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Zero emission milestone reached as Iberian country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hoursPortugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures
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2016-05-18 08:59:56
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HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked a state judge on Monday to block U.S. Virgin Islands officials from subpoenaing 40 years of internal climate change documents from Exxon Mobil Corp, saying the probe is "a fishing expedition of the worst kind."
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2016-05-16 17:04:16
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Statoil granted seabed lease to develop floating windfarm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead that is expected to be operational by the end of 2017 The world’s largest floating windfarm is set to be built off the coast of Scotland after its developers were granted a seabed lease on Monday.Statoil, the Norwegian energy company, expects to have five 6MW turbines bobbing in the North Sea and generating electricity by the end of 2017
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2016-05-16 06:29:24
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - The South Pacific island of Vanuatu plans to generate all its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Ham Lini told Radio New Zealand.
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2016-05-16 01:57:38
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - General Electric wants to become a major player in the offshore wind industry and is interested in buying the Areva-Gamesa offshore joint venture Adwen, GE's new head of renewables said on Tuesday.
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2016-05-03 06:19:41
Monday, April 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer's super PAC launched a $25 million youth voter drive on Monday in seven political battleground states to help elect candidates that champion climate change policies in November's general election.
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2016-04-25 11:44:23
Thursday, April 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
South Australia is expected to generate more than half its electricity from wind and solar power this year. Who says you can’t run a modern economy on renewables? The sunbaked streets of Snowtown were deserted when I drove up from Adelaide in late 2000, 18 months after the dismembered remains of eight people were found in barrels of acid in a disused bank vault
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2016-04-21 00:22:10
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There are concerns at the United Nations about apparent attempts inside the United States to "sabotage" President Barack Obama's commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the U.N. General Assembly said on Wednesday.
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2016-04-20 19:46:32
Saturday, April 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
After a day in which Britain generated more power from the sun than from coal for the first time, the industry should be rejoicing. But the mood is fearfulGiven that the government is determined to avoid playing a financial role in the planned new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, it is perhaps surprising that it is involved in the UK’s largest solar array
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2016-04-16 10:00:21
Friday, April 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. state attorneys general received guidance from well-known climate scientists and environmental lawyers in March as some of them opened investigations into Exxon Mobil for allegedly misleading the public about climate change risks, documents seen by Reuters showed
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2016-04-15 18:21:49
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar and wind would generate the equivalent power to Hinkley over the plant’s planned lifetime for £40bn less, says analysis comparing future costsScrapping plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset and building huge amounts of renewable power instead would save the UK tens of billions of pounds, according to an analysis that compares likely future costs
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2016-04-05 00:01:27
Saturday, March 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Green schemes have their risks, but can hopefully generate bank-beating returns of 9% a year – and a couple of them have illustrious connectionsEthically minded individuals looking for potential returns of as much as 9.9% a year, and who are prepared to take some risks with their money, are being offered the chance to invest in a range of “green” schemes – one of which has been praised by David Cameron, no less
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2016-03-19 01:59:03
Thursday, March 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Design competition asks architects, environmentalists and school kids to imagine a sustainable retail centre that generates energy for communities Shopping centres are not the first thing to come to mind when thinking about sustainability. Those palaces of consumerism chewing through water and electricity, while shoppers wander along brightly-lit walkways; always buying, buying, buying
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2016-03-17 17:02:32
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Thursday, March 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - Energy wastage on wind farms in China worsened in 2015, as plunging utilization rates kept 33.9 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) from being delivered to the grid, the energy regulator said, the equivalent of a fifth of total generated wind power.
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2016-03-17 04:42:36
Monday, February 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March, more than 23,000 solar panels will be floated on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near Heathrow and used to generate power for local water treatment plants On a vast manmade lake on the outskirts of London, work is nearing completion on what will soon be Europe’s largest floating solar power farm – and will briefly be the world’s biggest
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2016-02-29 05:44:26