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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
Thursday, February 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Desert complex will provide electricity for more than 1 million people when complete, helping African country to supply most of its energy from renewables by 2030Morocco’s king will switch on the first phase of a concentrated solar power plant on Thursday that will become the world’s largest when completed
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2016-02-04 05:47:58