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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
Thursday, June 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
You quote Tidal Lagoon Power, the company led by Mark Shorrock, as saying both “judge us on our record to date” and “no decisions have been taken” to source materials from Cornwall (Cornish up in arms over Swansea’s tidal power project, 1 June). Earlier this year Mr Shorrock visited Cornwall to “explain” that his company was applying for planning permission (since granted) to reopen Dean quarry, as a “super-quarry”, extracting 1
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2015-06-04 12:56:08
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Alberta, the Canadian province whose carbon-intensive oil sands are the largest source U.S. oil imports, said on Tuesday it would have new climate change regulations in place by June 30, when the current rules expire.







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2015-06-02 15:11:40
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans as soon as Friday to determine whether carbon dioxide from aircraft endangers public health, a first step to regulating emissions from the aviation sector, sources familiar with the rulemaking process said.
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2015-06-02 12:09:23
Thursday, May 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to inject $100 million in funding to get more ethanol at the gas pump, according to two industry sources, the latest push to get beyond a "blend wall" that has capped demand for the biofuel.
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2015-05-28 18:05:50
Thursday, May 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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
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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