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Friday, April 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
National Grid hails milestone as other sources like gas, nuclear, wind and solar allow UK to keep lights on with all coal-fired powerplants offlineFriday was Britain’s first ever working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution, according to the National Grid.The control room tweeted the milestone on Friday
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2017-04-21 21:44:55
Friday, April 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
National Grid expects the UK to reach coal energy ‘watershed’ on Friday in what will also be the country’s first 24-hour coal-free periodThe UK is set to have its first ever working day without coal power generation since the industrial revolution on Friday, according to the National Grid.The control room tweeted the predicted milestone, adding that it is also set to be the first 24-hour coal-free period in Britain
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2017-04-21 06:11:37
Thursday, April 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday that the multilateral lender does not plan to change its stance on financing alternative energy projects and mitigating the effects of climate change.
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2017-04-20 09:08:58
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
PILILLA, Philippines (Reuters) - Wind turbines are helping the Philippines diversify its energy sources beyond fossil fuels and generating not only power, but jobs, revenue and interest among thousands of curious tourists.
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2017-04-19 23:06:31
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A hipster brewery in a Sydney suburb has created beer with an environmental messageHow Broken Hill went from mining to drag queens and solar farmsNewtown – Sydney’s grungy inner-city suburb where a seemingly endless string of Thai restaurants is interrupted by body-piercing shops, clothes stores and a growing number of small bars
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2017-04-19 16:13:40
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
While the politicians dither around energy policy, Newtown is teaming up with a pair of hipster brewers to support a solar-powered brewery and beer with a conscience Mining the ground to mining the sun in Broken Hill
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2017-04-19 16:08:00
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Housing association invests in electricity-generating turbines that will fund affordable homes in rural ScotlandAmid the rolling hills and woodland pastures of south-east Scotland, a wind of change is blowing through communities where low wages and casual work sit uneasily alongside the popular image of timeless market towns and pretty coastal villages
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2017-04-19 01:30:13
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Rising sea levels caused by climate change may drive U.S. coastal residents to areas far from the seaboard, not just to adjacent inland regions, according to a study published online in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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2017-04-18 20:24:08
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has punished firms in the provinces of Shandong and Hebei, suspending operations and detaining employees after pollution inspection teams were impeded and apprehended while carrying out their duties, the environment ministry said on Tuesday.
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2017-04-18 02:48:55
Monday, April 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
First to be threatened by climate change, island nations want renewable energy, even if it costs them more As home to Australia’s largest naval base, it is no surprise that foreign governments are curious about the secretive goings-on at Garden Island, just offshore from Perth in Western Australia
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2017-04-17 17:53:56
Thursday, April 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Hopes that ministers will make special case for Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland after visit by business secretary Ministers are believed to be on the verge of a U-turn on their manifesto pledge to halt the spread of subsidised onshore windfarms – on remote Scottish islands, at least.The business secretary, Greg Clark, visited the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles on Monday to discuss the possibility of government support for turbines off the mainland
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2017-04-13 11:52:18
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The home of BHP and Mad Max can now take credit for kickstarting the large-scale solar industry in AustraliaBroken Hill is the birthplace of modern mining in Australia. It lends its initials “BH” to the mining giant BHP, and in January 2015 in an Australian first, the so-called Silver City was added to the National Heritage list in part due to its mining industry
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2017-04-12 15:40:59
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
It may be the spirtual home of Priscilla and Mad Max, but Australia’s first heritage-listed city is reimagining its future post mining and shifting its focus to renewable energy with large-scale wind and solar farms Transforming waste into a cleaner Cowra Continue reading...
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2017-04-12 15:35:51
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's business hub of Shanghai has slacked off in efforts to improve the environment, levying fines too small to deter polluters, hundreds of whom have flouted closure orders, authorities said on Wednesday.
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2017-04-12 01:10:13
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's wind and solar sectors could attract as much as 5.4 trillion yuan ($782 billion) in investment between 2016 and 2030 as the country tries to meet its renewable energy targets, according to a research report published on Tuesday.
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2017-04-11 02:58:07