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Tag: "natural gas"

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1GW solar plant - the world's largest - planned for Omani oil field

1GW solar plant – the world’s largest – planned for Omani oil field

It’s a gigawatt of concentrated solar power for enhanced oil production.

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BP's extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP’s extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP Energy Outlook calls into question role BP and other international fossil fuel companies are playing in adapting to a carbon-constrained future.

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Why Australia is starting to rethink the role of natural gas in its energy future

Why Australia is starting to rethink the role of natural gas in its energy future

A major questioning and rethinking of the role for natural gas in Australia’s 21st century energy mix is under way.

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Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Dramatically expanding our use of natural gas to generate electricity is an ill-advised gamble that poses complex economic, public health, and climate risks.

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US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

And that’s not counting rooftop solar or distributed renewables.

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Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

The Netherlands has found a way to refurbish existing buildings to net zero energy, within a week, with a 30-year builders’ guarantee and no subsidies.

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Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

Policies to reduce CO2 emissions could result in less consumption of coal in favour of natural gas.

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Interview Fatih Birol, IEA: “Gradual change will not save us”

Interview Fatih Birol, IEA: “Gradual change will not save us”

The IEA’s renowned Chief Economist Fatih Birol notes that governments in particular have to take action to actively transform energy supply and end use.

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Cost gap between renewables and gas is closing in US

Cost gap between renewables and gas is closing in US

Wind’s levelized cost of energy is catching up to gas in the US, and solar is only a step behind.

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RWE: 'We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future'

RWE: ‘We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future’

Head of coal and nuclear giant RWE says his dream is to put “solar panels on your roof, a battery in your shed, and a heat pump in your cellar.”

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Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, different states are following different paths to community energy resiliency.