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HOUSTON (Reuters) - With a number of U.S. states proceeding with investigations of Exxon Mobil Corp's record on climate change, the attorney general of Massachusetts and investment funds of the Rockefeller family on Friday told a Congressional committee it lacked powers to oversee those probes.
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2016-06-24 17:20:44
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Report says figures could rise to nearly one-third with power sector reforms, making it the world wind energy leader by a large margin China is on track to generate more than a quarter of its electricity from wind power by 2030, and the figure could rise to nearly a third with power sector reforms, a new study has found
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2016-06-20 10:28:51
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HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Republican-led congressional committee sought on Friday to assert oversight over inquiries that about 20 states are making into Exxon Mobil and climate change, reiterating demands to know more about state attorneys general's consultations with environmental groups.
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2016-06-17 19:40:00
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LONDON (Reuters) - The average cost of electricity generated by solar and wind energy could fall by up to 59 percent by 2025 if the right policies are in place, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Wednesday.
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2016-06-15 03:09:32
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Energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio reveals renewable energy targets, saying investors have ‘lost faith’ in national targetThe Victorian government has revealed renewable energy targets that would see 25% of the state’s electricity generated by renewable energy by 2020, saying investors have “lost faith” in the national target
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2016-06-14 22:16:40
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Longer days helped solar panels generate 50% more electricity than coal across the whole of May, analysis showsSolar power in the UK produced more electricity than coal across the whole of May, the first ever month to pass the milestone, according to research by analysts at Carbon Brief. Solar panels generated 50% more electricity than the fossil fuel across the month, as days lengthened and coal use fell
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2016-06-07 11:42:11
Sunday, June 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Greens launch clean energy policy with spending to put solar in schools, a ‘fast-track’ to renewable energy and a right to solar for rentersThe Greens want to regulate the electricity system to ensure a “fair price” is paid for solar-generated electricity and ensure a “legal right” to connect to the grid by forcing energy companies to prove they cannot connect a consumer
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2016-06-05 15:02:20
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Last year saw record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropowerAn upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply.Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 - the largest annual increase ever and as much as Africa’s entire power generating capacity
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2016-06-01 09:32:13
Thursday, May 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Wyke Farms saves £100,000 a year on energy bills thanks to green initiatives. And that’s just the start “My grandparents used to tell me that if you look after nature, then nature will look after you,” says Richard Clothier, managing director of Wyke Farms, which generates electricity, gas and heat from renewable sources
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2016-05-26 23:00:22
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Zero emission milestone reached as Iberian country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hoursPortugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures
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2016-05-18 08:59:56
Monday, May 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked a state judge on Monday to block U.S. Virgin Islands officials from subpoenaing 40 years of internal climate change documents from Exxon Mobil Corp, saying the probe is "a fishing expedition of the worst kind."
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2016-05-16 17:04:16
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Statoil granted seabed lease to develop floating windfarm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead that is expected to be operational by the end of 2017 The world’s largest floating windfarm is set to be built off the coast of Scotland after its developers were granted a seabed lease on Monday.Statoil, the Norwegian energy company, expects to have five 6MW turbines bobbing in the North Sea and generating electricity by the end of 2017
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2016-05-16 06:29:24
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - The South Pacific island of Vanuatu plans to generate all its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Ham Lini told Radio New Zealand.
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2016-05-16 01:57:38
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - General Electric wants to become a major player in the offshore wind industry and is interested in buying the Areva-Gamesa offshore joint venture Adwen, GE's new head of renewables said on Tuesday.
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2016-05-03 06:19:41
Monday, April 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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