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Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record 3.7.2015 NPR News
André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.
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Solar plane breaks record for longest non-stop solo flight in history – video 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
A plane which is attempting to complete the first ever round-the-world solar powered flight lands in Hawaii. The plane took off from Nagoya in Japan on 29 June, meaning the flight has broken the record for the longest non-stop solo journey in history. The previous record was 72 hours; pilot André Borschberg lands after having been in the air for just under 118 hours.

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Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii after longest non-stop solo flight in history 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Veteran pilot tested to the limit of endurance on record-breaking solar-powered flight across the Pacific, on the seventh leg of round-the-world journey

A solar plane attempting the world’s first flight around the globe has landed in Hawaii, after breaking the record for the longest non-stop solo flight in history.

Solar Impulse 2 took off from Nagoya in Japan at 3am on Monday, for the riskiest five day leg of its journey across the Pacific Ocean, piloted by Swiss pilot Andrew Borscheberg .

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Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after record 5-day flight from Japan 3.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii on Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.
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Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan 3.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from ...
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Solar plane nears end of most perilous leg 3.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The most perilous phase of a historic solar-powered flight should come to an end Friday -- that is, if the Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world without a single drop of fuel, manages to land safely in Hawaii.
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C-DOT to launch broadband products 3.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi, July 3 : C-DOT, the research and development institute of the department of telecommunications, will next week launch four broadband products developed to fast forward the Digital India initiative, an official statement said.
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Solar-powered plane arrives in Honolulu, to land at dawn (Lead, changing dateline) 3.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Honolulu (US), July 3 : Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), the first solar-powered aircraft in an attempt to fly around the world, arrived early Friday morning in Honolulu, the capital city of the US's island state of Hawaii, and will land at dawn.
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Sunny weather sees Britain break solar power record, estimate says 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Increase in solar installations and good weather means UK is sourcing 16% of its electricity from sunshine on Friday afternoon, industry claims

Solar power is supplying 16% of the UK’s electricity demand this afternoon as the country basks in sunshine, the industry estimates.

The news comes as solar-powered homes, commercial rooftop schemes and solar farms open to the public on Friday and Saturday as part of “solar independence day”.

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Solar-powered plane due to land in Hawaii after 5-day flight 3.7.2015 Hindu: News
"Can you imagine that a solar-powered airplane without fuel can now fly longer than a jet plane?" Bertrand Piccard, the aircraft’s other pilot, said in a statement
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Caribbean States 'lighting path' towards sustainable future, says UN chief in Barbados 3.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 3 : This is a year for global action, with international community in the final stretch of preparing a transformative post-2015 agenda for sustainable development that will be agreed in New York in September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in Bridgetown, where, two decades ago, the Barbados Programme of Action was adopted to tackle vulnerabilities facing small islands.
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Work begins on $50m Coonooer Bridge windfarm to supply ACT clean energy 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Victorian windfarm has secured 20-year feed-in tariff from ACT as part of goal to produce 90% of its electricity from clean sources by 2020

Work has begun on a new $50m windfarm in Victoria that will edge the Australian Capital Territory closer to its clean energy supply target, as the renewables sector begins to emerge from a political impasse that threatened to cripple it.

The Coonooer Bridge windfarm, north-west of Bendigo, has secured a 20-year feed-in tariff from the ACT government to supply Canberra properties, as part of an ACT goal to produce 90% of its electricity from clean sources by 2020.

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Solar Impulse breaks longest non-stop solo flight record as it heads for Hawaii 3.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The solar powered plane broke the endurance record 72 hours into flight over the Pacific on the seventh leg of its round-the-world journey

A Swiss pilot attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight.

The Solar Impulse plane broke the record as it made its way from Japan to Hawaii.

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Observer Ethical Awards 2015 winners: Plymouth Energy Community 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
The Community Energy Project Award, in partnership with National Grid, has made great strides creating a greener city and reducing residents’ bills In Plymouth around 11% of households are in fuel poverty, a figure just above the national average. “Plymouth isn’t the wealthiest city in the country, and it has quite a poor housing stock because during the war many houses were demolished and there were lots of quick fixes. A lot of those ‘quick’ fixes have never been upgraded,” says Jemma Knowles, part of the low-carbon team at Plymouth city council. Knowles, her colleagues and more than 850 local members run Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), a big-thinking, multifaceted project that aims to create a greener city and save residents money on their energy bills. Established in 2013, PEC has grown from a council initiative into a large community-led operation offering many different services to help the people of ...
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Observer Ethical Awards 2015 winners: Anna Watson 3.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Anna Watson, winner of the Green Briton of the Year award sponsored by Ecotricity, on her ‘Run on Sun’ campaign to get solar panels into schools

Anna Watson’s Run on Sun campaign lets schools across the UK harness the clean, renewable energy beaming down on their roofs. “Every school should be able to go solar if they want to,” she says. “Children understand these issues so easily, and they say: ‘Of course we need to look after our environment.’”

In fact it was her own biology teacher’s lessons on climate change that inspired Watson to join Greenpeace as a teenager, starting a lifetime of campaigning. She then became involved in action against genetically modified food and other green issues while studying ecology at university in Lancaster.

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The Observer Ethical Awards 2015 winners 3.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Observer Ethical Awards, in association with Ecover, have been running for ten years and are our biggest celebration of environmental and social justice yet. They celebrate the people, organisations and campaigners who are leading the way to ensure we have an ethical future.

Related: Observer Ethical Awards 2015: shortlist

Lifetime achievement award

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Solar power set to provide record 15% of UK’s power 2.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

New high for clean energy generation beckons as heatwave continues

Sunny weather and a recent surge in solar panel installations means that solar power could provide a record 15% of the UK’s electricity on Friday afternoon.

Torrid heat tends to slightly reduce solar panels’ generating capacities, and with fresher conditions forecast across much of the UK, the amount of solar in the electricity mix could reach a new peak at 2pm tomorrow.

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Solar Impulse breaks solo record 2.7.2015 BBC: Technology
Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg breaks the record for the longest ever non-stop solo-flight without refuelling, as his solar-powered plane continues to reach across the Pacific.
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Venkaiah meets industry executives in US 2.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington, July 2 : Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday met US industry executives here and discussed opportunities in schemes launched by his ministry.
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Toward a Rational US Strategy (Part 2) 1.7.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
Special Report: The ultimate madness of today’s U.S. foreign policy is Official Washington’s eager embrace of a new Cold War against Russia with the potential for nuclear annihilation. A rational strategy would seek alternatives to this return to big-power confrontation, writes ex-U.S. diplomat William R. Polk. By William R. Polk In Part One, I dealt at length with America’s…
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