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PARIS (Reuters) - The use of coal, oil and gas to generate power in France jumped nearly 40 percent last month to compensate for a slide in nuclear and hydropower production, network operator RTE said in its monthly report on Monday.
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2016-11-28 07:45:06
Monday, November 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The Australian wave energy company’s new hub is the world’s largest and most advanced for developing offshore renewable energy technologyCarnegie Wave Energy’s offshore energy-generating infrastructure is purposefully inconspicuous. Its patented CETO buoys, which resemble large circular tanks, are tethered to an anchor in the seafloor and remain fully submerged, out of sight
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2016-11-14 16:40:54
Saturday, November 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The president-elect is a political novice whose energy plan doesn’t account for the economic reality of coal and renewable energyAs the world struggles to absorb the implications of Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the US general election, no one is facing the future with more trepidation than those working on clean energy, clean transportation, climate and the environment
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2016-11-12 07:00:50
Monday, November 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
ACTU seek federal body to manage move to a clean energy economy and to support workers and communities that rely on fossil fuel-related jobsAustralian unions have thrown their weight behind a transition away from coal-generated electricity, calling for a new statutory authority to manage a “just transition”, supporting workers and communities that rely on fossil fuel-related jobs
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2016-11-07 11:00:50
Sunday, November 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
New research finds that the world’s hydroelectric dams generate a surprising amount of greenhouse gas emissionsIn July, UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon highlighted the role of hydropower in boosting the use of renewable energy globally, when he visited a nonprofit institute in China that helps emerging nations develop and build hydropower plants
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2016-11-06 09:00:19
Saturday, October 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
A prototype system of dams and turbines in Swansea Bay could provide Britain with a major zero-carbon source of powerBackers of an ambitious proposal to transform the UK’s power supply will learn in the next few weeks if they are to be given the go-ahead to build tidal lagoons to generate electricity
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2016-10-08 13:28:34
Friday, October 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina expects investment of $1.8 billion from 17 renewable energy projects awarded in an auction to generate 1,109 megawatts of power, the government said on Friday, as it tries to lessen dependence on imported power.
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2016-10-07 18:18:51
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Wind power is projected to more than double in developing countries and increase by one-third in developed nations by 2030
As we close out a summer marked by uncertainty in news and events, one trend for which analysts voice increasing certainty is the accelerating pace of the clean-energy transformation reshaping how the world generates electricity
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2016-10-05 05:00:00
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
More power came from solar panels than from Britain’s ageing coal stations from April to September this year, report shows Electricity generated by solar panels on fields and homes outstripped Britain’s ageing coal power stations over the past six months in a historic first.Climate change analysts Carbon Brief found more electricity came from the sun than coal from April to the end of September, in a report that highlighted the two technologies’ changing fortunes
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2016-10-04 01:00:01
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Two large-scale hydrogen facilities in the ACT could mark a turning point in the use of clean tech for transport and heatingThe hydrogen economy has been a long time coming. The use of hydrogen as a replacement energy source for oil and gas has been talked about since the early 1970s when the term was first coined by an engineer at General Motors in the US
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2016-10-02 14:40:58
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Friday, September 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
French and Chinese developers will be the first nuclear operators in the UK that will have to pay to decommission the site The French and Chinese companies that are to build the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will have to pay up to £7.2bn to dismantle and clean it up.Documents published yesterday reveal for the first time how much the developers, EDF and China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), will have to pay to decommission the plant, beginning in 2083
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2016-09-30 05:03:33
Thursday, September 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Closure of coal-fired power plants led to the fossil fuel dropping to just 6% of the power mix, official data showsCoal generated a record low 6% of the UK’s electricity this spring, official figures show. The share of coal in the power mix fell from 20% in the same period last year, following the closures of Ferrybridge C, West Yorkshire, and Longannet coal-fired power station in Scotland
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2016-09-29 10:22:09
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
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2016-09-21 08:57:44
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Monday, September 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Unlike coal and natural gas plants that emit carbon emissions while producing electricity, nuclear generates none. So why aren’t more states getting onboard?Nestled between Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee, the Watts Bar 2 nuclear power plant sits on 1,700 acres in an area friendly to nuclear power
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2016-09-12 16:00:36
Thursday, September 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
On the edge of a forest in northern Norway, an unusually handsome hydroelectric plant is generating a buzzOvre Forsland is a big departure from the hulking power stations that traditionally served our energy needs. It looks more like an elegant, custom‑built home from TV show Grand Designs.Located in the Helgeland district in northern Norway, it’s a small hydroelectric power station capable of supplying 1,600 homes with power
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2016-09-08 03:00:16