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From small islands to towns and cities, here are the climate trail blazers showing the way to an energy future that does not run on coal, oil and gasWith global demand for energy continuing to rise and fossil fuel production buoyed by $5.3tn (£3.4tn) in tax-payer subsidies annually, it is easy to lose hope that cleaner forms of energy will ever catch up
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2015-05-20 04:10:09
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The first drilling rig was met by a flotilla. On kayaks and other improvised rafts, hundreds of protesters took to the waters of Elliot Bay to oppose Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.







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2015-05-17 13:54:13
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ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighboring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions.





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2015-05-13 07:01:06
Friday, May 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China must abandon its policy of paying high prices to farmers for grains if it is to create a sustainable farm sector, said the director of Washington-based think-tank the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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2015-05-08 05:53:11
Thursday, May 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The fertility of the world’s soil is reaching a peak that will threaten global food supplies this century unless more is done to preserve the long-term viability of existing farmland, according to a group of leading scientists.







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2015-05-07 13:57:04
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A total of 11 dams are planned along the Mekong, storing up trouble for millions of people, the world’s largest inland fishery and critically endangered speciesIn a remote part of northern Laos, history is being made. Construction has begun on the final stage of the $3.5bn Xayaburi dam – the first dam to span the entire mainstem of the lower Mekong River
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2015-05-06 09:54:31
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Our tech favourites this week let you grill with the power of the sun, or eat chow mein with the power of the forceConstructed from carbon fibre, a material commonly used in aviation, this longboard puts the lightweight technology to use on terra firma (although certainly not with the aim of keeping your feet firmly on the ground)
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2015-05-03 05:00:03
Friday, May 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Powerwall leads the way in solving the problem of energy storage, but the $3,000-plus price raises questions about its economic viability“The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world,” Tesla founder Elon Musk told reporters as he launched the electric car company’s new home power storage battery on Thursday
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2015-05-01 11:15:17
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Attempts to artificially manipulate the Arctic climate by “whitening” the surface of the ocean in order to reflect sunlight back into space and so mimic the effect of lost sea ice are almost certainly doomed to fail, scientists said.







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2015-04-28 14:02:13
Thursday, April 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Contrary to industry claims, coal power would fail to deliver electricity to those suffering from energy poverty and would actively degrade their lives, says Gore and global investment manager David BloodThe global coal industry has mounted a “cynical and misleading campaign” to present coal as a solution to world poverty, according to former US vice-president Al Gore and global investment manager David Blood
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2015-04-16 06:00:06
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Last year, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects across the United States. With goals of reducing emissions by more than 20% and improving system energy efficiencies by more than 20% by 2020, microgrids will be part of the solution as they help increase the amount of renewable energy that can be integrated into the grid
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2015-04-14 14:28:34
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Energy companies and unions warn that planned emissions limits will spark mass plant closures and redundanciesGerman energy companies say that construction of over half the country’s planned power plants could be scuppered if the country goes ahead with a leaked plan to set emissions budgets for the country’s biggest polluters
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2015-04-14 12:05:13
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has named preferred bidders for the fourth round of a series of renewable energy projects, that will add about 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power to its ailing grid, industry insiders said on Tuesday. Africa's most advanced economy is committed to introducing green energy into its power mix, 95 percent of which is coal at the moment, to
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2015-04-14 09:53:57
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Australia’s large-scale renewable energy industry has entered an investment freeze with just one project securing finance in the past six months amid political uncertainty, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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2015-04-14 01:25:07
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Landmark case brought by 886 Dutch citizens aims for more robust policy to cut emissions within targets set by IPCC to help avoid critical 2C rise in global temperatures
The first public hearings will take place in the Hague on Tuesday in the first case in the world to use existing human rights and tort law to hold a government responsible for failing to reduce carbon emissions fast enough
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2015-04-14 01:00:17