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Off-grid communities such as those in sub-Saharan Africa can pay thousands of times as much as the rest of us for their energy. Designer Jim Reeves has developed a simple, low-cost gear-train and generator that uses a descending weight to power a perpetual light source. Children can do their homework and study, families and friends can eat together and interact after dark adding new dimensions and possibilities to their lives Continue reading
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2016-06-21 03:33:00
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Dry weather in California and growing fire risks are prompting a new effort to cull dead trees affected by bark beetles and use them to make electricityCalifornia’s record four-year drought has primed its coastal forests for a bug invasion. Millions of native bark beetles, which thrive in warm conditions, are burrowing into trees weakened by a lack of water, leaving in their wake dry, dead wood that becomes natural tinder
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2016-06-19 10:00:06
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The UK could play a great role in the creation of Europe’s integrated single energy market – and reap its share of the significant benefitsEnergy is the lifeblood of society. It heats our homes, powers our industry and entertainment, and fuels our transport. It has become yet another punchbag in the UK referendum campaign, with claims and counterclaims about costs
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2016-06-16 06:31:36
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Construction of 40 dams in the Tapajós river basin would severely affect indigenous people and is not justifiable economically, says new reportConstruction of 40 major dams in the Brazilian Amazon would destroy the heart of the world’s largest rainforest, severely affect indigenous people and is not economically justifiable, says Greenpeace in a major new report
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2016-06-14 18:01:12
Thursday, June 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - In February of 2001, then California Governor Gray Davis stood at the site of Calpine Corp's new Sutter natural gas power plant and unveiled his plan to fast-track construction of similar stations to add 20,000 megawatts of modern, efficient generation to the state in three years.
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2016-06-09 01:01:08
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - In 2004, Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group became a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and later an executive board member in what seemed like a cosy arrangement.
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2016-06-07 04:35:42
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
He may have been excluded from the leaders’ debate but that hasn’t kept his party out of the media spotlight this election campaign – far from itRichard Di Natale was at home on his farm on Sunday night, watching Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten on television.
His two rivals were taking part in the second “leaders’ debate” of the 2016 election campaign, without his participation
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2016-05-31 17:13:34
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - General Electric wants to become a major player in the offshore wind industry and is interested in buying the Areva-Gamesa offshore joint venture Adwen, GE's new head of renewables said on Tuesday.
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2016-05-03 06:19:41
Monday, May 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
KITAKYUSHU, Japan (Reuters) - Countries that plan to build coal-fired power plants need to reassess their energy strategy because such facilities may not be a viable investment, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Monday.
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2016-05-02 09:46:34
Sunday, May 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Clocks moved forward by half an hour to restrict use of lighting and power as country grapples with economic crisisVenezuelans lost half an hour of sleep on Sunday as their clocks were moved forward to save power at the order of President Nicolás Maduro.At 2:30 am local time, the oil-dependent South American nation shifted its clocks forward by 30 minutes, to four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time
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2016-05-01 18:05:59
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Saturday, April 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Thirty years on from one of the worst radiation leaks in history, several countries have moved to phase out nuclear energy production altogether, and experts say another accident would kill the industry Related: Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30th anniversary – in pictures This week marks 30 years since an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine led to a huge leak of radiation across eastern Europe
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2016-04-30 03:00:20
Friday, April 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
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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
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