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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's solar industry is expected to produce 25 percent more panels in 2017 than last year, supported by domestic sales and demand from the United States and emerging markets, the head of a Chinese industry association said.
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2017-07-20 07:26:30
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Criticising South Australia’s battery for not meeting peak demand is akin to raging at your smartphone because it can’t send a fax
Ketan Joshi is a communications consultant for the renewable energy industry• Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on energy and the environment by giving a one-off or monthly contributionThe Australian electricity grid’s most recently announced extremity is a gargantuan battery system in South Australia, designed to bolster grid security
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2017-07-11 21:10:33
Friday, June 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI/OSLO (Reuters) - China's energy demand has reached peak levels and is set to fall in coming years, an influential government think tank said, in a study offering an optimistic view on Chinese efforts to combat climate change.
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2017-06-30 03:11:39
Thursday, June 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A power line linking a 310 megawatt (MW) wind power plant to Kenya's national grid, delayed by landowners' compensation demands among other issues, is expected to be ready in the next three months, the energy minister said on Thursday.
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2017-06-29 10:39:02
Monday, June 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - The U.S. solar industry would see two-thirds of expected demand dry up over the next five years if a trade case aimed at propping up the domestic panel manufacturing industry is successful, a new report said on Monday.
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2017-06-26 10:37:52
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Global energy demand continued its sluggish rise last year as growth in Chinese consumption fell to its lowest in nearly two decades, while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday.
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2017-06-13 10:02:27
Monday, June 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Slowing demand for oil and forecasts of rapid growth in green power pose risk to core business, says analyst More than a fifth of investment by the largest oil and gas companies could be in wind and solar power in just over a decade, according to analysis of how global changes in energy will reshape the sector
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2017-06-12 07:14:38
Monday, May 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Heat trapped by dark-colored roads and buildings will more than double cities' costs for tackling global warming this century by driving up energy demand to keep citizens cool and by aggravating pollution, scientists said on Monday.
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2017-05-29 10:01:40
Sunday, May 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Solar power is soaring, wind goes from strength to strength. Look for a mighty surge in renewables over the next few yearsOne day in late March, during a sunny weekend, something spectacular happened. Solar power broke a new record. The demand for daytime electricity in UK homes fell to night times levels – thanks to solar panels in roofs and fields
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2017-05-28 00:00:01
Friday, May 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Thousands of photovoltaic panels across the UK generate 8.7GW, smashing previous high of 8.48GW earlier this monthSolar power has broken new records in the UK by providing nearly a quarter of the country’s electricity needs, thanks to sunny skies and relatively low summer demand.National Grid said the thousands of photovoltaic panels on rooftops and in fields across the UK were generating 8
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2017-05-26 10:09:00
Sunday, May 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
‘There is an acute danger of politicians panicking’ about energy demand and costs, Grattan Institute report warnsA new report has warned the Turnbull government the national electricity market is at “crisis point”, with rising energy prices for consumers and increasing concerns the grid cannot meet demand
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2017-05-21 15:16:03
Saturday, April 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor.
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2017-04-29 19:04:27
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses one afternoon was lower than it was during night for first time everLast weekend’s sunny weather was not only good for beers, barbecues and bees, but also drove solar power to break a new UK record.For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon on Saturday was lower than it was in the night, because solar panels on rooftops and in fields cut demand so much
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2017-03-28 12:26:08
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses one afternoon was lower than it was during night for first time everLast weekend’s sunny weather was not only good for beers, barbecues and bees, but also drove solar power to break a new UK record.For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon on Saturday was lower than it was in the night, because solar panels on rooftops and in fields cut demand so much
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2017-03-28 10:03:54
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Josh Frydenberg says Jay Weatherill’s government wants a ‘much lower threshold’ to intervene in national electricity marketThe South Australian government’s plan to direct energy market operators on gas supply and intervene with the national regulator during periods of high demand could be in contravention of the national electricity market
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2017-03-14 01:13:52