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After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

The Basque extremist group ETA said Thursday it was ready to call an end to a 43-year violent campaign for independence and said it wanted to begin talks with Spain and France - a move that could pave the way for ending Europe's last armed militancy.

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After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

Source: Philly.com, Fri October 21, 2011
The Basque extremist group ETA said Thursday it was ready to call an end to a 43-year violent campaign for independence and said it wanted to begin talks with Spain and France - a move that could pave the way for ending Europe's last armed militancy.

Groundbreaking solar plant in Spain generates 24 hours of power

Source: Grist, Sat July 09, 2011
Spain's Gemasolar concentrating solar power plant just became the first solar power plant to generate power for 24 continuous hours.

Spain Looks to Green Jobs to Remedy Soaring Unemployment

Source: Green Biz, Mon November 15, 2010
Spain has become the latest country to identify green jobs as the answer to its economic woes, today detailing how it plans to create around a million jobs over the next decade in low carbon industries.

World’s largest solar tower switches on

Source: Olive Press, Tue June 16, 2009
The world’s largest solar power tower went into use near Sevilla last week.

US wind power grew by 50% in 2008 as China’s doubled

Source: Ars Technica, Thu February 05, 2009
USA & China - Many renewable energy technologies, most notably photovoltaic, are struggling to reach what's called "grid parity," where the cost of the power they generate matches that of fossil fuel generation.

Photos: From London to Timbuktu—in a flying car

Source: CNet, Wed January 14, 2009
London, England, UK - British adventurer and pilot Neil Laughton poses in his Parajet Skycar in London on Tuesday.

Top UN official upbeat as many Member States commit to emergency relief fund

Source: UN News Centre, Tue December 09, 2008
United Nations - The United Nations humanitarian chief announced today that around $380 million was pledged to its emergency relief fund that can be quickly accessed by the world body, potentially saving thousands of lives when responding to disasters.

New Record: Wind Powers 40% Of Spain

Source: ENN, Wed March 26, 2008
Madrid, Spain - Wind power is breaking new records in Spain, accounting for just over 40 percent of all electricity consumed during a brief period last weekend.

French driftnetters will not fish in 2008

Source: ENN, Sat March 22, 2008
Madrid, Spain - The European Court of Justice refuses to grant this fleet a temporary exemption to permit the use of driftnets.

Portugal finds a power niche in the sun

Source: MSNBC, Thu March 20, 2008
Amareleja, Portugal - Broad fields of giant solar panels as big as houses tilt toward the sun in this torrid patch of the Iberian peninsula.

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