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Some of the policy needed updating. But it cannot be made cost-freeThe government’s energy policy is chaotic. On the one hand, with time running out before the Paris climate change summit in December, it is committed to agreeing tough international targets, backed by demanding European and domestic programmes for carbon reduction and renewable energy growth
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2015-07-22 13:50:45
Friday, July 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Unusually high winds allowed Denmark to meet all of its electricity needs – with plenty to spare for Germany, Norway and Sweden tooSo much power was produced by Denmark’s windfarms on Thursday that the country was able to meet its domestic electricity demand and export power to Norway, Germany and Sweden
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2015-07-10 07:19:19
Monday, July 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Wind farms are one of the solutions to Africa’s energy crisis, but they have the potential to jeopardise threatened bird species such as eagles and vulturesMany people see wind energy as one of the key solutions to meeting Africa’s growing energy demand and mitigating climate change. As a result, wind farms are already under construction or are being planned in many countries across sub-Saharan Africa
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2015-07-06 03:47:16
Friday, July 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Increase in solar installations and good weather means UK is sourcing 16% of its electricity from sunshine on Friday afternoon, industry claimsSolar power is supplying 16% of the UK’s electricity demand this afternoon as the country basks in sunshine, the industry estimates.
The news comes as solar-powered homes, commercial rooftop schemes and solar farms open to the public on Friday and Saturday as part of “solar independence day”
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2015-07-03 08:31:15
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The Norwegian government has selected a total of five projects in Brazil and South Africa under its second tender to purchase carbon credits to meet its emission targets, helping prop up ailing demand for carbon-cutting projects.







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2015-07-02 08:21:58
Sunday, June 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Several thousand Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Moslems marched through Rome to the Vatican on Sunday to demand action on climate change and thank Pope Francis for his encyclical on the environment.







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2015-06-28 18:48:50
Thursday, June 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" and plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change.


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2015-06-18 18:03:38
Thursday, June 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" and plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change.


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2015-06-18 07:45:16
Thursday, June 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
High cost and mismatch in demand and supply makes country reliant on fossil fuels despite setting a goal to have half its energy needs met by renewables, reports Straits TimesLeandro Leviste, 21, has taken leave from university to start a solar panel company – so much does he believe in the future of renewable energy in his country, the Philippines
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2015-06-18 04:59:12
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Asian Development Bank tells governments to seize the chance low oil prices present to eliminate fuel subsidies and level the playing field for renewables Asia has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the past decade but must boost investment and its use of energy efficiency technology to meet rising demand and cope with climate change, Asian Development Bank officials and other experts said on Wednesday
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2015-06-17 05:37:46
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Friday, June 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Invoking Yellow Peril tropes over China’s carbon footprint fails to recognise the fact its energy use is tied to our consumption, the country’s coal demand is dropping and Chinese people care more about climate than we doChina is the world’s excuse for cruelty and barbarism. If we don’t behave atrociously, politicians and columnists assure us, China will, so we had better do it first, before we are outcompeted
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2015-06-12 03:58:22
Thursday, June 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Coalition figures want inquiry to acknowledge alleged health impacts and support more checks by the regulatorA new federal inquiry could call for commonwealth oversight of windfarm regulations and demand recognition of the alleged health impacts of turbines on people living near them, according to Coalition senators
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2015-06-11 16:33:47
Thursday, May 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to inject $100 million in funding to get more ethanol at the gas pump, according to two industry sources, the latest push to get beyond a "blend wall" that has capped demand for the biofuel.
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2015-05-28 18:05:50
Thursday, May 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Transition away from fossil fuels is underway, but without assessing demands on land and water resources we put the future health of our planet at riskAs the world moves towards renewable sources of energy, it faces an accompanying challenge: water scarcity. The intensive water use in the coal, oil, gas and nuclear industries is well-documented, but if we want to encourage a faster transition to renewables we must also contemplate the water use of the alternatives
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2015-05-28 06:07:57
Monday, May 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Research from the University of Colorado on wind data from Australia, Canada and the US, shows careful spacing of turbines can keep the power onWind turbines are becoming a familiar feature in the British landscape, and last year nearly 10% of the UK’s electricity demand was met by wind power (compared with 1
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2015-05-25 15:30:02