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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
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Route in Tourouvre-au-Perche cost €5m to construct and will be used by about 2,000 motorists a day during two-year test periodFrance has opened what it claims to be the world’s first solar panel road, in a Normandy village.A 1km (0.6-mile) route in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche covered with 2,800 sq m of electricity-generating panels, was inaugurated on Thursday by the ecology minister, Ségolène Royal
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2016-12-22 08:08:21
Thursday, December 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The emerging biofuel industry is casting the net wide to find solutions to two environmental problems: reducing waste and increasing fuel production In a world of dwindling resources, waste is one thing in no danger of running out. Each Australian generates more than 2,000kg of waste per year, and around half of that ends up in landfill
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2016-12-15 16:26:14
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The 20 megawatt plant in Barcaldine is one of first in the country to be funded by Australian Renewable Energy AgencyQueensland’s largest operating solar farm has plugged into the national electricity grid and is set to generate enough power for almost 10,000 households by the end of 2016.The Barcaldine remote community solar farm, in the state’s central west outback, connected to the national electricity market on Wednesday, more than a month ahead of schedule
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2016-12-13 20:11:32
Monday, December 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon welcomes new total revealing concern over coal, oil and gas investments has entered financial mainstream The value of investment funds committed to selling off fossil fuel assets has jumped to $5.2tn, doubling in just over a year.The new total, published on Monday, was welcomed by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, who said: “It’s clear the transition to a clean energy future is inevitable, beneficial and well underway, and that investors have a key role to play
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2016-12-12 10:00:31
Friday, December 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has fought President Barack Obama’s measures to curb climate change at every turn as attorney general of Oklahoma. Now he is hoping to take apart Obama's environmental legacy from the inside out, a task that could prove tougher than it sounds
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2016-12-09 05:18:07