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Jay Weatherill’s government says 150 megawatt plant will be biggest of its kind in the world and create about 700 jobsA proposed solar thermal power plant in South Australia’s mid-north has been contracted to supply all the state government’s power needs.Work on the $650m SolarReserve facility will start in 2018, creating 650 construction jobs and 50 ongoing positions
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2017-08-14 02:07:09
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will reject a proposed overhaul of the U.S. biofuels program that would have shifted blending responsibility away from refining companies further down the fuel supply chain, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday
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2017-08-03 15:31:17
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Burning coal for power looks set to remain the backbone of Germany's energy supply for decades yet, an apparent contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel's ambitions for Europe's biggest economy to be a role model in tackling climate change.
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2017-08-02 07:01:21
Friday, July 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government may have to require more biofuels to be blended into the country's fuel supply after a court ruled on Friday that the mandates must be reconsidered, a decision that boosted renewable fuel credits to seven-month highs on financial markets.
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2017-07-28 15:14:40
Thursday, July 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Europe has seven prevailing weather regimes, a system windfarms could better exploit to even out supply and demand
Renewable energy is great in principle, but, some people may say, how do we keep the lights on when the wind fails to blow or the sun doesn’t shine? The issue of “intermittency” is a criticism of renewables, but a study analysing weather patterns across Europe shows that a decent wind is almost always blowing somewhere on the continent
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2017-07-27 15:30:07
Thursday, July 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - A consortium of Japanese companies plans to launch what it says is world's first hydrogen supply chain demonstration project, part of the country's goal of becoming a "hydrogen society".
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2017-07-27 02:34:15
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday was set to propose requiring fuel companies to blend 19.24 billion gallons of renewable fuels in the nation's fuel supply, down slightly from 2017 levels, according to two industry sources.
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2017-07-05 10:58:54
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - Severe flooding across southern China has forced the world's largest power plant to slash capacity on Tuesday, delayed grain on barges and damaged farms along the Yangtze River, as the death toll rose to 56 and economic costs hit almost $4 billion.
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2017-07-04 06:13:07
Friday, May 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Commercial interest is growing in plans to harness geothermal energy from Iceland’s magma lakes and use it to supply the UK and Europe
Harnessing the power of Iceland’s volcanoes to provide energy to British homes is one of those ideas that resurfaces every few years, but sounds too good – or whacky – to be true
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2017-05-19 00:00:46
Sunday, May 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Furniture giant commits to reducing use of virgin raw materials but experts raise concerns about supply chain dominationAre companies ready to rethink the way they do business? – open thread
Ikea has bought forest in Romania and the Baltics, wind farms in Poland and now it is investing in a plastic recycling plant in the Netherlands
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2017-05-14 23:00:35
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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
An innovative bioenergy project in New South Wales could produce enough electricity to supply 5,000 homes and produce fertiliserEd Fagan’s family has been farming the same 1,600-hectare block of land in Cowra, about 240km west of Sydney, since 1886.These days Cowra is a shire of nearly 13,000 people and straddles the Lachlan river
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2017-04-05 23:16:38
Sunday, March 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Despite Trump halting reduction of the US’s vast CO2 emissions, climate change is being taken seriously around the world from China to SwedenOptimism has always been in short supply in conversations about global warming. Only for the briefest window – after the Paris climate agreement was reached in December 2015 – did the words “climate” and “hope” look reasonable next to each other in headlines
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2017-03-19 05:00:05
Thursday, March 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A tunnel under construction beneath a Norwegian mountain is just one link in a new grid that will cross national bordersMore than 2km down a dark tunnel deep inside a Norwegian mountain, a drilling machine is boring out holes in the rock. It’s part of a major project that will connect Britain to Norway’s huge hydroelectric power supplies, passing power lines through the mountain near Kvilldal, southwest Norway, before laying the world’s longest undersea power cable, 450km long, to Blyth in Northumberland
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2017-03-16 16:30:01
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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The South Australian government has announced it will intervene in the national energy market in a $550m plan that seeks to tame the state’s turbulent power supply and prices. The premier, Jay Weatherill, says his government will build a gas-fired power station and Australia’s largest battery storage unit Continue reading
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2017-03-14 01:20:32
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Josh Frydenberg says Jay Weatherill’s government wants a ‘much lower threshold’ to intervene in national electricity marketThe South Australian government’s plan to direct energy market operators on gas supply and intervene with the national regulator during periods of high demand could be in contravention of the national electricity market
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2017-03-14 01:13:52