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The innovators: how smaller batteries give more power to UK solar households 5.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
London startup tailors smaller, cheaper battery for UK households to use more of their own generated solar energy When Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, took to the stage in California in April to launch a solar battery for the home , the audience hollered and whooped at every detail. On the other side of the Atlantic, a more modest, quieter challenger plans to take on the US electric car giant. Based within a railway arch, with the sound of trains running overhead from nearby London Bridge station and surrounded by other ecologically minded startups, the offices of Powervault are a far cry from Tesla’s showpiece Californian stage. The similarity lies in the product – the Powervault battery, which stores energy from domestic solar ...
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Missionary zeal for ethanol in roots of NASCAR sponsor 5.7.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which administers the ethanol program, has proposed a sharp cutback in ethanol mandates that were expanded by Congress in 2007.
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How Pope is shaking up church 5.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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Solar-powered plane ends five-day flight 4.7.2015 Durango Herald
KAPOLEI, Hawaii – A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed Friday in Hawaii after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His 120-hour voyage from Nagoya broke the record for the...
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Can Brazil follow through on its ambitious climate goals? 4.7.2015 Washington Post: Editorials
MANY ENVIRONMENTAL advocates had their eyes focused this week on the Supreme Court, where the justices slammed an Environmental Protection Agency clean air rule. But, in part because the practical effects of the ruling don’t appear dire, the more consequential event may have taken place at the White House, where President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff exchanged commitments on climate change. There the news was good — but not good enough. Read full article ...
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Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record 3.7.2015 NPR News
André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.
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Solar plane breaks record for longest non-stop solo flight in history – video 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
A plane which is attempting to complete the first ever round-the-world solar powered flight lands in Hawaii. The plane took off from Nagoya in Japan on 29 June, meaning the flight has broken the record for the longest non-stop solo journey in history. The previous record was 72 hours; pilot André Borschberg lands after having been in the air for just under 118 hours.

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New coal plants 'most urgent' threat to the planet, warns OECD head 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Governments urged to rethink plans for new coal-fired power plants as study estimates they will release more than 500bn tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2050


Governments must rethink plans for new coal-fired power plants around the world, as these are now the “most urgent” threat to the future of the planet, the head of the OECD has warned.

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Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii after longest non-stop solo flight in history 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Veteran pilot tested to the limit of endurance on record-breaking solar-powered flight across the Pacific, on the seventh leg of round-the-world journey

A solar plane attempting the world’s first flight around the globe has landed in Hawaii, after breaking the record for the longest non-stop solo flight in history.

Solar Impulse 2 took off from Nagoya in Japan at 3am on Monday, for the riskiest five day leg of its journey across the Pacific Ocean, piloted by Swiss pilot Andrew Borscheberg .

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Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after record 5-day flight from Japan 3.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii on Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.
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Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan 3.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from ...
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Solar plane nears end of most perilous leg 3.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The most perilous phase of a historic solar-powered flight should come to an end Friday -- that is, if the Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world without a single drop of fuel, manages to land safely in Hawaii.
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C-DOT to launch broadband products 3.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi, July 3 : C-DOT, the research and development institute of the department of telecommunications, will next week launch four broadband products developed to fast forward the Digital India initiative, an official statement said.
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Solar-powered plane arrives in Honolulu, to land at dawn (Lead, changing dateline) 3.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Honolulu (US), July 3 : Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), the first solar-powered aircraft in an attempt to fly around the world, arrived early Friday morning in Honolulu, the capital city of the US's island state of Hawaii, and will land at dawn.
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Sunny weather sees Britain break solar power record, estimate says 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Increase in solar installations and good weather means UK is sourcing 16% of its electricity from sunshine on Friday afternoon, industry claims

Solar power is supplying 16% of the UK’s electricity demand this afternoon as the country basks in sunshine, the industry estimates.

The news comes as solar-powered homes, commercial rooftop schemes and solar farms open to the public on Friday and Saturday as part of “solar independence day”.

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Solar-powered plane due to land in Hawaii after 5-day flight 3.7.2015 Hindu: News
"Can you imagine that a solar-powered airplane without fuel can now fly longer than a jet plane?" Bertrand Piccard, the aircraft’s other pilot, said in a statement
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Caribbean States 'lighting path' towards sustainable future, says UN chief in Barbados 3.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 3 : This is a year for global action, with international community in the final stretch of preparing a transformative post-2015 agenda for sustainable development that will be agreed in New York in September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in Bridgetown, where, two decades ago, the Barbados Programme of Action was adopted to tackle vulnerabilities facing small islands.
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Work begins on $50m Coonooer Bridge windfarm to supply ACT clean energy 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Victorian windfarm has secured 20-year feed-in tariff from ACT as part of goal to produce 90% of its electricity from clean sources by 2020

Work has begun on a new $50m windfarm in Victoria that will edge the Australian Capital Territory closer to its clean energy supply target, as the renewables sector begins to emerge from a political impasse that threatened to cripple it.

The Coonooer Bridge windfarm, north-west of Bendigo, has secured a 20-year feed-in tariff from the ACT government to supply Canberra properties, as part of an ACT goal to produce 90% of its electricity from clean sources by 2020.

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Decc faces 90% staff budget cuts that risk UK's climate plans, say experts 3.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Dramatic cuts to Department of Energy and Climate Change budget could damage economic growth and undermine switch to clean energy

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) faces cuts of 90% to its staff budgets within three years, threatening the government’s ability to tackle climate change and move the energy supply to cleaner sources, according to an expert analysis.

Former energy secretary Ed Davey told the Guardian that cutting Decc’s head count so dramatically would damage economic growth and undermine private investment.

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Solar Impulse breaks longest non-stop solo flight record as it heads for Hawaii 3.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The solar powered plane broke the endurance record 72 hours into flight over the Pacific on the seventh leg of its round-the-world journey

A Swiss pilot attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight.

The Solar Impulse plane broke the record as it made its way from Japan to Hawaii.

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