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Balcombe ‘fracking village’ gets green light to go 100% solar

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Guardian: Balcombe, the Sussex village that saw the UK’s biggest anti-fracking protests so far, is set to be powered entirely by the sun, after residents won planning permission on Thursday to build a nearby solar farm.
But campaigners said they are now racing government subsidy cuts to solar power to get the project underway.
The 5 megawatt (MW) project in Sussex will see 18,500 panels installed, generating enough power to match Balcombe’s energy needs and to power a nearby village.
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Thursday's Top of the Scroll: Salton Sea faces catastrophic future, toxic dust storms, officials say

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Community activists, politicians and water officials from the Imperial and Coachella valleys went to the state water board in Sacramento six months ago with a plea: Avoid a “looming catastrophe” at the Salton Sea. … Two weeks ago, two top officials from the Imperial Valley returned to the water board to complain that virtually nothing has been done.

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Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters

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BBC: Zimbabwe is to ban the use of electric water heaters and require all newly built properties to use solar power, as it tries to tackle big power shortages.
Energy officials say existing electric heaters – or geysers – will be phased out over the next five years.
They hope to save up to 400 megawatts of electricity – equivalent to the output of an electrical power plant.
Blackouts have dogged Zimbabwe, despite the fact that 60% of the population have no access to electricity.
This has also…
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