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LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell, the world's second-biggest publicly listed oil company, is studying acquisitions in the green energy sector, its CEO told Reuters, as it bows to shareholder demands for a strategy beyond fossil fuels.
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2016-11-30 07:56:48
Many state schools struggling to help disadvantaged pupils (Report, 22 November) are facing a further demand on their shrinking budgets. Prudent schools that have invested in solar panels to reduce their electricity bills now face a retrospective six- to eight-fold hike in their tax rates, if the government gets its way
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2016-11-29 13:47:55
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Urgent climate action must be taken and communities are willing to participate in their own electricity production – if the incentives are rightThe challenge of climate change is global and it demands action on an international scale, such as the Paris Agreement. But a large part of the solution will be local, involving all of us in the way energy is produced and consumed
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2016-11-29 06:49:18
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. biofuels program, designed to boost demand for renewables in gasoline and diesel, is unlikely to meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the government said in two reports on Monday.
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2016-11-28 17:07:07
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
Monday, October 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
New technology and stricter policies will transform energy industry as ‘phenomenal’ growth in solar and wind power continuesGlobal demand for energy per capita will peak in 2030 thanks to new technology and stricter government policies, the World Energy Council has predicted.In a report on a range of scenarios for global energy use, the group of academics, energy companies and public sector bodies outlined a “fundamentally new world for the energy industry” calling it the “grand transition”
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2016-10-10 02:38:04
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - European spot electricity prices for day-ahead delivery tumbled on Tuesday on the back of a sharp jump in wind power supply in Germany and a fall in demand in France, while forward power prices retreated from previous-day highs as crude oil fell.
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2016-09-27 06:57:23
Friday, September 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sub-Saharan Africa is seeing a surge of interest in irrigation among small-scale farmers as climate change brings more erratic weather and as rising populations in countries from Nigeria to Kenya mean demand for a reliable harvest is growing, agriculture and water experts say
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2016-09-09 11:58:06
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Leading climate and environmental scientists urge Malcolm Turnbull to take urgent action ‘while there is still time’More than 150 Australian experts have signed on open letter to the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, demanding urgent action on climate change that matches the dire warnings coming from climate scientists
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2016-08-24 19:53:40
Thursday, August 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Coag meeting could spark a run on exploration and development – yet do nothing to increase competition • Secret gas contracts hurting competition, Josh Frydenberg saysFriday’s meeting of every energy minister in Australia is looking to be at risk of bowing to gas industry demands and sparking a run on gas development around the country to head off a supposed shortage
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2016-08-18 18:38:48
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Analysis of temporary jump in prices in South Australia showed generation capacity far exceeded demand, pointing to market manipulation
Fossil fuel electricity generators in South Australia withheld their supply to push up prices and reap bigger profits, according to an analysis of the causes behind the extremely high prices there in early July
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2016-08-17 15:30:13
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Yale Environment 360: By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the US and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity
The tens of thousands of tons of natural gas that surged into the Southern California sky late last year were supposed to have fueled the region’s power plants and heated its homes
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2016-08-02 09:11:27
Saturday, July 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The delay to the construction of the controversial Hinkley point plant raises a question: what else can provide baseload power without polluting?Britain faces a problem in coping with its complex energy demands. It needs to provide extra energy to meet rising demands for power in coming decades but at a reasonable cost – while also reducing carbon emissions by considerable levels in order to meet its climate change commitments
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2016-07-30 13:47:40
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Thursday, July 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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