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Behind Energy survey: “Italians’ attitudes to energy”

Italians increasingly concerned about energy issues and environment: majority of italians say oil is expensive and the cause of war while 3 out of 4 think pollution is one of the primary causes of death. Behind Energy, a new site

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China is both the best and worst hope for clean energy

In Katowice, Poland, delegates from around the world have gathered to discuss how to curb emissions of greenhouse gases. The intent is to meet the goals that emerged from the 2015 Paris United Nations Climate Summit. But this year there’s

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“Sun in a box” could help renewables deliver energy on demand

Widespread use of renewable energy is crucial to the carbon-free future we must achieve to curb climate change. Over the last four decades, it has become much cheaper but there are still small issues stopping it from becoming the exclusive

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New ambitious targets on renewables and energy efficiency

Parliament approves binding 2030 target for renewables (32%) and an indicative target on energy efficiency (32.5%) that will play a crucial role in meeting the EU’s climate goals. Parliament on Tuesday confirmed the provisional agreement reached with the Council in

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Ten ways to accelerate progress against climate change

Climate scientists told us that the United States is already experiencing severe and costly impacts of a changing climate. In a separate United Nations report released in October, scientists reported that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would require

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Texas is too windy and sunny for old energy companies to make money

As attractive a renewable-energy concept as wind power is, it’s plagued by a fundamental flaw. It blows the most in the dead of night, precisely when there’s the least demand for electricity. That’s true for just about every wind-blown spot

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Wind and solar costs keep falling, squeezing nuke, coal plants

Wind and solar have become the cheapest sources of power, and natural gas-fired plants are the best option to back them up, according to Lazard Ltd. The levelized cost of energy from large solar installations has fallen to as low

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The energy sector should care about wastewater

About 4.5 billion people around the world still lack access to safely managed sanitation and 80% of the world’s wastewater is released untreated. Two of the targets under the Sustainable Development Goal dedicated to water (SDG 6) — providing sanitation

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Oil pipeline spills 8.000 barrels of crude in peruvian Amazon

Approximately 8,000 barrels (336,000 gallons) of crude oil spilled from a severed pipeline into the Peruvian Amazon, according to state-owned oil company Petroperu. In a press release, Petroperu said its Norperuano pipeline was cut by members of the Mayuriaga indigenous

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France’s decision to delay nuclear phaseout by a decade jeopardizes PV plans

The French government has devised three possible scenarios for the planned phasing out of part of its nuclear power generation assets. Even under the most optimistic scenario, the target to reduce the share of nuclear power from around 75% to

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Renewables surpassed fossil fuels capacity in Germany last year

In their annual monitoring report, Germany’s Federal Network Agency and the Federal Cartel Office have analyzed the figures for 2017. At the end of last year, renewables accounted for around 112.5 GW of operational capacity, while conventional sources totalled 105.1

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