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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal is set to begin phasing out support for utilities generating renewable power, a top government official said, as Lisbon tackles high electricity prices that are hampering efforts to bolster its struggling economy.
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2016-08-09 07:46:14
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
Friday, July 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Ministers create presentation to show how idle land around nuclear disaster site can be used to produce renewable energyThe contaminated nuclear wasteland around Chernobyl could be turned into one of the world’s largest solar farms, producing nearly a third of the electricity that the stricken plant generated at its height 30 years ago, according to the Ukrainian government
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2016-07-29 05:04:14
Thursday, July 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Official figures show low-carbon sources accounted for almost half of national electricity supply last year - outstripping coal for the first time Almost half the UK’s electricity came from clean energy sources such as wind and nuclear power last year, official figures have revealed.Renewables accounted for a quarter of the country’s power supplies in 2015, outstripping coal power for the first time, the data published by the government revealed
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2016-07-28 09:44:45
Thursday, July 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
With hydrogen tipped to become an important clean energy fuel, a new process may be the solution to powering electric vehicles and heating buildings An Australian company is using “cheap as dirt” iron ore to convert methane in natural gas into hydrogen. Importantly, their process generates near-zero emissions, as the carbon content of the gas is captured in the form of high-quality graphite
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2016-07-21 18:25:55
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The high prices in South Australia should serve as a warning to all. This is what happens when climate change policy is not aligned with energy sector policy
Recent news reports highlighting that the price of generating electricity in South Australia has increased three to four times its historic levels have left politicians, commentators and renewables advocates in an agitated state
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2016-07-20 20:43:18
Monday, July 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The $650m, 96-turnbine Dundonnell project is expected to save 700,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a yearVictoria has approved a $650m, 96-turbine windfarm that will be the largest in the state as it bids to become the nation’s renewable energy leader.The approval of the Dundonnell project means 300 direct and indirect jobs will be created during construction and the turbines will generate 1000 gigawatt hours of clean energy each year
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2016-07-18 23:30:44
Monday, July 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will double the target for energy to be generated from solar parks by 2020, a top government official said, as roof-top installations progress slower than anticipated and U.S. company SunEdison's projects are threatened by its bankruptcy.
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2016-07-18 04:25:11
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Virgin Islands' attorney general on Wednesday agreed to withdraw a sweeping subpoena issued against Exxon Mobil Corp as part of a push by a coalition of state prosecutors to try to investigate whether the world's largest publicly traded oil company misled the public about climate change risks
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2016-06-29 19:07:48
Friday, June 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - With a number of U.S. states proceeding with investigations of Exxon Mobil Corp's record on climate change, the attorney general of Massachusetts and investment funds of the Rockefeller family on Friday told a Congressional committee it lacked powers to oversee those probes.
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2016-06-24 17:20:44
Monday, June 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Report says figures could rise to nearly one-third with power sector reforms, making it the world wind energy leader by a large margin China is on track to generate more than a quarter of its electricity from wind power by 2030, and the figure could rise to nearly a third with power sector reforms, a new study has found
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2016-06-20 10:28:51
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
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The average cost of electricity generated by solar and wind energy could fall by up to 59 percent by 2025 if the right policies are in place, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Wednesday.
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2016-06-15 03:09:32
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio reveals renewable energy targets, saying investors have ‘lost faith’ in national targetThe Victorian government has revealed renewable energy targets that would see 25% of the state’s electricity generated by renewable energy by 2020, saying investors have “lost faith” in the national target
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2016-06-14 22:16:40
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Longer days helped solar panels generate 50% more electricity than coal across the whole of May, analysis showsSolar power in the UK produced more electricity than coal across the whole of May, the first ever month to pass the milestone, according to research by analysts at Carbon Brief. Solar panels generated 50% more electricity than the fossil fuel across the month, as days lengthened and coal use fell
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2016-06-07 11:42:11