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UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar 26.5.2017 BBC: Business
National Grid says nearly a quarter of all electricity generation came from solar power at one point on Friday.
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State breaks another renewable energy record 19.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

State breaks another renewable energy record A stretch of sunny, windy days, combined with brimming reservoirs at hydroelectricity facilities across the state, helped California reach yet another renewable energy milestone last weekend. Early Saturday afternoon, renewable sources produced a record 67.2 percent of the electricity on the portion of state’s power grid controlled by the California Independent System Operator. More than half of the renewable energy flowing across the grid at that moment — 58.7 percent — came from large solar facilities. Last month, the federal Energy Information Administration, the statistics division for the Department of Energy, reported that for a span of three hours on March 11, solar power met roughly half of all electricity demand across much of the state. Greenlee added that the steady stream of record-breaking days is a positive sign that the grid is adapting well to the influx of renewable energy.

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China to invest $50 billion to develop Indus River Cascade: report 13.5.2017 Hindu: Home
May ruffle India’s feathers further as the investment would be made in Gilgit-Baltistan region, which is part of PoK.
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Iconic Hoover Dam lights up in turquoise for lung health 13.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The iconic Hoover Dam near Las Vegas was lit up in turquoise in honor of National Women's Lung Health Week.
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Power Minister Goyal emphasises on promoting indigenous solar equipment manufacturing 12.5.2017 New Kerala: World News
Power Minister Goyal emphasises on promoting indigenous solar equipment manufacturing
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Salmon, hydropower both need Columbia River water: This year there’s plenty, but conflict lies ahead 7.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

This year’s strong spring flows through the Columbia River come amid a high-stakes conflict over how much water should be used to help salmon migrate over the dams rather than run through hydroelectric turbines.
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Oklahoma bill would end wind-energy tax credits 18.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Oklahoma City • A state tax credit that helped propel Oklahoma to third in the nation in its capacity to generate electricity from wind is expected to end soon. Gov. Mary Fallin has indicated she will sign legislation to roll back a 10-year tax credit for electricity generated by zero-emission facilities that was launched in 2003. Under the measure, zero-emission facilities must be operating by July 1 this year to qualify for the credit, instead of Jan. 1, 2021. It is one of several revenue prop...
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Canada celebrates Earth Hour today 26.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
Canada celebrates Earth Hour today
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Indo-Pak high-level 'water talks' to begin in Washington from April 21.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Indo-Pak high-level 'water talks' to begin in Washington from April
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India, Pakistan to hold Indus Water Commission talks on Monday 20.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Indian and Pakistani officials will attend a two-day meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) starting here on Monday.A 10-member Indian delegation led by Indus Water Commissioner P K Saxena a...
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California Wants to Hire EPA Staffers Who Are Sick of Trump 16.3.2017 Mother Jones
Michael Picker stood in the freezing cold outside of the Environmental Protection Agency early Thursday morning passing out fliers that read, “Come work for California. Fight climate change.” Picker was far away from his home in Sacramento, where he is the president of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), for meetings with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He decided to try to recruit demoralized EPA staffers, who are facing deep program cuts and controversial new leadership. The EPA's new administrator, Scott Pruitt, has a long record of opposing the agency's work. Picker hopes to entice them to work for a state government with one of the most ambitious climate goals in the country. California is looking to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The flyers pointed people to a webpage to sign up for more details.   Picker's timing was good: The White House had just unveiled cuts of 31 percent to the agency's budget, the smallest ...
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Australia to expand hydropower project to address shortages 16.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has announced a 2 billion Australian dollar ($1.5 billion) expansion of a hydroelectric project in its latest measure to avoid looming gas and electricity shortages across the nation’s densely populated southeast. The government plans to increase the power output of the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme by 50 percent […]
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From Siberia to Lanzhou, via pipeline 11.3.2017 Hindu: International
The bone-dry sand dunes of the Gobi desert stretch towards Xinjiang from Duhuang — an oasis along the ancient Silk Road — famous for its beautiful Buddhist cave-art.From this town, which became well-k...
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Ontario rolls out Fair Hydro Plan cutting hydro bills by 25 percent 10.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Ontario rolls out Fair Hydro Plan cutting hydro bills by 25 percent
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Pakistan gives contracts for dam on Indus to Chinese firm 9.3.2017 Hindu: News
First stage of Dasu hydropower project, expected to be completed in 2021, will generate 2,160 MW of electricity.
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Pakistan awards Chinese firm two Dasu dam contracts 9.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Pakistan awards Chinese firm two Dasu dam contracts
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Xcel Energy testing new pricing to give customers more control 8.3.2017 Denver Post: Business
Xcel Energy launched two new pricing structures -- time of use and peak demand -- that aim to give customers more control of their bills and to incentivize people to use less energy during peak hours.
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Hydroelectric power is poised for comeback in California 8.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California’s years-long drought put hydroelectric power flat on its back.

But one of the cleanest and cheapest energy sources may be poised for a comeback as the state has been drenched with rain and its mountains blanketed in snow in recent months.

Energy officials studying the numbers are cautiously...

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Adams County to provide proper retirement for U.S. flags 7.3.2017 Denver Post: Local
For Adams County residents with a torn or tattered American flag in their homes who want to give it a proper retirement, flags can now be dropped off at all six of the county's motor vehicle offices.
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Wind takes renewable power crown from hydro in U.S. 7.3.2017 Denver Post: Business
A $13.8 billion investment in new turbines pushed the country's wind power generating capacity ahead of hydropower last year, according to a report released Monday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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