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Formula E losses reach £140m as green racing attracts fresh interest

New teams and sponsors take heart as number of spectators more than doubles in a yearFormula E, the electric-powered racing series, has revealed that its pretax loss widened by 26.7% to £22.6m last year giving it combined losses of £142.2m since it hel…

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Anti-fracking protesters to line Tour de Yorkshire route

Activists to protest over sponsorship of cycling team by chemicals firm IneosRiders at next week’s Tour de Yorkshire could be greeted by up to 10,000 people wearing masks depicting the UK’s richest man as the devil after his chemical company took over …

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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Arsenal leads charge into battery power at Emirates Stadium

Club is first in UK to use large-scale system with capacity to last an entire matchArsenal has become the UK’s first football club to install large-scale battery energy storage, in a bid to cut electricity costs and support green energy.Tucked in the b…

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Pro-Brexit British billionaire buys Swiss football club Lausanne

Jim Ratcliffe, founder of chemicals giant Ineos, recently tried to get government subsidies to build successor to Land Rover DefenderIneos, the petrochemicals company founded by billionaire Brexit backer Jim Ratcliffe, has announced plans to buy a Swis…

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Former Chesapeake Energy CEO dies in single-car crash day after indictment

The Justice Department accused Aubrey McClendon of rigging bids for oil and gas land leases, the first executive to be charged in investigation into price fixingFormer Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon died in a car accident in Oklahoma City on We…

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Green Investment Bank sell-off raises several red flags

Taking the government’s own low-carbon lender out of the state sector is only likely to make it more risk-averse and less effective

David Cameron likes to boast that his coalition government was the first in the world to create a green investment bank to accelerate investment in new energy infrastructure. Now the new Conservative government is a seller. A plan to start to move the Green Investment Bank (GIB) into private ownership will be announced on Thursday.

This policy will be pitched as a way to liberate the GIB to lend even more. Look, we will be told, our creation is so successful that it can make its own way in the world while staying true to the original ambitions.

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The 20 photographs of the week

The earthquake in Nepal, the riots in Baltimore, the London marathon – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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David Pocock pleads guilty on coalmine protest but no conviction is recorded

Magistrate says conviction would be ‘disastrous’ to former Wallabies captain and dismisses charge of hindering a workman in the use of property

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David Pocock pleads guilty on coalmine protest but no conviction is recorded

Magistrate says conviction would be ‘disastrous’ to former Wallabies captain and dismisses charge of hindering a workman in the use of property

No conviction has been awarded against the former Wallabies captain David Pocock, who locked himself to a digger during a NSW coalmine protest.

Pocock was arrested after chaining himself to the digger for 10 hours as part of a blockade at the Maules Creek coalmine in New South Wales’s Leard state forest in November.

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Solar sails set course for a new journey into renewable energy

Perry Carroll of The Solar Cloth Company explains why his flexible solar sail panels can generate energy not only at on sea but on millions of spaces on land

It was as the moon hit the sails of his yacht in the Atlantic Ocean that the thought struck Perry Carroll.

“You’ve got a sail and you have got some sun, you must be able to find a way to put those solar sails on that fabric,” he said.
Little over a decade later and that idea – which first hit Carroll during a 635–mile race between Rhode Island and Bermuda – has developed into a business aiming to generate solar energy from awnings over car parks and on the tops of buildings where conventional rigid panels cannot go.

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The 20 photographs of the week

The earthquake in Nepal, the riots in Baltimore, the London marathon – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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Can sport change the way we think about the energy crisis?

Manchester United has pledged to turn its supporters into friends of the environment and its not alone Continue reading…