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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
Monday, February 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
At the start of Greener London week, the UK’s leading environmental groups call for the next London mayor to deliver a more sustainable capital city, reports BusinessGreenA group of some of the country’s best-known environmental groups, including the National Trust, RSPB, WWF and Greenpeace, are today calling on the next Mayor of London to commit to making the capital a greener, healthier city
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2016-02-29 06:52:20
Sunday, February 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The Bio-bean start-up recycles waste coffee grounds into biomass fuel pellets and coals that can fire up both boilers and BBQsWhile the distinctive smell of a barbecue may herald the first sign of summer, it is not often associated with energy efficiency.
That may be about to change with the launch of a new type of barbecue coal called Hot Coffees, which hails from waste coffee grounds
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2016-02-14 08:41:17
Monday, February 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Andrew Dyer says 50% of complaints relate to seven future facilities and include noise, economic and health fears Approximately half of all complaints made to Australia’s windfarm commissioner relate to turbines that have not yet been built, the man tasked with the job has said.Andrew Dyer was appointed as the country’s first windfarm commissioner in October and started in the role the following month
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2016-02-08 00:34:11
Friday, February 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Battery could revolutionise UK energy market by enabling people to store excess energy generated from rooftop solar panelsThe setting is decidedly modest: a utility room in a red-brick house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Wales. But if the hype turns out to be right, this may be the starting point for an energy revolution in the UK
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2016-02-05 03:52:39
Monday, January 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Oslo's main waste incinerator began the world's first experiment to capture carbon dioxide from the fumes of burning rubbish on Monday, hoping to develop technology to enlist the world's trash in slowing global warming.
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2016-01-25 09:32:35
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Construction will begin on the energy giant’s first UK solar project by the end of this month in boost to clean energy generation at existing wind sitesVattenfall is to start construction on its first solar project in the UK this month, as part of a pilot project to help the Swedish energy giant maximise the generation potential of its existing UK sites
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2016-01-12 08:45:25
Friday, January 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Four hydroelectric dams along Brazil's Rio Doce remain closed for an indefinite time after a deadly mining spill in November flooded the river with thick mud, according to water agency ANA.

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2016-01-08 10:04:16
Thursday, January 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
New UK international development minister Nick Hurd wants to boost off-grid solar power in the only region where those without access to modern energy is set to rise
For a man who has only recently started his job, international development minister Nick Hurd seems sure of his priorities.“Energy Africa makes perfect sense to me,” he says
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2016-01-07 04:52:16