Energy

Philippines Shuts More Nickel Mines on Environment Crackdown
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The Philippines suspended the operations of Berong Nickel Corp., adding to the list of miners that the government has shuttered for failing to meet environmental and welfare standards, the mines bureau said. Mining in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the south of the country has also been halted as authorities start to review company permits, […]

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Coal Dust Causes 23,000 Premature Deaths In The E.U.
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Coal dust is responsible for about 22,900 premature deaths per year in the E.U., according to areport released Tuesday. This report is the first analysis to show how coal dust travels, damaging the health in countries hundreds of kilometers away. In addition to premature deaths, coal plants were responsible for 11,800 new cases of chronic […]

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Tesla Announcement and the Texas Grid | The Energy Collective
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There is enough solar energy potential in Texas to power the world twice over. Yet currently we rank 10th in the nation (behind New Jersey) with 330 megawatts (MW), which is enough to power about 57,000 homes. Texas is a state of almost nine million households.

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Changes to onshore wind subsidies protect investment and get the best deal for bill payers – News stories – GOV.UK
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The Government intends to end new public subsidies for onshore wind farms by legislating to close the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain to new onshore wind generating stations from 1 April 2016.

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The Afectados – Chevron-Texaco pollution of Ecuador
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The Afectados New short documentary starring Julie Christie highlights chronic Amazon pollution as oil giant Chevron fights $9.5 billion fine Amazon Watch: “One of the worst environmental disasters on the planet” Indigenous Ecuadorians claim increases in spontaneous miscarriage and cancer See Video Here “I find it both striking and distressing that in 2015, a poem […]

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New Ink-Coated Window Shades Save Energy
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A New Jersey firm has found a way to provide electronic energy-saving shading for windows at very little additional cost. Elliott Schlam, the principal of New Visual Media Group, says his firm has come up with a new take on the traditional window shade – a super-thin sheet of polymer film that’s installed inside insulating […]

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Casinos Go Green
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As public and business opinion finally begins to see sense regarding climate change, the importance of making buildings, homes and businesses energy efficient and environmentally friendly is coming to the fore. We’ve seen environmentally friendly stadiums, airports, shopping centres and so on, but the casino industry- one that you might imagine wouldn’t be particularly fussed […]

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Norwich-based firm launches revolutionary energy management system to combat rising prices
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Cost Centre Services (CCS), based in Norwich with offices in East Anglia and around the UK, has launched a new ground-breaking online energy solution software package for organisations and businesses, which aims to control energy, achieving reduced bills and carbon emissions. The new product has come to life using ERDF funding through a Low Carbon KEEP […]

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Iberdrola: new energy solutions needed for greater sustainability | World Finance
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It was the first fully private European utility, and is one of the main electricity companies and the largest renewable energy generator in the UK. The company produces and provides clean and reliable energy to over 100 million people in the world …

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