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Is a cost-neutral shift to renewables too good to be true? Energy minister Mark Bailey is ready to take on anyone who says he can’t get to 50-50 without steep price risesIt seemed impossibly good news for the Queensland government in its push to transform Australia’s biggest carbon-polluting state into a renewable energy powerhouse in little more than a decade
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2016-11-29 16:00:43
Many state schools struggling to help disadvantaged pupils (Report, 22 November) are facing a further demand on their shrinking budgets. Prudent schools that have invested in solar panels to reduce their electricity bills now face a retrospective six- to eight-fold hike in their tax rates, if the government gets its way
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2016-11-29 13:47:55
5 days ago      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Monday it approved Czech state aid granted in 2006-2012 to renewable energy installations.
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2016-11-28 04:51:49
Thursday, November 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's threat of pulling the United States out of a global agreement to curb climate change could place the United States in a tiny club with just one other nation - Nicaragua.
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2016-11-17 12:57:58
Thursday, November 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China must increase clean and efficient use of coal, the country's premier said, adding that it also should increase the use and development of renewable energy, state radio reported late on Thursday.
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2016-11-17 05:12:24
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had hoped his presence at a Marrakesh conference to decide on the finer points of a historic agreement to stave off climate change would be a victory lap.
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2016-11-16 09:14:07
Sunday, November 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States would become "a kind of rogue country" if it pulls out of an international agreement to combat global warming, leaving the world more vulnerable to droughts and other climate extremes, warned Mary Robinson, a former Irish president and human rights advocate
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2016-11-13 18:11:23
Sunday, November 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the Obama administration would do everything it could to implement a global agreement to combat climate change before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
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2016-11-13 04:18:09
Friday, November 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - Donald Trump's plan to drop out of world cooperation on slowing climate change would be "absolutely catastrophic" and weaken the United States, France's environment minister said on Friday.
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2016-11-11 13:34:04
Thursday, November 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday took a major step toward encouraging development of renewable energy on federal lands in six Western states by establishing a competitive bidding process similar to how oil and gas leases are awarded.
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2016-11-10 15:14:58
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - In addition to picking the next U.S. president on Tuesday, voters in four states will decide on ballot initiatives related to energy and the environment.
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2016-11-08 10:44:21
Friday, November 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The amendment, backed by $20m from large energy utilities, has been described by Al Gore and environmentalists as a dishonest attempt to trick consumersClimate change may have been largely ignored during the presidential election but it will be on the ballot on 8 November, with Florida voters deciding on a measure backed by large utilities that could effectively snuff out the solar industry in the state
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2016-11-04 14:27:03
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Victorian premier’s move comes after Josh Frydenberg said coal-fired power plant was ‘driven out of town’ by state governmentThe Victorian government will provide $266m to attract employers to the Latrobe valley following the closure of the Hazelwood power plant, the premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced
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2016-11-03 17:38:40
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Workers told of closure at Thursday morning meeting in Victoria, ending months of uncertaintyUp to 1,000 jobs are to go after staff at Hazelwood power plant in Victoria’s Latrobe galley were told in a meeting on Thursday that the coal-fired station will close on 31 March.
The workers – comprising about 800 full-time staff and 200 part-time employees and contractors – were told of the closure during a meeting at the plant this morning, and have been offered assistance packages from the state and federal governments, including retraining, career advice and counselling
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2016-11-02 21:49:14
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Despite a concerted effort to create a panic about renewable energy following the South Australian storm, public support for ambitious renewable energy targets remains highThe lights had not even come back on in South Australia after the freak storm that blacked out the state last month when the latest front in the climate wars was breaking out
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2016-10-18 14:00:10