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ESTORIL, Portugal (Reuters) - Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants or expand the use of renewables, a top International Energy Agency official said.
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2017-06-21 09:05:23
Alan Finkel insists his review was independent and says building a new coal-fired power plant would not have long-term impacts on Australia’s electricity marketAustralia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, has defended his review into the electricity market against accusations its content was politically motivated
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2017-06-21 01:34:52
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OSLO (Reuters) - Oil producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 as it tries to rein in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases, the government said on Thursday.
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2017-06-15 09:37:24
Monday, May 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Heat trapped by dark-colored roads and buildings will more than double cities' costs for tackling global warming this century by driving up energy demand to keep citizens cool and by aggravating pollution, scientists said on Monday.
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2017-05-29 10:01:40
Monday, May 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
They were the masters of the fossil fuels industry. Now three former top executives are building the clean energy economyAustralian clean energy activists might have recognised some strangely familiar faces joining their ranks of late – those of their greatest adversaries in the coal industry.Coal sector executives have been quietly switching sides to chase the lucrative profits up for grabs in green energy and – welcome or not – the experience they bring could prove vital to the increasingly desperate race to avert cataclysmic climate change
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2017-05-22 18:30:36
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Housing association invests in electricity-generating turbines that will fund affordable homes in rural ScotlandAmid the rolling hills and woodland pastures of south-east Scotland, a wind of change is blowing through communities where low wages and casual work sit uneasily alongside the popular image of timeless market towns and pretty coastal villages
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2017-04-19 01:30:13
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Technologies that use gels, liquids, and molten silicon or salt could all claim a slice of the growing renewable energy storage market
Between the political bickering following a spate of blackouts in South Australia and the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeting that he had a fix, and then the South Australian government announcing that it will build a grid-connected battery storage facility, interest in renewable energy storage has never been higher
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2017-04-05 18:47:41
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Green groups’ report says move to cleaner energy in China and India is discouraging the building of coal-fired unitsThe amount of new coal power being built around the world fell by nearly two-thirds last year, prompting campaigners to claim the polluting fossil fuel was in freefall.The dramatic decline in new coal-fired units was overwhelmingly due to policy shifts in China and India and subsequent declining investment prospects, according to a report by Greenpeace, the US-based Sierra Club and research network CoalSwarm
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2017-03-21 19:01:20
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
In the first of a series about Australian communities building renewable energy projects, we look at how Victoria’s Hepburn Shire overcame local opposition to deliver a new homegrown, community-owned generatorFrom the fertile spud-growing country of Hepburn Shire, 90km northwest of Melbourne, has sprung what many hope will become a revolution in renewable energy in Australia
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2017-03-14 19:58:13
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Kicking off our six-part series highlighting innovative community renewable energy projects across Australia, we visit the town of Daylesford in Hepburn Shire in rural Victoria. Despite early local opposition, residents have tackled the electricity crisis by building their own renewable energy projects, starting with a cooperative-owned windfarm and moving into the hydro power that was once a feature of the town Continue reading
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2017-03-14 19:57:47
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The South Australian government has announced it will intervene in the national energy market in a $550m plan that seeks to tame the state’s turbulent power supply and prices. The premier, Jay Weatherill, says his government will build a gas-fired power station and Australia’s largest battery storage unit Continue reading
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2017-03-14 01:20:32
Monday, March 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Premier Jay Weatherill announces drastic measures for the state to take control of its energy sources, saying Australia’s energy market is ‘failing the nation’
South Australia’s energy plan – live reaction The South Australian government has announced it will intervene in the national energy market in a $550m plan that seeks to tame the state’s turbulent power supply and prices
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2017-03-13 19:56:07
Friday, March 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - Chugoku Electric Power Co and JFE Steel may need to rethink plans for a new coal-fired power plant if they cannot present clear measures to address climate change concerns, Japan's environment minister suggested on Friday.
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2017-03-10 06:48:23
Sunday, February 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A cottage industry is growing around new technology for solar power developers to design, build and operate solar farms to help compete with fossil fuel power
At the edge of a plot of muddy farmland, a few miles down the road from the University of California at Davis, an engineer takes a few quick steps across crop rows and lets go of a three-foot drone
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2017-02-26 08:00:31
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