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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
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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
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
Thursday, July 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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
Friday, July 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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
Monday, July 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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
Sunday, July 5th, 2015      Leave a Comment
London startup tailors smaller, cheaper battery for UK households to use more of their own generated solar energy When Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, took to the stage in California in April to launch a solar battery for the home, the audience hollered and whooped at every detail. On the other side of the Atlantic, a more modest, quieter challenger plans to take on the US electric car giant
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2015-07-05 04:03:42
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
New high for clean energy generation beckons as heatwave continuesSunny weather and a recent surge in solar panel installations means that solar power could provide a record 15% of the UK’s electricity on Friday afternoon.Torrid heat tends to slightly reduce solar panels’ generating capacities, and with fresher conditions forecast across much of the UK, the amount of solar in the electricity mix could reach a new peak at 2pm tomorrow
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2015-07-02 10:51:21
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens will on Thursday start an energy project to convert wind power into hydrogen for re-use as a general fuel or in natural gas pipelines.

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2015-07-01 12:04:07
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Ahead of Pope Francis' much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, a poll released on Tuesday found that U.S. Catholics are divided on the causes of global warming, mirroring the views of the general public.
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2015-06-16 10:12:48
Friday, June 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Thousands of untapped streams pouring off hillsides hold the promise of generating clean energy and income for local farming communitiesThe little stream bubbling off the Black Mountain and tumbling 300ft down to the river Towey in the Brecon Beacons has no name and is far too small to feature on most maps
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2015-06-12 01:00:09
Friday, June 5th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Australia one of four major offenders, with Canada, Japan and Russia, accused of appearing to have withdrawn from attempts to tackle climate changeThe foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has rejected claims by a panel headed by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan that Australia is a “free-rider” on climate change
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2015-06-05 20:56:48
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
UN secretary general says wise energy investment and strong civil society movements, such as the divestment campaign, are vital for a strong climate change agreement at the Paris summitThe world’s governments and businesses need to choose wisely and invest in low carbon energy, not the dirty fossil fuels of the past, according to the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon
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2015-06-03 01:00:04