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Following the success of Elon Musk’s 100-megawatt battery in South Australia, another battery and renewable power plant are in the worksAustralia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery. South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery
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2018-01-11 00:20:09
Friday, December 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Advanced plans by Dutch power grid aims to build power hub possibly at Dogger Bank whose scale would dwarf current offshore sites
Britain’s homes could be lit and powered by windfarms surrounding an artificial island deep out in the North Sea, under advanced plans by a Dutch energy network.The radical proposal envisages an island being built to act as a hub for vast offshore windfarms that would eclipse today’s facilities in scale
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2017-12-29 00:00:22
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Tuesday backed new rules on energy standards for all new public buildings in the 28-country bloc and improvements for existing buildings, which account for over a third of EU greenhouse gas and emissions.
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2017-12-19 14:52:47
Sunday, November 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A state-owned Nepali power company will develop the Himalayan country's biggest hydroelectric plant after the government scrapped a deal with a Chinese company, a government official said on Sunday.
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2017-11-26 02:18:28
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Some of Melbourne’s most recognisable sights will be powered by a new 39-turbine windfarm after 14 organisations agree to buy half its power outputThree Melbourne councils, two universities, Zoos Victoria, and half a dozen corporations have banded together to underwrite a windfarm in western Victoria that will power some of the city’s most recognisable buildings
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2017-11-22 11:00:06
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Government accused of ‘turning their back on renewables’ after saying there will be no more money for new low-carbon leviesCompanies hoping to build new windfarms, solar plants and tidal lagoons, have been dealt a blow after the government said there would be no new subsidies for clean power projects until 2025 at the earliest
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2017-11-22 10:48:43
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
GAZA (Reuters) - The Gaza Strip will have three new solar energy plants operating by April, the U.S.-based energy firm behind the project said on Tuesday, providing the territory with some relief from daily blackouts but far from meeting its severe power shortages.
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2017-10-18 06:30:37
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Walsall’s heyday | Wind power | Elon Musk’s Hyperloop | Today programme | Worst deal ever“Walsall was never a pretty town”, according to Roy Boffy (Letters, 16 October); this may be true now but has not always been the case. Its handsome villas and public buildings were remarked on in 1834 by William White in The History, Gazeteer and Directory of Staffordshire and he believed it needed to yield to no other town in Staffordshire in beauty and elegance
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2017-10-17 11:17:28
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - U.S. solar manufacturers on Tuesday asked federal trade officials to impose tariffs on cheap foreign-made panels, clashing with companies who rely on those products to build low-priced projects that can compete with gas and coal.
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2017-10-03 16:08:35
Friday, September 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Scatec Solar is in talks to build its first solar power plants in Iran, its chief executive told Reuters, joining a wave of foreign energy firms looking to invest in the oil major.
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2017-09-15 07:43:37
Thursday, September 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The case for new nuclear power stations is fatuous now offshore wind power has come down in cost so much, says Ian Hill. Yes, writes Will Taylor, but don’t forget the potential of tidal energy. Hold on a minute before rejecting nuclear, argue Tim Chittenden and Jim WatertonYour excellent editorial on the reducing cost of offshore wind power (13 September) is timely in identifying the increasingly futile case for new nuclear build
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2017-09-14 11:54:06
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Developer TuNur has applied to build a 4.5GW plant in the Sahara and pipe enough electricity via submarine cables to power two million European homes An enormous solar park in the Sahara could soon be exporting electricity to Europe if Tunisia’s government approves an energy company’s request to build it
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2017-09-06 12:03:12
Monday, September 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - China will tap Denmark, home to some of the world's largest offshore energy companies, to help it build a wind farm, Denmark's energy minister said on Monday.
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2017-09-04 08:59:04
Thursday, August 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has invited bids to build a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations, despite opposition from conservationists to the long-delayed project.
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2017-08-31 06:35:30
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
After meeting with energy chiefs, Malcolm Turnbull says the Coalition will not set a clean energy target to exclude coalMalcolm Turnbull has signalled the government’s eventual response to the Finkel review will not create any barriers to building new coal-fired power stations, as he secured additional undertakings from energy retailers to be more transparent with customers
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2017-08-30 01:50:32