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‘They are going to get a surprise and I am worried about them,’ says Catherine Tanna, joining push for transition to renewablesThe boss of one of Australia’s largest energy suppliers says she is worried about customers’ power bills after the latest heatwave in the country’s south-east.Energy Australia’s managing director, Catherine Tanna, has joined the push for a transition to newer forms of energy, saying bipartisanship is needed to draw up a national energy policy
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2017-02-13 18:54:06
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A number of creative technologies aim to increase access to clean water in developing countries. We asked two experts to assess some of themThe global water crisis has many causes, requiring many different solutions. As 1.2 billion people live in areas of water scarcity, these solutions must span policy, technology, and behaviour change to make a real difference
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2017-02-13 03:51:35
Thursday, February 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Federal government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation says coal ‘seriously challenged’ as a commercial investmentThe Clean Energy Finance Corporation has said it is “very unlikely” it would invest in new coal-fired generators and poured cold water on the federal government’s push to support “clean coal” technology
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2017-02-09 21:47:38
Sunday, February 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
District Heating is heralded as the way to a greener future. But, Anna Tims reports, it’s been rolled out without any regulationEnergy customers who find themselves paying over the odds for their heating can simply switch to a cheaper deal. But there’s a hidden, but rapidly growing, number who estimate they’re paying up to three times more than the expected price… but don’t have the right to switch
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2017-02-05 01:00:07
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is on track to meet its goal for renewables to supply up 20 percent of its energy by 2020, the EU executive said in a report seen by Reuters, although Britain, Ireland and Luxembourg are lagging behind.
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2017-01-31 00:49:49
Thursday, January 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A campaign by locals and farming businesses to halt a large opencast mine highlights a far wider conflict over South Africa’s continued addiction to coalOn the horizon are the mountains, verdant rainforest on their well-watered, shaded southern slopes and arid scrub on the dry reverse slopes. Then there is the plain, studded with baobab trees and outcrops
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2017-01-26 01:00:03
Monday, January 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China released on Monday this year's first list of "recommended" green energy vehicles, paving the way for 185 car models to receive government subsidies.
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2017-01-23 03:46:00
Monday, January 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Sunday, January 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Thursday, January 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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