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With hydrogen tipped to become an important clean energy fuel, a new process may be the solution to powering electric vehicles and heating buildings An Australian company is using “cheap as dirt” iron ore to convert methane in natural gas into hydrogen. Importantly, their process generates near-zero emissions, as the carbon content of the gas is captured in the form of high-quality graphite
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2016-07-21 18:25:55
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Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of Netherlands-based ReGen Villages, who wants to build sustainable communities for the 21st century
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2016-07-11 23:00:09
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
The national solar industry is expected to add 30,000 jobs in 2016, a 14.7% jump from last year. Who are the workers building this new market? Antwain Nelson held various jobs in the construction field for several years, but the work never felt fulfilling. Then an opportunity to volunteer in low-income neighborhoods introduced him to his current job and, he says, a clear career path
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2016-07-02 10:00:04
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Analysts say Brexit will create uncertainty for energy sector, which could hit £20bn investment a year needed to replace ageing, dirty power plantsThe UK’s challenge to build a clean, secure and affordable energy system has become significantly harder amid the political and economic turmoil following the nation’s vote to leave the European Union
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2016-06-28 01:00:07
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
A project that helps marginalised Indian communities to build their own solar panels underlines the benefits of local people piloting development initiativesAt last month’s world humanitarian summit in Istanbul, leaders outlined a set of core responsibilities for humanity, and spoke of the need to reform development assistance
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2016-06-22 23:00:00
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Nuclear reactors are not being built rapidly enough around the world to meet targets on curbing global warming, a report by the World Nuclear Association, an industry body, said on Tuesday.
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2016-06-21 10:55:47
Sunday, June 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The switch to renewables by Mars and other companies is welcome, but building clean power facilities on-site should be the ultimate goalOn a beautiful barren stretch of the Scottish Highlands, just south of Inverness, spin 20 brand new 3,300-kilowatt wind turbines. The second these industrial-scale turbines came on stream last month, all Mars UK’s factories and offices became immediately zero carbon
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2016-06-19 23:00:00
Thursday, June 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
New low-carbon heating network is first stage of a plan to transform Bristol into a carbon-neutral city by 2050, reports BusinessGreenBristol’s newly elected mayor, Marvin Rees, has approved the city’s first major step towards becoming carbon neutral by 2050, giving the go-ahead for £5m in capital funding to build a low-carbon district heating network to serve the city
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2016-06-09 06:55:40
Thursday, May 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
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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