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Poll shows strong support among IoD to tackle climate change, a bigger push for renewables and for PM’s move to review Hinkley PointThe Institute of Directors (IoD) has backed Theresa May’s decision to review the £18.5bn Hinkley nuclear scheme but launched a savage attack on successive government policies for failing to deliver energy security
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2016-08-18 18:01:01
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Analysis of temporary jump in prices in South Australia showed generation capacity far exceeded demand, pointing to market manipulation
Fossil fuel electricity generators in South Australia withheld their supply to push up prices and reap bigger profits, according to an analysis of the causes behind the extremely high prices there in early July
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2016-08-17 15:30:13
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China plans to spend a total of 430 billion yuan ($65 billion) on around 4,800 separate projects aimed at improving the quality of its water supplies, the environment ministry said late on Monday.
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2016-08-09 02:08:18
Friday, August 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Brazil’s environmental regulator rules the dam’s backers had failed to supply information to show its social and environmental impactBrazil’s environmental regulator Ibama decided on Thursday to shelve the environmental license request for a hydroelectric dam on the Tapajós river in the Amazon, a project that had been opposed by indigenous tribes and conservation groups
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2016-08-05 04:02:49
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol plants and traders are rushing to sell biofuel to Brazil as tightening supplies and logistics in the South American market give the world's top producer a rare opportunity to ship south during the peak sugar cane harvest, sources said. U.S. ethanol plants are pumping out a record 1 million barrels per day taking advantage of cheap and plentiful corn feedstock, pushing domestic prices to three-month lows
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2016-08-04 10:54:20
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign has solicited advice from California regulators on how to revamp a federal regulation requiring biofuels like corn-based ethanol be blended into the nation's gasoline supply, according to campaign and state officials
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2016-08-03 15:22:33
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Yale Environment 360: By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the US and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity
The tens of thousands of tons of natural gas that surged into the Southern California sky late last year were supposed to have fueled the region’s power plants and heated its homes
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2016-08-02 09:11:27
Thursday, July 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Official figures show low-carbon sources accounted for almost half of national electricity supply last year - outstripping coal for the first time Almost half the UK’s electricity came from clean energy sources such as wind and nuclear power last year, official figures have revealed.Renewables accounted for a quarter of the country’s power supplies in 2015, outstripping coal power for the first time, the data published by the government revealed
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2016-07-28 09:44:45
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bioenergy produced from crops does not threaten food supplies, researchers funded by the U.S. government, World Bank and others said in a report on Tuesday, dealing a potential blow to critics of the country's biofuels program.
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2016-06-14 16:15:50
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Last year saw record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropowerAn upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply.Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 - the largest annual increase ever and as much as Africa’s entire power generating capacity
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2016-06-01 09:32:13
Thursday, May 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Renewable power sources, low-energy products and supply chain emissions cuts help Swedish furniture giant boost sustainabilityAs December’s landmark climate change summit in Paris (COP21) approached, Ikea made a number of major announcements. It pledged to invest €600m (£471m) in renewable energy projects – in addition to an earlier €1
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2016-05-26 23:00:22
Friday, April 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The state’s driest spring on record was followed by its hottest summer and the lakes that supply the hydro power scheme are just 12.8% fullThe plane took off at 6.21am and headed north-west, towards the clouds. About 200km from Hobart airport, above Tasmania’s central plateau, there they were: clouds ripe for seeding
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2016-04-29 18:53:31
Thursday, April 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Rooftop panels could supply 40% of country’s power with open spaces such as parking lots offering further potential, study shows. Conservation magazine reportsTo take advantage of the sun’s energy to satisfy our ever-increasing need for electricity, Americans will have to take a fresh look at their roofs
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2016-04-14 10:36:12