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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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EU paper calls for binding CCS targets by 2030 26.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Carbon capture and storage industry proposes goal of burying 220m tonnes of carbon dioxide across Europe by 2030

European countries should be given binding targets for installing technology to capture and store carbon emissions, according to a new report for the European commission.

The UN’s climate science panel says such technology could have to account for over a fifth of the world’s carbon cuts by 2050 and the new paper, produced by consultants for the EC, says there is a “genuine and urgent” need for it in Europe.

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Mahindra to treble solar energy investment 26.1.2015 Financial Times: Energy
Indian conglomerate seeking to capitalise on Modi’s manufacturing push
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Craig briefs: Artwalk needs artists and chocolate makers 26.1.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Downtown Business Association is looking for artists, chocolatiers, musicians and businesses for the 20th annual Artwalk that takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in downtown Craig. The fee for artists and businesses is $35. Contact Nadine at the Kitchen Shop at 970-824-8148 or Yvonne at Favorite Things at 970-824-5833 to sign up or for more information. Community Square Dance to take place A Community Square Dance will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Friday. Everyone in the community is invited. Pat and Wanda McBride, experienced teacher callers, will visit from Grand Junction to help with the event. Also, Mrs. McCormick’s P.E. classes from Sunset Elementary School will be performing a dance they have learned. For more information, call Betta Boatright at 970-824-2046. Poker run to offer fun activity for charity The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club will sponsor its annual Poker Run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Freeman Reservoir Trailhead Parking Lot on ...
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The carbon that's killing India, and how California can help 26.1.2015 LA Times: Top News
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The Challenge of the Planets, Part Three: Gravity 26.1.2015 Wired Top Stories
It is strange that Lexell’s Comet is not better remembered. Discovered by ace comet-hunter Charles Messier on the night of 14 June 1770, it passed Earth just two weeks later at a distance of 1.4 million miles, closer than any other comet in history. On the evening of 1 July 1770, its nucleus shown as ...
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Santa Ana winds down trees and power lines in S. California; tens of thousands lose power 25.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Strong winds knock out power to more than 54,000 DWP customers 25.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Tens of thousands of Los Angeles County residents were without power early Saturday after Santa Ana winds as high as 70 mph knocked down trees and power lines and temporarily closed part of a freeway.
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Brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds topple trees, power lines in Los Angeles 25.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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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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Interior Secretary Jewell to announce SunZia transmission decision during visit to New Mexico 24.1.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Bioeconomy and policy agendas in the North and the South 24.1.2015 CNN-IBN: World
The concept of 'bioeconomy' revolves around a technology transition, especially biotechnology, which uses bio-resources.
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Coal production drops in China for 1st time in 14 years as country switches to cleaner energy 24.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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'Cool' ideas receive funding through Proto Labs contest 24.1.2015 Star Tribune: Business
Winning entrepreneurs will receive a total of up to $250,000 in free manufacturing
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No way forward on climate fund, H1B visas, IPR issues 24.1.2015 Hindu: Home
Renewable energy fund has run into rough weather
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A weekend of possibly brutal Santa Ana winds in Southern California 23.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Strong Santa Ana winds with potentially damaging gusts of up to 70 mph are expected to sweep across the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties Friday night through Sunday.
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Obama's India visit: Hopes for clean energy and climate deals 23.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

US president and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi expected to roll out a raft of clean energy initiatives for India’s polluted cities, with a post-2020 climate deal also high on Obama’s agenda

Barack Obama was advised, only half-jokingly, to wear a gas mask when he appears as guest of honour at India’s Republic Day parade on Monday. The air pollution in Delhi and other Indian cities has become that bad.

Related: Obama jets off to Delhi as US and India enter new era of goodwill

Related: Can Narendra Modi bring the solar power revolution to India?

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Obama jets off to Delhi as US and India enter new era of goodwill 23.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

US president to meet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and attend the Republic Day parade, amid signs of growing diplomatic and cultural and warmth

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With this attack on community energy the 'big six' win out over big society 23.1.2015 Guardian: Environment
By changing the rules, this government has sabotaged the promise of a UK community energy revolution and secured the dominance of the ‘big six’ energy companies You would think the government had invented community. When David Cameron became prime minister, he announced that “my great passion is building the big society ... We need to create communities with oomph – neighbourhoods who are in charge of their own destiny, who feel if they club together and get involved they can shape the world around them.” Since then, ministers have scarcely been able to finish a sentence without using the word community. But their commitment turns out to be as hollow as the other famous claim Cameron made in his big society speech: “we’re all in this together”. Local communities will be able to take control of their energy bills and help transform the energy system ... In the future, the generation of electricity by communities themselves could put pressure on energy suppliers to drive down prices, creating warmer homes, ...
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Hazy skies the backdrop for Obama's climate talks in India 23.1.2015 AP Business
NEW DELHI (AP) -- When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi on Sunday he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air....
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