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Monday, September 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Unlike coal and natural gas plants that emit carbon emissions while producing electricity, nuclear generates none. So why aren’t more states getting onboard?Nestled between Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee, the Watts Bar 2 nuclear power plant sits on 1,700 acres in an area friendly to nuclear power
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2016-09-12 16:00:36
Friday, September 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil refiners, beset by the weakest profit margins in six years, have been laying off workers, revamping operations and ratcheting up pressure on regulators and lawmakers to tweak the renewable fuel program, whose costs have ballooned.
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2016-09-09 00:22:31
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Fear of the water is ingrained in many, but our connection with nature also appears to be ebbing awayAs the summer slips towards its close with the triumph of our aquatic athletes in Rio, there is a terrible contrast in the fate of six lost souls around the British coast this past weekend. On the one hand, absolute control and exultation in what a human body can achieve in the water; on the other, the appalling tragedy that can result when we lose control – all the more awful because it can happen so quickly – in the act of having fun
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2016-08-23 02:00:08
Monday, August 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has called on the top U.S. environmental regulator to make changes to a market for renewable fuel credits or else risk "the mother of all short squeezes" that could bankrupt refiners.
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2016-08-15 18:45:09
Monday, August 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BusinessGreen: Clean 200 list finds world’s greenest large companies are outperforming most polluting counterparts by three to oneToyota, Tesla, Vestas, DONG Energy and Panasonic are among the top ranked companies in the first ever Carbon Clean 200 list, which claims the world’s greenest large companies are outperforming their more polluting counterparts by as much as three to one
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2016-08-15 04:20:30
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal is set to begin phasing out support for utilities generating renewable power, a top government official said, as Lisbon tackles high electricity prices that are hampering efforts to bolster its struggling economy.
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2016-08-09 07:46:14
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second-largest energy retailer AGL Energy Ltd said on Wednesday it had set up the nation's largest renewable energy fund, worth A$2-3 billion, with Australia's sovereign wealth fund and a Queensland government-owned fund.
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2016-07-26 20:01:15
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Nasa and a host of aviation startups are developing aircraft that could transform the way we travel, with lower emissions and runway-free landings
How will you commute in 2030? Join our live debate today 1-2pm (GMT) The end of the jet age could be in sight. Innovative new electric aircraft are starting to find their way off the drawing board and onto runways, funded by startups, government agencies and the world’s biggest jet makers
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2016-07-20 04:25:30
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
Sunday, June 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
Thursday, June 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
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
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Tuesday, May 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel hammered out the framework for a deal with state premiers on Wednesday on reforms to Germany's renewable energy law aimed at curbing the costs and controlling the speed of the future roll-out of green power sources.
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2016-05-31 20:32:29
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