing structures and build solar farms in the drained reservoirs? Yale Environment 360 reportsHydroelectric power is often touted as clean energy, but this claim is true only in the narrow sense of not causing air pollution
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2015-08-07 05:38:22
Monday, August 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Attempts to save the world from global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while continuing to burn fossil fuels are unlikely to prevent the oceans from dying as a result of a build-up of acidity, scientists have found.









UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-08-03 10:02:16
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Daniel Andrews reaffirms a pledge to build Australia’s third-largest wind farm of its type, adding 70 new turbines to the farm in AraratThe Victorian premier has reaffirmed a pledge to build Australia’s third-largest wind farm of its type, and took aim at Tony Abbott’s stance on renewable energy
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2015-07-15 00:55:59
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's oil and gas firm Statoil plans to take the final investment decision in September on building a floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland, set to be the first of its kind in the world, a spokesman for the company said on Tuesday.





UKReuters via Reuters
2015-07-07 10:49:51
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years on Tuesday, in a much anticipated strategy to help build a U.N. climate deal in 2015.









UKReuters via Reuters
2015-06-30 14:00:21
Thursday, June 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Consortium including GE and Downer EDI agrees to finance and build the 75-turbine Victorian windfarm, which will be Australia’s third-largest A deal has been struck to build a $450m windfarm in Victoria, days after the renewable energy target finally passed parliament.A consortium of five companies, including America’s GE and the Australian contractor Downer EDI, has agreed to finance and build the 75-turbine Ararat windfarm in south-west Victoria
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2015-06-25 18:20:27
Saturday, June 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Lincoln Cathedral, an imposing building set on a hill in a county renowned for its lack of gradients, has defined the local landscape for hundreds of years. But plans for a wind farm on the nearby estate of vacuum-cleaner tycoon Sir James Dyson, with turbines twice as high as the cathedral, have raised fears that the area’s unique character could be destroyed
UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-06-20 16:31:13
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Federal prosecutors say Norte Energia, the consortium building the $11bn dam, has violated agreed-to items that are endangering locals’ means of survivalConstruction of a massive hydroelectric dam is endangering the livelihoods of at least 2,000 families in Brazil’s Amazon jungle state of Para, according to federal prosecutors who recommend that efforts to move the residents be suspended
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-06-16 17:59:39
Sunday, June 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Lawyers are looking into awarding of £300m sea wall project to China Harbour Engineering Company after complaint from Belgian contractorA £300m contract with a Chinese company to build a sea wall for the government’s flagship renewable energy project at Swansea Bay has been called into question amid allegations that it may have been awarded improperly
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2015-06-14 18:00:13
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Eighty British businesses urged the government on Wednesday to take decisive action to fight climate change and build a low-carbon economy in a letter to Prime Minster David Cameron.
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2015-06-09 18:02:34
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Using military technology and a zero-emission engine invented by a 19th-century Scot, Swedish firm seeks to revolutionise solar energy productionA new solar electricity generation system that developers claim is the most efficient in the world, is being tested in South Africa’s Kalahari desert.The Swedish company behind the project - which combines military technology with an idea developed by a 19th-century Scottish engineer and clergyman - says it is on the verge of building its first commercial installation
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-05-13 01:00:03
Sunday, May 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Despite the overloaded UK grid starting to deter solar or windpower projects from connecting the future for renewable energy is bright - but it does need some helpApple investing $1bn in a giant solar farm in California. Tesla building the world’s biggest battery factory to power electric cars. The Chinese deploying record numbers of wind turbines and solar panels
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-05-10 08:33:33