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  • 25 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    UK loses third of solar posts as survey reveals almost four in 10 companies are considering leaving market entirely More than 12,000 solar power jobs have been lost in the past year because of government subsidy cuts, according to the industry.A third of solar jobs have been lost in the UK, found the…
  • 25 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    I may have missed British industry?s glory days but I will never tire of seeing our back-of-a-fag-packet ideas ramped up to keep the country ticking overAs I walk from the main plant area to the jetty, the view before me is spectacular. The sun is bursting through the clouds and illuminating a hive of…
  • 25 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    Friends of the Earth condemns Coal Authority for granting licences for underground coal gasification at 19 UK sites Plans to set fire to coal under the seabed at up to 19 sites around the UK would cause significant climate pollution, groundwater contamination and toxic waste, according to a report by…
  • 25 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    Solar energy, no sodium and organic fertiliser: how one of Australia?s biggest wineries is reducing waste while saving money and energy One of Australia?s biggest family-owned wineries wants to become the country?s first zero-waste wine producer, and has invested more than $15m to achieve this goal. De…
  • 22 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    US presidential candidate said planning conditions associated with Aberdeenshire project had not been satisfied Donald Trump has vowed to continue fighting the windfarm development off the coast from his Aberdeenshire golf course, branding the project an act of ?public vandalism?.The US presidential candidate…
  • 21 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    With hydrogen tipped to become an important clean energy fuel, a new process may be the solution to powering electric vehicles and heating buildings An Australian company is using ?cheap as dirt? iron ore to convert methane in natural gas into hydrogen. Importantly, their process generates near-zero emissions,…
  • 21 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    The board of the French energy company will meet on 28 July to make final decision over 18bn projectEDF will finally decide whether to proceed with a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset next week.The French government-controlled energy giant said on Thursday night that its board of…
  • 21 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    Aberdeen Bay windfarm near Donald Trump golf course will be key testing ground for reducing cost of offshore turbinesThe Swedish energy company Vattenfall is pushing ahead with a 300m windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen despite last month?s EU referendum vote.The offshore windfarm has been dogged by years…
  • 21 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    Join us on this webpage on Thursday 28 July, 1-2pm (BST), for an online debate as we explore clean energy investment in the developing world 8.24pm BST Investment in renewable energy was higher in the world?s poorest countries than the richest ones for the first time in 2015. As well as helping combat…
  • 21 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    The high prices in South Australia should serve as a warning to all. This is what happens when climate change policy is not aligned with energy sector policyRecent news reports highlighting that the price of generating electricity in South Australia has increased three to four times its historic levels…
  • 20 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    Technology firm hailed success of machine-learning trial and said efficiencies will be applied to all its centres by end of year Google says it has cut its vast data centres? energy use by 15% by applying artificial intelligence to manage them more efficiently than humans.The servers that power billions…
  • 20 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    From east Africa to India, finance for off-grid clean energy projects offers a wealth of benefits beyond tackling climate change How can developing countries reach 100% renewables? ? send in your questions Investing in a large-scale wind farm is a better guarantee of profits than multiple, small, off-grid…
  • 20 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    The World Bank is poised to support a new coal plant that would modernise Kosovo?s creaking energy infrastructure, but also lock the young nation into a future powered by a regressive fossil fuel In the early days of December 2015, as the Paris climate talks veered off course and off schedule, the US…
  • 20 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    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? Read what the experts said The end of the jet age could be in sight. Innovative new electric aircraft are starting to find…
  • 20 Jul 2016 - The Guardian
    Ozersk, codenamed City 40, was the birthplace of the Soviet nuclear weapons programme. Now it is one of the most contaminated places on the planet ? so why do so many residents still view it as a fenced-in paradise?? View the trailer for the documentary City 40 here?Those in paradise were given a choice:…