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Victorian water plant to go 100% renewable, powered by wind turbine

Victorian water plant to go 100% renewable, powered by wind turbine

Wannon Water says 800kW wind turbine planned for Portland water reclamation plant will significantly reduce energy costs, pass savings on to customers.

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Antarctica at risk of runaway melting, scientists discover

Antarctica at risk of runaway melting, scientists discover

The world’s greatest reservoir of ice is verging on a breakdown that could push seas to heights not experienced since prehistoric times.

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Study says ‘hydricity’ could boost the use of renewables

Study says ‘hydricity’ could boost the use of renewables

Electricity storage in large batteries is often cited as one solution, but scientists at Purdue University think they’ve found a better one — ”hydricity.”

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The forgotten U.N. climate goal: 1.5°C

The forgotten U.N. climate goal: 1.5°C

Delegates representing island states will be pushing for the formal adoption of a long-overlooked goal, one that limits warming to less than 1.5°C.

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Pope Francis’ letter on climate change leaked early

Pope Francis’ letter on climate change leaked early

A copy of Pope Francis’s message exhorting humanity to be better stewards of the planet and to combat issues like climate change has been leaked.

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Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?

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Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their power grid.

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Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

It may be possible for China to shake most of its reliance on fossil fuels by 2050, with renewables providing 80% of electricity needs.

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

The stakes in Lima are tropospheric, and far clearer now than when Kyoto was negotiated.

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Hydropower may be huge source of methane emissions

Hydropower may be huge source of methane emissions

What if reservoirs that store water and produce electricity were among some of the world’s largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions?