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Monday, March 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Protection mechanism in tornado-hit turbines caused drop in power that led to entire system being tripped, Aemo saysThe state-wide blackout in South Australia which prompted a national political storm over energy policy was caused by extreme weather, which triggered a cascading sequence resulting in the state separating from the national energy market, according to a final assessment from the Australian Energy Market Operator
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2017-03-27 21:53:41
Monday, March 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Despite its Sunshine State moniker, Florida is barely harnessing its bountiful rays for energy, with the number of households getting solar panels not projected to squeak past 100 a year until 2021. Meanwhile, there’s a solar boom occurring in north-east states such as New York and out west in CaliforniaSunshine state shuns solar as overcast New York basks in clean energy boom Continue reading
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2017-03-27 11:09:38
Monday, March 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
As 80% of the world’s wastewater flows untreated into the environment, we asked an expert panel to discuss how to promote water reuseThe main message we should give is that proper reuse can save money and generate income, and is good for the environment. In the Netherlands, there is now a wastewater plant that actually generates energy
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2017-03-27 09:30:23
Sunday, March 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Australians must decide whether they continue to support coal or whether the future is renewable. Without a doubt, Malcolm Turnbull will be left on the losing sideThere is nowhere else on the planet right now where the dichotomy between two potential futures – one where we address the climate change crisis, one where we ignore this momentous threat and continue with business as usual – is playing out in such a dramatic and explosive way as Australia
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2017-03-26 19:22:13
Saturday, March 25th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change.
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2017-03-25 05:03:34
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - California's air quality board voted unanimously on Thursday to approve methane regulations touted as the strictest adopted yet in the United States for controlling emissions of the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
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2017-03-23 23:06:33
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest real estate developers launched a green index on Wednesday to manage their cement, steel and iron suppliers as the world's second-largest economy steps up its fight against climate change.
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2017-03-22 09:37:10
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Researchers are scrambling for ways to get the strong, light material out of landfill and make it ready for recycling and reuseCarbon fibre is increasingly celebrated as a wonder material for the clean economy. Its unique combination of high strength and low weight has helped drive the wind power revolution and make planes more fuel efficient
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2017-03-22 00:00:25
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Green groups’ report says move to cleaner energy in China and India is discouraging the building of coal-fired unitsThe amount of new coal power being built around the world fell by nearly two-thirds last year, prompting campaigners to claim the polluting fossil fuel was in freefall.The dramatic decline in new coal-fired units was overwhelmingly due to policy shifts in China and India and subsequent declining investment prospects, according to a report by Greenpeace, the US-based Sierra Club and research network CoalSwarm
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2017-03-21 19:01:20
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Business executives and scientists on Tuesday urged the world's leading economies to put global warming back on the G20 agenda after finance ministers and central bankers failed to reaffirm their readiness to finance measures against climate change.
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2017-03-21 10:11:20
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Vibrant vegetation in a Venezuelan lake, Saharan dust in snowy Sierra Nevada, cloud vortices in South Korea, a vast solar farm in China, and a lone ship in the Atlantic are among our satellite images this monthEvery so often, a vibrant green colour infuses the waters of Lake Maracaibo. Floating vegetation – likely duckweed – was swirling in the Venezuelan lake when Nasa’s Aqua satellite flew over in February 2017
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2017-03-21 06:09:12
Monday, March 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria is creating a nationwide network of charging stations for electric cars, making it easier for drivers to charge up as part of the country's efforts to promote the vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions.
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2017-03-20 09:56:12
Sunday, March 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Local entrepreneurs want to replace disappearing coal jobs with employment in solar – but that’s a tough move in a state that lacks the solar-friendly regulations of places like CaliforniaIf solar energy were Dan Conant’s only passion, the West Virginia native could have stayed in Vermont, working for a fast-growing startup in a state friendly to renewables
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2017-03-19 09:00:09
Thursday, March 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Business and interest groups that called for carbon tax to be dumped three years ago now urge panel to recommend market mechanism to price emissionsThe Liberal New South Wales government, major energy users, manufacturers and businesses including BHP Billiton have urged the Finkel review of the electricity market to consider a price on carbon or a market mechanism
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2017-03-16 21:06:56
Thursday, March 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A tunnel under construction beneath a Norwegian mountain is just one link in a new grid that will cross national bordersMore than 2km down a dark tunnel deep inside a Norwegian mountain, a drilling machine is boring out holes in the rock. It’s part of a major project that will connect Britain to Norway’s huge hydroelectric power supplies, passing power lines through the mountain near Kvilldal, southwest Norway, before laying the world’s longest undersea power cable, 450km long, to Blyth in Northumberland
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2017-03-16 16:30:01