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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
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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
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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
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
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Thursday, February 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Clean energy is a major campaign issue in this week’s Ugandan election. All the candidates are promising new projects, but how will these affect the locals?As Uganda’s general election looms this week, candidates have been courting the electorate with their plans to increase international investment and boost the country’s economic outlook
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2016-02-18 04:30:37
Friday, February 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Nevada's utility regulator voted unanimously on Friday to require households with solar panels to move to a new, less generous rate structure, angering supporters who said existing solar owners should be able to preserve their previous rates.
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2016-02-12 18:27:51
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Plans to generate energy from Swansea Bay lagoon are further delayed as UK energy minister announces wider review of the sector The future of a revolutionary plan to generate electricity from a lagoon in Swansea Bay has been thrown into further doubt after the UK government unveiled plans for a six-month review of the wider tidal power sector
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2016-02-10 11:31:47
Friday, February 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Battery could revolutionise UK energy market by enabling people to store excess energy generated from rooftop solar panelsThe setting is decidedly modest: a utility room in a red-brick house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Wales. But if the hype turns out to be right, this may be the starting point for an energy revolution in the UK
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2016-02-05 03:52:39
Monday, February 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Gupta family’s investment of around £10m will finance development of the technology in the UK and IndiaThe development of tidal lagoon schemes has received a boost with a commitment of millions of pounds to the technology in the UK and India.The investment by the Gupta family, thought to be around £10m, will give it a substantial stake in Tidal Lagoon Plc, a holding company set up to finance the development of full-scale tidal lagoons to generate clean power in the UK and abroad
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2016-02-01 06:41:49