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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Ministers are thought to be planning to offer £3m for initiatives such as solar panels on social housingGreen energy projects run by cities and local authorities around the UK stand to receive millions of pounds of government support, providing another fillip for renewable power just a day after the subsidised price of windfarms hit a record low
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2017-09-13 00:00:02
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the market has finally bought into the business case for renewable energy. The price of change is getting cheaperLike the debate over gun control, the public discussion in the US about whether to take action on the climate has often been characterised as a struggle between powerful lobbies and violent reality
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2017-09-12 04:07:38
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Developer TuNur has applied to build a 4.5GW plant in the Sahara and pipe enough electricity via submarine cables to power two million European homes An enormous solar park in the Sahara could soon be exporting electricity to Europe if Tunisia’s government approves an energy company’s request to build it
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2017-09-06 12:03:12
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Science agency stands in contrast to Australia’s biggest polluter, AGL, which parted ways with MCA over climate change The Australian government’s science agency, the CSIRO, has paid tens of thousands of dollars to peak mining lobby group the Minerals Council of Australia, which fights against government action on climate change
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2017-09-05 16:42:16
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Add to the top council tax bands to boost effective use of our housing stock, writes David RenshawYour letter writers on the housing shortage (5 September) neglect a key point – under-occupation of the existing stock. I sympathise with the nimbys’ desire to keep the green belt from urban sprawl, but this can only be done if they are prepared to occupy less space when occasion demands (ie in later life)
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2017-09-05 11:51:32
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
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
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
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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
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
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China launched nearly 8,000 water clean-up projects in the first half of 2017 with projected total investment of 667.4 billion yuan ($100 billion), the environment ministry said on Thursday.
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2017-08-23 22:59:33
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second most populous state has proposed passing laws to lock in a renewable power target of 40 percent by 2025, looking to spur investment in solar and wind farms even as the national government wrangles over energy policy beyond 2020.
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2017-08-23 01:07:53