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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
UK leads Europe for solar growth despite drop in installations after government cut subsidiesThe amount of solar power added worldwide soared by some 50% last year because of a sun rush in the US and China, new figures show.New solar photovoltaic capacity installed in 2016 reached more than 76 gigawatts, a dramatic increase on the 50GW installed the year before
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2017-03-07 07:00:41
Monday, March 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Main problem afflicting country’s grid is the lack of clear policy direction from Canberra, witnesses tell Senate inquirySenior executives from AGL Energy have given evidence that the main issue causing problems with reliable energy supply in South Australia is “dysfunction” in the gas market – not too many windfarms making the grid unreliable
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2017-03-06 22:11:04
Monday, March 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Tax hike on solar-installed properties to affect 821 state schools in England and Wales, research suggests New research suggests schools in England and Wales which have solar panels installed will be landed with a £1.8m bill because of business rate changes that have been branded ludicrous and nonsensical
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2017-03-06 06:17:16
Monday, March 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
There’s broad support for climate policies in every state and county, but Americans view global warming as a distant problem
The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication published the findings of its 2016 survey on American public opinion about climate change. The results are interesting – in some ways confusing – and yet they reveal surprisingly broad support for action to address climate change
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2017-03-06 05:00:11
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday issued its second list for 2017 of green energy vehicles eligible for subsidies, with the number of approvals slowing amid stricter oversight in the wake of a cheating scandal.
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2017-03-01 22:14:00
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
With solar energy becoming cheaper – and federal and state authorities offering tax credits and other incentives – now is a good time to switchClimate change in the US: the dangers and the solutions – about this seriesInstalling solar panels on the roof of your home is a big project – but it can pay dividends in more ways than one
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2017-03-01 04:00:05
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan's installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 months, propelled by higher tariffs guaranteed by Tokyo and a rising number of offshore wind farms.
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2017-02-28 06:49:06
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean became the first nation on Tuesday to ratify a 2016 accord to cut the use of powerful factory-made greenhouse gases, saying the survival of the nation was at risk from climate change.
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2017-02-28 00:20:53
Sunday, February 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A cottage industry is growing around new technology for solar power developers to design, build and operate solar farms to help compete with fossil fuel power
At the edge of a plot of muddy farmland, a few miles down the road from the University of California at Davis, an engineer takes a few quick steps across crop rows and lets go of a three-foot drone
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2017-02-26 08:00:31
Sunday, February 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Complaints about ‘green crap’ have been a convenient excuse for governments unable or unwilling to intervene and cap suppliers’ pricesLast week, photographs of wind turbines were once again juxtaposed with headlines about rising energy prices. The cause on this occasion was no less pre-eminent a body than a Lords committee, comprising former chancellor Norman Lamont and other heavyweight peers
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2017-02-26 01:00:23
Friday, February 24th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU environment ministers are bracing for a tough debate on Tuesday to find a compromise on reforms to the carbon market, EU sources said, with nations split over how to balance climate ambitions with protection for energy-intensive industry.
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2017-02-24 09:12:22
Friday, February 24th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Committee urges new energy commission that would prioritise low energy bills and security rather than low carbon emissionsMinisters should establish a new energy commission to spur on construction of power stations because successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK, according to a House of Lords report
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2017-02-24 05:09:06
Friday, February 24th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Liberal MP calls for RET to be frozen and immigration to be explicitly linked to issue of housing affordabilityThe chairman of the Turnbull government’s backbench environment and energy committee has backed Tony Abbott’s call to wind back the renewable energy target, and cut the immigration rate to boost housing affordability
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2017-02-24 01:25:24
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
New report to UN world heritage committee criticises Australia’s lack of planning in dealing with effects of climate changeThe Great Barrier Reef faces an “elevated and imminent risk” of more widespread coral bleaching this year, the reef authority has warned the Queensland government.An alert from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says more of the reef is showing built-up heat stress than this time last year, just before its worst-ever bleaching event killed off a quarter of all coral
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2017-02-23 21:44:51
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
The small island’s energy makeover took less than a decade and was spurred on by local commitment, providing a template for how regional Australia could transition to renewablesAnyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been energy-positive for the past decade, producing more energy from wind and biomass than it consumes
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2017-02-23 16:48:17