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  • 19 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    MeyGen project could power nearly 175,000 homes through network of turbines on seabed at Ness of Quoys off CaithnessConstruction of the largest planned tidal energy project in the world is expected to begin off the Scottish coast next month, developers have announced.Atlantis, majority owner of the MeyGen…
  • 19 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    The online retailer is the latest tech giant to leave the right wing lobbying group over its position on climate changeEbay announced on Thursday it?s severing ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) because of the lobbying group?s views on climate change. The online marketplace is…
  • 19 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    Osha to investigate cause of fatal accident in rural southeastern areaNo reports of environmental damage in incident at Texas company-owned rig An explosion and fire early Friday morning killed two people and critically injured two others at an oil rig in southeastern Oklahoma.Authorities said the explosion…
  • 19 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    Landmead in Oxfordshire is capable of powering 14,000 homes a year from panels on land used for grazing, says company running facilityThe biggest solar farm in the UK, capable of powering 14,000 homes a year, has been connected to the national grid in Oxfordshire.The 46MW Landmead solar farm, in East…
  • 19 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    Both public and private sector are unwilling to invest in wave power, frustrating the development of what could be a huge clean energy source for the UKFunding for wave power, seen as a potentially huge and clean source of energy for the UK, has become uncertain as investors pull out or are unwilling…
  • 19 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    Government wanted new gas-fired power stations to be built but 68% of the capacity is to be provided by existing power stationsConsumers will need to stump an extra £1bn a year in 2018 to encourage power stations to stay open and keep the lights on, the government confirmed on Friday.A ?capacity…
  • 19 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    Greens say decision by regulator to remove Waubra Foundation?s tax-deductible status is ?a victory for science and a victory for public health?The decision to deregister a controversial anti-wind farming group as a charity proves the organisation has been ?pulling the wool over people?s eyes?, renewable…
  • 18 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    The new rules will control coal ash tank sites and monitor new and existing impoundments for contamination of groundwaterThe Obama Administration complied with a court order and unveiled the first rules for coal ash on Friday ? but left it up to local authorities to decide on handling and storage of the…
  • 18 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    But price demanded by energy companies in government?s ongoing ?capacity market? auction is substantially lower than fearedEnergy consumers look set to pay at least £750m a year extra after a government-run auction finished with some power companies winning subsidies of between £15 and £20…
  • 18 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    Waigaoqiao plant in Shanghai releasing dangerous nitrogen oxides in excess of national emission standards, study finds China?s largest coal-fired power plant has been violating national emission standards for chemicals that cause dangerous fine particulate matter pollution, official figures show.The Waigaoqiao…
  • 17 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    As political parties battle it out over energy policies in the run-up to the 2015 general election, we ask if banning coal is sensible ? Liberal Democrats seek to ban ?unabated? coal powerCoal remains one of the UK?s most important sources of energy, supplying around 40% of our electricity needs. We also…
  • 17 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    President orders indefinite extension of short-term protection for area, which he says is one of the US?s great natural resourcesBarack Obama has announced he is removing more than 52,000 sq miles (135,000 sq km) of waters off Alaska?s coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.The…
  • 16 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    Legislators seek to limit support for fossil fuel industries they say contribute to global warming California pension plans would divest all assets related to the coal industry under a measure the leader of the state senate said he will propose to reduce support for an industry that critics blame for…
  • 16 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    Prime minister says ?enough is enough? over payments for energy source and says put them in planning systemDavid Cameron claimed on Tuesday the public was ?fed up? with onshore windfarms and said the country did not need any more subsidised turbines on land now that the energy source was capable of providing…
  • 16 Dec 2014 - The Guardian
    Entrepreneur claims Saudi Arabia is encouraging collapse in oil price in bid to undermine fracking and clean energySaudi Arabia is encouraging the dramatic collapse of oil prices in order to damage the surging global clean energy industry, British entrepreneur Richard Branson has claimed. ?They have done…