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Opposition leaves itself room to move on Coalition’s national energy guarantee while zeroing in on promised price reductionsMalcolm Turnbull has acknowledged there are “many impacts” on a household energy bill after being pursued by Labor about whether he could guarantee the power price reductions floated under his proposed energy policy
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2017-10-18 03:13:30
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country's lights on and cut power prices.
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2017-10-16 22:47:10
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - U.S. solar manufacturers on Tuesday asked federal trade officials to impose tariffs on cheap foreign-made panels, clashing with companies who rely on those products to build low-priced projects that can compete with gas and coal.
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2017-10-03 16:08:35
Thursday, September 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prices for U.S. renewable fuel credits continued to tumble on Thursday, traders said, on reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was considering a plan that would significantly increase the amount of credits on the market.
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2017-09-28 12:25:32
Saturday, September 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Party raises concerns over nuclear costs as Vince Cable says record low wind power prices should lead to ‘radical reappraisal’New nuclear power stations may not be the best option for keeping Britain’s lights on and meeting the country’s carbon targets, the Liberal Democrats have said.The party said there were legitimate concerns over nuclear’s cost and the risks it would not be delivered on time, just days after windfarms secured state support far more cheaply than the Hinkley Point C atomic power station
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2017-09-16 02:00:05
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Electricity generated from whirling fans among the waves means that nuclear is rightly vanishing as the answer to meet our energy needs and our climate goalsThe precipitous drop in the price of electricity from offshore wind turbines should be a tipping point for green technology. In 2014 the current generated by a forest of giant whirling fans out at sea was priced at around £150 per megawatt hour
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2017-09-13 13:47:02
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Ministers are thought to be planning to offer £3m for initiatives such as solar panels on social housingGreen energy projects run by cities and local authorities around the UK stand to receive millions of pounds of government support, providing another fillip for renewable power just a day after the subsidised price of windfarms hit a record low
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2017-09-13 00:00:02
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the market has finally bought into the business case for renewable energy. The price of change is getting cheaperLike the debate over gun control, the public discussion in the US about whether to take action on the climate has often been characterised as a struggle between powerful lobbies and violent reality
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2017-09-12 04:07:38
Monday, September 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Lib Dems and green groups say reduced price of state support should sound death knell for plants such as Hinkley Point CThe government is under pressure to reconsider its commitment to a new generation of nuclear power stations after the cost of offshore wind power reached a record low.Experts said green energy had reached a tipping point in the UK after two windfarms secured a state-backed price for their output that was nearly half the level awarded last year to Britain’s first new nuclear power site in a generation, Hinkley Point C
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2017-09-11 13:02:57
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A record low price set for offshore wind power is good for UK jobs, the taxpayer and household bills. It is bad news for Hinkley C and the nuclear industryThe persistent myth that green energy is expensive has been shredded by the revelation that windfarms will be built around Britain’s coast far more cheaply than new nuclear reactors
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2017-09-11 06:38:12
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Sunday, September 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Analysts predict sea change in energy policy as falling costs for offshore power will charge UK taxpayer at least 10% less than deal handed to new nuclear plantWindfarms around Britain’s coast will beat the planned nuclear power station Hinkley Point on price when the winning bidders for a £290m-a-year pot of government subsidies are announced on Monday, experts predict
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2017-09-10 06:16:29
Friday, September 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
EU duties on Chinese solar modules are set to rise 30% above market levels signalling ‘huge negative effects’ for businessesEurope’s solar industry has condemned an EU vote to impose another round of duties on Chinese imports, just weeks before a US trade panel is due to rule on similar tariffs
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2017-09-08 06:16:04
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Dong Energy boss says falling price of renewables means they must power the electric car revolution or the environment will gain only a pyrrhic victoryThe rise of electric cars will be a pyrrhic victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the world’s biggest offshore windfarm developer
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2017-08-13 11:39:07
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Producers of "green" aluminum - made using renewable energy rather than fossil fuels - are starting to charge premium prices thanks to rising demand from industrial customers under pressure to reduce their carbon footprints.
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2017-08-02 07:26:25
Monday, July 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's multimillion-dollar bet against U.S. biofuel prices is looking increasingly risky in the wake of a Friday court ruling that will likely boost the cost of complying with the program.
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2017-07-31 15:44:56