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Why the energy has gone out of Tory green policy 1.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Conserative party conference suggests David Cameron and his ministers dont have a single new thought on the environment

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New material promises 'perfect' solar absorption 1.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Oct 1 : Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a material that comes very close to being "ideal" for solar absorption.
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India will be renewables superpower, says energy minister 1.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

$100bn investment likely in five years but coal power plants will also expand rapidly to provide electricity to every Indian village

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Cool Melbourne: whichever party wins the election, climate change is urgent 1.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Cities must urgently plan for a zero-carbon economy to protect themselves from the worst effects of global warming, say three experts in this edited book extract

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JAB Holding Co. buying Einstein Noah Restaurant Group 1.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc., the chain of bagel shops controlled by billionaire investor David Einhorn, agreed to be acquired by JAB Holding Co. in a deal valued at $374 million. Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year. Consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of economic activity, and the slowdown in July had raised concerns about whether the economy would retain the momentum it showed in the spring after a harsh winter. Solar power might become the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050 as falling costs boost installations, according to the International Energy Agency. Photovoltaic plants may provide as much as 16 percent of global electricity, and concentrating solar facilities could generate another 11 percent, the IEA said in an e-mailed statement Monday. “The rapid cost decrease of photovoltaic modules and systems in the last few years has opened new ...
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Sunflower solar harvester provides power and water 30.9.2014 New Scientist: Opinion
An all-in-one, cheap, solar energy harvester can deliver power, clean water and heat to places that need it, ...
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Can Narendra Modi bring the solar power revolution to India? 30.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Indian PMs renewables ambitions are big, like the Gujarat Solar Park, Asias biggest, but coal use is still increasing

From the observation tower in the Thar desert and as far as the eye can see, the dark blue arrays of a million solar panels can be seen sitting silently on the red dust. The Charanka solar park in Gujarat is an ultra-mega power project the Indian governments phrase and the biggest in Asia.

But unlike the hundreds of coal plants and their noxious smokestacks being built in the country, the only danger linked to the solar panels are the snakes and scorpions that slink and scuttle between the sparse shrubs, posing a minor hazard to those who dust off the panels after dusk.

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Renewable energy pact with U.S. likely 30.9.2014 Hindu: National
While India and the U.S. are at an impasse over the nuclear deal, they are expected to announce an agreement on reneweable energy when Prime Minister Modi and President Obama meet. In an ex...
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First floating solar farm built in UK 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Berkshire project owners to target water utilities with scheme to cut energy bills, reports BusinessGreen

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Beyond climate change treaties: 'a deal in Paris is not essential' 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Ahead of the climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on international agreements, reports Yale Environment 360

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Today on New Scientist 29.9.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
All the latest on newscientist.com: electronics-frying space invaders, Japanese volcano, Arctic impact on jet stream, India's Mars triumph and ...
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Can Amsterdams e-trikes revolutionise the citys food system? 29.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The future of food: A new Dutch scheme aims to distribute local fare more sustainably, unclog the streets and reduce Amsterdams 15 million annual food miles

In recent years, Amsterdam has earned a reputation as a genuine smart city. Not because it is pioneering technological urbanism building megastructures filled with interconnected digital sensors and robots but rather, as urban sociologist Saskia Sassen puts it, because the city actively urbanises technology.

In other words, Amsterdam has got very good at melding previously disparate systems of data, technology, energy and mobility through government, business and citizen-led initiatives.

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Solar power could be world's top electricity source by 2050, says IEA 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Falling cost of solar photovoltaic panels could help technology generate up to 16% of worlds electricity by mid-century

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US turns on charm as Narendra Modi roadshow rolls into New York 29.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Eyewitness: Payerne, Switzerland 28.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Despite recent split from conservative group, Google’s connections to climate change denial runs deep 28.9.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Schmidt’s donations to eight Republican legislators since 2008 have become part of Google’s complicated relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council, the powerful conservative policy organization colloquially known as ALEC. Earlier this week, Schmidt sent ripples through Silicon Valley when told a syndicated radio show host that Google would end its membership with ALEC, saying it was among groups who were “literally lying” about climate change. Google’s willingness to tolerate that contradiction demonstrates just how badly the company wants to make inroads with conservatives, said Tyson Slocum, director of the energy program at the Public Citizen watchdog group. [...] despite their commitment to renewable energy, Google employees and the company’s political action committeegave $699,195 since 2008 to members of the “climate denier caucus” in Washington — the name given to politicians who oppose regulations to curb emissions by Forecast the Facts, an environmental activist group which ...
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Energex data-manipulation allegations spark calls for investigation 28.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Whistleblower claims the Queensland government-owned electricity company deliberately attempted to drive up power prices

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Solar energy: a sunflower solution to electricity shortage 28.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
A new piece of solar technology from IBM not only provides electricity it can desalinate water for sanitation and drinking Continue reading...
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Game of Drones 27.9.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
[...] over the past two years, the technologies now commonly found in smartphones — accelerometers, sensors and high-definition cameras — have accelerated development of a new breed of commercial drones used in real estate, agriculture and movies. Robert Harwood, an aerospace and defense industry expert with Ansys, a Pennsylvania simulation software company, said hundreds of companies are at work on drones. [...] small wonder — one industry trade group estimates the commercial drone market could soar as high as $82.1 billion by 2025. In December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed on a national TV news show that his Seattle company was working on a project to create a fleet of drones that can deliver packages weighing 5 pounds or less to customers within 30 minutes. [...] in March, Internet.org, a nonprofit organization backed by Facebook, revealed plans for a fleet of solar-power drones that can beam online service to remote corners of the world and connect the 5 billion people in the world who lack ...
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Today on New Scientist 26.9.2014 New Scientist: News
All the latest on newscientist.com: traps to arrest spreading cancer, cosmic inflation, water older than the sun, India's tiger-trading hotspots and ...
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