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Falling technology costs and rising electricity prices make going off the grid appealing but regulations and networks could hold others backLiving off-grid used to be something that people had to do to support modern life in remote communities but living without centralised power is becoming an increasingly mainstream concept
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2016-02-02 22:41:00
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The growth in renewable energy is fuelling new jobs in Asia and Africa. Meet three beneficiaries of the new green economy from Zambia, Pakistan and KenyaWhile the price of oil is plummeting, taking with it a significant number of jobs, the renewable energy job market is booming. It is estimated that it will grow to 24m jobs worldwide by 2030 – up from 9
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2016-02-01 04:05:50
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Solar sector needs better power storage, grid infrastructure and government support to meet bullish growth predictionsSixty years ago, the price of solar panels was astronomical. At a cost of $1,910 (£1,350) per watt in today’s money, the only practical use for them was in space on the US Vanguard 1 satellite, which launched in 1958
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2016-01-31 02:00:03
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
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The economic implications of the tumbling cost of crude are momentous but mixed. For the environment, though, it should at least mean that more fossil fuels stay in the groundA decade ago, British civil servants were packed off on a training day about, in a then-fashionable phrase, future-proofing UK plc
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2016-01-13 13:50:00
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, December 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - A landmark deal to curb global warming dented shares of fossil fuel companies on Monday and lifted renewable energy stocks, although some price swings were muted by the non-binding nature of the pact.









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2015-12-14 11:34:13
Sunday, December 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - For the most part, big business wanted one thing from the climate accord in Paris on Saturday: a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. While on the surface their hopes were dashed, looking deeper may give them cause for hope.
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2015-12-13 04:01:00
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - French power generator Engie and a group of European gas and power utilities called on Tuesday for carbon pricing, rather than targets for increasing renewable energy use, to be the main tool for fighting climate change.
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2015-12-08 04:34:48
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
International Monetary Fund suggests prolonged period of low oil, coal and gas prices could discourage further adoption of cleaner energy sourcesThe International Monetary Fund has issued a warning before a meeting of the Opec oil cartel that permanently low fossil fuels are choking off investment in renewable sources of energy and hindering the fight against climate change
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2015-12-03 06:37:45
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil companies will likely pay close to $1 billion this year to put more ethanol and renewables in gasoline and diesel and face even higher compliance costs in 2016 after the U.S. government set targets for alternative fuel use above industry expectations.
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2015-12-03 00:18:26
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Innovator tells Sorbonne students that failing to price in damage done by carbon pollution is a $5.3tn a year subsidy for the fossil fuel industryElon Musk, the renowned innovator, believes the widespread introduction of a carbon price could halve the time it takes the world to transition to clean energy and make a huge difference to the impact of climate change
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2015-12-02 16:37:45
Friday, November 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - It was supposed to be the way the market would cut greenhouse gases by itself: governments selling companies permits-to-pollute, which they could trade among themselves. Over time, the number of permits would be reduced, and the cost to companies of failing to cut emissions would rise
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2015-11-27 11:59:02
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
Monday, November 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Leaders of 78 major companies urged governments on Monday to include the pricing of carbon emissions as part of policies to curb global warming, as world leaders prepare for a summit on climate change in Paris next week.
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2015-11-23 12:18:38