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Live chat - as it happened: Obama's India visit 28.1.2015 Hindu: Home
Following President Obama's visit to India, it is time to understand what this historic visit means for India, for the U.S., this region and more importantly for the people of both countries. Join The Hindu's correspondents in New Delhi to discuss the Obama visit.
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US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia 27.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold.
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US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia 27.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold.
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Kazakhstan's EXPO-2017 to focus on theme of future energy 27.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Kazakhstan's EXPO-2017 to focus on theme of future energy' at newkerala.com.
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US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia 27.1.2015 AP Politics
BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) -- The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold....
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Why London is rubbish at solar 26.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Lack of political leadership, a mobile population, cramped roof spaces, and the indifference of the rich to energy costs contributes to poor take-up of solar

In the end, it was a bit of an anticlimax. After years of wanting to stick solar panels on the roof of my London home, all I had to show for their installation earlier this month was a garden-full of scaffolding and a new box next to our fuse box.

Many people will understandably have written off solar power at home as the government incentives paid for them have been massively cut, sometimes so drastically that it prompted successful legal action against the coalition.

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Here’s why Obama won’t get a climate deal with India this trip 24.1.2015 Washington Post: World
SHAKTINAGAR, India — In the hilly Singrauli region of northern India, animals feed on ash-covered grass, smoke stings the eyes and burns the throat and the reservoir is foul with toxins like mercury and arsenic. Even the breakfast eggs are gray. Read full article ...
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Big Ass Fans expands into South, Southeast Asia with Singapore subsidiary 23.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Big Ass Fans expands into South, Southeast Asia with Singapore subsidiary' at newkerala.com.
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The next energy revolution won’t be in wind or solar. It will be in our brains. 22.1.2015 Washington Post
This is the first in a three-part series titled “Your Brain on Energy” for our new Energy and Environment coverage.In the arid lands of the Mojave Desert, Marine regimental commander Jim Caley traveled alongside a 24-mile stretch of road and saw trucks, tanks and armored tracked vehicles all idling in the heat — and wasting enormous amounts of expensive fuel.Read full article >>
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Al Gore: oil companies 'use our atmosphere as an open sewer' 22.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
• ‘It is profitable to let the world go to hell’ It’s not possible to listen to petroleum industry executives defending their reckless extraction of oil without feeling that we are living in an age of madness. In a recent private conversation under the Chatham House rule, one of the world’s most senior industry leaders, who is considered to be at the more moderate end of the spectrum, insisted that we are going to burn all the world’s hydrocarbons despite the consequences. Related: Davos 2015: what bold pledges would you like business leaders to make? It is wishful thinking on the part of the oil company executive you are quoting that it will all be burnt. It cannot all be burnt. Even if there is no government action, the constraints of mother nature will show it is a non-sustainable pathway.” There are many people in the hydrocarbon industry, in oil and gas and coal, who would like to believe they will be the driving force in energy for the next century,” Stern said. “But what they are proposing would ...
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Planned solar farm in southwest MN draws fire from residents 22.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Marshall project, a 500-acre solar panel complex, is part of a state push to generate more electricity. But area residents say it is too much for a rural setting.
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Householders hoping to get green deal assessments are out of pocket 20.1.2015 Guardian: Environment
Tivium claimed to be government approved when offered consumers free home improvements

Householders who arranged a green deal assessment through a firm called Tivium believing it was part of the government’s official scheme are out of pocket after the firm failed to carry out promised work.

The company cold-called customers and made doorstep sales calls offering free home improvements through the green deal scheme ranging from new boilers to solar panels. It said work could only be completed after an assessment report costing £299 upfront.

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Latest climate change battle may center on food pyramid 18.1.2015 LA Times: Top News
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North Minneapolis housing market takes a turn for the better 17.1.2015 Star Tribune: Local
As housing market brightens, city considers reviving some stalled redevelopment projects
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Five Years After Earthquake, Haiti Teeters Between Chaos and Hope 12.1.2015 American Prospect
Above, Haitians commemorate the earthquake anniversary by planting crosses inscribed with the names of loved ones lost in the rubble. (AP Photo/Jean Marc Herve Abelard) JANUARY 12, 2015 As my plane began its descent into Port-au-Prince, I could already see the shoddy homes held together by low-grade cement, metal sheets and blue tarps that dot the landscape. Crumbling structures teetered on the mountainside, still vulnerable to any kind of natural disaster. It’s been five years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince; since then progress and rebuilding has been hampered by a slew of crises and political chaos. But, amid the political strife and abject poverty, small glimmers of hope appear. This is not the first time the Haitian people have faced tragedy and despair; my guarded optimism is rooted in their resilience. On January 12, 2010, I was a senior in college. My winter vacation was coming to an end so I was at home in suburban Washington, D.C., with my parents, who are Haitian ...
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On Kerry’s India visit, action on trade and climate change are priorities 11.1.2015 Washington Post: World
AHMEDABAD, India — Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived Sunday in this city where Mohandas Gandhi set the stage for India’s independence from Britain, with the top U.S. diplomat seeking to boost economic trade between the two nations and promote sustainable energy.Read full article ...
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Solar power led clean energy investment surge in 2014 9.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests clean tech investment soared 16% in 2014 to $310bn, reports BusinessGreen

The global clean tech market enjoyed its strongest investment performance in years during 2014, according to new figures showing total clean energy investment jumped 16% to $310bn (£205bn).

Leading analyst firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) on Friday published its latest report, detailing how increased investment in solar PV and offshore wind projects pushed total funding back towards record levels.

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California's bold attack on climate change 9.1.2015 LA Times: Commentary
California is moving toward its goal of generating a third of its electrical power from solar, wind and other renewable sources by 2020, as promised five years ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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The political value of climate denial has fallen to zero. What will Abbott do now? | Gabrielle Kuiper 8.1.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Climate change denial was useful to Tony Abbott as long as it helped to bring down the Rudd-Gillard government. Now it’s a hindrance, and he looks isolated at home and abroad In his renowned 1998 study of power and rationality, the Danish social scientist Bent Flyvbjerg concluded: “Power determines what counts as knowledge ... while it ignores or suppresses that knowledge which does not serve it.” Tony Abbott used climate denial to support his purpose of bringing down the Rudd-Gillard government and gaining power, but it now seems to be a hindrance to his ...
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Gov. Brown's renewable energy plan could boost solar, wind industries 8.1.2015 LA Times: Top News
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