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A year after Trump's election, coal's future remains bleak | Reuters

...... demand for U.S. coal rather than presidential policy changes. U.S. utilities are shutting coal-fired power plants at a rapid pace and shifting to cheap natural gas, along with wind and solar power. And domestic demand makes up about 90 percent of the market for U.S. coal. "We’re not planning to build any additional coal facilities," said Melissa McHenry, a spokeswoman for ......

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China aims to stop renewable energy being wasted by 2020 | Reuters

...... Power from wind, solar and hydro plants is often wasted as there is not enough transmission capacity to absorb it, leading to high curtailment rates, especially in northwestern China. The NEA said in a statement that the utilization rate of hydro-power plants in the southwestern provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan should reach around 90 percent by 2017. It expects the wind power curtailment rate ......

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BRIEF-Solar Capital prices public offering of $75 million 4.50% notes due 2023 | Reuters

...... Financial Government Solutions Legal Reuters News Agency Risk Management Solutions Tax & Accounting Blog: Answers On Innovation @ Thomson Reuters Directory of sites Login Contact Support BRIEF-Solar Capital prices public offering of $75 million 4.50% notes due 2023 Sections Business Markets World Politics Tech Commentary Breakingviews Money Life Pictures Reuters TV Discover Thomson Reuters ......

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Global oil demand to withstand rise of electric vehicles - IEA | Reuters

...... will move increasingly away from relying on coal and crude oil, with renewables taking a much larger proportion of the global energy mix. Between 2017 and 2040 the IEA estimates that more solar power capacity will be added globally each year than any other source of energy, with an annual average increase of nearly 70 gigawatts. "These changes brighten the prospects for affordable, ......

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Protesters interrupt U.S. pro-coal event at U.N. climate talks | Reuters

...... The U.S. event was entitled "The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation". The panelists argue that renewable energies such as wind and solar power are insufficient to meet the world’s energy needs. U.S. President Donald Trump, who doubts that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the main driver of rising temperatures, said in ......

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The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 a year - LA Times

...... is $22,600. The ranks of personal care aides, who handle mostly domestic tasks, meanwhile, are expected to grow by 754,000 jobs, or 37.6%. These aides typically make about $21,000 a year. Solar-cell installer and wind-turbine technician jobs, which come with larger paychecks, are projected to grow by 105% and 96% respectively, but the tiny fields will add just 17,400 new positions in the ......

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Missed Jupiter and Venus' stunning display? There's a repeat tomorrow - CNN

...... Brighton, United Kingdom (CNN) Jupiter and Venus are really far apart. Hundreds of millions of miles apart. But to early risers Monday morning, it looked like the two brightest planets in the solar system were almost on top of each other. It was a rare -- and stunning sight. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says that at their closest point, the planets were 0.3 degrees apart. That's smaller ......

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GE cuts dividend for second time since Great Depression - Nov. 13, 2017

...... jet engines, power plants and MRI machines. Yet some of GE's core businesses are struggling, especially the power division, which has been hurt as utilities switch to renewable energy like solar. GE warned it now expects to make just $1 to $1.07 per share next year. That's roughly half of the goal GE had less than a year ago. Flannery wants to bring more accountability to GE, in ......

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GE cuts dividend for second time since Great Depression - Nov. 13, 2017

...... jet engines, power plants and MRI machines. Yet some of GE's core businesses are struggling, especially the power division, which has been hurt as utilities switch to renewable energy like solar. GE warned it now expects to make just $1 to $1.07 per share next year. That's roughly half of the goal GE had less than a year ago. Flannery wants to bring more accountability to GE, in ......

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Stargazers capture stunning photos of Venus and Jupiter as planets appear in morning sky

...... P hotographers were able to capture stunning shots of Jupiter and Venus as the planets loomed in close conjunction in the morning sky. The two brightest planets in the Solar System were visible to the naked eye as they appeared over the UK this morning from around 6am, and were at their most visible by 7.15am. Britain was one of the best places to see the conjunction, along with the US, as ......

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Jupiter and Venus put on show for morning skygazers | Daily Mail Online

...... The two brightest planets in the solar system put on a dazzling display today for early-morning stargazers. Venus and Jupiter were visible to the naked eye as they rose just above the horizon at around 6:00am GMT (01:00am ET) in a rare 'conjunction'. Neither planet has risen for observers in the US yet, with the display scheduled for 10:30am GMT (5:30am ET) for East coast skygazers. ......

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Nasa Juno spacecraft captures a stunning image of Jupiter | Daily Mail Online

...... radiation storm generated by Jupiter's powerful magnetic field. The maelstrom of high energy particles travelling at nearly the speed of light is the harshest radiation environment in the Solar System. To cope with the conditions, the spacecraft is protected with special radiation-hardened wiring and sensor shielding. Its all-important 'brain' - the spacecraft's flight computer - is ......

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As Trump tries to revive coal industry, Canada pushes for a phase-out while at UN climate meeting - Politics - CBC News

...... Bonn since the talks began Nov. 6. In recent years, China overtook the U.S. as the world leader in renewable power development. But it has also struggled to integrate its sprawling wind and solar facilities into an electricity grid still dominated by coal-fuelled power plants. Abreu doesn't expect either country to agree to phase coal out entirely, but said agreeing to help would be a ......

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BJP workers lay siege to govt secretariat | Business Standard News

...... agitators drawn from four districts of Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathnamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram, also wanted action against the Congress leaders named in the judicial commission report on the Solar scam. Inaugurating the protest, BJP state President, Kummanam Rajasekharan said there was no question of any compromise on the demand for chandy's resignation. General Secretary, A N Radhakrishnan ......

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Energy: China Will Lead World Away from Fossil Fuels | Time

...... development outside of heavy industry. China has also sought to position itself as the global leader in the fight against climate change. To that end, China will install a third of the new solar and wind power in the coming decades while its coal consumption continues to decline, according to the report. It will also generate a quarter of the growth in global natural gas demand, assuming ......

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World-leading scientist and teenage inventor among Australians of the Year

...... of the Year. Photo: Sylvia Liber Ms Butson, selected as the 2018 NSW Young Australian of the Year, has won science awards for other inventions such as a system that simultaneously collects solar power and filters water and a spoon that measures and delivers oral medicine to children. The head mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School, Eddie Woo started posting videos online ......

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SC seeks response from Centre, states on plea to combat alarming pollution levels in Delhi-NCR | The Indian Express

...... on plea to combat alarming pollution levels in Delhi-NCR The Supreme Court also issued a notice to the Centre and the state governments concerned on the plea which sought a direction to promote solar energy and electric vehicles to check alarming levels of pollution. New Delhi: Children, wearing masks as protection against smog and air pollution, wait for their school bus in New Delhi on ......

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Total revamp of KPCC on the cards - The Hindu

...... The solar scam report, which was tabled in the Assembly the other day, has virtually opened a window for the Congress High Command to induct a new set of leaders and complete the reconstitution of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee in tune with the changes in equations expected to take place after the elevation of Rahul Gandhi as All India Congress Committee president. There had been ......

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SC issues notice to Centre, 3 States on plea to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR - The Hindu

...... to pollution that are going on before any other court. The apex court issued notice to the Centre and the State governments concerned on the plea, which also sought a direction to promote solar energy and electric vehicles to check pollution. The plea, filed by lawyer R.K. Kapoor, has claimed that rise in dust particles on roads and stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab have led to an ......

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2017 Carbon Emissions Projected To Reach Record High, Reversing Flat Growth Trend

...... I remain hopeful. In the U.S., cities, states and companies have seized leadership on energy efficiency and low-carbon renewables that the federal government has abdicated. Prices for wind and solar power are plummeting, and batteries and storage are helping to balance supply and demand for electricity. The world's energy future is changing before our eyes." The three reports "Global Carbon ......

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