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Critics have dubbed it Britain’s ‘pottiest’ renewable energy plan, but supporters of the controversial tidal lagoon project say it can revitalise the area Tyrone O’Sullivan is not an obvious evangelist for the vast Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project, lauded by its developers as world leading but dismissed by one critic as Britain’s “pottiest ever” renewable energy project
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2015-09-02 13:16:36
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In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy
The sulphurous springs of Yellowstone national park are scalding, tainted with heavy metals and acidic enough to eat through clothing. But their murky depths are also home to an algae that scientists claim could one day help provide cleaner, healthier water around the world
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2015-08-28 01:00:06
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Pioneering technology to deliver the cheapest, small-scale concentrated solar power plants in the world could revolutionise the renewable energy marketIt is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy
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2015-08-24 05:44:48
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Wind turbines are controversial. They are accused of being blots on the landscape, expensive to run and need good winds to work. But the critics could be silenced with a totally new way of generating wind power – using kites. This is a serious proposition. Power-generating kites are far more sophisticated than toy kites, and designed like aircraft wings capable of flying in most conditions
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2015-08-23 15:30:11
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Former yacht designer’s ambitious project intends to put huge kites flying over the sea in formation to generate clean, affordable electricity “Oh wow! Look at that, it’s really hoofing some power out now,” beams Bill Hampton, looking up at his outsize kite as it swoops over a wheat field on the Essex coast
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2015-08-04 06:00:15
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday praised U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, saying such "visionary leadership" is needed ahead of negotiations on a global climate change deal.
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2015-08-03 12:13:50
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Hundreds of businesses including eBay and Nestle back federal rules to cut emissions and encourage a switch away from coal to renewable energyHundreds of businesses including eBay, Nestle and General Mills have issued their support for Barack Obama’s clean power plan, billed as the strongest action ever on climate change by a US president
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2015-08-03 05:55:33
Thursday, July 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Germany drives bumper year for European offshore wind in 2015, installing three times more capacity than current leader, the UKEurope’s offshore wind power industry has set a record for its biggest ever year just six months into 2015. The biggest factor was a huge jump in turbines in German waters connecting to the grid, with Germany installing three times more electricity-generating capacity than the continent’s current leader, the UK
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2015-07-30 04:10:19
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Geoff Moore (Letters, 28 July) seems very poorly informed as to how the payments for rooftop solar arrays are calculated. If nothing is generated and therefore there is no export to the grid, the payment would be nil.We have a solar array and in four years have generated over 13,500 kilowatt-hours. In summer we could generate up to 350 kilowatt-hours a month, in winter maybe a tenth of that, and payments reflect this
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2015-07-28 14:25:50
Monday, July 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
I agree with much of your first comment on climate change (Editorial, 23 July). However, I would like to expand upon the observation that “just like fracking and nuclear, greening the energy supply needs intervention”. The question is: what is a reasonably sensible subsidy to provide energy technologies, especially those that generate electricity?You report in the same edition of the Guardian (Government to cut solar power subsidies saving customers 50p per year) that the discontinuation of solar subsides will save customers a trivial amount off their annual energy bills, but will simultaneously devastate a fast-growing, but still young, sustainable energy sector
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2015-07-27 13:52:02
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Democratic presidential frontrunner also says she wants America to generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home within 10 years Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has announced goals for increasing US reliance on renewable energy, pledging to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years of taking office
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2015-07-26 19:20:49
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Powered by the sun, this low cost three-bedroom house is the first in the country to produce and sell more energy than it uses Britain’s first low cost ‘energy positive’ house, which can generate more electricity than its occupants will use, opens on Thursday despite George Osborne axing plans to make housebuilders meet tough low carbon housing targets from next year
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2015-07-16 00:00:01
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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
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Emergency budget confirms that the government is out of step with the rest of the world in its lack of credible policy for a secure and sustainable energy systemThe government says that it wants a sustainable, secure and affordable energy system. Unfortunately, week-by-week since the general election, and now with the budget, it has made statements or policy changes that take us further away from that goal, and put us increasingly out of step with the rest of the world
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2015-07-08 09:22:03
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Country takes row over subsidies to European court of justice amid concerns UK project could distort energy marketAustria has filed a legal challenge at the European court of justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials have said.“Subsidies are there to support modern technologies that lie in the general interest of all EU member states
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2015-07-06 08:56:59