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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives' annual defense bill that would prevent the Pentagon from implementing climate-change and green energy policies meant to save taxpayers money and protect the planet
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2017-07-12 16:49:26
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Government’s preferred choice of Oxford economist Dieter Helm is controversial owing to criticism of wind and solar powerAn academic who is a vocal critic of the price of renewable power is the government’s preferred choice to head a review of the financial cost of energy in the UK.Dieter Helm, an economist at the University of Oxford, has been chosen by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to carry out the review, the Guardian has learned
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2017-07-12 12:05:09
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Criticising South Australia’s battery for not meeting peak demand is akin to raging at your smartphone because it can’t send a fax
Ketan Joshi is a communications consultant for the renewable energy industry• Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on energy and the environment by giving a one-off or monthly contributionThe Australian electricity grid’s most recently announced extremity is a gargantuan battery system in South Australia, designed to bolster grid security
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2017-07-11 21:10:33
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the early stages of launching a debate about climate change that could air on television – challenging scientists to prove the widespread view that global warming is a serious threat, the head of the agency said.
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2017-07-11 19:28:09
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(Reuters) - Colorado's governor signed an executive order on Tuesday making his state the latest to join a "climate alliance" of U.S. states and governors seeking to meet the goals of the Paris accord after President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the pact.
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2017-07-11 18:13:24
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Aemo chief executive calls Elon Musk’s project a ‘very important part of our summer plan’ The head of Australia’s energy market regulator is “concerned” about avoiding blackouts next summer and says the proposed Tesla lithium ion battery in South Australia is a “very important part of our summer plan”
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2017-07-11 01:43:11
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PARIS (Reuters) - France may close as many as 17 reactors by 2025 as it seeks to reduce the share of nuclear power in its electricity mix, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Monday.
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2017-07-10 10:38:17
Saturday, July 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canadian lender Desjardins is considering no longer funding energy pipelines, a spokesman said on Saturday, citing concerns about the impact such projects may have on the environment.
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2017-07-08 20:08:48
Friday, July 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Leaders from the world's top economies meet to forge a consensus on trade and climate change on Saturday after setting their staff to work through the night to find agreements that eluded them on the first day of their summit.
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2017-07-07 17:54:10
Friday, July 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Google will purchase all the electricity generated by the largest solar park in the Netherlands over the next decade to power a recently opened data center housing thousands of servers, the U.S. internet company and energy provider Eneco said on Friday.
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2017-07-07 07:22:06
Thursday, July 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' new environment minister has lifted a restriction on issuing environmental permits to projects, including mine exploration and development, reversing a previous order by his controversial predecessor dismissed in May.
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2017-07-06 04:52:02
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed to reduce the volume of biofuel required to be used in gasoline and diesel fuel next year as it signaled the first step toward a potential broader overhaul of its biofuels program.
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2017-07-05 17:44:58
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Christopher Jessop on why the UK is still backing nuclear power as others dump it; Andrew Warren on how energy efficiency can save us from the ‘energy gap’; Brian Price on the inaccuracy of a 2007 prediction by the head of EDFYou report (4 July) that the cost of Hinkley C power station has just bumped up £1
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2017-07-05 13:44:36
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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
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OSLO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google unit expects to receive its first wind power from Norway by early September, the company told Reuters on Wednesday.
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2017-07-05 10:11:45