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Despite its natural advantages, disincentives mean Florida has few solar panels but the Empire state’s policies have boosted installed solar capacity by 800%If you were to fly a camera-laden drone several hundred feet above Pani Herath’s house in south Miami, Florida, it would become clear his rooftop is an oddity compared with virtually all of his neighbors
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2017-03-27 02:00:00
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The state lacks the rainfall, rivers and mountains to run a conventional hydro system, but the ocean could step inThe federal government has announced a $2 billion plan to expand the iconic Snowy Hydro scheme. It will carry out a feasibility study into the idea of adding “pumped hydro” storage capacity, which it says could power up to 500,000 homes
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2017-03-16 22:48:01
Thursday, March 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
PM says plan would turn Snowy Hydro into energy storage system but Labor says proposal leaves unanswered questionsMalcolm Turnbull has used his expansion plans for the Snowy Hydro to try to outdo South Australia on battery storage, saying it would provide 20 times the capacity of the battery system proposed by the premier, Jay Weatherill
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2017-03-16 01:22:45
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Proposal comes days after South Australia’s dramatic intervention in energy market and would boost the scheme’s generating capacity by up to 50%The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is set to announce an expansion of the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme that he says could boost electricity output by up to 50%
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2017-03-15 15:00:21
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
UK leads Europe for solar growth despite drop in installations after government cut subsidiesThe amount of solar power added worldwide soared by some 50% last year because of a sun rush in the US and China, new figures show.New solar photovoltaic capacity installed in 2016 reached more than 76 gigawatts, a dramatic increase on the 50GW installed the year before
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2017-03-07 07:00:41
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan's installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 months, propelled by higher tariffs guaranteed by Tokyo and a rising number of offshore wind farms.
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2017-02-28 06:49:06
Friday, February 24th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
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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
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