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Waste not, want not: how the rubbish industry learned to look beyond landfill 27.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

With rise of incineration and heavy taxes, refuse management has evolved beyond mere dumps – but sector experts warn of complacency over recycling

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Exelon-backed bill seeks $2 more a month for nuclear power plants 27.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Electricity users would have to dip into their pockets a little more to help cover costs of Exelon's nuclear power plants under legislation unveiled Thursday that the influential corporation maintained would save jobs and keep service steady and ...
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Nuclear power: The future or the past? 27.2.2015 BBC: Business
Has nuclear power had its day?
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How Gazan Natural Gas Became the Epicenter of an International Power Struggle 26.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single thread, which is also a threat: these conflicts are part of an increasingly frenzied competition to find, extract, and market fossil fuels whose future consumption is guaranteed to lead to a set of cataclysmic environmental crises. Amid the many fossil-fueled conflicts in the region, one of them, packed with threats, large and small, has been largely overlooked, and Israel is at its epicenter. Its origins can be traced back to the early 1990s when Israeli and Palestinian leaders began sparring over rumored natural gas deposits in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza. In the ensuing decades, it has grown into a many-fronted conflict involving several armies and three navies. In the process, it has already inflicted mindboggling misery on tens of thousands of Palestinians, and it threatens to add future layers of misery to the lives of people in Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus. Eventually, ...
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Google invests $300 million in fund for residential solar power 26.2.2015 LA Times: Business
Google Inc. is making another large investment in renewable energy, but this time average homeowners could be the ones reaping the benefits. 
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Met Office staff strike over pay 26.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Met Office workers around the UK walk out for three hours saying they are not paid at ‘fair market rates’ The rain stopped, the blustery wind eased a little and in the end – just as they had forecast – a watery sun cheered up the first strike by Met Office workers for 40 years or more. Several hundred employees at the Met Office’s high-tech headquarters in Exeter downed charts and turned off their computers for three hours as part of a pay dispute. Colleagues in weather stations across the country (and even military bases across the world) also walked out. Weather forecaster Helen Roberts on why employees at the Met Office have walked out on strike. https://t.co/Rjs1wwKjUU Met Office strike placard pic.twitter.com/WfbdxTwPcZ Met Office strike - airborne dust expert Alan Vance on the picket line. pic.twitter.com/juqXNXVrIC Contingency plan for the Met Office strike ...
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Coutts' Swiss bank in tax probe 26.2.2015 BBC: Business
German prosecutors are investigating the Swiss private banking arm of Coutts over allegations it helped clients evade tax.
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UK backs £315m renewable energy projects 26.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

More than a dozen windfarms and five solar farms are among first projects to receive financial support under contracts for difference

More than a dozen new onshore wind farms are to receive financial backing through the coalition government’s reformed renewable incentive scheme, along with two offshore wind projects and five solar farms.

The contracts for the new renewable energy projects amount to more than £315m in total, spread across five renewable technologies, and taken together should produce more than 2GW of new generation capacity, enough to power 1.4m homes.

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Google’s big new solar investment 26.2.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
Google will invest $300 million to help SolarCity install solar panels on 25,000 homes in the search giant’s largest renewable power deal to date, the two companies reported Thursday. Combined with debt financing raised by SolarCity, Google’s money will form the basis of a $750 million fund to cover SolarCity’s upfront costs of installing solar arrays on customers’ homes. The San Mateo company typically leases solar arrays to its customers, who then pay month by month rather than buying the equipment outright — a model that helped revolutionize the solar industry. There are very few investments you can make that impact job creation to this extent, and have the environmental benefit, the benefit for global warming.
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Profit hike for broadcaster STV 26.2.2015 BBC: Business
STV reports a 14% rise in pre-tax profits, lifts its dividend by 300% and says it is increasing its reach.
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EU-US trade deal text leaked to BBC 26.2.2015 BBC: Business
A leaked draft of what the European Union wants excluded from a new trade deal with the United States is obtained by the BBC.
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Why rush to source alternatives to palm oil is problematic 26.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Europe’s decision to limit the amount of palm oil used in biofuels may be welcome, but the jury is out on whether alternatives prove more or less damaging to the environment The EU has agreed to put a cap on the amount of palm oil, soy, maize and other food crops to be used in biofuels. After a long-running dispute between industry and environmental groups, members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee agreed this week to limit the use of food crops to 6% of the EU’s 10% renewable transport energy target for ...
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Big, bright quasar from ancient universe stuns scientists 26.2.2015 LA Times: Science
Deep in the universe’s past, astronomers have discovered a luminous quasar powered by an enormous black hole that contains the mass of 12 billion suns. The incredibly bright object is ancient -- shining when the universe was only 875 million years old -- and way bigger than it should be...
Eiffel tower embraces wind power 25.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

US-based renewable energy company has successfully installed two vertical axis wind turbines on the iconic tower, BusinessGreen reports

One of the world’s most iconic sites has become the latest high profile venue to embrace renewable energy, after the installation of two vertical axis wind turbines as part of the Eiffel tower’s high profile renovation project.

US-based onsite renewables specialist Urban Green Energy (UGE) announced on Tuesday that it has fitted two turbines at the site capable of delivering 10,000kWh of electricity annually, equivalent to the power used by the commercial areas on the Eiffel tower’s first floor.

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Cameron's climate envoy blames big six energy firms for green deal's failure 25.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

UK’s leading energy companies ‘have no interest in real energy efficiency’, says Tory MP Greg Barker

The big six energy companies undermined the government’s flagship programme to upgrade the energy efficiency of Britain’s housing stock, according to the former climate minister who is now David Cameron’s climate envoy.

Tory MP Greg Barker told an audience in London on Tuesday that large energy companies had feigned enthusiasm but never seriously tried to sell the green deal to consumers.

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Climate change sceptic's work called into question 25.2.2015 New Scientist: GM Organisms
Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon failed to disclose funding from the fossil fuel industry, says Greenpeace, as journals get ready to re-examine his ...
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Journals to re-examine climate sceptic's work 25.2.2015 New Scientist: Living World
Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon has failed to disclose funding from the fossil fuel industry, raising questions over his publication record, says ...
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With climate change, US presidents matter 25.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

Barack Obama cements legacy as the first climate-aware president

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Dinner for ex-PUC chief Peevey nets $55,000 in gifts for UC Berkeley 25.2.2015 LA Times: Top News
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The critical flaw in the EU's climate plan 25.2.2015 Guardian: Environment
A successful EU climate pledge must look beyond emissions within Europe and include collaborative proposals to reduce pollution in developing nations as well Today the EU will unveil its latest commitment to fighting climate change – a pledge to cut internal emissions by at least 40% by 2030. The new target represents a good step forward, a hard-fought political compromise at a time of considerable economic difficulty. The EU hopes to leverage this pledge at December’s climate talks in Paris, when Europe will press other nations to forge a new agreement to reduce global climate pollution 60% by 2050 . Yet, the EU’s climate plan has a critical flaw: it is incomplete. The EU’s regulations would only reduce emissions within Europe, whereas success on climate depends on Europe also taking steps to cut pollution outside of Europe as ...
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