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Kicking off our six-part series highlighting innovative community renewable energy projects across Australia, we visit the town of Daylesford in Hepburn Shire in rural Victoria. Despite early local opposition, residents have tackled the electricity crisis by building their own renewable energy projects, starting with a cooperative-owned windfarm and moving into the hydro power that was once a feature of the town Continue reading
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2017-03-14 19:57:47
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
PINGTUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - On Pingtung jail's sunlit roof, prisoner no. 24 has a view of a brighter future. Ex-cop Chen, serving time for bribery, is learning how to install solar panels in a program that's part of Taiwan's shimmering vision of a future without nuclear power.
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2017-03-08 04:03:17
Friday, February 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Climate change threatens the financial system and companies should no longer view it as a future problem, regulator warnsAustralia’s financial regulator has warned that climate change poses a material risk to the entire financial system, and has urged companies to start adapting.Geoff Summerhayes, from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, says it is unsafe for companies to ignore the risks of climate change just because there is some uncertainty, or “even some controversy”, about the policy outlook
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2017-02-17 01:24:29
Thursday, November 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday it plans to deny several petitions from oil groups to start the process toward making a change to the country's biofuels program.
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2016-11-10 09:42:28
Friday, November 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a new global deal to tackle climate change became international law on Friday, officials and experts praised its rapid entry into force, but warned the hard work to curb global warming lies ahead.
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2016-11-04 08:08:24
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The global accord to combat climate change agreed in Paris last year officially entered into force Friday, putting pressure on nearly 200 countries to start executing plans to slash their greenhouse gas emissions.
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2016-11-03 18:06:06
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - As clocks passed midnight into Friday, remote islands in the Pacific Ocean, many in danger of rising seas from global warming, kicked off a rolling start as last year's global agreement to slow climate change took effect.
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2016-11-03 11:27:12
Monday, October 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fuel-seller Nancy Kaisa has for years used solar power to light her premises at the Entasopia shopping center in Kajiado, in southern Kenya. But recently she’s started using energy from a solar mini-grid system to operate her fuel pumps and meet her other energy needs, ditching her diesel generator
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2016-10-31 11:16:31
Saturday, October 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan on Saturday diverted the flow of a major river to start building the world's tallest dam and the main element of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, a $3.9 billion project which Dushanbe hopes will secure its energy independence.
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2016-10-29 13:16:39
Thursday, October 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Just 17% of people surveyed back the process, the lowest level since the government survey started tracking public attitudes about shale gasPublic support for fracking has fallen to new lows, a government survey has revealed.Just 17% of people backed the process of extracting shale gas, compared with a third who opposed it, and just under half (48%) who had no opinion, the latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy show
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2016-10-27 06:21:54
Monday, October 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hurricanes could start flooding New York City's coastline as often as every 20 years due to the effects of climate change on sea-level rise and hurricane activity, scientists said on Monday.
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2016-10-10 14:03:32
Monday, September 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
Sunday, September 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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