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Billionaires invest in giant Australian solar farm to supply power to Singapore

By Anne workforce / November 22, 2019

Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest joins Mike Cannon-Brookes to raise tens of millions of dollars for Sun Cable The mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has joined fellow billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes in raising tens of millions of dollars to build a giant solar farm in the Northern Territory to supply electricity to Singapore. The company behind […]

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Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat

By Anne workforce / November 21, 2019

Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industry Bill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels. The world’s richest man is joining investors behind Heliogen, the first company to concentrate sunlight to reach temperatures […]

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Cornish homes take part in trial to supply clean power to grid

By Anne workforce / November 20, 2019

Project links solar-fitted premises in ‘milestone’ to form a mini virtual power plant Hundreds of homes and businesses in Cornwall have started selling electricity to their local energy network and the national energy system in a pioneering move. The trial is the first time that traditional energy users – such as homes, hotels and businesses […]

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Africa poised to lead way in global green revolution, says report

By Anne workforce / November 9, 2019

Continent is set for massive urbanisation but can avoid relying on fossil fuels, says IEA Africa is poised to lead the world’s cleanest economic revolution by using renewable energy sources to power a massive spread of urbanisation, says an IEA report. The IEA, or International Energy Agency, predicts that solar energy will play a big […]

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Pollutionwatch: Africa increases its reliance on fossil fuels

By Anne workforce / November 8, 2019

Continent is embarking on a huge expansion of power stations, most of which will burn coal Last week the UN secretary general, António Guterres, called for an end to new coal-fired power plants. Many European countries including the UK and Germany are decreasing their dependence on coal, but this is not the case everywhere. Across […]

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Brussels allows UK to subsidise fossil fuel generators

By Anne workforce / October 25, 2019

Green light clears way for payments of £990m to gas, coal and nuclear power firms The UK’s largest fossil fuel generators may be back in line for almost £1bn in backup power subsidies this winter after the European commission approved the UK’s flagship energy scheme, which was ruled illegal last year. A shock European court […]

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