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Market regulator urgently requested aluminium smelter reduce electricity use as demand surged alongside temperaturesGas-fired power plants failed during this month’s New South Wales heatwave, forcing authorities to urgently cut demand from the Tomago aluminium smelter to prevent outages.The record-breaking heat put enormous strain on NSW’s electricity supply on Friday, 10 February, when demand peaked at 4
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2017-02-22 18:33:12
A complex range of factors is shaping how and why cities adopt renewable energy, from costs to the need for stable power supplies
‘This building is its own power plant’: your stories of renewables in the cityAs renewable energy projects are rolled out in cities around the world, we spoke to companies and organisations working in the sector to find out what’s happening and what to expect
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2017-02-22 02:03:09
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is on track to meet its goal for renewables to supply up 20 percent of its energy by 2020, the EU executive said in a report seen by Reuters, although Britain, Ireland and Luxembourg are lagging behind.
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2017-01-31 00:49:49
Sunday, November 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Ta’u island in American Samoa will rely on solar panels and Tesla batteries as it does away with diesel generators A remote tropical island has catapulted itself headlong into the future by ditching diesel and powering all homes and businesses with the scorching South Pacific sun. Using more than 5,000 solar panels and 60 Tesla power packs the tiny island of Ta’u in American Samoa is now entirely self-sufficient for its electricity supply – though the process of converting has been tough and pitted with delays
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2016-11-27 23:09:25
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will require energy companies to use a record amount of biofuel next year, a victory for Midwest farmers that supply ethanol makers over oil firms that say using more biofuels in gasoline and diesel is costly and unachievable.
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2016-11-23 12:58:29
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Dong Energy chief executive hails ‘inflection point’ as he confirms plan to sell company’s oil and gas divisionWind turbines could soon supply most of the UK’s electricity, the boss of the country’s largest wind farm operator has said, as he confirmed plans to sell its oil and gas division
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2016-11-08 09:49:12
Monday, October 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Wind power could supply as much as 20 percent of the world's total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing on Tuesday.
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2016-10-17 23:04:07
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
World Energy Council warns of potential gap in energy supply due to government’s lack of clarity and myriad changesThe UK has fallen out of the top 10 of a respected international league table of countries’ energy sectors for the first time.The World Energy Council blamed the government’s lack of clarity and myriad changes which it said have left the country facing a potential gap in energy supply
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2016-10-11 06:07:50
Saturday, October 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
A prototype system of dams and turbines in Swansea Bay could provide Britain with a major zero-carbon source of powerBackers of an ambitious proposal to transform the UK’s power supply will learn in the next few weeks if they are to be given the go-ahead to build tidal lagoons to generate electricity
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2016-10-08 13:28:34
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - European spot electricity prices for day-ahead delivery tumbled on Tuesday on the back of a sharp jump in wind power supply in Germany and a fall in demand in France, while forward power prices retreated from previous-day highs as crude oil fell.
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2016-09-27 06:57:23
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
Thursday, September 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
On the edge of a forest in northern Norway, an unusually handsome hydroelectric plant is generating a buzzOvre Forsland is a big departure from the hulking power stations that traditionally served our energy needs. It looks more like an elegant, custom‑built home from TV show Grand Designs.Located in the Helgeland district in northern Norway, it’s a small hydroelectric power station capable of supplying 1,600 homes with power
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2016-09-08 03:00:16