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Contrary to industry claims, coal power would fail to deliver electricity to those suffering from energy poverty and would actively degrade their lives, says Gore and global investment manager David BloodThe global coal industry has mounted a “cynical and misleading campaign” to present coal as a solution to world poverty, according to former US vice-president Al Gore and global investment manager David Blood
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2015-04-16 06:00:06
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Last year, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects across the United States. With goals of reducing emissions by more than 20% and improving system energy efficiencies by more than 20% by 2020, microgrids will be part of the solution as they help increase the amount of renewable energy that can be integrated into the grid
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2015-04-14 14:28:34
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Energy companies and unions warn that planned emissions limits will spark mass plant closures and redundanciesGerman energy companies say that construction of over half the country’s planned power plants could be scuppered if the country goes ahead with a leaked plan to set emissions budgets for the country’s biggest polluters
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2015-04-14 12:05:13
By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has named preferred bidders for the fourth round of a series of renewable energy projects, that will add about 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power to its ailing grid, industry insiders said on Tuesday. Africa's most advanced economy is committed to introducing green energy into its power mix, 95 percent of which is coal at the moment, to
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2015-04-14 09:53:57
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Australia’s large-scale renewable energy industry has entered an investment freeze with just one project securing finance in the past six months amid political uncertainty, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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2015-04-14 01:25:07
Landmark case brought by 886 Dutch citizens aims for more robust policy to cut emissions within targets set by IPCC to help avoid critical 2C rise in global temperatures
The first public hearings will take place in the Hague on Tuesday in the first case in the world to use existing human rights and tort law to hold a government responsible for failing to reduce carbon emissions fast enough
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2015-04-14 01:00:17
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ARANZ Geo, a world leader in the interpretation and visualisation of geological data for the mining, environmental, renewable energy and other geologically dependent industries, has appointed Rohit Selvaratnam as Chief Financial Officer.
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2015-04-13 23:02:45
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OTTAWA, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Solantro Semiconductor Corp., the leader in Digital Power Processor chipsets, announced that it has closed $11 million as part of a series B round to expand its early lead in renewable power conversion semiconductor ICs.  This financing includes...
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2015-04-13 06:15:17
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Richard Post, a prominent scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who researched how to store renewable energy, has died. He was 96.
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2015-04-12 03:08:25
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Most of the electricity produced in Colorado still comes from burning coal, but even the state's two largest coal burners are adding more renewable energy.
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2015-04-12 01:10:21
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A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally friendly source of fiber for its products while giving farmers a new market for what remains after the...
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2015-04-11 19:27:06
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Efficient storage of electricity, especially from renewable sources, is the holy grail of the energy industry. And Elon Musk could have a gamechanger up his sleeve… Many years ago, in 1999 to be exact, Andy Grove, who was then chairman of the giant chip-maker Intel, famously predicted: “Companies that are not internet companies in five years’ time won’t be companies at all
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2015-04-11 13:01:08
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Two Billings architectural firms are being honored for recently designing buildings deemed among the most environmentally sustainable in the state.
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2015-04-11 11:15:00
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Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have promised the most innovative, impeccably run and "sustainable" games ever. With just a little mor…
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2015-04-11 09:27:37
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Chairman of Research, Development and Innovation at King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy Dr. Maher Al-Owdan said, 51 percent of the energy produced here is consumed in producing electricity and water. The energy resources available and produced in the Kingdom are petroleum, gas, diesel and oil
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2015-04-11 09:02:24