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Committee urges new energy commission that would prioritise low energy bills and security rather than low carbon emissionsMinisters should establish a new energy commission to spur on construction of power stations because successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK, according to a House of Lords report
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2017-02-24 05:09:06
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Wind energy overtakes coal as the EU’s second largest form of power capacity but concerns remain over politicians’ enthusiasm for renewablesRenewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent’s rapid shift away from fossil fuels
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2017-02-08 23:00:13
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Expansion of solar and wind power will help exceed Paris targets by almost half and negate need for new coal-fired power stationsThe Indian government has forecast that it will exceed the renewable energy targets set in Paris last year by nearly half and three years ahead of schedule.A draft 10-year energy blueprint published this week predicts that 57% of India’s total electricity capacity will come from non-fossil fuel sources by 2027
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2016-12-22 01:01:55
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Commission's proposal to attach emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities that set aside capacity to avert blackouts would be hasty and bad for the environment, Poland's energy ministry said.
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2016-11-30 08:06:33
Monday, November 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators plan to attach emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities that set aside capacity to avert blackouts, an EU source told Reuters.
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2016-11-28 07:16:33
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - The global renewable solar industry is facing a new crisis due to over-capacity and low demand, Patrick Pouyanne, Chief Executive of French oil and gas giant Total said on Thursday.
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2016-11-03 12:30:56
Friday, October 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar expected to almost triple in less than three years by 2017 as coal continues to fall, solidifying gas as country’s chief electricity source, reports Climate CentralSolar power capacity in the US will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas solidify its position as the country’s chief source of electricity and coal power continue to fade, according to monthly data published by the US Department of Energy
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2016-10-21 06:15:01
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
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Greens urge Labor to oppose $1bn cut to Australian Renewable Energy Agency, removing its future capacity for grants A giant surge of investment in renewable energy has been sparked by what might be the last grants made by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, as the parliament is poised to cut most of its funding
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2016-09-07 23:11:18
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian government will help fund a dozen large-scale solar projects worth A$1 billion ($770 million), as it looks to boost the use of clean power in a coal-rich country, which is one of the world's biggest carbon emitters per head.
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2016-09-07 22:20:34