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India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible. Analyst Tim

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Philippine islands can save $200 million with renewables

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report outlining how small islands in the Philippines can effectively replace outdated, diesel-fuel electricity-generation systems with solar- and wind-powered grids. The report — “Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines – The

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Oman signs pact for 1,000 megawatt solar power project

Falling oil prices, international obligations to cut emissions and a global shift towards renewable energy technologies seems to have pushed even the oil producing countries to invest heavily in clean energy sources. A Chinese company recently signed an agreement with

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Westinghouse files for bankruptcy, in blow to nuclear power

Westinghouse Electric Company, which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection, casting a shadow over the global nuclear industry. The filing comes as the company’s corporate parent, Toshiba of Japan, scrambles

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How Denmark’s Samsø island switched to zero carbon

Anyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been energy-positive for the past decade, producing more energy from wind and biomass than

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Big Australian banks invest $7bn more in fossil fuels than renewables

Australia’s big four banks invested three times as much in global fossil fuels as they did in clean energy in 2016, despite pledging to help Australia transition to a low carbon economy. The banks provided a combined $10bn to projects

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If Shell knew climate change was dire 25 years ago, why still business as usual today?

Climate change “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the ice age – change too fast perhaps for life to adapt, without severe dislocation.” That was the startling warning issued by the oil giant Shell

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UK offshore wind ‘will lower energy bills’ more than nuclear

Speaking to the the Guardian, Hugh McNeal, the chief executive of trade body RenewableUK, said he expected that offshore windfarms would secure a deal with the government lower than the £92.50 per megawatt hour agreed with EDF for £18bn Hinkley

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New Irena report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in

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Ireland became world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

Ireland has voted to be the world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels. The Irish Parliament passed the historic legislation in a 90 to 53 vote in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments from

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