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This project will suck up billions that ought to be invested in reducing demand and developing renewablesThe French energy giant EDF today finally decided to go ahead with Hinkley C . It may be a disaster for the largely state-owned company. If the British government now gives the nod to the first round of subsidies, it will surely be a disaster for British energy policy
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2016-07-28 13:54:40
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
As the demand for tobacco declines in the US, farmers in Virginia are experimenting with turning the crop into viable biofuel
Most of the tobacco growing across 80-acres at Briar View Farms in Callands, Virginia is chosen for its flavour and high nicotine content. The leaves are hand-harvested, flue-cured or dark-fired and sold as smoking or chewing tobacco at premium prices
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2016-07-06 00:00:05
Monday, June 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bayer AG's crop science division apologized on Monday for a tweet that suggested reduced meat demand could benefit the environment, in a bid to appease outraged farmers who buy the company's seeds and chemicals.
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2016-06-20 13:06:13
Friday, June 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Republican-led congressional committee sought on Friday to assert oversight over inquiries that about 20 states are making into Exxon Mobil and climate change, reiterating demands to know more about state attorneys general's consultations with environmental groups.
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2016-06-17 19:40:00
Thursday, April 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell 3.1 percent to a three-year low in the fiscal year ended March 2015, due to reduced power demand and growing use of renewables, revised government figures showed on Friday.
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2016-04-14 19:33:57
Thursday, April 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Cambridge, MASS (Reuters) - A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and demands of fast growing populations by mid century.
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2016-04-14 10:30:15
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Amid the pressing demands of immediate political crises it is easy to forget the long-term changes in the climate. But no country, least of all the UK, can afford to“Normally I don’t comment on individual months,” tweeted Gavin Schmidt of Nasa on Sunday. “Too much weather, not enough climate
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2016-03-15 14:03:18
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Australian researchers say a global tracker monitoring energy use per person points to 2C warming by 2030The world is on track to reach dangerous levels of global warming much sooner than expected, according to new Australian research that highlights the alarming implications of rising energy demand
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2016-03-09 14:20:24
Sunday, March 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Role in supporting UK renewable sector must be cemented by legislation, says environment committee chair Mary CreaghThe head of a parliamentary committee is to demand ministers introduce tougher safeguards to ensure the Green Investment Bank continues with its low-carbon mandate following a controversial privatisation
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2016-03-06 18:01:48
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Coal-reliant country may be trying to slow the rise of renewable energy with a clampdown on turbine construction and maintenance, say analystsA draft Polish law that would impose a raft of exacting demands on windfarm developers is nothing less than a bid to sabotage the country’s renewable energy prospects, according to Europe’s wind industry
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2016-03-03 11:02:19