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Moixa trial at Oxspring to see if UK-made home batteries can store and use local solar power for longer, bypass National Grid and cut energy billsThe bungalows of Oxspring may look an unlikely testing ground for a new technology billed as a way to help renewable power, stymie energy price rises and aid the local power grid
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2017-01-21 02:00:30
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LONDON (Reuters) - Clean energy investment worldwide fell by 18 percent to $287.5 billion last year due to sharp falls in renewable technology prices and less spending on projects by large markets China and Japan, research showed on Thursday.
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2017-01-12 03:23:31
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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
Monday, December 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
A third unit at Drax’s coal power station will switch to burning wood pellets after commission’s state aid investigation approves financial support The share price of Britain’s biggest power station operator has jumped to a five-month high after the European commission approved subsidies for its conversion to burn wood pellets instead of coal
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2016-12-19 07:34:05
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Australian Energy Market Commission report finds wholesale energy prices will rise 36% due to shutdown of brown coal-fired generator in VictoriaThe closure of Victoria’s Hazelwood coal-fired power station will add an average of $78 a year to energy bills around the country, a new analysis claims.South Australians will have $150 a year added to household bills, Victorian power bills will rise by $99, a typical New South Wales consumer will pay an extra $74 a year for their electricity, while Queenslanders will pay an extra $28, due to to the upcoming closure of Australia’s cheapest – and most polluting – power generator
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2016-12-13 15:50:27
Friday, December 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government on Friday reached a deal with eight of the 10 provinces to introduce a landmark national carbon price, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says will help Canada meet its international climate change obligations.
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2016-12-09 20:29:14
Thursday, December 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - German spot electricity price for next-day delivery rose on Thursday, lifted by a fall in renewable wind power production and increased export demand.
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2016-12-08 03:25:13
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's government and 10 provinces are set to agree a national carbon price on Friday, doubling down on a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions just weeks before avowed climate change skeptic Donald Trump becomes U.S. President.
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2016-12-07 18:07:57
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Lobbyists dismayed by Coalition ruling out carbon trading, warning those fighting it ‘are going to get almost exactly the outcome they’re trying to prevent’Business and environment groups have expressed dismay at the federal government for scrapping consideration of an emissions intensity trading scheme in the electricity sector as part of its 2017 review of climate change policies, just a day after floating the possibility
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2016-12-07 02:20:34
Monday, December 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Emissions intensity scheme is the least costly way of reducing greenhouse gases, Energy Networks Australia and Csiro say Australia’s electricity and gas transmission industry is calling on the Turnbull government to implement a form of carbon trading in the national electricity market by 2022 and review the scope for economy-wide carbon pricing by 2027
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2016-12-05 13:00:31
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Is a cost-neutral shift to renewables too good to be true? Energy minister Mark Bailey is ready to take on anyone who says he can’t get to 50-50 without steep price risesIt seemed impossibly good news for the Queensland government in its push to transform Australia’s biggest carbon-polluting state into a renewable energy powerhouse in little more than a decade
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2016-11-29 16:00:43
Thursday, November 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday indicated he would stick to plans for a national price on carbon despite the U.S. election win of Donald Trump, who opposes measures to fight climate change.
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2016-11-10 13:34:12
Monday, October 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - SMA Solar Technology, Germany's top solar power equipment maker, cut its sales and earnings guidance for the year on Monday, citing rising price pressure since the middle of the year and delays to major solar projects.
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2016-10-24 09:05:08
Friday, September 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
A number of themes have arisen following the South Australian blackout. To put them all in perspective requires a focus on addressing climate changeA South Australian power price shock in July and a state-wide blackout in September provided fertile ground for those who live by the motto: never waste a good crisis
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2016-09-30 02:21:06
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - European spot electricity prices for day-ahead delivery tumbled on Tuesday on the back of a sharp jump in wind power supply in Germany and a fall in demand in France, while forward power prices retreated from previous-day highs as crude oil fell.
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2016-09-27 06:57:23