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The charity, known for its opposition to turbines, claims to have commissioned a model that will not threaten local pipistrelle and noctule batsIt is renowned for its opposition to the installation of wind turbines across the nation. According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the machines’ blades pose too much of a threat to local species in many areas
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2016-02-06 13:50:36
Thursday, January 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
In Paris last year 195 countries committed cutting emissions and reducing global warming. Join a panel on Thursday 4 February to discuss making these a reality
On Wednesday the United Nations urged global business leaders to double investment in wind and solar energy to $600bn (£400bn) a year by 2020
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2016-01-28 09:03:25
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
With oil at below $30 a barrel, countries such as Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran and Kuwait are looking to curb fossil fuel use at home to maximise export profitsThe oil price slump below $30 barrel is spurring some of the world’s biggest oil exporters to curb domestic consumption of fossil fuels and invest in wind and solar power, according to government officials meeting in Abu Dhabi
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2016-01-20 05:34:14
Thursday, December 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
This is a historic opportunity for ideas and entrepreneurs, but only if they get support and infrastructructure, says Sungevity entrepreneurAustralia stands at a crossroads after the Paris agreement and a week of talk about being an innovation nation. This has been coming for some time and, as a successful energy entrepreneur, I think the choices facing the country could not be starker
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2015-12-17 17:33:10
Saturday, December 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - Climate negotiators in Paris appeared on the verge of clinching a landmark accord on Saturday to transform the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming.
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2015-12-12 03:37:41
Friday, December 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - Efforts to craft a global accord to combat climate change stumbled on Friday with China and many other nations refusing to yield ground, forcing host France to extend the U.N. summit by a day to overcome stubborn divisions.








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2015-12-11 06:45:46
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Spanish conglomerate Abengoa, teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, has halted construction of power transmission lines in Brazil, a potential setback for the South America nation's bid to emerge from its worst energy crisis in 14 years.





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2015-12-08 16:21:44
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - Among the stumbling blocks for a global climate deal in Paris is a decades-old U.N. view that divides the world into two camps -- wealthy countries that bear the financial responsibility for climate change and developing nations that do not.
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2015-12-08 08:00:33
Saturday, December 5th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's hardline position in global climate talks has made it a potential villain for Western nations as it warns that its greenhouse emissions, mostly from burning dirty coal, may keep rising past the middle of the century.
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2015-12-05 17:07:23
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthy nations spend 40 times as much money subsidizing fossil fuel production as they contribute to the Green Climate Fund to help poor countries adapt to global warming, a research group said in a study released on Thursday.



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2015-12-03 13:49:28
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - As the tiny South Pacific nation of Kiribati battles to save its islands from climate change-induced rising sea levels and drought, in an ironic twist the strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years is providing it with an economic bonanza in tuna.
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2015-12-03 01:51:12
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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - On the frontline of climate change, many people in low-lying Pacific islands say they will consider migrating if droughts, floods or rises in sea level worsen, a study showed on Wednesday at United Nations talks.









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2015-12-02 13:37:55
Monday, November 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Narendra Modi announces a new alliance of nations and industry on large-scale expansion of solar energy use in the tropics and beyondIndia’s prime minister has launched an international solar alliance of over 120 countries with the French president, François Hollande, at the Paris COP21 climate summit
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2015-11-30 10:24:20