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'Semi-artificial leaf' shows faster photosynthesis than natural counterpart 22.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Aug 22 : Researchers have developed a new solar cell, described as an "artificial leaf", which mimics the electron transfer of photosynthesis, at a much faster rate than observed in nature.
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Greg Hunt clashes with Solar Council CEO over marginal seat campaign 22.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

John Grimes accuses environment minister of threatening him with negative media coverage if he did not drop campaign

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Moon soil charged by electric spark? 22.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Aug 22 : High-energy particles from solar storms may have electrically charged the soil in the moon's frigid polar regions, altering its properties, a study suggests.
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DWP is still slow to turn on home solar energy systems 22.8.2014 LA Times: Business
When Gerry Hans remodeled his Hollywood Hills home, he chose green options such as landscaping with native plants, a system to recycle gray water and a $40,000 rooftop solar installation to provide electricity to the home.
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Race to electrify rural Africa could help the West too 21.8.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
Investments in mini grid systems aimed at powering up remote parts of Africa may provide a test bed for rural energy infrastructure elsewhere in the ...
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JA Solar Profit Rises 20.8.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
JA Solar Holdings said it swung to a profit in the second quarter as a surge in its solar energy equipment shipments drove revenue sharply higher.
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Cutting RET could bankrupt wind farms, energy companies warn 20.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Government has been told it may face legal action if it cuts target, as it considers options presented by review

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2022 World Cup city rises in the desert 19.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Grab a glimpse of the near future. Plans for the desert city of Lusail include man-made islands and a host arena for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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UK energy dependence five hidden costs expose truth about fracking 18.8.2014 Guardian: Environment
The shale boom is a bubble waiting to burst as economics of extraction falter and the trickle of bad environmental news starts to swell Continue reading...
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Australia may cut renewables as solar project falters 18.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Tokyo • Plans to build the world’s largest solar power plant of its kind have been scrapped in Australia after the developers questioned the government’s commitment to clean energy. Solar Systems said it suspended plans for a 100-megawatt plant in the Australian state of Victoria. The plant, which would have used concentrating photovoltaic technology to intensify the power of the sun, would have been three times larger than any currently commissioned projects, according to data compiled by Bloom...
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
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Solar plants are scorching, killing birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif. • Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one “streamer” every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator’s application to build a ...
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Emerging California solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: California
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays -- 'streamers,' for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year
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Plans for one of Australias largest solar power stations scrapped 18.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Decision to suspend Mildura solar power station comes amid speculation renewable energy target may be scrapped

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Outside money not yet a factor in Franken-McFadden Senate race 18.8.2014 MinnPost
Does a savvy businessman believe this? Kyle Potter of the AP reports: “While millions of dollars in advertisements have poured into North Carolina, Louisiana, Alaska and Arkansas — from outside groups trying to unseat vulnerable incumbent Democrats and others defending them — there’s been just a trickle in Minnesota, where recently nominated GOP challenger Mike McFadden hopes to oust Franken. … The former investment banker also has the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in his corner, promising to spend aggressively to beat Franken.” Also in McFadden news: His comment — later modified — that he’d be okay with using foreign steel in the proposed Keystone XL pipeline had Iron Rangers out over the weekend. Scott Gerdes of the Mesabi Daily News writes, “Anger at McFadden’s comments were palpable and plentiful. Jon Malek, USW Local 1938 president, stated that McFadden had ‘a lot of nerve’ and he’s ‘appalled’ by the candidate’s remarks regarding Chinese steel. ‘I represent 1,400 people at Minntac and we expect elected ...
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays -- "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays -- "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair
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Australia needs the renewable energy target (and should increase it) 18.8.2014 Guardian: Environment
Fossil fuel addicted energy companies are attempting to reduce or abolish Australia's successful renewable energy target using the Warburton review as a stalking horse. Continue reading...
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 AP National
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair...
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