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Falling costs, Chinese dominance and competition in battery technology are some of the main developments to monitor in 2018It’s been a rollercoaster year for renewables. The price of solar and wind plummeted, China smashed its target for solar installations – but Donald Trump also withdrew the US from the Paris climate agreement
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2018-01-08 05:17:48
Thursday, January 4th, 2018      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - High ocean temperatures are harming tropical corals almost five times more often than in the 1980s, undermining reefs' ability to survive marine heat waves caused by man-made climate change, scientists said on Thursday.
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2018-01-04 13:04:36
Thursday, January 4th, 2018      Leave a Comment
Hydropower policy to be rethought in face of environmental concerns, indigenous sensitivities and public unease, says surprise government statement After swathes of forest clearance, millions of tonnes of concrete and decades of hydro-expansion, Brazil has raised hopes that it may finally step back from the construction of new mega-dams
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2018-01-04 11:56:42
Monday, January 1st, 2018      Leave a Comment
Turning turds into power is not new but most of this energy still goes to waste. A host of innovative projects aim to maximise poo’s full potentialA long winding road climbs into a gathering dusk, coming to an abrupt dead end in front of a house. Here, a solitary flickering flame casts out a warm glow, illuminating the nearby ridge line of the Malvern Hills
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2018-01-01 04:00:07
Friday, December 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has finalised a power supply plan that aims to make renewables the country's fuel of choice for power generation for the next 15 years, its energy ministry said on Friday.
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2017-12-29 02:02:45
Friday, December 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Advanced plans by Dutch power grid aims to build power hub possibly at Dogger Bank whose scale would dwarf current offshore sites
Britain’s homes could be lit and powered by windfarms surrounding an artificial island deep out in the North Sea, under advanced plans by a Dutch energy network.The radical proposal envisages an island being built to act as a hub for vast offshore windfarms that would eclipse today’s facilities in scale
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2017-12-29 00:00:22
Thursday, December 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 18,000 Chinese officials failed to take any action or performed badly in protecting the environment since 2016, according to a national crackdown that saw Beijing inspectors visit some of the world's most polluted cities.
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2017-12-28 08:04:03
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
As the worst-polluting coal plants near the end of their life, the focus must turn to tackling gas dependency, says analysis firm British wind farms generated more electricity than coal plants on more than 75% of days this year, an analysis of energy figures has shown.Solar also outperformed coal more than half the time, the data provided by website MyGridGB revealed
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2017-12-27 23:07:08
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Australia is the land of droughts and floods, but they are becoming more frequent and forceful. The window of opportunity to act on climate change is closingThe fingerprints of climate change can be traced across 2017, with extreme weather events witnessed around the world; from supercharged storms, hurricanes, floods and heatwaves through to bushfires
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2017-12-27 20:17:06
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will allow local government to keep all the environment tax revenues raised from polluting firms, the State Council said on Wednesday, in an attempt to encourage local authorities to enforce environmental protection measures.
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2017-12-27 05:55:29
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Thursday, December 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Rapid global warming could almost triple the number of migrants reaching the European Union by 2100, adding to factors such as war and persecution that force people to leave home, scientists said on Thursday.
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2017-12-21 13:05:01
Thursday, December 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Power generated from low carbon sources hit 54.4% between July and September, according to Office for National StatisticsMore than half of the UK’s electricity came from nuclear power stations and renewables between July and September, official figures show.The record high share of 54.4% of power from low carbon sources was a result of the rapid growth in solar and wind power, according to the Office for National Statistics
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2017-12-21 12:10:07
Thursday, December 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers and member states on Thursday agreed climate targets for 2030 in a move to meet the bloc's obligations under the Paris Agreement, which seeks to avoid the worst effects of greenhouse gases on the environment.
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2017-12-21 11:29:04
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, is trying to win support from the Midwest corn lobby for a broad legislative overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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2017-12-20 15:04:16
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
GENEVA (Reuters) - India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO's dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednesday.
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2017-12-20 05:30:14