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Dong, biggest single investor in UK offshore wind, says profits from its renewables overtaking oil and gas receiptsBooming profits from British windfarms have more than made up for declining oil and gas revenues at Dong Energy, a state-owned Danish utility which says it is transforming itself from a high to low-carbon power producer
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2016-04-27 11:04:16
Thursday, April 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Cambridge, MASS (Reuters) - A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and demands of fast growing populations by mid century.
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2016-04-14 10:30:15
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Study indicates ‘very high adverse effects’ on the environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on the lower mainstream Mekong riverVietnam has predicted “very high adverse effects” on the Mekong river environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on its lower mainstream.
The warning is the result of a 2 1/2 year study submitted by Vietnam to the Mekong River Commission comprising Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
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2016-04-05 04:06:13
Thursday, March 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - China helped push global green energy investment plans to record heights in 2015, offsetting a sharp fall in Germany, authors of a U.N.-backed report said on Thursday, predicting further growth.

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2016-03-24 09:04:40
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
National Health and Medical Research Council defends decision after grants attacked as waste of timeAn Australian research council has given two grants worth $3.3m to research the impact of wind turbines on human health despite concluding last year there was no evidence turbine noise was harmful.Prof Anne Kelso, the chief executive of the National Health and Medical Research Council, said it had made the grants because “existing research in this area is of poor quality and targeted funding is warranted to support high-quality, independent research on this issue”
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2016-03-22 02:45:29
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Flights from Europe to North America will take slightly longer and nudge up airline fuel costs if climate change strengthens high altitude winds as widely expected, a study said on Wednesday.

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2016-02-09 18:09:59
Sunday, January 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Ted Cruz, an avowed opponent of the influential biofuel lobby, is riding high in the polls as the global oil price falls. Big Corn is staring down the barrelFor decades, presidential candidates seeking to compete in the Iowa caucuses have dutifully pledged their support for the production and sale of ethanol
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2016-01-10 10:00:57
Monday, November 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - The global coal industry is trumpeting "cleaner coal" technology to fight bubbling competition from renewable energy, but the high costs of greener plants are proving a major obstacle in selling them to power-hungry countries such as India.
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2015-11-30 04:48:28
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Soaring electricity prices, high solar panel uptake and plenty of sunshine are pushing Australia to the forefront of a solar battery storage revolution driven by Silicon Valley firms like Tesla Motors Inc and Enphase.
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2015-11-24 16:23:43
Thursday, November 19th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The energy secretary’s much-hyped speech (UK to retreat from climate change goals, says minister, 18 November) was a spectacular display of governmental cognitive dissonance – saying one thing while acting in an entirely contradictory manner. Amber Rudd offered warm words about “a new energy infrastructure, fit for the 21st century”, yet her department ploughs ahead with firing up outdated high-carbon gas power stations set to burn climate changing fossil fuels for decades to come
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2015-11-19 13:32:44
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
It is hard for France’s capital to look beyond the terror attack, but the decisions taken at the UN climate change conference may in the end matter moreWhile Europe is on high alert against another murderous terrorist attack, it will be hard for Paris to look beyond the next 24 hours. But soon delegates start arriving in the French capital for preliminary meetings ahead of COP21, the United Nations climate change summit which will be launched on 30 November with all the grandeur attendant on a gathering of global leaders
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2015-11-18 13:38:15
Monday, November 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
GENEVA (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014 as the relentless fuelling of climate change makes the planet more dangerous for future generations, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday.

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2015-11-09 04:13:44