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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal, financial executives said at a conference this week.
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2017-06-22 16:33:14
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ESTORIL, Portugal (Reuters) - Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants or expand the use of renewables, a top International Energy Agency official said.
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2017-06-21 09:05:23
Alan Finkel insists his review was independent and says building a new coal-fired power plant would not have long-term impacts on Australia’s electricity marketAustralia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, has defended his review into the electricity market against accusations its content was politically motivated
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2017-06-21 01:34:52
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Neither the Coalition nor Labor has the perfect solution for a pressing energy problem that is affecting everyone in the countryThe most interesting thing about Malcolm Turnbull’s now globally shared speech to the mid-winter ball was not the Trump parody, fun as it was, but its tone. It revealed something of the prime minister’s current mood
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2017-06-15 23:47:42
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LONDON (Reuters) - Global energy demand continued its sluggish rise last year as growth in Chinese consumption fell to its lowest in nearly two decades, while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday.
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2017-06-13 10:02:27
Sunday, May 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters backed the government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday.
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2017-05-21 09:40:37
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Major mining companies, including some of the world's biggest suppliers of fossil fuel, are seeking to use more renewable energy themselves as they strive to drive down costs and curb emissions.
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2017-05-16 12:22:13
Thursday, May 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Sunderland plant to produce new and recycled batteries from electric cars to serve as home energy storage unitsBatteries that have powered electric cars around the UK will get a second life providing energy storage for households, with the launch this week of a British-made home battery to rival the one made by Elon Musk’s Tesla
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2017-05-04 04:00:05
Friday, April 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A scheme encouraging young people to take the lead on environmental projects is changing habits, growing leaders – and saving schools moneyAt the Manchester Creative and Media Academy, six year 10 students have just done an environmental audit of their school. They conducted interviews with staff and other pupils, inspected what was already being done, and examined energy policies
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2017-04-28 02:00:04
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Wednesday that its palm oil industry faces a "big challenge", after the European parliament said in a non-binding resolution that only environmentally sustainable palm oil can be imported into the European Union after 2020.
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2017-04-05 03:08:38
Friday, March 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
CIRO REDONDO, Cuba (Reuters) - Cuba, battling a chronic energy deficit, has all the sunshine, wind and sugar to fuel what should be a booming renewables sector - if only it could find the money.
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2017-03-31 04:34:26
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Green groups’ report says move to cleaner energy in China and India is discouraging the building of coal-fired unitsThe amount of new coal power being built around the world fell by nearly two-thirds last year, prompting campaigners to claim the polluting fossil fuel was in freefall.The dramatic decline in new coal-fired units was overwhelmingly due to policy shifts in China and India and subsequent declining investment prospects, according to a report by Greenpeace, the US-based Sierra Club and research network CoalSwarm
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2017-03-21 19:01:20
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Invented a century ago, rotating columns fixed to ship’s deck interact with wind to provide forward thrust and could make 10% fuel savingAn ocean-going tanker is to be fitted with a type of “spinning sail” invented almost a century ago in a step that could lead to more environmentally friendly tankers worldwide
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2017-03-14 06:57:47
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Josh Frydenberg says Jay Weatherill’s government wants a ‘much lower threshold’ to intervene in national electricity marketThe South Australian government’s plan to direct energy market operators on gas supply and intervene with the national regulator during periods of high demand could be in contravention of the national electricity market
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2017-03-14 01:13:52
Monday, March 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Competition watchdog will urge companies to sell to the domestic market, as South Australia reveals its plan to head off further power cutsThe head of Australia’s competition watchdog will urge gas companies to support the domestic market to ensure struggling manufacturers don’t go to the wall, as the Turnbull government mulls options for boosting domestic gas supply to head off forecast shortages
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2017-03-13 05:00:29