Solar power

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Rome’s solar-powered Christmas tree lights spark row over ‘ugly’ panels
Critics accuse authorities of ‘bogus environmentalism’ over installation in historic Piazza Venezia

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

08, Dec, 2022 @2:08 PM

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£18bn project to link UK to huge wind and solar farm in Sahara delayed by a year
Exclusive: Dave Lewis, chair of startup hoping to provide 8% of Britain’s energy, tells how political turmoil has delayed undersea cable project

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

04, Dec, 2022 @11:42 PM

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A$AP Rocky’s psilocybin-inspired decor studio doesn’t leave much room for the high-minded | Rowan Moore
The rapper’s creations are unlikely to pass muster with adherents of modern design, even if they do ‘push the boundaries’

Rowan Moore

03, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Thurrock council admits disastrous investments caused £500m deficit
Tory-led Essex authority is on brink of bankruptcy and has appealed to government for emergency bailout

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

29, Nov, 2022 @8:18 PM

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Evidence grows of forced labour and slavery in production of solar panels, wind turbines
A ‘certificate of origin’ scheme could counter concerns about renewables supply chains, says Clean Energy Council

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

28, Nov, 2022 @9:37 PM

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De facto ban on solar farms in England to continue, Coffey signals
Environment secretary dashes hopes Sunak government will reverse policy to help reach net zero targets

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, Nov, 2022 @3:25 PM

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After Mike Cannon-Brookes’ shake-up, AGL now faces the challenge of pivoting away from power stations | Tristan Edis
Boardrooms around Australia will be noting what shareholders can do if you don’t take climate change issues seriously

Tristan Edis

17, Nov, 2022 @3:25 AM

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‘Everything has changed, nothing has changed’: what’s stopping green energy
The case for rapid transition to renewables is stronger, but some developments are making it harder

Alex Lawson

15, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Solar farm owner Toucan Energy enters administration amid Thurrock scandal
Authority lent total of £655m over four years to owner of 53 solar parks across Britain

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

11, Nov, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Is China doing enough to combat the climate crisis?
While it appears committed to renewable energy goals, China’s international commitments fall short of what experts say is needed

Helen Davidson

11, Nov, 2022 @7:55 AM

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France to require all large car parks to be covered by solar panels
Legislation approved by Senate will apply to existing and new car parks with space for at least 80 vehicles

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

09, Nov, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Sunak claims role as ‘clean energy champion’ on eve of Cop27
Scepticism from summit attendees as PM adopts Labour leader’s stated aim of making UK a green ‘superpower’

Toby Helm Political Editor and Fiona Harvey in Sharm el-Sheikh

05, Nov, 2022 @10:31 PM

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