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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Western Australia state (WA) will ban onshore hydraulic fracturing while it looks into the risks associated with the drilling technique, its environment minister said on Tuesday, making it the fifth Australian state to restrict the process.
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2017-09-05 05:30:35
Monday, September 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
ARNHEM, The Netherlands (Reuters) - The cost of electric vehicles (EVs) will fall to match those running on combustion engines by 2022, a key trigger that will mean by 2035 half of all passenger vehicles sold globally will be electric, according to the head of a top energy consultancy.
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2017-09-04 17:02:10
Monday, September 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - China will tap Denmark, home to some of the world's largest offshore energy companies, to help it build a wind farm, Denmark's energy minister said on Monday.
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2017-09-04 08:59:04
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's environment ministry warned that unfavorable weather could raise the risks of smog over autumn and winter, and it vowed to improve its emergency response times to ensure 2017 air quality targets are met.
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2017-09-03 23:05:27
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Opposition told to be wary of doing a Finkel review deal with the Coalition that would prolong the life of coal plantsThe Greens are attempting to warn Labor off doing a deal with the Turnbull government on a new clean energy target, saying a Finkel handshake could trigger a “valley of death” for short-term investment in renewables, and lock in coal, rather than stranding it
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2017-09-03 13:00:12
Friday, September 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Environmental activists on Friday said the state of Illinois' approval of its first permit to allow a specific kind of oil and gas fracking would increase the risk of harm to the environment and residents' health.
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2017-09-01 17:57:46
Friday, September 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew called on Friday for a collective response from world leaders to climate change, saying the planet was deteriorating and vulnerable people were the first to be affected.
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2017-09-01 02:34:54
Friday, September 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
People’s Energy seeks ‘fairer, simpler’ way to supply energy while undermining dominance of big six suppliers
It’s a common grumble: lured in by a big energy supplier offering a low tariff, you find your bills skyrocketing a year later when the agreement expires and the standard variable rate kicks in
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2017-09-01 01:04:36
Thursday, August 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has invited bids to build a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations, despite opposition from conservationists to the long-delayed project.
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2017-08-31 06:35:30
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Exclusive: Draft implementation plan lacks electricity emissions trajectory, Paris agreement alignment and low-income subsidiesThe climate ambitions of the Finkel review appear to be being watered down by the government as it is implemented, according to a draft Coag Energy Council implementation strategy obtained by the Guardian
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2017-08-30 18:39:01
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
After being criticised by Canberra, South Australia is leading the race, with ACT and Tasmania close behind, says Climate CouncilAustralian states and territories are powering ahead, developing policies that will meet the federal government’s internationally agreed greenhouse gas emission targets, with South Australia, the ACT and Tasmania leading the race
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2017-08-30 13:00:08
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday rejected a contention by scientists that the historic rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey was linked to climate change, calling it “an attempt to politicize an ongoing tragedy.”
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2017-08-29 18:17:04
Monday, August 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Study predicts power consumption to rise with hotter temperatures, increasing need for renewable sources, while northern Europe’s demand may fall
Demand for electricity is set to soar in southern Europe as climate change takes hold, research has revealed, with the effect likely to be down to a boom in the use of air conditioning
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2017-08-28 14:00:42
Sunday, August 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Renewable Energy Index shows sector will generate power to run 90% of homes once wind and solar projects being built in 2016-17 are completedAustralia’s renewable energy sector is within striking distance of matching national household power consumption, cranking out enough electricity to run 70% of homes last financial year, new figures show
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2017-08-27 13:09:47
Friday, August 25th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will no longer sponsor an awards program honoring voluntary corporate actions to combat global warming, it announced on Friday, the agency's latest move to undo Obama-era climate change programs.
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2017-08-25 17:25:25