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Statoil to decide on Scottish floating wind farm in September

OSLO - Norway's oil and gas firm Statoil plans to take the final investment decision in September on building a floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland, set to be the first of its kind in the world, a spokesman for the company said on Tuesday.

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Austria files lawsuit against EU Commission over UK nuclear plant

06 Jul 2015

VIENNA - Austria launched legal action on Monday against the European Commission over its backing of British plans for the 16 billion pound ($24.9 billion) development of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, Chancellor Werner Faymann said.

French architect firm designs a sustainable vertical city to be installed in the Sahara desert

06 Jul 2015

The arid expanses of the Sahara desert could be transformed within a decade, according to French architecture company OXO. | Video

Republican climate advocate makes big 2016 campaign gift

05 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON - A Republican entrepreneur seeking to push his party to fight climate change and support clean energy said on Sunday he has given his first big campaign gift to Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.


French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe

05 Jul 2015

NICE, France - A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar panels into the grid has shown that battery storage of renewable energy is not yet economically viable in Europe.


U.S. floats draft recovery plan for threatened polar bears

02 Jul 2015

- U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming, but the proposal hinges on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are far from assured.

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