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Saturday, May 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Battery makers worldwide are watching to see whether Australia's most wind power-dependent state can keep the lights on by installing grid-scale batteries by December, which could help drive the growth of renewable energy across Australia and Asia.
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2017-05-06 18:20:52
Saturday, May 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
JAKARTA/BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Indonesian government is suing Thailand's state-owned PTT and PTT Exploration and Production for around $2 billion for alleged damage to the environment from an oil spill in the Timor Sea eight years ago.
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2017-05-06 02:11:58
Thursday, May 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
As CO2 levels rise, controversial techniques including carbon capture and storage, enhanced weathering and reforestation may be solutionsIn the 2015 Paris climate agreement, 195 nations committed to limit global warming to two degrees above pre-industrial levels. But some, like Eelco Rohling, professor of ocean and climate change at the Australian National University’s research school of earth sciences, now argue that this target cannot be achieved unless ways to remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are found, and emissions are slashed
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2017-05-04 18:40:19
Thursday, May 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Researchers from Harvard University, Princeton University and the Environmental Defense Fund proposed a new, more precise way to measure the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth's climate in an article published on Thursday in the academic journal Science.
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2017-05-04 13:02:52
Thursday, May 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Sunderland plant to produce new and recycled batteries from electric cars to serve as home energy storage unitsBatteries that have powered electric cars around the UK will get a second life providing energy storage for households, with the launch this week of a British-made home battery to rival the one made by Elon Musk’s Tesla
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2017-05-04 04:00:05
Thursday, May 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Thin film technology is touted as a gamechanger for the solar panel market, but it’s not without drawbacksSpray on, printable and other new thin film technology looks set to provide a major boost to the global solar market.Currently being developed by researchers and a small number of companies, the new film materials offer the potential of lighter and cheaper manufacturing
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2017-05-04 02:30:03
Monday, May 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Company is latest foreign publicly owned entity to join lucrative UK market with plan to sell energy from windfarms to big businessA state-owned Swedish company has become the latest European firm to enter the UK’s lucrative energy market, as Britain’s appeal to continental power suppliers shows no sign of abating after the Brexit vote
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2017-05-01 03:00:24
Sunday, April 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
It’s one of the only incubators focused on solar companies – but Powerhouse is part of a larger movement to nurture new companies in the low-carbon futureIt started with a crowdfunding startup, an investment from Prince, and the idea to help new solar companies tackle business challenges that can be hard to overcome on their own
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2017-04-30 08:00:00
Friday, April 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
ZURICH (Reuters) - Activists from environment group Greenpeace gatecrashed Credit Suisse's annual shareholder meeting on Friday to protest against the Swiss bank's dealings with companies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
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2017-04-28 05:52:53
Friday, April 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A scheme encouraging young people to take the lead on environmental projects is changing habits, growing leaders – and saving schools moneyAt the Manchester Creative and Media Academy, six year 10 students have just done an environmental audit of their school. They conducted interviews with staff and other pupils, inspected what was already being done, and examined energy policies
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2017-04-28 02:00:04
Thursday, April 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - The nuclear energy industry needs an annual investment of $80 billion in order to meet climate change goals, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Friday.
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2017-04-27 20:52:50
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
How energy-smart technology is allowing fresh vegetables to be grown in arid, isolated communities. Our Future of farming series is looking at the people, places and innovations in sustainable agribusiness in Australia • Food security: the gene banks future-proofing Australian agriculture
• The invisible farmers: the young women injecting new ideas into agriculture Sydney Fresh, Organic Angels, Freshline, Box Fresh
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2017-04-26 19:01:44
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major automakers are set to meet Thursday with the head of the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency as the agencies begin a review of federal fuel efficiency rules that are a major piece of the climate change policy enacted by the Obama administration
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2017-04-26 16:28:21
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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Electricity generation from wind turbines could become profitable even without government subsidies in the next decade if more large-scale developments are allowed, the world's top turbine maker Vestas said on Wednesday.
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2017-04-26 07:59:11
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Climate change has put nearly 12 million Colombians at risk from natural disasters like flooding and landslides, which could kill hundreds and cause serious infrastructure damage, the environment minister said on Tuesday.
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2017-04-25 13:17:02