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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owner, French energy giant Engie, has said it is “making climate a priority” and has committed to retiring its most outdated coal plants worldwide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
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp , used an alias email address while at the oil company to send and receive information related to climate change and other matters, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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2017-03-14 04:17:11
Monday, January 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd and General Motors Co (GM) will jointly produce pollution-free hydrogen fuel cell power systems in the United States from around 2020, the companies said Monday, despite President Donald Trump's promises to dismantle U.S. environmental regulations intended to spur green car demand
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2017-01-30 12:18:14
Monday, January 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Too few businesses are working with their suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to study that praised 29 companies including General Motors, Sky and Sony Corp for taking the lead.
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2017-01-23 23:05:29
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Wednesday he would honor the intent of the U.S. biofuels program, but remained open to tweaking it.
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2017-01-18 12:24:57
Monday, January 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
ETI says technology is 10 times dearer than other low carbon power sources and UK should prioritise tidal streamAn embryonic industry trying to harness the UK’s waves to generate clean electricity has been dealt a significant blow by a warning that the technology is too costly.Wave power devices being tested in Cornwall and at Orkney are 10 times more expensive than other sources of low carbon power and need a radical rethink, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) said
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2017-01-16 06:23:16
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge has refused to excuse Exxon Mobil Corp from a request by the state's attorney general to hand over decades worth of documents on its views on climate change, state officials said on Wednesday.
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2017-01-11 19:56:05
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The national railway company, NS, said that its renewables target had been met a year earlier than plannedAll Dutch trains have become 100% powered by electricity generated by wind energy, the national railway company NS has said . “Since 1 January, 100% of our trains are running on wind energy,” said NS spokesman, Ton Boon
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2017-01-10 12:27:16
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
£1.3bn plan is seen as ‘pathfinder’ for six bigger plants, which could generate more than 10% of UK’s electricity Plans for a pioneering tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay are expected to be supported by a government-commissioned report this week, potentially unlocking a multibillion-pound series of projects harnessing electricity from the rise and fall of the tide around the UK
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2017-01-10 00:00:26
Monday, January 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Drought in Kenya means the African country will have to generate more of its electricity using diesel due to a fall in hydroelectric power, with the energy ministry predicting a rise in prices between now and March.
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2017-01-09 07:39:59
Friday, January 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Green groups hail analysis showing collapse in coal due to power station closures and rising carbon taxesWindfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time, according to an analyst’s estimates.Three major coal power stations closed last year, causing coal electricity generation to plummet to 9
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2017-01-06 03:54:26
Thursday, December 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Green energy such as wind power made up 40% of electricity generated in Britain, compared with 25% on 25 December 2015Christmas Day was the greenest on record for energy generation, according to the power group Drax.The company said more than 40% of the electricity generated on the day came from renewable sources, the highest ever
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2016-12-29 11:49:46