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Google's data centers, offices will use 100% renewable energy in 2017

Google will power 100 percent of its sprawling data centers and offices with renewable energy starting next year.

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Bill Gates leads US$1 billion investment in clean energy

A consortium of investors led by tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates is backing a new US$1 billion fund for clean energy technology. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investor-led fund, will finance ...

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Toxic Air Causes Death of Almost 600,000 Children Each Year

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a warning about the harmful consequences caused by air pollution. In Asia, about 1.22 billion children inhale an alarming amount of toxicants.

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Power Development Plan in Mekong Delta: Green or Grey Energy?

(The Saigon Times Online) – On October 22nd, Dr. Le Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Climate Change at Can Tho University had a talk about the concerns of Vietnam’s fossil fuel power plants, particularly, in Mekong Delta and alternative solutions. His opinions were summarized and published by The Saigon Times Online.

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China increases limits on construction of coal-fired power plants

BEIJING, Oct 20 (Reuters) - China will further limit construction of coal-fired power plants by cancelling some projects that were already approved this year, its national energy bureau said on Thursday, as Beijing ramps up a years-long effort to shift to cleaner fuels.

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China confirms ban on new coal-fired power plant construction until 2018

The Chinese government has confirmed that the construction of new coal-fired power plant and new coal-based chemical installations would be banned until 2018, as announced in March 2016. The ban on projects should cut coal's share of the overall mix to 58% from 64% currently. 

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