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Solar farm wins planning permission, clearing way for Sussex village that staged major anti-fracking protests to be powered entirely by clean energyBalcombe, the Sussex village that saw the UK’s biggest anti-fracking protests so far, is set to be powered entirely by the sun, after residents won planning permission on Thursday to build a nearby solar farm
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2015-10-01 10:00:12
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Key shareholder blames cuts in renewable energy subsidies for decision to abandon White Rose CCS An ambitious plan to build a £1bn prototype plant to capture carbon from a coal-fired power station in North Yorkshire is under threat after a key shareholder pulled out.
Drax, owner of the country’s biggest single power station, blamed cuts in renewable energy subsidies by ministers for the decision to abandon the White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) scheme, triggering a claim that the government energy strategy is “unravelling”
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2015-09-25 08:24:28
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leaders of 10 Chinese cities and one major province are to announce that their carbon emissions will start to fall earlier than China's national target of 2030 at a U.S.-China meeting on Tuesday, a move meant to build momentum for a global climate change accord in December.
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2015-09-15 05:45:32
Friday, September 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Government refuses planning permission for £3.5bn windfarm due to visual impact, in further blow to UK green energy industryThe government has turned down an application to build a £3.5bn windfarm off the south coast of England in another major blow to the green energy industry under the Conservatives
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2015-09-11 07:23:36
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
More ambitious than the green parliaments of Berlin or Canberra, Israel is leading the way – although we’re still waiting to hear what their UN climate pledge is, reports Le MondeThe Knesset is an imposing rectangular building standing at the top of a hill from where it looms over one side of Jerusalem
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2015-09-09 09:39:51
Thursday, August 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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