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  • 24 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Deadline moved to 30 June but British foreign secretary says aim is to reach broad accord within three monthsNegotiations over Iran?s nuclear programme have been extended until the end of June, but with the hope that a framework will be agreed within three months, Britain?s foreign secretary has said.Speaking…
  • 24 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Mohammad Javad Zarif and John Kerry hold talks on final day of negotiations over Iran?s nuclear programme and sanctionsThe US secretary of state, John Kerry, is to hold a face-to-face meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, hours before the deadline for reaching a nuclear agreement.Diplomats…
  • 24 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Despite vast natural reserves, the average African accesses less electricity than is needed to power a 50-watt light bulbThe transformation ? and the profits ? that could come from ?powering Africa? have caught the imagination of the donor community, private investors and African governments alike. After…
  • 24 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    ?Coalition of common sense? senators have concerns about target, and Jacqui Lambie could vote for changesSenator David Leyonhjelm is counting crossbench votes for a new plan to wind back the renewable energy target (RET) after Jacqui Lambie indicated she could vote for changes if the government makes…
  • 24 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Downward trend in UK?s energy security and sustainability over past three years, notes World Energy Council reportExperts have put the UK on a watch list over concerns about the security and cost of its energy supplies, despite scoring highly in global rankings.The UK is only one of three countries to…
  • 23 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ?extreme need? due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in ?circumstances of extreme need? because climate change will undermine efforts…
  • 23 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Plan to build a a 136m wind turbine at Riverside Stadium held up by dispute over possible interference with aircraft at Durham Tees Valley airportA row over aircraft safety near Middlesbrough?s home ground is blocking a plan to install wind turbines at top football clubs around the country.Robert Goodwill,…
  • 23 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    The innovators: Savings on lighting, electricity, heating, ventilation and air conditioning can amount to 23% at peak times, says maker of Dynamic GlassLooking out of the south-east-facing windows from the lobby of San Francisco?s hip downtown W hotel, you would be forgiven for thinking the view looks…
  • 23 Nov 2014 - Telegraph
    A two-page advert said wind farms had contributed a record 25 per cent of all the electricity we were using. But that wasn't quite the full story, says Christopher Booker.…
  • 22 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Climate scientist Chris Rapley and his co-author of the acclaimed play 2071 explain why the 2015 Paris climate summit cannot be allowed to fail ? for all our sakes? Graphic: consequences of climate change? Six steps world leaders must agree to take to protect EarthNext December, 196 nations will meet…
  • 22 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Drilling of holes to monitor ground movement and water pollution slammed as an attempt to dupe public over shale gas safetyHundreds of government-funded boreholes are set to be drilled across Britain to try to persuade the public that a looming shale gas boom can be developed safely, the Observer has…
  • 21 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    British foreign secretary Philip Hammond says parties to consult technical experts at home before talks resume in ViennaThere is still a ?very significant gap? to close in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the west, the British foreign secretary has said, with high-level talks set to resume over the…
  • 21 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Investigation identifies ?unacceptable practices by staff? relating to 7 October fire at site being decommissionedA fire at the Dounreay nuclear plant in the north of Scotland resulted in an ?unauthorised?release of radioactivity, an investigation has found.The nuclear plant has been censured by safety…
  • 21 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Toyota is betting on its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai as the next generation of green car, but they face a hard sell to replicate popularity of their top-selling Prius From the driver?s seat of the Toyota Mirai, the world?s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell car could be a plusher and more powerful version…
  • 21 Nov 2014 - The Guardian
    Iran?s drive for ?independent? development, in the face of international pressure over the nuclear programme, has degraded its air, water and landSanctions are political tools aimed at isolating and hurting the target country?s economy, forcing it to change policy. But in the short run, a target country…