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Environmentalists celebrate as Beijing appears to abandon plans to build giant hydroelectric dams on 1,750-mile NujiangEnvironmentalists in China are celebrating after controversial plans to build a series of giant hydroelectric dams on the country’s last free-flowing river were shelved.
Activists have spent more than a decade campaigning to protect the Nujiang, or “angry river”, from a cascade of dams, fearing they would displace tens of thousands of people and irreparably damage one of China’s most spectacular and bio-diverse regions
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2016-12-02 02:35:18
Sunday, November 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Policy Exchange says policies boost growth in dirty diesel, arguing a smarter power grid could cut costs and curb emissionsSmart technology that could shave £90 off household energy bills and curb carbon emissions is being stymied by government policy, a leading thinktank has said.In a wide-ranging report, Policy Exchange also claimed that current energy policy offered too many incentives to build polluting diesel generator farms at the expense of cleaner technology
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2016-11-06 18:01:30
Sunday, November 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
New research finds that the world’s hydroelectric dams generate a surprising amount of greenhouse gas emissionsIn July, UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon highlighted the role of hydropower in boosting the use of renewable energy globally, when he visited a nonprofit institute in China that helps emerging nations develop and build hydropower plants
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2016-11-06 09:00:19
Sunday, November 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to build a new global deal to tackle climate change were for many years criticized for moving at glacial pace. But this week climate negotiators meeting in Morocco find themselves facing an entirely new problem: a deal that, astonishingly, has come into effect more than three years ahead of schedule
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2016-11-06 06:39:40
Saturday, November 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OUARZAZATE, Morocco (Reuters) - On the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco is building one of the world's biggest solar power plants in a project largely funded by the European Union.
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2016-11-05 10:04:35
Monday, October 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fuel-seller Nancy Kaisa has for years used solar power to light her premises at the Entasopia shopping center in Kajiado, in southern Kenya. But recently she’s started using energy from a solar mini-grid system to operate her fuel pumps and meet her other energy needs, ditching her diesel generator
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2016-10-31 11:16:31
Saturday, October 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan on Saturday diverted the flow of a major river to start building the world's tallest dam and the main element of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, a $3.9 billion project which Dushanbe hopes will secure its energy independence.
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2016-10-29 13:16:39
Monday, October 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Building just a third of planned new coal-fired power plants around the world would push hundreds of millions of people into poverty as it accelerates climate change past an agreed limit of 2 degrees Celsius of warming, development experts warn.
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2016-10-24 18:58:06
Saturday, October 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
A prototype system of dams and turbines in Swansea Bay could provide Britain with a major zero-carbon source of powerBackers of an ambitious proposal to transform the UK’s power supply will learn in the next few weeks if they are to be given the go-ahead to build tidal lagoons to generate electricity
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2016-10-08 13:28:34
Friday, September 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
French and Chinese developers will be the first nuclear operators in the UK that will have to pay to decommission the site The French and Chinese companies that are to build the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will have to pay up to £7.2bn to dismantle and clean it up.Documents published yesterday reveal for the first time how much the developers, EDF and China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), will have to pay to decommission the plant, beginning in 2083
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2016-09-30 05:03:33
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
City to expand renewable energy generation, improve efficiency of buildings, transition to electric vehicles and improve waste management to cut emissionsNew York City has set out a plan to quicken its pace of decarbonization in order to meet its emissions reduction target, as the metropolis prepares for a daunting sea level rise due to climate change
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2016-09-27 23:01:54
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment.
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2016-09-22 16:32:25
Monday, September 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is planning a tender for building its largest ever solar power facility, which will have a capacity of up to 500 megawatts, in the southern Negev desert.
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2016-09-19 06:13:26
Sunday, August 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Michael Grange (Letters, 19 August) recommends “not asking the frogs first” before building tidal barrages on the Severn. But we are already being spoken to by the sand eels, mosquitoes, birds, butterflies and even the humble Highland saxifrage (Climate change threatens UK’s mountain plant life, 18 August) if only we would listen
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2016-08-21 12:43:36
Friday, August 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
In latest clean energy plan, Tesla purchases SolarCity to make solar ‘shingles’: ‘It’s not a thing on the roof. It is the roof,’ CEO saysA new venture spearheaded by Elon Musk will create house roofs made entirely of solar panels, in a sweeping expansion of Tesla’s clean energy ambitions
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2016-08-19 11:18:12