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In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy
The sulphurous springs of Yellowstone national park are scalding, tainted with heavy metals and acidic enough to eat through clothing. But their murky depths are also home to an algae that scientists claim could one day help provide cleaner, healthier water around the world
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2015-08-28 01:00:06
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, fresh from vacation and nine rounds of golf on Martha’s Vineyard, is launching into a busy two weeks promoting renewable energy and his nuclear deal with Iran.
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2015-08-24 14:22:13
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is thinking of using an EU loophole to dodge the impact of its own subsidy cuts on renewable energy and escape fines for missing 2020 European renewable targets.
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2015-08-20 07:12:29
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and Germany will line up on opposite sides of a European Union green energy debate starting next month on how to meet agreed renewable energy targets for the next decade.









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2015-08-19 11:16:20
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The Government has been accused of protecting Conservative-voting southern constituencies from fracking, announcing that the next wave of shale-gas sites would all be in the North and Midlands.









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2015-08-18 14:05:49
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
In Dakar, an Uber-like SMS service has reduced the cost of emptying pit latrines by nearly half – and now customers can sell their waste to be turned into energy Related: Secret aid worker: I'm a sanitation specialist but I'm squeamish about poo On a stormy day in Dakar, Tina Gomis, a local woman in Sicap Mbao, laughs at the idea of selling her own excrement to the government
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2015-08-12 04:49:18
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.
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2015-08-02 18:46:27
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Fossil fuel divestment campaigners still have work to do, meeting held by Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is told. Climate News Network reportsThere’s sobering news for campaigners trying to persuade investors to withdraw their funds from the fossil fuel industry: UK experts say their efforts are unlikely to achieve enough quickly enough
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2015-07-29 09:30:10
Sunday, July 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is considering a reform of the tax levied on power bills to fund renewable energy that would see it extended to natural gas and road fuels, a source close to the matter said on Sunday.
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2015-07-26 09:41:38
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled his new plans to make London the ultra-low emission vehicle capital of Europe, which include lowering the congestion charge further for low-emission vehicles and giving grants to taxi drivers to encourage them to switch to electric cars.
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2015-07-22 14:10:59
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Powered by the sun, this low cost three-bedroom house is the first in the country to produce and sell more energy than it uses Britain’s first low cost ‘energy positive’ house, which can generate more electricity than its occupants will use, opens on Thursday despite George Osborne axing plans to make housebuilders meet tough low carbon housing targets from next year
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2015-07-16 00:00:01
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Students and staff at the University of Warwick (UoW) have been celebrating the success of a two-year long campaign which called for the institution to stop investing in coal, oil and gas.









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2015-07-09 08:12:13
Monday, July 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Country takes row over subsidies to European court of justice amid concerns UK project could distort energy marketAustria has filed a legal challenge at the European court of justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials have said.“Subsidies are there to support modern technologies that lie in the general interest of all EU member states
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2015-07-06 08:56:59
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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Twenty local governments, representing areas producing 5 percent of global climate-changing emissions, have committed to targets to cut those emissions, with the majority also setting goals for renewable energy, a platform uniting them said on Thursday.
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2015-07-02 13:00:55
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Taking the government’s own low-carbon lender out of the state sector is only likely to make it more risk-averse and less effectiveDavid Cameron likes to boast that his coalition government was the first in the world to create a green investment bank to accelerate investment in new energy infrastructure
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2015-06-24 18:05:01