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BERLIN (Reuters) - A report on allotting the costs of atomic waste storage by a commission overseeing Germany's nuclear exit lays the foundations for a sustainable solution, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday.
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2016-04-29 06:59:29
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PARIS (Reuters) - The French government has committed to unilaterally set a carbon price floor for electricity producers in a move aimed at curbing coal-fired power generation and boosting renewables.
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2016-04-26 06:20:24
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Only 1% of households took out loans under now abandoned scheme, which auditors say failed to deliver ‘meaningful benefit’An abandoned government programme to insulate UK homes cost taxpayers nearly £400m and did not deliver energy or carbon savings, a report by official auditors has found.The green deal scheme was launched in January 2013 with the intention of handing out loans to improve domestic energy efficiency
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2016-04-13 18:01:01
Thursday, April 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Renewable energy generation capacity expanded by 8.3 percent last year to 1,985 gigawatts globally, the fastest annual rate on record, data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed on Thursday.









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2016-04-07 08:17:13
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 400 churches in the United Kingdom plan to switch to clean energy providers for their light and heat, shifting spending of 1 million pounds ($1.4 million) to renewables from fossil fuels, two Christian charities said on Wednesday.
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2016-03-30 09:41:28
Monday, March 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has ordered power transmission companies to provide grid connectivity for all renewable power generation sources and end a bottleneck that has left a large amount of clean power idle, the country's energy regulator said on Monday.





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2016-03-28 05:47:48
Thursday, March 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - China helped push global green energy investment plans to record heights in 2015, offsetting a sharp fall in Germany, authors of a U.N.-backed report said on Thursday, predicting further growth.









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2016-03-24 09:04:40
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Chinese state-owned companies are expected to boost their investment in Australia's expanding renewable energy sector, attracted by a national leadership that is more favorable to the industry than its forerunner.
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2016-03-22 01:45:23
Monday, March 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Successful trial at a pilot plant in China using bacteria to convert exhaust emissions to oil will now be tested at a larger scale Turning the emissions of power stations, steel mills and garbage dumps into liquid fuels has been demonstrated by MIT researchers using engineered microbes. The process has been successfully trialled at a pilot plant in China and a much bigger facility is now planned
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2016-03-07 14:00:01
Monday, March 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
European commission appears to soften stance on whether it will strengthen its 40% carbon cut, after outcry over attempt to rule it outEurope’s chief climate negotiator has said he is open to increasing the EU’s carbon target for 2030, in a backdown by the European commission. Last week, the commission ruled out any increase in the bloc’s target of cutting emissions by 40% by 2030 on 1990 levels, sparking an outcry from several countries and green groups
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2016-03-07 07:51:01
Sunday, March 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The big six have lobbied against the curbing of their excessive profits. No wonder they’re not keen on measures that would help us use less of what they sellThe competition watchdog will on Thursday announce remedies aimed at addressing the dominance and excessive profits of the big six energy suppliers in the UK retail market
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2016-03-06 03:00:30
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Breakthrough in next generation of storage batteries could transform the US electrical grid within five to 10 years, says research agency, Arpa-EA US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by the likes of Bill Gates and Elon Musk
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2016-03-03 07:00:04
Monday, February 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Beauty brand The Body Shop is turning 40 next month and has set an ambitious goal of being "the world's most ethical and truly sustainable global business".









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2016-02-15 01:07:15
Friday, February 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
National Trust installs wooden pellet boilers at Upton House in Warwickshire, once owned by petroleum tycoon Lord Bearsted
It is perhaps no surprise that a country house bequeathed to the nation by the family that made its fortune from Shell petroleum should run entirely on barrel after barrel of oil – 25,000 litres of it each year
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2016-02-12 00:01:10
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Phasing-out of coal and nuclear reactors without alternatives will combine to create a supply crunch in a decade’s time, report predictsThe UK is facing an unprecedented “energy gap” in a decade’s time, according to engineers, with demand for electricity likely to outstrip supply by more than 40%, which could lead to black outs
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2016-01-26 00:01:00