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Japan gets its first office building fully powered with solar energy

Feb 26, 2018

Japan gets its first office building fully powered with solar energy

The country's first office building fully powered by off-the-grid solar energy opened Monday in the city of Saga. Daiwa House Industry Co. is promoting the two-story, 2,400-square-meter facility as a "net-zero energy building" that offsets primary energy consumption through the use of renewable energy created ...

Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: study

Feb 8, 2018

Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: study

Getting rid of massive subsidies for oil, gas and coal will not significantly curb carbon pollution or speed the transition to a greener global economy, researchers said Wednesday, challenging widely held assumptions. "Unfortunately, it is not the silver bullet many had hoped," they said in ...

Tesla and Australia to turn 50,000 homes into power generators

Feb 4, 2018

Tesla and Australia to turn 50,000 homes into power generators

Some 50,000 homes in South Australia will receive solar panels and Tesla batteries, the state government announced Sunday, in a landmark plan to turn houses into a giant, interconnected power plant. South Australia is already home to the world's biggest battery in an Elon Musk-driven ...