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World's largest biomass gasification plant to be deployed in Finland

World's largest biomass gasification plant to be deployed in Finland

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:33:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Finland leads the way in the use of biomass in energy production. By using Metso's technology to replace coal with wood-based renewables, the plant will be able to supply around 140 MW to the grid, making the operation the largest of its kind worldwide.

World's largest biomass gasification plant to be deployed in Finland

Amnesty slams 'sacrificing' of Amazon's peoples rights over new dam license

Amnesty slams 'sacrificing' of Amazon's peoples rights over new dam license

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 16:16:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Hot on the heels of Brazil giving the go-ahead for the controversial Bel Monte dam, Amnesty International has criticized the decision, for ignoring the human rights of the indigenous Amazon population. It is asking for the dam license to be suspended until the local people around the Xingu River are fully and properly consulted.

Amnesty slams 'sacrificing' of Amazon's peoples rights over new dam license

Danish navy moves against Greenpeace, as Arctic tussle moves to courts

Danish navy moves against Greenpeace, as Arctic tussle moves to courts

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 13:28:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Greenpeace protesters clinging to a controversial Arctic drilling ship were evicted and arrested yesterday - even as the oil firm involved, Cairn Energy, sought damages from Greenpeace, via the Dutch courts. Greenpeace issued statements saying it remained unbowed in its determination to defend the Arctic environment.

Danish navy moves against Greenpeace, as Arctic tussle moves to courts

Blackpool's 'rocking and rolling' down to fracking

Blackpool's 'rocking and rolling' down to fracking

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:07:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A second earthquake in two months, near Blackpool, and close to the site of the UK's first onshore shale gas well, has bought the tremor risks of fracking to the fore. With the operator, Cuadrilla Resource, suspending work, will these earthquakes derail the recently approval given to fracking by the UK's parliament?

Blackpool's 'rocking and rolling' down to fracking

German nuclear power shutdown could be bolder - Greenpeace

German nuclear power shutdown could be bolder - Greenpeace

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 15:45:29 GMT by Martin Leggett

After Germany announced radical plans to shut its nuclear power plants down, yesterday, in order to appease growing concerns over their safety, Greenpeace has come up with its own plan. They believe the game can be raised significantly – closing down all nuclear plants within 5 years – so making Germany the torch-bearer in the clean energy revolution.

German nuclear power shutdown could be bolder - Greenpeace

Arctic drama as Greenpeace pod halts drilling rig

Arctic drama as Greenpeace pod halts drilling rig

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 12:47:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The frozen waters of the Arctic are again home to confrontation, with Greenpeace successfully attaching a 'survival pod', with a pair of activists, to an oil drilling ship off of Greenland. They are determined to halt an oil exploration program which poses extra risks in the remote Arctic seas - and could help turn up the heat with climate change.

Arctic drama as Greenpeace pod halts drilling rig

Renewable energy could cost us less money sooner than predicted

Renewable energy could cost us less money sooner than predicted

Posted Mon, 30 May 2011 07:49:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

A new study is projecting that renewable energy is likely to become cheaper earlier than first thought. The team assessed recent developments in renewable energy generation technology, based on a range of analyses and reports from international sources and concluded that these technologies are, in fact, less expensive than the figures the energy industry is using.

Renewable energy could cost us less money sooner than predicted

California can do it say reduction emissions forecasters

California can do it say reduction emissions forecasters

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 14:21:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Despite a population and energy demand boom, America's most populous state can still hit ambitious carbon reduction targets according to researchers who see changing human behaviour as just one of the keys to success.

California can do it say reduction emissions forecasters

The fight for Arctic oil heats up

The fight for Arctic oil heats up

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 09:44:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

The conflict over a British company's plans to drill for oil off Greenland continues as Greenpeace faces the Danish navy deep in the Arctic Sea. Greenpeace ships, the Arctic Sunrise and the Esperanza, have been searching the North Atlantic for the oil rig, Leiv Eiriksson. The ships finally found the Cairn Energy owned oil rig this week hidden amongst the icebergs.

The fight for Arctic oil heats up

US targets kids with energy education program

US targets kids with energy education program

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 09:06:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Education and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) embark on an quest to educate America's young people about energy efficiency and using energy responsibly.

US targets kids with energy education program

UK Committee wrong to dismiss 'shale gas' worries as 'hot air'

UK Committee wrong to dismiss 'shale gas' worries as 'hot air'

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 13:35:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The UK's Energy and Climate Change Committee gave 'shale gas' the green light in the UK yesterday - with the Chair, Time Yeo, dismissing pollution worries as 'hot air'. Given that regulators in both the US and France are putting 'fracking' in the environmental dock, the decision by the Parliamentary Committee seems decidedly rash.

UK Committee wrong to dismiss 'shale gas' worries as 'hot air'

Scotland: 100% renewable by 2020

Scotland: 100% renewable by 2020

Posted Sun, 22 May 2011 14:54:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Scotland announced on May 20, 2011, that it is targeting to use only renewable energy by 2020, increasing its former target of 80 percent by that year. Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond wants Scotland to become the green energy powerhouse of Europe.

Scotland: 100% renewable by 2020

Going off-grid delivers power to the poor without costing the Earth

Going off-grid delivers power to the poor without costing the Earth

Posted Sat, 21 May 2011 12:44:00 GMT by David Hewitt

By helping the developing world embrace off-grid renewable energy schemes, the Western world can fulfil the Millennium Development Goals without putting climate change targets in jeopardy.

Going off-grid delivers power to the poor without costing the Earth

IEA report says efficient electric-motors could slash emissions

IEA report says efficient electric-motors could slash emissions

Posted Fri, 20 May 2011 13:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The IEA has produced a report on the future use of electric-motors, showing how a focus on efficiency could help slash electricity demand by 10%. Electric motors use nearly half of all electricity produced in the globe, powering a myriad of industrial, farm and home-based systems. Failure to act could, on the other hand, see emissions rising dramatically by 2030.

IEA report says efficient electric-motors could slash emissions

The energy-water nexus: EPA proposes water intake regulations

The energy-water nexus: EPA proposes water intake regulations

Posted Thu, 19 May 2011 17:53:00 GMT by Michael Clark

The EPA has issued what would be the first national policy on cooling water intake structures. The purpose of the proposed regulations is to reduce aquatic organism deaths associated with impingement on water intake structures. The proposal could have significant impact on water and energy resources.

The energy-water nexus: EPA proposes water intake regulations

Greenpeace slams TEPCO's 'utter failure' over Fukushima full meltdown

Greenpeace slams TEPCO's 'utter failure' over Fukushima full meltdown

Posted Wed, 18 May 2011 13:55:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Greenpeace says that the admission by TEPCO - the Japanese firm in charge of Fukushima - that a full nuclear meltdown was happening, within hours of the earthquake striking, raises many questions. About how the accident's aftermath was handled; about the cover-up culture at the firm, and in the nuclear industry at large; and about whether those in charge of nuclear power can be trusted, now that their perpetual 'safe and clean' claims are blown apart.

Greenpeace slams TEPCO's 'utter failure' over Fukushima full meltdown

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Scotland the Wave (tidal power takes over in the north)

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:40:31 GMT by Paul Robinson

Central Asian Powerhouse of the Sun

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:45:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Battery Power helps renewable energy independents.

Posted Wed, 04 May 2016 08:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate warriors, renewables champions, carbon absorbers or not?

Posted Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Is El Niño the elephant in Paris or will it change the mindset there?

Posted Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:57:00 GMT by JW.Dowey

Hybrid energy: bacteria+solar harvesting!

Posted Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:14:16 GMT by Paul Robinson

Smart, energetic glass could take over

Posted Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:56:57 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rise of Renewables: a first for Solar Power in Central Asia

Posted Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Oil boom in Texas is over?

Posted Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:24:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Wave power works with heart technology!

Posted Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:28:18 GMT by JW Dowey

Biofuels tipped to fuel transportation sector by 2050

Posted Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:59:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Shale gas - is this a fracking price worth paying?

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:42:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Strong Smart Grid Week 2011 Kicks Off in China

Posted Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:54:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Going off-grid delivers power to the poor without costing the Earth

Posted Sat, 21 May 2011 12:44:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Learning solar lessons from the plant world

Posted Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Nuclear deserted?

Posted Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Photosynthetic solar power

Posted Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:40:58 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Energy for free from the sea

Posted Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:53:48 GMT by JW Dowey

Large-scale offshore wind farms get the go ahead in US

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:44:57 GMT by Lucy Brake

Tourists Welcomed to Chernobyl

Posted Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:28:01 GMT by Emma McNeil