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Friday, August 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote region that is thawing amid global warming, scientists say.
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2017-08-11 07:42:00
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Wind power group Siemens Gamesa has installed Asia's tallest wind turbines, with a total height of 210 meters (230 yards), in Thailand, it said on Tuesday.
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2017-08-08 07:00:36
Friday, August 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a year by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists said on Friday.
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2017-08-04 17:31:48
Friday, August 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of the motor industry (We must break the car’s chokehold on Britain, 2 August). He proposes a modal transport shift to more coach travel and investment in nuclear power plants to power our electric cars
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2017-08-04 12:22:46
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Volkswagen AG , trying to put a massive emissions-cheating scandal behind it, has asked a U.S. judge to reject a lawsuit by Wyoming potentially seeking more than $1 billion in additional penalties for environment damages.
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2017-08-02 10:26:12
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Producers of "green" aluminum - made using renewable energy rather than fossil fuels - are starting to charge premium prices thanks to rising demand from industrial customers under pressure to reduce their carbon footprints.
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2017-08-02 07:26:25
Tuesday, August 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
The electric utility sector is broken – but the transformation we need will be virtually impossible so long as a handful of wealthy elites are calling the shotsA new report from the US-based Energy and Policy Institute last week found that investor-owned utilities have known about climate change for nearly 50 years – and done everything in their power to stop governments from doing anything about it
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2017-08-01 09:00:19
Monday, July 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's power utilities and grid operators, under threat from the world's fastest take-up of home solar panels, are rushing to come up with ways to stay relevant and protect long-term revenues.
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2017-07-31 23:24:44
Sunday, July 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Household vehicle charging will be the equivalent of running an electric shower for hours on end, argues Colin ReadThere seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 on diesel and petrol car sales, 26 July)
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2017-07-30 13:44:59
Saturday, July 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German environment ministry has rejected calls from two of the country's states for tax incentives to promote the sale of low-emission modern diesel and electric cars.
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2017-07-29 11:25:03
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
(Reuters) - Chemical companies Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are seeing increased benefits in building sustainable "green" products, as they look for newer avenues of growth and build a stronger connection with millenials.
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2017-07-27 14:23:59
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 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.
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2017-07-26 20:13:22