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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
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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
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Yale Environment 360: By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the US and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity
The tens of thousands of tons of natural gas that surged into the Southern California sky late last year were supposed to have fueled the region’s power plants and heated its homes
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2016-08-02 09:11:27
Monday, July 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Exclusive: farm gets the green light to be built by Chinese companies after $9.9m grant from renewable energy agency Australia’s first large-scale hybrid wind and solar farm is set to be built near Canberra, with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) providing a $9.9m grant.The money would go towards the $26m cost of building a 10MW solar photovoltaic plant alongside the existing Gullen Range windfarm
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2016-07-25 15:00:53
Thursday, July 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
Monday, July 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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