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On climate change, is Trump uninformed, or playing his voters?
Donald Trump has consistently expressed his conspiratorial and misinformed beliefs that global warming is a hoax.Ice storm rolls from Texas to Tennessee - I'm in Los Angeles and it's freezing. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!The New York billionaire is applying for permission to erect a coastal protection works to prevent erosion at his seaside golf resort, Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland, in County Clare
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2016-05-26 05:00:08
Thursday, May 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Australian projects are viable already – now the industry needs investors willing to take a risk on large-scale renewable energy Companies working on large-scale solar thermal projects in Australia say they are tantalisingly close to achieving the dream of building plants big enough to replace coal-fired energy in Australia
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2016-05-12 19:09:35
Monday, May 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
KITAKYUSHU, Japan (Reuters) - Countries that plan to build coal-fired power plants need to reassess their energy strategy because such facilities may not be a viable investment, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Monday.
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2016-05-02 09:46:34
Thursday, April 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Tech capital is first major US city to require all new buildings of 10 storeys or under to have solar panels, reports BusinessGreenSan Francisco has this week passed landmark legislation requiring all new buildings under 10 storeys in height to be fitted with rooftop solar panels.The city’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the new rule on Tuesday, making the metropolis the largest in the US to mandate solar installations on new properties
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2016-04-21 04:01:02
Thursday, April 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - A heat surge from global warming would overwhelm the natural ability of coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to survive seasonal temperature changes, in much the way sun bathers would burn if they did not build their tan slowly.
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2016-04-14 13:45:31
Thursday, April 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Thousands of Tata steel workers may soon be in need of employment. The vast majority of the infrastructure for a decarbonised energy sector is still to be built. Is it really that hard to put two and two together?Following the announcement by Tata Steel that its Port Talbot plant is haemorrhaging money and will be sold, thousands of employees (and their families) are facing a frantic fight for their livelihoods
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2016-04-07 08:51:54
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar and wind would generate the equivalent power to Hinkley over the plant’s planned lifetime for £40bn less, says analysis comparing future costsScrapping plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset and building huge amounts of renewable power instead would save the UK tens of billions of pounds, according to an analysis that compares likely future costs
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2016-04-05 00:01:27
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Coalition senator Chris Back joins independent senator John Madigan’s call put projects on hold as a ‘precaution’Two members of a Senate inquiry into the health effects of wind farms – including a Coalition backbencher – have called for a moratorium on building new turbines until two separate medical studies conclude
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2016-03-23 03:15:29
Friday, March 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
These alternatives to the troubled planned nuclear plant will be faster to build and cheaper for energy consumers, say expertsThe planned £18bn nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset are derided by critics as “one of the worst deals ever” for Britain, but defended as crucial to the UK’s energy policy by the government
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2016-03-18 06:00:01
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Arpa-E project deploys drones and robots to breed fast-growing, drought-resistant and greener biofuel from sorghum which could replace corn ethanolA US government agency is trying to build a better biofuel, using a higher energy-producing plant with a lower environmental impact than corn ethanol or other known biofuels
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2016-03-16 07:08:56
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Green power company believes it can build onshore windfarm in Cornwall with local people helping finance it, despite government scrapping subsidiesThe UK’s first onshore windfarm to be built without government subsidy is now under planning in Cornwall, to be financed in part by the local community
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2016-03-02 10:55:19
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - A decision by Japan's environment ministry to abandon its opposition to building new coal-fired power stations casts doubt on the industry's ability to meet targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions, experts and environmental activists said.
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2016-02-23 00:40:36
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
As Catching the Sun documentary opens Melbourne environmental film festival, its director calls solar ‘the foremost economic opportunity of our time’There are many ways to frame a documentary about solar power; many ways to go about extolling the virtues of clean energy. The most obvious would be to pursue the following line: hit hard by the effects of climate change, the world can save itself by building a sustainable future in renewable technology
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2016-02-16 21:06:38
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Bipartisan accord signed by governors of 17 states sets out commitments to expand energy efficiency and use more solar and wind generation for electricityA bipartisan group of governors from 17 states has pledged to accelerate their efforts to create a green economy in the US by boosting renewables, building better electricity grids and cutting emissions from transport
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2016-02-16 16:18:19
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Developers have abandoned their original goal of building the world’s first zero-carbon city in the UAE desert. With completion originally scheduled for this year, just how much of the once-revolutionary vision has actually been realised? Years from now passing travellers may marvel at the grandeur and the folly of the futuristic landscape on the edges of Abu Dhabi: the barely occupied office blocks, the deserted streets, the vast tracts of undeveloped land and – most of all – the abandoned dream of a zero-carbon city
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2016-02-16 07:47:38