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Thousands of photovoltaic panels across the UK generate 8.7GW, smashing previous high of 8.48GW earlier this monthSolar power has broken new records in the UK by providing nearly a quarter of the country’s electricity needs, thanks to sunny skies and relatively low summer demand.National Grid said the thousands of photovoltaic panels on rooftops and in fields across the UK were generating 8
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2017-05-26 10:09:00
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Recent innovations in hydrogen generation, storage, transport and use could transform it into the ultimate source of clean energyNearly a century ago, British scientist JB Haldane saw an energy future in which wind power would be used to generate hydrogen; a fuel he described as, weight-for-weight, the most efficient known method of storing energy
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2017-05-18 18:42:36
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UK cements its position as global leader in wind technology as increasing scale drives down costsThe planet’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines have begun generating electricity off the Liverpool coast, cementing Britain’s reputation as a world leader in the technology.
Danish company Dong Energy has just finished installing 32 turbines in Liverpool Bay that are taller than the Gherkin skyscraper, with blades longer than nine London buses
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2017-05-17 00:01:48
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We will meet renewable energy targets largely with wind. But community attitudes and acceptance rely on a number of factors beyond mere aestheticsA known side-effect of wishing for things is that they tend to come true. Wishing, as most of us do, for the rapid decarbonisation of the machines we use to generate electricity results in physical changes that manifest in Australian communities
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2017-05-11 19:11:14
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Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreementWholesale solar power prices have reached another record low in India, faster than analysts predicted and further undercutting the price of fossil fuel-generated power in the country.The tumbling price of solar energy also increases the likelihood that India will meet – and by its own predictions, exceed – the renewable energy targets it set at the Paris climate accords in December 2015
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2017-05-10 07:29:29
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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a former military man as the new environment minister after Congress dismissed his first choice, who ordered the closure of more than half of the mines in the world's top nickel ore supplier.
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2017-05-08 05:30:55
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NORFOLK, Va. (Reuters) - Climate change poses a global security threat that all countries must fight together, a NATO general said on Wednesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump nears a decision on whether to pull out of the Paris climate deal.
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2017-05-03 14:05:05
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Norman Baker ditched the ‘constant battle’ of working with Theresa May to run the Big Lemon – the Brighton eco-firm launching a green bus routeVince Cable and Ed Davey, the former business and energy secretaries respectively, are among the Liberal Democrats that lost their seats in 2015 who are plotting their way back to parliament in this general election
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2017-04-24 04:09:28
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Ex Lib Dem MP Norman Baker has swapped the ‘constant battle’ of working with Theresa May for running a Brighton eco-firm that’s launching a green bus routeVince Cable and Ed Davey, the former business and energy secretaries respectively, are among the Liberal Democrats that lost their seats in 2015 who are plotting their way back to parliament in this general election
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2017-04-23 10:53:02
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PILILLA, Philippines (Reuters) - Wind turbines are helping the Philippines diversify its energy sources beyond fossil fuels and generating not only power, but jobs, revenue and interest among thousands of curious tourists.
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2017-04-19 23:06:31
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Housing association invests in electricity-generating turbines that will fund affordable homes in rural ScotlandAmid the rolling hills and woodland pastures of south-east Scotland, a wind of change is blowing through communities where low wages and casual work sit uneasily alongside the popular image of timeless market towns and pretty coastal villages
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2017-04-19 01:30:13
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More coal generators will close as Australia shifts to renewable energy, so there must be more plans in place to smooth the transition When Hazelwood stops generating electricity this week, it will be the first Australian power station to close, at least in part, because of climate change. Hazelwood’s owner, French energy giant Engie, has said it is “making climate a priority” and has committed to retiring its most outdated coal plants worldwide
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2017-03-28 18:03:07
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As 80% of the world’s wastewater flows untreated into the environment, we asked an expert panel to discuss how to promote water reuseThe main message we should give is that proper reuse can save money and generate income, and is good for the environment. In the Netherlands, there is now a wastewater plant that actually generates energy
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2017-03-27 09:30:23
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Proposal comes days after South Australia’s dramatic intervention in energy market and would boost the scheme’s generating capacity by up to 50%The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is set to announce an expansion of the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme that he says could boost electricity output by up to 50%
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2017-03-15 15:00:21
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. environmental group the Sierra Club has asked the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general to investigate whether the agency's head, Scott Pruitt, violated internal policies when he said he did not believe carbon dioxide was a major contributor to climate change, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday
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2017-03-15 12:47:06