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Thursday, October 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Ministers publish long-delayed blueprint for hitting target of cutting emissions by 57% in next 15 yearsMillions of draughty homes in England and Wales will be insulated and overhauled by 2035 to save families as much as £300 a year on their energy bills, under the government’s climate change plans
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2017-10-12 08:28:20
Thursday, October 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government laid out plans on Thursday on how it will invest over 2.5 billion pounds ($3.31 billion) from 2015-2021 on science, research and innovation to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions to meet its legal targets for helping tackle climate change.
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2017-10-12 07:07:47
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change.
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2017-10-11 11:55:12
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Surveyed corporations stated that Trump’s election had no impact on their decision to buy renewable energy
After the election of Donald Trump, many of us in the climate and energy fields were rightfully fearful. What would happen to international agreements to cut greenhouse gases? What would happen to funding for climate research? What would happen to the green energy revolution?In most instances, Trump is worse than we could have imagined
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2017-10-11 05:00:08
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed on Tuesday to scrap the agency's Obama-era plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, as the Trump administration seeks to slash fossil fuel regulation.
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2017-10-10 17:17:27
Monday, October 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Facility run by E.ON, to be followed by many more, will help UK grid cope with fast-growing amount of renewable energyBritain’s switch to greener energy will take another significant step forward this week with the opening of an industrial-scale battery site in Sheffield. E.ON said the facility, which is next to an existing power plant and has the equivalent capacity of half a million phone batteries, marked a milestone in its efforts to develop storage for electricity from windfarms, nuclear reactors and gas power stations
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2017-10-09 12:54:43
Monday, October 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will relocate six endangered black rhinos to Chad where the animal was hunted to local extinction decades ago, the environment ministry in Pretoria said.
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2017-10-09 08:44:00
Saturday, October 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
About half of the power generated in the UK comes from low-carbon sources – here’s a breakdown of the four main sources of electricityAs one of the UK’s renewable energy chiefs has pointed out, electric cars won’t tackle climate change if they run off fossil fuels. Matthew Wright, managing director of Dong Energy UK, said that although plug-in cars could cut local air pollution, it would be a “pyrrhic victory” if they increased greenhouse gases from coal and gas power stations
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2017-10-07 10:19:47
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Climate Council finds agreement among experts and authorities that there are no technological or economic obstacles to a grid powered by renewablesPolitics is the only barrier to modernising Australia’s ageing electricity system, according to a synthesis report by the Climate Council.The council found there was agreement among a series of major independent reports that there were no technological or economic barriers to a clean, secure, affordable and reliable grid
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2017-10-04 12:00:00
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Horse manure will generate electricity for an international horse show in Finland this month in a new form of alternative energy, Finnish utility Fortum said on Wednesday.
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2017-10-04 10:16:51
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The International Energy Agency (IEA) has raised its forecasts for renewable energy over the next five years following a record 2016, mainly driven by a surge in solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in China, India and the United States.
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2017-10-04 02:28:56
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Renewables accounted for two-thirds of new power added to world’s grids last year, says International Energy AgencySolar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year, outstripping the growth in all other forms of power generation for the first time and leading experts to hail a “new era”
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2017-10-04 02:00:22
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BARRANQUITAS, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - While his competitors wait for diesel to restart generators knocked out by Hurricane Maria, flower grower Hector Santiago is already back in business because of solar panels powering his 40-acre (16.2-hectare) nursery in central Puerto Rico.
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2017-10-04 00:07:48
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Monday, October 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Offshore wind firm, DONG Energy, soon to be renamed Orsted, says big European companies are increasingly interested in buying renewable power directly from renewable developers as they seek to reduce their carbon footprint.
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2017-10-02 11:30:51
Monday, October 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Anglian Water's issuance of the first water utility green bond in Europe should pave the way for more such instruments which should help the market grow, Dutch bank ING's head of sustainable capital markets said.
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2017-10-02 06:05:41