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Agneta Rising of the World Nuclear Association and Dr Alexander Bannara reply to criticisms of the industryRe David Lowry’s criticisms of nuclear energy (Letters, 17 September), it is true that nuclear plants stop generating temporarily for maintenance and repair, but the same is true for most other forms of electricity generation
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2017-09-18 12:48:40
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Electricity generated from whirling fans among the waves means that nuclear is rightly vanishing as the answer to meet our energy needs and our climate goalsThe precipitous drop in the price of electricity from offshore wind turbines should be a tipping point for green technology. In 2014 the current generated by a forest of giant whirling fans out at sea was priced at around £150 per megawatt hour
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2017-09-13 13:47:02
Sunday, August 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Renewable Energy Index shows sector will generate power to run 90% of homes once wind and solar projects being built in 2016-17 are completedAustralia’s renewable energy sector is within striking distance of matching national household power consumption, cranking out enough electricity to run 70% of homes last financial year, new figures show
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2017-08-27 13:09:47
Saturday, August 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Those who sign up to the pilot scheme will be bound to buy the energy it generates for 20 yearsIf you want solar photovoltaic panels on your home but don’t have the money for them, EDF Energy is offering to install a free system – complete with storage batteries – if you agree to buy the subsidised power it generates for 20 years
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2017-08-12 01:00:37
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.
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2017-07-26 20:13:22
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Energy policy | Civil partnerships | Codeword puzzles | Dramatic accents | Irritating BBC presentersDid I invent the solar panels scheme which paid a generous feed-in tariff to install panels on your roof? I think I may also have imagined a green deal which was so advantageous that nobody much took it up
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2017-07-25 13:00:52
Sunday, July 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The UK’s first geothermal plant could come online as soon as 2020 – research suggests the technology could one day generate a fifth of the nation’s powerA pioneering project to produce power from hot rocks several kilometres under the ground in Cornwall will begin drilling early next year, if a multimillion-pound fundraising drive succeeds
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2017-07-16 09:38:25
Friday, July 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Google will purchase all the electricity generated by the largest solar park in the Netherlands over the next decade to power a recently opened data center housing thousands of servers, the U.S. internet company and energy provider Eneco said on Friday.
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2017-07-07 07:22:06
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Unlike the UK, Australia has never had climate consensus – and it’s been costly, argues Labor frontbencher Mark Butler in an extract from his book, Climate WarsIn the lead-up to the 2015 general election in the United Kingdom, the leaders of the three major parties sat down together and signed a statement on climate change policy that would seem unimaginable to Australians
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2017-07-04 13:00:06
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Turbines for £200m Hywind project will be towed from Norway across North Sea and moored to seabed off north-east ScotlandThe world’s first floating windfarm has taken to the seas in a sign that a technology once confined to research and development drawing boards is finally ready to unlock expanses of ocean for generating renewable power
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2017-06-27 08:55:25
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions.
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2017-06-21 04:51:12
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Nuclear, wind and solar power in UK generate more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time ever
The windy weather across Europe in the past 24 hours may have been a curse for summer picnics, but it has set records for renewable power.
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2017-06-07 12:12:48
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
DALLAS (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp shareholders on Wednesday approved a proposal calling for the company to disclose the impact of compliance with global climate change guidelines on its business, an issue central to probes by two state attorneys general.
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2017-05-31 12:43:50
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Climate change is undeniable and it is "absolutely essential" the world fight the problem together, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres argued on Tuesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump considers pulling out of the Paris climate deal.
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2017-05-30 16:31:14
Friday, May 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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