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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
As the worst-polluting coal plants near the end of their life, the focus must turn to tackling gas dependency, says analysis firm British wind farms generated more electricity than coal plants on more than 75% of days this year, an analysis of energy figures has shown.Solar also outperformed coal more than half the time, the data provided by website MyGridGB revealed
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2017-12-27 23:07:08
Thursday, December 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Power generated from low carbon sources hit 54.4% between July and September, according to Office for National StatisticsMore than half of the UK’s electricity came from nuclear power stations and renewables between July and September, official figures show.The record high share of 54.4% of power from low carbon sources was a result of the rapid growth in solar and wind power, according to the Office for National Statistics
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2017-12-21 12:10:07
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The environmentalist and advisor to Drax power station, Tony Juniper, says the wood used to create energy can be coppice thinnings and waste material Last week, a group of respected scientists wrote to the Guardian to argue that using wood to generate electricity in place of coal is not a solution to climate change
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2017-12-19 06:55:43
Thursday, December 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Shire river, which generates almost all of the country’s power, has fallen to critical levels, leaving major cities strugglingLarge parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country’s main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, according to its electricity company
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2017-12-07 20:47:35
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BOSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp urged Massachusetts' top court on Tuesday to block the state's attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels have on climate change.
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2017-12-05 13:03:30
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BOSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp will urge Massachusetts' top court on Tuesday to allow it to avoid handing over records to the state's attorney general amid a probe into whether the oil company misled investors and consumers about its knowledge of climate change.
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2017-12-05 06:20:54
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - Peugeot maker PSA Group, which paid General Motors 1.3 billion euros for Opel, now wants about half of the money back after discovering the full extent of its CO2 emissions challenges and exposure to European fines, sources told Reuters.
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2017-11-29 11:37:01
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - The EU may need to find a way to ratify the global agreement that governs cuts in greenhouse gas emissions over the next three years without Poland, whose widespread use of coal to generate power may scupper its involvement, EU sources said.
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2017-11-15 07:52:53
Monday, November 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Monday.
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2017-11-13 05:23:38
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Three companies are ultimately owned in the Cayman and British Virgin islands, raising questions about the tax implications of profits generated by solar assetsAdani has spread its use of offshore tax havens to its Australian solar projects, providing another avenue that could allow the wealthy Indian family behind the transnational to legally minimise tax paid on income from local operations
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2017-10-17 20:01:40
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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Walsall’s heyday | Wind power | Elon Musk’s Hyperloop | Today programme | Worst deal ever“Walsall was never a pretty town”, according to Roy Boffy (Letters, 16 October); this may be true now but has not always been the case. Its handsome villas and public buildings were remarked on in 1834 by William White in The History, Gazeteer and Directory of Staffordshire and he believed it needed to yield to no other town in Staffordshire in beauty and elegance
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2017-10-17 11:17:28
Saturday, October 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
About half of the power generated in the UK comes from low-carbon sources – here’s a breakdown of the four main sources of electricityAs one of the UK’s renewable energy chiefs has pointed out, electric cars won’t tackle climate change if they run off fossil fuels. Matthew Wright, managing director of Dong Energy UK, said that although plug-in cars could cut local air pollution, it would be a “pyrrhic victory” if they increased greenhouse gases from coal and gas power stations
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2017-10-07 10:19:47
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he hoped recent devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and southern United States would convince climate change skeptics like U.S. President Donald Trump that global warming is a "major threat."
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2017-10-04 12:20:04
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Horse manure will generate electricity for an international horse show in Finland this month in a new form of alternative energy, Finnish utility Fortum said on Wednesday.
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2017-10-04 10:16:51
Monday, September 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Agneta Rising of the World Nuclear Association and Dr Alexander Bannara reply to criticisms of the industryRe David Lowry’s criticisms of nuclear energy (Letters, 17 September), it is true that nuclear plants stop generating temporarily for maintenance and repair, but the same is true for most other forms of electricity generation
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2017-09-18 12:48:40