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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
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
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