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MINING.com   20 March 2017   Germany   North-Rhine Westphalia  
<p>RAG AG-owned Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine, located in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, will be turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy.<br /><br />Set to be totally transformed by 2018, the mine will become a 200-megawatt ...
Filed under: Energy resources
<p>Hundreds of building owners have installed panels on rooftops under utility provider DEWA&rsquo;s initiative.</p> <p>More than 200 building owners in Dubai have installed rooftop solar panels under a pioneering initiative by the emirate&rsquo;s utility ...
Filed under: Energy resources
The Independent   16 May 2016   UK   Scotland  
<p>Construction on the world&rsquo;s largest floating wind farm is set to begin this year off the coast of Scotland after developers were granted a lease on Monday.<br />Five turbines will operate in waters around 12 to 18 miles off the coast of Peterhead, ...
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UPI   10 February 2016   Europe   Europe  
<p>The European Union said it nearly doubled its share of renewable energy from a 2004 benchmark and was close to meeting its target obligations for 2020.</p> <p>Eurostat, the European statistics office, said data from 2014, the last full year for which it ...
Filed under: Energy resources
Reuters   08 February 2016   World   World  
<p>Green power is cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels and will buck the trend of falling investment in oil and gas as it can offer long-term returns sheltered from political risk, investors and industry analysts say.</p> <p>Oil prices have dropped by ...
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<p>After hours of steady rain, there is not a ray of sunshine in sight and the mud is thick on the ground at the $20 million Jemalong pilot solar thermal plant near Forbes in central west New South Wales.</p> <p>But in a way, the fact it is overcast helps ...
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Huffingtonpost Post   06 May 2015   USA  
<p>WASHINGTON -- Bank of America is cutting off its financing for coal extraction projects, the company announced at its shareholder meeting Wednesday.</p> <p>"With regard to coal, over the past several years, we have been gradually and consistently reducing ...
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