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More secure supplies of electricity are helping to spawn new industries in rural Africa by enabling reliable refrigeration and irrigation When South Africa’s government started giving laptops to off-grid schools, James van der Walt spotted an opportunity for a solar business. But his market research revealed a problem: of 12 schools he visited, 11 had previously lost solar panels to thieves
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2016-09-26 05:35:11
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The scare campaign heydays are over. Support for action on climate change has rebounded to 2008 levels as frustration at the lack of political leadership growsIf we were to try to repair the lost public trust in our political system, you may think that climate change and energy seem the most unlikely place to start
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2016-09-25 19:46:17
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Nasa and a host of aviation startups are developing aircraft that could transform the way we travel, with lower emissions and runway-free landings
How will you commute in 2030? Join our live debate today 1-2pm (GMT) The end of the jet age could be in sight. Innovative new electric aircraft are starting to find their way off the drawing board and onto runways, funded by startups, government agencies and the world’s biggest jet makers
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2016-07-20 04:25:30
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
After a rocky start, the American solar market is taking off. What will it take to make it go truly mainstream?Solar energy in the US has had a rocky existence. Ever since Ronald Reagan symbolically removed Jimmy Carter’s solar panels from the White House roof in 1986, federal policy has been unpredictable, such that manufacturers and consumers could never depend on reliable incentives to produce and install solar energy systems
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2016-06-28 11:29:31
Thursday, May 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Wyke Farms saves £100,000 a year on energy bills thanks to green initiatives. And that’s just the start “My grandparents used to tell me that if you look after nature, then nature will look after you,” says Richard Clothier, managing director of Wyke Farms, which generates electricity, gas and heat from renewable sources
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2016-05-26 23:00:22
Thursday, May 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Diplomats are gradually crowding out environment experts in global efforts to tackle climate change, a shift signaling a higher profile for the issue and improved chances for more coordination to fight it.
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2016-05-26 06:06:50
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
An anonymous $50,000 check marked the start of the notoriously private star’s donations to climate change and clean energy causes, reports GristIn the outpouring of media coverage after Prince’s death at the age of 57 last week, fans around the globe began to learn more about the notoriously private star – including that he gave away a lot of money
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2016-04-27 05:14:31
Monday, April 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Swedish firm is optimistic of sales despite recent cuts to solar incentivesSolar panels will join tea lights and spider plants on sale at Ikea stores from Monday, despite huge government cuts to solar subsidies for homeowners.Shoppers will be able to order panels online and at three stores, initially Glasgow, Birmingham and Lakeside, before the so-called Solar Shops appear in all the Swedish company’s UK stores by summer’s end
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2016-04-25 01:00:39