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Friday, August 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Alberta, the biggest source of U.S. oil imports, announced the members of its climate change policy review panel on Friday, part of its pledge to implement new rules on greenhouse gas reductions.







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2015-08-14 16:28:58
Friday, August 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Many hydroelectric dams produce modest amounts of power yet do enormous damage to rivers and fish. Why not free our rivers from these ageing structures and build solar farms in the drained reservoirs? Yale Environment 360 reportsHydroelectric power is often touted as clean energy, but this claim is true only in the narrow sense of not causing air pollution
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2015-08-07 05:38:22
Monday, August 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Solar and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions by forcing utilities to use renewable sources to produce electricity, the industry said on Monday.
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2015-08-03 18:49:32
Monday, August 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
The frackers are furious over the incentives given to solar and wind that provide them with a fighting chance to compete as coal is phased out
The final version of the clean power plan has thrown the Obama administration into conflict with shale gas, America’s 21st-century energy darling.Coal, the most polluting source of electricity, has already entered a long twilight
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2015-08-03 12:10:39
Sunday, July 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is considering a reform of the tax levied on power bills to fund renewable energy that would see it extended to natural gas and road fuels, a source close to the matter said on Sunday.
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2015-07-26 09:41:38
Thursday, July 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Micro-hydro energy schemes offer significant opportunities to regenerate deprived areas, but must overcome start-up costs and declining subsidiesMicro-hydro, the generation of electricity from small streams, has begun to take off in rural Wales. The country’s geography makes small-scale hydropower a viable alternative source of energy and, for struggling rural areas, a source of income and jobs
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2015-07-16 09:36:34
Thursday, July 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The removal of the climate change levy exemption has shocked the renewable sector when there are lasting questions about Hinkley Point’s expansionIn the world of renewable energy, they are still reeling from the budget shocker – the removal of the climate change levy exemption, a source of revenue that had seemed secure for at least another half-decade
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2015-07-09 14:30:40
Thursday, July 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
London can still become a world-leading green city with a third runway at Heathrow as long as it backs solar roofs, electric cars and a bigger congestion zoneThe next mayor of London needs to be committed to making our city a better place to live; both more affordable and greener. The high cost of renting, public transport and low wages are one side of the challenge’ while the need to reduce CO2 emissions, tackle air pollution and offer new sources of green jobs are the other
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2015-07-09 02:00:08
Monday, July 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Europe’s largest conservation organisation to use solar, biomass and hydro power to supply half its energy needs for its estates, historic houses and palaces
The National Trust is to invest £30m in solar panels, woodchip boilers and innovative technology that can extract heat from a lake, in a bid to supply half of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020
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2015-07-06 00:01:03
Friday, July 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Increase in solar installations and good weather means UK is sourcing 16% of its electricity from sunshine on Friday afternoon, industry claimsSolar power is supplying 16% of the UK’s electricity demand this afternoon as the country basks in sunshine, the industry estimates.
The news comes as solar-powered homes, commercial rooftop schemes and solar farms open to the public on Friday and Saturday as part of “solar independence day”
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2015-07-03 08:31:15
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Friday, July 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Victorian windfarm has secured 20-year feed-in tariff from ACT as part of goal to produce 90% of its electricity from clean sources by 2020Work has begun on a new $50m windfarm in Victoria that will edge the Australian Capital Territory closer to its clean energy supply target, as the renewables sector begins to emerge from a political impasse that threatened to cripple it
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2015-07-03 00:03:57
Friday, July 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Dramatic cuts to Department of Energy and Climate Change budget could damage economic growth and undermine switch to clean energyThe UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) faces cuts of 90% to its staff budgets within three years, threatening the government’s ability to tackle climate change and move the energy supply to cleaner sources, according to an expert analysis
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2015-07-03 00:01:04
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil pledged on Tuesday to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power to 20 percent by 2030 in an effort to show commitment to fighting climate change.





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2015-06-30 11:47:41
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is collectively on track to achieve its goal of sourcing a fifth of its energy from renewables by 2020, although Britain, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are lagging behind other states, the European Commission said on Tuesday.


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2015-06-16 10:20:54
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
US energy secretary announces new office of technology transitions to help facilitate financing by connecting would-be investors with clean-energy firmsWith $4bn and a new government office, the White House has unveiled its latest clean energy initiative and cast a subtle new role for the federal government: not only is it a funder of new research, of the latest solar converter or biofuel source, but it is also a market builder
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2015-06-16 05:00:05