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Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open West Bank solar plant | The Times of Israel

Palestinian officials said they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources. Mohammed Mustafa, head of the Palestinian Authority government’s investment fund, said that Wednesday’s plant opening in the ancient West Bank city of Jericho is one of four planned plants. One was …

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Green travel roundup: LEED-certified places to see | U.S. Green Building Council

Summer is just around the corner, and many people are already getting into vacation mode. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a longer trip, you have a lot of options for places to visit that boast not only beautiful surroundings and interesting activities, but plenty of sustainable features as well. Here’s a roundup of …

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Scrapping the M4 relief road today will send a message that the climate emergency is more than just words

The M4 motorway heading past Port Talbot. CW Images / Alamy Stock Photo Patrick O’Brien Confronted by the dispassionate but piercing censure of Greta Thunberg, governments did the previously unimaginable: confessed to the feebleness of their response to the gathering calamity of global climate breakdown and resolved to do better. Faced with the moral and …

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From ocean to office: HP turns 25 million plastic bottles into printer cartridges

With 8 million tonnes of plastic waste making its way into the ocean every year, the issue of plastic pollution has gained increasing attention over the last few years. Many companies are taking action against the waste generated by single-use plastics such as coffee cups, drinking straws and cutlery, but a hidden source of waste …

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Novel tools bridge the information gap between citizens and electricity grid operators

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It’s generally agreed that a low-carbon economy is important if we’re to combat climate change. One obvious way to do this is to modernize our current power transmission grids so that we can make electricity more secure, affordable and sustainable. However, while this may seem straightforward in theory, in reality things …

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Durkan: Collaboration vital for achieving renewable energy targets

The SDLP’s former Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has welcomed news that the North of Ireland is on target to producing 40 per cent renewable energy output by 2020. In the last year, 38.6 per cent of electricity here was generated from windfarms, biogas and biomass. Mr Durkan said he acknowledged that whilst a step …

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The best way to fight climate change is to treat it like a business

When it comes to climate change, some believe we are witnessing a seismic shift in institutional power, driven by what people are calling the “existential threat from climate change.” But I’m not so sure. The US was one of 132 nations to sign off on a recent UN report that warned of the likely immanent …

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Plans to turn ‘great whacking hole’ into a eco-tourism wonder

Alcoa owns 143 hectares of land in Anglesea, but has already surrendered more than 6500 hectares to the Victorian government, and the Eden Project would cover about four hectares. While Sir Smit says their team has a vision, with plans that include a lake with piers leading into the water and huge art installations, the …

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