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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
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2016-02-04 05:47:58
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Electronics firm builds floating solar farm on a reservoir due to a scarcity of land for utility-scale solar in JapanThe Japanese electronics multinational Kyocera has begun work on what it says will be the world’s biggest floating solar farm.The power plant is being built on a reservoir in Japan’s Chiba prefecture and is anticipated to supply enough electricity for nearly 5,000 households when it is completed in early 2018
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2016-01-27 10:40:41
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Climate Home: Power from the sun could supply 20% of energy worldwide by 2027 on current technology trends, say UK researchersSolar power costs are tumbling so fast the technology is likely to fast outstrip mainstream energy forecasts.That is the conclusion of Oxford University researchers, based on a new forecasting model published in Research Policy
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2016-01-26 09:00:14
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Phasing-out of coal and nuclear reactors without alternatives will combine to create a supply crunch in a decade’s time, report predictsThe UK is facing an unprecedented “energy gap” in a decade’s time, according to engineers, with demand for electricity likely to outstrip supply by more than 40%, which could lead to black outs
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2016-01-26 00:01:00
Monday, January 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Many multinationals have a blind spot in judging the environmental impact of their suppliers' operations, adding to corporate risks linked to climate change, according to a study published on Tuesday.
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2016-01-25 23:08:56
Monday, January 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Energex, which is owned by the state government, launches a 12-month trial of solar batteries to investigate ways to integrate them into electricity supply A Queensland government-owned power company has installed the country’s first solar battery storage system from Tesla as it begins a year-long trial into how it can reward consumers who cut their reliance on the electricity grid
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2016-01-18 00:57:00
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is pushing to suspend bauxite mining due to concerns about its impact on the environment, a cabinet source said on Saturday, threatening to interrupt supply of the aluminum-making ingredient to China.









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2016-01-02 04:36:40
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital Beijing restored regular heating on Tuesday after a temporary squeeze on natural gas supplies required public buildings to lower their thermostats, the commission of city administration and environment said on its microblog.




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2015-12-29 04:32:15
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
New ideas, such as solar panels that float on water supply reservoirs, could see Australia become a major renewable energy exporterIn the last fiscal year, Australia earned $172bn from international sales of its natural resources. But earnings are decreasing. The office of the chief economist estimates that energy commodities earnings declined by 6% to $67bn last year because of a decline in revenue from coal exports, and that exports of refined petroleum products have declined by an average of 11% a year over the last decade
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2015-12-23 16:05:24
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Business leaders, environment ministers and even royalty urged companies to eschew raw materials that destroy forests, at the U.N. climate summit in Paris on Tuesday.
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2015-12-01 12:39:39