Survey: One third of British farmers to generate green energy

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Nearly a third of Britain’s farmers will be utilising some form of renewable energy generation by the autumn, according to a major new report that confirms the agricultural sector is driving demand for solar panels, small scale wind turbines, and renewable heat technologies.

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Coalition to develop world’s cleanest passenger train

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Plans to create the world’s first carbon-neutral higher-speed locomotive were
announced this week by the Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR), a collaboration
of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) and the
nonprofit Sustainable Rail International (SRI). CSR draws on the carbon-neutral
solid biofuel research expertise of the University of Minnesota and the modern
steam mechanical engineering capabilities of SRI to develop the most powerful
carbon-neutral locomotive to date.

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Government launches Energy Bill to deliver ‘transparency and certainty’ for low carbon economy

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The government has today confirmed long-awaited plans for the biggest shake up to the energy industry in a generation, vowing that its ambitious package of “electricity market reforms” will bolster energy security, slash greenhouse gas emissions, and help create up to 250,000 new green jobs.

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A window into Microsoft’s quest to become ‘carbon neutral’

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Microsoft today announced a commitment to achieve “carbon neutrality” for its energy use companywide during its upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1. It’s a bold and somewhat unusual plan, but consistent with the software giant’s other recent sustainability initiatives, which favor sophisticated, IT-fueled projects conducted in a transparent and accountable fashion.

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