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Thursday, July 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Germany drives bumper year for European offshore wind in 2015, installing three times more capacity than current leader, the UKEurope’s offshore wind power industry has set a record for its biggest ever year just six months into 2015. The biggest factor was a huge jump in turbines in German waters connecting to the grid, with Germany installing three times more electricity-generating capacity than the continent’s current leader, the UK
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2015-07-30 04:10:19
Monday, July 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The solar plane’s attempt to fly around the world has been grounded by battery failure. As the pilots regroup for the next leg, they discuss the highs and lows of their epic journeyThe darkest moment of André Borschberg’s unprecedented solar flight across the Pacific was not when he learned of the battery failure that has now suspended the Solar Impulse flight until next spring
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2015-07-27 13:00:35
Friday, July 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Unusually high winds allowed Denmark to meet all of its electricity needs – with plenty to spare for Germany, Norway and Sweden tooSo much power was produced by Denmark’s windfarms on Thursday that the country was able to meet its domestic electricity demand and export power to Norway, Germany and Sweden
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2015-07-10 07:19:19
Thursday, July 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
London can still become a world-leading green city with a third runway at Heathrow as long as it backs solar roofs, electric cars and a bigger congestion zoneThe next mayor of London needs to be committed to making our city a better place to live; both more affordable and greener. The high cost of renting, public transport and low wages are one side of the challenge’ while the need to reduce CO2 emissions, tackle air pollution and offer new sources of green jobs are the other
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2015-07-09 02:00:08
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
New high for clean energy generation beckons as heatwave continuesSunny weather and a recent surge in solar panel installations means that solar power could provide a record 15% of the UK’s electricity on Friday afternoon.Torrid heat tends to slightly reduce solar panels’ generating capacities, and with fresher conditions forecast across much of the UK, the amount of solar in the electricity mix could reach a new peak at 2pm tomorrow
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2015-07-02 10:51:21
Saturday, June 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Lincoln Cathedral, an imposing building set on a hill in a county renowned for its lack of gradients, has defined the local landscape for hundreds of years. But plans for a wind farm on the nearby estate of vacuum-cleaner tycoon Sir James Dyson, with turbines twice as high as the cathedral, have raised fears that the area’s unique character could be destroyed
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2015-06-20 16:31:13
Thursday, June 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
High cost and mismatch in demand and supply makes country reliant on fossil fuels despite setting a goal to have half its energy needs met by renewables, reports Straits TimesLeandro Leviste, 21, has taken leave from university to start a solar panel company – so much does he believe in the future of renewable energy in his country, the Philippines
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2015-06-18 04:59:12
Monday, June 15th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Tesla’s battery storage system could help the energy-starved continent switch from expensive fossil fuels to renewables, but high cost is a huge barrierWith only 30% of people in Africa having access to electricity, it’s little wonder Tesla’s Powerwall home-storage batteries are being touted as the next big revolution for African energy
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2015-06-15 06:11:28
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 80 percent of people worldwide are perturbed about global warming and most want tough action to fix the problem, according to a new study that the United Nations touted as a spur to an international climate deal later this year.
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2015-06-10 13:28:42
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Realisation of ambitious £1bn construction project, subject of vocal and high-profile opposition, will depend on subsidies from governmentThe energy and climate change secretary has given planning permission to one of the most ambitious and potentially expensive “green” energy schemes ever seen in Britain
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2015-06-09 07:22:29
Saturday, June 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The high seas should be given a seat at the United Nations to help to deal with issues such as piracy, overfishing and oil exploration outside national waters, according to a former Commander-in-Chief Fleet of the Royal Navy.

UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-06-06 15:35:59
Friday, May 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Colorado-based startup Cool Planet says it has created a fuel that mixes seamlessly with gasoline and actually removes carbon from the atmosphereThe entrepreneurs and innovators at Colorado-based Cool Planet are betting that a word you’ve probably never heard is about to change the world. “Pyrolysis” refers to a process that involves heating materials to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen
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2015-05-29 09:43:15
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Famed for its pursuit of happiness, Bhutan’s investment in a new wave of hydropower projects suggests all may not be as it seems in the Buddhist kingdomThe tiny kingdom of Bhutan, wedged high in the Himalayas between China and India, has become famous for its pursuit of gross national happiness (GNH) – conserving nature and cultural values over and above economic growth
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2015-05-20 05:02:38
Friday, May 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China must abandon its policy of paying high prices to farmers for grains if it is to create a sustainable farm sector, said the director of Washington-based think-tank the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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2015-05-08 05:53:11
Saturday, April 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The Conservatives have promised to give people living near proposed windfarms the final say on applications. Will the future of renewable energy in the UK come down to a matter of taste?The village of Redwick lies on the outskirts of Newport, a small, pretty run of houses whose position on the Caldicot and Wentloog Levels serves as a reminder of the force of both humans and environment: on the horizon lies the city’s docks, while a scratchpost at the ancient parish church is marked with a reminder of just how high the waters rose in the Bristol Channel flood of 1607
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2015-04-18 02:00:01