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In Republic of Korea, Ban urges Asian nations to settle border disputes, historical issues 27.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on all Asian countries to deepen dialogue, expand cooperation, and address border disputes, historical issues and threats to stability on the Korean Peninsula.
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Some states may be making a big mistake about rooftop solar 27.5.2016 Washington Post
Some states may be making a big mistake about rooftop solar
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Coloradans form bloc to push state, feds to slow climate change 27.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado leaders from Fort Collins, Boulder, Vail, Golden, Aspen and four counties feeling impacts of climate change formed a political bloc this week to prod state and federal governments to act more aggressively to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.
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There's a lot to unpack in just one of Donald Trump's answers about energy policy 27.5.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Let's provide some context.
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Shell says it will limit solar investment until it proves profitable 27.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Chief executive Ben van Beurden tells shareholders the firm wants to gradually increase its operations in clean energy

Shell will avoid investing too heavily in solar or other technologies until they can make financial profits, its chief executive has said.

Ben van Beurden told a meeting of shareholders in London that the oil company was already established in windfarms, a carbon capture plant, and wanted to gradually increase its operations in clean energy.

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Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania 26.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, the latest stop of its journey around the […]
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Rooftop solar faces tough question: Lease or own? 26.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s tough to argue with free. That’s why the no-money-down solar lease became the most popular choice for U.S. rooftop power. Now, though, the equation is changing. Falling costs are making it easier for consumers to buy solar systems outright, and banks and solar installers are promoting loans with no upfront payments. That’s a threat to companies such as SolarCity, Sunrun and Vivint Solar, which built their businesses on people signing decades-long contracts. Installation growth is slowing fo...
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Power plant proposals for Southern California spark an energy debate 26.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A new wave of natural gas power plants planned for Southern California has stoked a high-stakes debate about how best to keep the lights on throughout the region.

Green groups believe renewable energy has received short shrift by utilities proposing these facilities from Carlsbad to Oxnard. But operators...

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How a Trump Presidency Could Wreck the Paris Climate Deal 25.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
If Donald Trump wins and pulls the US out of its climate change commitments, some countries wonder, why should they keep their own? (Photo: Curran Kelleher ) Join the movement for independent media -- no ads, no sponsored content, just uncensored news and analysis. Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout today! Donald Trump first shared his analysis of the climate crisis in a now infamous 2012 tweet-rant : "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," he claimed. The Republican presidential hopeful has since dialed back the rhetoric, calling that earlier claim a joke . But -- as in other areas of critical domestic and international concern-- he's fallen short when pressed for specifics on what a Trump presidency would mean for energy and the climate. It seemed his oft-repeated phrase "trust me, I'll get the best people " was as close as the American public was going to get to details. Until now. The best Trump could find turns ...
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This Huge Solar Plant Caught on Fire 25.5.2016 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on WIRED and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Ivanpah, the world's largest solar plant, is a glittering sea of mirrors, concentrating sunlight into three glowing towers. It is a futuristic vision rising out of the Mojave desert. But from the day the plant opened for business in 2014, critics have said the technology at Ivanpah is outdated and too finicky to maintain. The latest problem? A fire at one of the plant's three towers on Thursday, which left metal pipes scorched and melted. As the plant dealt with engineering hiccups , Ivanpah initially struggled to fulfill its electricity contract, and it would have had to shut down if the California Public Utilities Commission didn't throw it a bone this past March . "Ivanpah has been such a mess," says Adam Schultz, program manager at the UC Davis Energy Institute and former analyst for the CPUC. "If [the fire] knocks them offline, it's going to further dig them in." On top of the technical ...
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Off the (failing) grid in North Korea, where solar energy is a hot commodity 23.5.2016 L.A. Times - World News

Think of it as a North Korean Best Buy — a shop stuffed with refrigerators, karaoke machines, laptop computers and flat-screen TVs. But with a square footage closer to a typical American 7-Eleven than a big-box store, the Pothonggang Information Technology Center has to be selective about what...

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A Huge Solar Plant Caught on Fire, and That’s the Least of Its Problems 23.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
A Huge Solar Plant Caught on Fire, and That’s the Least of Its Problems
Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar plant, is a glittering sea of mirrors that concentrate sunlight into three blindingly bright towers. Too bad it's so expensive. The post A Huge Solar Plant Caught on Fire, and That’s the Least of Its Problems appeared first on WIRED.
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Incredible possibilities of 'invisible' wood 23.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park have created transparent wood. The material could revolutionize design concepts.
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New findings to boost space weather forecast 23.5.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, May 23 : A team of US researchers has discovered new evidence about how the Earth's magnetic field interacts with solar wind -- a finding that can improve forecasts about space weather.
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Ajay Shirke nominated as BCCI Secretary 22.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Mumbai, May 22 : BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Sunday nominated Ajay Shirke as the Secretary of the Board as per the rules to fill up the vacancy created by his resignation.
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Solar-powered plane lands in Ohio after flight from Oklahoma 22.5.2016 Hindu: News
The solar project began in 2002 to highlight the importance of renewable energy and the spirit of innovation.
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Op-ed: Why a regional power market is good for Utah 22.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
We all like to save money and can agree that Utahns deserve clean, reliable and affordable electricity. Living in the West, we are fortunate to enjoy abundant renewable resources like wind and solar that are already being used to power our homes and businesses at increasingly lower costs. Wider use of these energy sources is good for consumers, our economy and our air quality. The good news is that Utahns can reap even more of these benefits if we take advantage of a new opportunity to participa...
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Solar Impulse 2 heads to birthplace of Wright Brothers 22.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
If Orville and Wilbur Wright had caught a peek of Solar Impulse 2 taking a leisurely spin through the clouds, they'd be saying, "this is right, brother."
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Solar Airplane Attempting To Circumnavigate The Globe Takes Off From Tulsa, Okla. 21.5.2016 NPR Health Science
Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world using only the sun's power, is heading toward Dayton, Ohio on the latest leg of its journey.
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Huge profits in store for firm that can make a great leap in battery technology 21.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
The problems of storing and carrying energy for our gadgets and homes are proving difficult to solve. But a breakthrough is sorely needed

From the phones in our pockets to the cars on our roads, almost everything with an electrical circuit needs a battery. But while the rest of the technology industry has made great leaps over the past couple of decades, batteries have not.

The shortcomings of batteries are now one of the biggest bottlenecks in transport, energy, infrastructure and more. Our power demands are ever-increasing, but our ability to carry or store power is limited. Smartphones barely last a day, electric vehicles have much shorter ranges than petrol or diesel cars, and storing energy from sources such as solar panels is difficult.

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