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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will launch in coming weeks a renewable energy program that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.
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2017-01-16 06:42:42
You report (Tidal lagoon power is ‘reliable and affordable’, 13 January) that the Swansea Bay scheme “would be the first of its kind in the world”. In France, the Rance estuary plant has been operating since 1966. In Canada, in the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world, the plant at Annapolis Royal has been operating since being opened by Prince Charles in 1984
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2017-01-15 12:35:02
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LONDON (Reuters) - Clean energy investment worldwide fell by 18 percent to $287.5 billion last year due to sharp falls in renewable technology prices and less spending on projects by large markets China and Japan, research showed on Thursday.
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2017-01-12 03:23:31
Thursday, January 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will plow 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country's energy agency said on Thursday, as the world's largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels.
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2017-01-05 04:35:38
Sunday, December 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Motion censuring Arlene Foster over energy scheme allegations could force her to resign, triggering Stormont electionsA vote of no confidence will be held in the Northern Ireland assembly, which could force the region’s first minister to step down and trigger fresh elections to the devolved parliament in Belfast
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2016-12-18 08:34:08
Monday, December 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon welcomes new total revealing concern over coal, oil and gas investments has entered financial mainstream The value of investment funds committed to selling off fossil fuel assets has jumped to $5.2tn, doubling in just over a year.The new total, published on Monday, was welcomed by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, who said: “It’s clear the transition to a clean energy future is inevitable, beneficial and well underway, and that investors have a key role to play
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2016-12-12 10:00:31
Monday, December 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Monday cleared four renewable energy support schemes in France, as well as Danish support for energy intensive users, saying they were in line with European Union rules on state aid.
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2016-12-12 04:50:36
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google is on track to purchase enough renewable energy to cover all its global electricity consumption next year, the company said on Tuesday.
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2016-12-06 08:03:30
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators set a path on Wednesday for renewables to power half of Europe by 2030, with plans to cut energy use, phase out subsidies for coal and enforce greater cross-border trade.
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2016-11-30 10:03:03
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government on Wednesday proposed a 33 percent increase in its budget for renewable energy projects in 2017, as it attempts to catch up after lagging on its 2020 emission reduction targets.
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2016-11-30 03:36:08
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Thursday, November 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China must increase clean and efficient use of coal, the country's premier said, adding that it also should increase the use and development of renewable energy, state radio reported late on Thursday.
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2016-11-17 05:12:24
Thursday, November 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
That the government is now at last being forced to do more to reduce the dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide air pollution is welcome news (Court defeat for government on air pollution, 3 November). More than a year on from the “dieselgate” revelations, ministers should have been in no doubt about the dishonest and illegal methods used by some manufacturers to cheat emissions tests
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2016-11-10 13:08:07
Monday, November 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
ACTU seek federal body to manage move to a clean energy economy and to support workers and communities that rely on fossil fuel-related jobsAustralian unions have thrown their weight behind a transition away from coal-generated electricity, calling for a new statutory authority to manage a “just transition”, supporting workers and communities that rely on fossil fuel-related jobs
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2016-11-07 11:00:50
Sunday, November 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Policy Exchange says policies boost growth in dirty diesel, arguing a smarter power grid could cut costs and curb emissionsSmart technology that could shave £90 off household energy bills and curb carbon emissions is being stymied by government policy, a leading thinktank has said.In a wide-ranging report, Policy Exchange also claimed that current energy policy offered too many incentives to build polluting diesel generator farms at the expense of cleaner technology
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2016-11-06 18:01:30
Thursday, October 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Just 17% of people surveyed back the process, the lowest level since the government survey started tracking public attitudes about shale gasPublic support for fracking has fallen to new lows, a government survey has revealed.Just 17% of people backed the process of extracting shale gas, compared with a third who opposed it, and just under half (48%) who had no opinion, the latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy show
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2016-10-27 06:21:54