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Battery could revolutionise UK energy market by enabling people to store excess energy generated from rooftop solar panelsThe setting is decidedly modest: a utility room in a red-brick house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Wales. But if the hype turns out to be right, this may be the starting point for an energy revolution in the UK
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2016-02-05 03:52:39
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Gupta family’s investment of around £10m will finance development of the technology in the UK and IndiaThe development of tidal lagoon schemes has received a boost with a commitment of millions of pounds to the technology in the UK and India.The investment by the Gupta family, thought to be around £10m, will give it a substantial stake in Tidal Lagoon Plc, a holding company set up to finance the development of full-scale tidal lagoons to generate clean power in the UK and abroad
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2016-02-01 06:41:49
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Rapid transition from fossil fuels to wind and solar is needed to ensure the success of the Paris climate agreement, says secretary general, Ban Ki-moonThe United Nations urged global business leaders on Wednesday to double investment in wind and solar energy to $600bn (£400bn) a year by 2020.One month after the Paris climate agreement, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, told business leaders they needed to act decisively to hasten the transition away from the fossil fuel economy – or they would put the historic accord in jeopardy
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2016-01-27 09:00:08
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Brazil, Egypt and China are leaders in damming rivers to generate electricity, but global warming has put future water levels in doubtFrom the Amazon to the Nile to the Mekong, rivers are a lifeblood for many nations, filling taps and irrigation canals and generating hydroelectricity that is powering economic development
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2016-01-27 04:00:49
Thursday, December 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed data for production of biofuels credits for November 2015 from its website and said it plans to re-release the data by Monday, Dec. 21, after the report was not generated with the correct data.
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2015-12-17 05:18:03
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed data for production of biofuels credits for November 2015 from its website and said it plans to re-release the data by Monday, Dec. 21, after the report was not generated with the correct data.


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2015-12-16 15:58:32
Sunday, December 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the most jubilant - and most relieved - of the leaders raising their arms on a stage on Saturday to celebrate a historic agreement on climate change.
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2015-12-13 09:17:25
Thursday, November 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Consumer goods giant pledges to go ‘carbon positive’ by 2030, generating 100% of its energy needs from renewables with more to spareUnilever, the consumer goods giant, has pledged to eliminate coal from its energy usage within five years, and derive all of its energy worldwide solely from renewable sources by 2030
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2015-11-26 18:01:05
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
The UK’s electricity grid is having to work harder than ever to ensure that there is enough power to go around this winter as old power stations close down or need repairing, with little spare generating capacity to make up any shortfalls. That places a bigger burden on renewables – wind power could make a good contribution in a windy winter, but nothing is generated when the wind drops, and solar power is limited in the dark days of winter
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2015-11-22 15:30:16
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Hot rocks beneath the visitor attraction in Cornwall could generate enough clean energy to power the site and 4,000 homes, in one of the UK’s only geothermal plantsA tropical fish farm, medical facility and computer servers could be powered by “hot rocks” underneath the Eden project if plans to create one of the UK’s only geothermal plants get underway
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2015-11-18 09:55:34
Saturday, November 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Subsidies will be slashed by 89% in January, just as solar was winning wider plauditsIt was right of the government to offer generous subsidies to the first households installing roof-top solar electricity panels. Yes, the beneficiaries were wealthier households with up to £20,000 to spare. But it kick-started explosive growth in the industry which helped to push down the cost of later installations, now on around 655,000 roofs across the UK
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2015-11-14 01:00:11
Saturday, November 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Householders are rushing to take advantage of generous Fits before they are cut in January – and you can tooAround 655,000 homes – less than 3% of the UK’s housing stock – have solar panels, but if government plans to slash the industry subsidy go ahead, further installations could be halted, campaigners are warning
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2015-11-14 00:59:10
Monday, November 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Peabody Energy Corp, the biggest U.S. coal miner, said on Monday it had reached an agreement with the New York Attorney General's office to amend its climate change disclosures, bringing to an end an eight-year investigation.
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2015-11-09 19:00:13
Friday, November 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A near century-old statute that gives New York state prosecutors unusually broad authority to prosecute securities fraud could prove a powerful weapon as Attorney General Eric Schneiderman probes Exxon Mobil Corp over whether the oil firm mislead the public and shareholders about the perils of climate change
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2015-11-06 19:04:57
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Sussex village gives up plans for community-run project that would have enabled it to run largely on clean energyA project to generate renewable energy in the village at the centre of the UK’s first fracking protests has become the latest casualty of the shake-up of the government’s green policies
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2015-11-06 09:30:27