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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
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
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
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal is set to begin phasing out support for utilities generating renewable power, a top government official said, as Lisbon tackles high electricity prices that are hampering efforts to bolster its struggling economy.
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2016-08-09 07:46:14
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Yale Environment 360: By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the US and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity
The tens of thousands of tons of natural gas that surged into the Southern California sky late last year were supposed to have fueled the region’s power plants and heated its homes
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2016-08-02 09:11:27
Friday, July 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Ministers create presentation to show how idle land around nuclear disaster site can be used to produce renewable energyThe contaminated nuclear wasteland around Chernobyl could be turned into one of the world’s largest solar farms, producing nearly a third of the electricity that the stricken plant generated at its height 30 years ago, according to the Ukrainian government
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2016-07-29 05:04:14
Thursday, July 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Official figures show low-carbon sources accounted for almost half of national electricity supply last year - outstripping coal for the first time Almost half the UK’s electricity came from clean energy sources such as wind and nuclear power last year, official figures have revealed.Renewables accounted for a quarter of the country’s power supplies in 2015, outstripping coal power for the first time, the data published by the government revealed
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2016-07-28 09:44:45
Thursday, July 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
With hydrogen tipped to become an important clean energy fuel, a new process may be the solution to powering electric vehicles and heating buildings An Australian company is using “cheap as dirt” iron ore to convert methane in natural gas into hydrogen. Importantly, their process generates near-zero emissions, as the carbon content of the gas is captured in the form of high-quality graphite
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2016-07-21 18:25:55