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BusinessGreen: Record six-month period sees UK secure €10.4bn (£8.7bn) of investment in offshore wind projects, but installation rate slowsThe European offshore wind industry has enjoyed a record six months of investment, according to new figures released today by trade body WindEurope.In the first six months of this year Europe’s offshore wind projects attracted €14bn of investment, split across seven projects and financing a total of 3
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2016-07-27 08:27:37
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With all the costs and risks involved, the spectre of George Osborne’s energy policy could haunt Britain for decadesGeorge Osborne’s reputation as a master political tactician may have gone the way of Leave’s £350m a week for the NHS, but the spectre of his misguided energy policy could haunt Britain for decades, and at Hinkley in north Somerset, for millennia
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2016-07-27 03:00:37
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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
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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
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EU proposal on a free trade deal with the US could curb energy saving measures and a planned switch to clean energy, say MEPsThe latest draft version of the TTIP agreement could sabotage European efforts to save energy and switch to clean power, according to MEPs.A 14th round of the troubled negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade deal between the EU and US is due to begin on Monday in Brussels
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2016-07-11 02:00:09
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Critics point to volatility of scheme but energy department says price ‘will not affect bill payers’The total lifetime cost of the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant could be as high as £37bn, according to an assessment published by the UK government. The figure was described as shocking by critics of the scheme, who said it showed just how volatile and uncertain the project had become, given that the same energy department’s estimate 12 months earlier had been £14bn
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2016-07-07 14:57:28
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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
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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
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Construction of 40 dams in the Tapajós river basin would severely affect indigenous people and is not justifiable economically, says new reportConstruction of 40 major dams in the Brazilian Amazon would destroy the heart of the world’s largest rainforest, severely affect indigenous people and is not economically justifiable, says Greenpeace in a major new report
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2016-06-14 18:01:12
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
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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
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
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PARIS (Reuters) - General Electric wants to become a major player in the offshore wind industry and is interested in buying the Areva-Gamesa offshore joint venture Adwen, GE's new head of renewables said on Tuesday.
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2016-05-03 06:19:41
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KITAKYUSHU, Japan (Reuters) - Countries that plan to build coal-fired power plants need to reassess their energy strategy because such facilities may not be a viable investment, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Monday.
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2016-05-02 09:46:34