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New eco-battery potential where rivers meet sea

New eco-battery potential where rivers meet sea

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:54:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A new frontier in clean electricity generation, from the natural mixing of fresh river and salty sea waters, has moved closer with research published by Stanford University scientists. These eco-batteries could ultimately supply up to 13% of global electricity - once researchers can solve practical and conservation issues of deploying them in river mouths.

New eco-battery potential where rivers meet sea

China, Europe head Clean Energy race - US, UK lag

China, Europe head Clean Energy race - US, UK lag

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:33:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The Clean Energy race is on, according to a report from the PEW Environment group, with a record $240 billion invested in renewable energy sources in 2010. Leading the transformation are those with strong support for the greening of energy - including China, Italy and Germany. Uncertainty has left others, like the US and UK, further behind.

China, Europe head Clean Energy race - US, UK lag

New Artificial Leaf May be Practical For Use In Household Electricity

New Artificial Leaf May be Practical For Use In Household Electricity

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 07:43:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

Artificial leaves, which mimic photosynthesis in plants, could potentially generate electricity for poor households. At the 241st meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim on the 27th of March, 2011, scientists presented what well may turn out to be a breakthrough development: the first practically usable artificial leaf.

New Artificial Leaf May be Practical For Use In Household Electricity

谢谢 ('Thank you'); how the Chinese may have 'fixed' that tricky little global energy problem

谢谢 ('Thank you'); how the Chinese may have 'fixed' that tricky little global energy problem

Posted Sat, 26 Mar 2011 18:02:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Agricultural news; energy-efficient greenhouse helps boost year-round crop yield in China. an academic research team based at the China Agricultural University (College of Agronomy and Biotechnology) has been making international headlines. The researchers have been monitoring the use of solar-powered greenhouse facilities as an innovative means of achieving agricultural targets

谢谢 ('Thank you'); how the Chinese may have 'fixed' that tricky little global energy problem

Researcher looks to write energy saving into computer languages

Researcher looks to write energy saving into computer languages

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Computers - whilst they don't belch out polluting smoke - eat up a growing amount of energy and an American computer scientist wants to save some of that by writing 'green' computer languages.

Researcher looks to write energy saving into computer languages

Decreasing support for nuclear power in the U.S.

Decreasing support for nuclear power in the U.S.

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 07:02:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

50 percent of people disapprove with building more nuclear power plants, compared with 21 percent in 1977, a CBS news poll has found. The pros and cons of nuclear power are hotly debated by many diverse groups. On one hand, there is the pro-nuclear camp, which believes that nuclear power is the future of our energy

Decreasing support for nuclear power in the U.S.

Certificate will green light biofuels says producers group

Certificate will green light biofuels says producers group

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:32:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new certification system will show consumers that the biofuels they use have been produced sustainably and with social responsibility says a producers group. The RSB Certification System was unveiled yesterday at the World Biofuels Markets 2011 in Rotterdam, promising to give producers a way into highly regulated markets like the European Union.

Certificate will green light biofuels says producers group

Water Shortages In Middle East Could Mean Further Oil Hikes

Water Shortages In Middle East Could Mean Further Oil Hikes

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:19:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Water Security Risk Index show more oil producing countries rated 'extreme risk'. The danger is that disruption to water supplies could, in turn, lead to higher oil prices, as high volumes of water are needed in the oil production process. Huge quantities of 'lift water' are often used to force oil from wells with insufficient geological pressure to bring the oil to the surface

Water Shortages In Middle East Could Mean Further Oil Hikes

Dangers of fracking go beyond poisoned water supplies and earthquakes

Dangers of fracking go beyond poisoned water supplies and earthquakes

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:10:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking for shale gas is the new wild frontier of the fossil-fuel industry, one they're keen to promote as a low-carbon alternative to high-polluting coal and oil. Environmentalists are worried, though, about contaminated drinking water, and earth tremors - but perhaps those are the least of the dangers.

Dangers of fracking go beyond poisoned water supplies and earthquakes

Scotland to Build World's Largest Tidal Power Array

Scotland to Build World's Largest Tidal Power Array

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:54:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Ten underwater turbines to lead technology research in exciting project. The Scottish Government has backed a plan to build 10 one-megawatt tidal power turbines in a strait between the small islands of Islay (pronounced ''Isla'') and Jura off the West coast of Scotland. This will be the world's largest tidal power station - which resembles a wind farm, only underwater!

Scotland to Build World's Largest Tidal Power Array

Is thorium the nuclear alternative?

Is thorium the nuclear alternative?

Posted Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:22:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Is thorium the safer nuclear fuel option? India's Kakrapar-1 nuclear power plant has been using thorium instead of uranium for some years now. Thorium is a substance that possesses many of the same properties as uranium, but is less fissile. As a result, it's also much safer.

Is thorium the nuclear alternative?

Washington D.C. and Brookeville, Md. Currently Leading EPA's Green Power Community Challenge

Washington D.C. and Brookeville, Md. Currently Leading EPA's Green Power Community Challenge

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:10:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

36 communities nationwide are currently participating in the EPA's first-ever annual Green Power Community Challenge, as part of efforts to demonstrate how renewable energy can be used to produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions and improve the health of the community and the environment.

Washington D.C. and Brookeville, Md. Currently Leading EPA's Green Power Community Challenge

Nuclear alert level raised as Japanese 'race against the clock'

Nuclear alert level raised as Japanese 'race against the clock'

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:12:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The international community watches on as Japanese nuclear officials fight to control the crisis at the stricken Fukushima plant. The Japanese government has upgraded the alert level at the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged by the recent earthquake to five; the highest possible level is seven, the rating giving to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the former Soviet Union.

Nuclear alert level raised as Japanese 'race against the clock'

Study shows bright future for Hawaiian renewables

Study shows bright future for Hawaiian renewables

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:52:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Wind and solar power could provide more than a quarter of the electricity needs of Hawaii's most populous island says a new study with implications for renewable power around the world.

Study shows bright future for Hawaiian renewables

Rocket fuel powers hydrogen cell development

Rocket fuel powers hydrogen cell development

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A fuel used in the first rocket-powered fighters could have a more peaceful use as a storage medium for hydrogen in vehicles powered by the gas. Hydrazine has been used to propel rockets since the German's used it in the first rocket fighter, the Messerschmitt Me 163B, during World War II, but now Andrew Sutton of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico is using it for more peaceful purposes.

Rocket fuel powers hydrogen cell development

Nuclear Age: Another of Humanity's Disastrous Decisions

Nuclear Age: Another of Humanity's Disastrous Decisions

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:40:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Complex, Japan: Japan has suffered monumental destruction in the recent natural disaster; from the cumulative impacts of the high-ranking magnitude Earthquake of 9.0 and the initial tsunami to consecutive days of continued natural disaster aftermaths with aftershocks, earthquakes and secondary tsunamis.

Nuclear Age: Another of Humanity's Disastrous Decisions

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Energy aplenty from solar PV

Posted Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:02:43 GMT by Dave Armstrong

What to do with CO2

Posted Thu, 22 May 2014 11:44:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Wind turbines save your city

Posted Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Energy aplenty from the tides

Posted Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:59:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Energy across borders cuts prices

Posted Mon, 06 Jan 2014 09:14:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Energy on the cheap

Posted Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:35:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Future energy from photosynthetic protein

Posted Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:30:01 GMT by JW Dowey

The future offshore is wind

Posted Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Nuclear deserted?

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

Fusion attempt successful

Posted Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:27:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Solar energy for US student homes

Posted Fri, 18 May 2012 11:58:10 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Researcher looks to write energy saving into computer languages

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Kenyans ready for dark days ahead

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:40:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

Seaweed farms may provide a sustainable biofuel of the future

Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:09:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Oyster wave power devices approved in Scotland

Posted Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:43:23 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American company taps into geothermals

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:41:01 GMT by John Dean

A New Wind Blows Sheer Efficiency

Posted Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:47:25 GMT by Colin Ricketts

US researchers detect radioactivity from Fukushima in US air

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:54:00 GMT by Mike Campbell

Uranium: Mining to Power to Weapons

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:49:01 GMT by Michelle Simon

Solar power installations that float on water

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:16:02 GMT by Michael Evans