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Sunday, August 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OK, the Sixth Mass Extinction may be upon us, but there are still some reasons to be cheerfulLet’s begin with the bad news. First, Earth Overshoot Day – the point at which the world consumes more natural resources than the planet can renew throughout the year – shifted forward this year to 2 August, putting humanity in the red for longer
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2017-08-13 00:00:04
Saturday, August 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Those who sign up to the pilot scheme will be bound to buy the energy it generates for 20 yearsIf you want solar photovoltaic panels on your home but don’t have the money for them, EDF Energy is offering to install a free system – complete with storage batteries – if you agree to buy the subsidised power it generates for 20 years
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2017-08-12 01:00:37
Friday, August 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - An overhaul of Brazil's biofuels policy in coming days, aimed at cutting the country's carbon emissions, should boost demand for cleaner fuels, stabilize the volatile industry and accelerate a recent wave of mergers and acquisitions in the sector.
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2017-08-11 13:59:54
Friday, August 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany believes the European Commission will propose quotas for electric cars in its next review of measures to cut emissions, a spokesman for the German environment ministry said on Friday.
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2017-08-11 11:09:46
Friday, August 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Mayor is letting down Londoners by leaving out a manifesto pledge to create a not-for-profit energy company from his new environment strategy, say green groupsCampaigners have condemned the mayor of London’s new environment strategy for falling short by failing to announce the establishment of a publicly owned energy company for Londoners, one of his manifesto promises
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2017-08-11 10:54:37
Friday, August 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote region that is thawing amid global warming, scientists say.
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2017-08-11 07:42:00
Thursday, August 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global warming helped fuel the hottest year on record in 2016, with greenhouse gas concentrations reaching a new high, a U.S. government report released on Thursday said.
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2017-08-10 12:42:28
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Wind power group Siemens Gamesa has installed Asia's tallest wind turbines, with a total height of 210 meters (230 yards), in Thailand, it said on Tuesday.
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2017-08-08 07:00:36
Friday, August 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a year by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists said on Friday.
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2017-08-04 17:31:48
Friday, August 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of the motor industry (We must break the car’s chokehold on Britain, 2 August). He proposes a modal transport shift to more coach travel and investment in nuclear power plants to power our electric cars
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2017-08-04 12:22:46
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Volkswagen AG , trying to put a massive emissions-cheating scandal behind it, has asked a U.S. judge to reject a lawsuit by Wyoming potentially seeking more than $1 billion in additional penalties for environment damages.
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2017-08-02 10:26:12
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Producers of "green" aluminum - made using renewable energy rather than fossil fuels - are starting to charge premium prices thanks to rising demand from industrial customers under pressure to reduce their carbon footprints.
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2017-08-02 07:26:25
Tuesday, August 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
The electric utility sector is broken – but the transformation we need will be virtually impossible so long as a handful of wealthy elites are calling the shotsA new report from the US-based Energy and Policy Institute last week found that investor-owned utilities have known about climate change for nearly 50 years – and done everything in their power to stop governments from doing anything about it
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2017-08-01 09:00:19
Monday, July 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's power utilities and grid operators, under threat from the world's fastest take-up of home solar panels, are rushing to come up with ways to stay relevant and protect long-term revenues.
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2017-07-31 23:24:44
Sunday, July 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Household vehicle charging will be the equivalent of running an electric shower for hours on end, argues Colin ReadThere seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 on diesel and petrol car sales, 26 July)
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2017-07-30 13:44:59