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Transition away from fossil fuels is underway, but without assessing demands on land and water resources we put the future health of our planet at riskAs the world moves towards renewable sources of energy, it faces an accompanying challenge: water scarcity. The intensive water use in the coal, oil, gas and nuclear industries is well-documented, but if we want to encourage a faster transition to renewables we must also contemplate the water use of the alternatives
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2015-05-28 06:07:57
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Over 20 hydroelectric projects proposed for the main trunk of the River Maranon would have devastating impactsWho said large-scale hydropower was out? As an article published by Climate Central recently noted, it has now been omitted from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual reports on renewable energy for eight years running, and “may be seen as a risky bet” for investors
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2015-05-26 11:45:22
Monday, May 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Home storage unit is perfect for continent rich in solar and wind resources but short of reliable power sources, says Christine MungaiBatteries that can store renewable energy for longer and at half the current cost have been hailed as an energy revolution that could transform Africa’s power supply
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2015-05-11 01:00:11
Thursday, May 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Labor accuses Coalition of trying to include burning of wood waste as a renewable energy source after both sides agree to 33,000GWh targetA deal to end the lengthy stand-off over Australia’s renewable energy target has hit a dramatic late hitch after Labor accused the Coalition of trying to include the burning of wood waste as a renewable energy source
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2015-05-07 22:52:56
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent blending targets for the country's renewable fuels program to the White House for review ahead of a fast-approaching June 1 deadline for publicly releasing its proposal, according to industry sources.
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2015-05-05 14:42:24
Monday, April 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WWF/ANU report says all Australia’s energy needs could come from renewables by 2050, without massive costs or depressing economic growth Australia is well placed to reduce emissions at low cost because the costs of carbon-free technologies such as wind and solar have fallen significantly in recent years
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2015-04-20 09:49:54
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Geothermal energy had one of the lowest average costs of power production compared to other energy sources in 2014. “About 1.2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to electricity,” Jim Yong Kim, President, writes on the World Bank blog. “Renewable energy development will be critical to close this energy-access gap sustainably
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2015-04-14 07:40:38
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A technology in development with the University of Leicester has the potential to revolutionise the sourcing of renewable energy from rivers.
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2015-04-14 06:04:38
Monday, April 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Lynn Good, President and CEO of Duke Energy, speaks on "Leading with Energy" at the Executive Lecture series organized by Poole College of Management on April 8. She discusses how meeting the demands of consumers along with caring about the environment by thinking of different sources of energy affects leadership in energy industry
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2015-04-13 23:24:56
Saturday, April 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally friendly source of fiber for its products while giving farmers a new market for what remains after the...
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2015-04-11 19:27:06
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WICHITA, Kansas — A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally friendly source of fiber for its products while giving farmers a new market for what...
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2015-04-11 17:07:30
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Efficient storage of electricity, especially from renewable sources, is the holy grail of the energy industry. And Elon Musk could have a gamechanger up his sleeve… Many years ago, in 1999 to be exact, Andy Grove, who was then chairman of the giant chip-maker Intel, famously predicted: “Companies that are not internet companies in five years’ time won’t be companies at all
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2015-04-11 13:01:08
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WICHITA, Kan. - A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally ...
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2015-04-11 11:56:26
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally friendly source of fiber for its products while giving farmers a new market for what remains after the grain is harvested
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2015-04-11 11:29:03
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QUEBEC CITY, April 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Thousands of people united today in the streets of Quebec City as part of the Act on Climate march to demand Canada's political leaders act swiftly and smartly on climate change when developing their provincial energy agreement, which means stopping the expansion of the tar sands, the country's largest source of emissions growth
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2015-04-11 10:15:00