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Japanese engineers are hoping to build wind turbines that can withstand the world’s worst typhoons, generating power even in the midst of a natural disaster. Mariel Robedizo Engranes was 15 when Typhoon Haiyan hit. She was living in her hometown of Dolores, Eastern Samar, in eastern Philippines. The country regularly experiences typhoons but Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, was extraordinary. It arrived on 8 November 2013, and it was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded. “Before 6am, I heard my mum shouting and screaming,” Engranes remembers of the morning that Yolanda struck. “I noticed...

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Onshore renewables could pump £28.9 billion into the UK economy by 2035 and save consumers up to £1.5 billion every year.That’s just one of the findings of a new analysis by the renewable energy investment company Thrive Renewables, which suggests there is a £66.5 billion potential investment opportunity if the government takes the necessary measures.Trade bodies suggest 77MW of the required growth to hit net zero can be delivered by onshore renewables by 2035. This will require building 5.5GW of onshore renewable capacity annually between now and 2035.This creates an annual investment opportunity of £4.75 billion with an estimated £2.75...

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