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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

Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster unfolds

Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster unfolds

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:07:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Helicopters and water cannon are being used as the Japanese government continues to fight to control the situation at the earthquake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant while foreign nationals are leaving the country.

Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster unfolds

Clean Energy Usage Continues To Soar

Clean Energy Usage Continues To Soar

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:23:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Report shows that clean energy is more economically viable than ever. This year's report from Clean Edge Inc, one of the world's leading authorities on clean energy and technology, shows that the clean energy market continued to expand unabated in 2010. Global revenue for solar, wind and biofuel energy climbed more than 35% in the last year alone.

Clean Energy Usage Continues To Soar

German reactors shut down as Japanese disaster unfolds

German reactors shut down as Japanese disaster unfolds

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

German government shuts down seven older reactors and across Europe governments stress test reactors as they asses the scale and meaning of the post-earthquake Japanese nuclear disaster. The shut down affects reactors that date back to before 1980 and safety tests are being carried out at the rest of Germany's nuclear facilities which supply more than 25% of the country's energy needs.

German reactors shut down as Japanese disaster unfolds

Earth Hour 2011: Will you be switching off?

Earth Hour 2011: Will you be switching off?

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:00:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Earth Hour was first launched back in 2007 in Sydney, Australia in the fight against climate change and saw more than 2.2 million people and over 2,000 organisations switch off their lights for the hour. Now Earth Hour has become a global movement in sustainability and the 2010 Earth Hour saw over 50 million people in 128 countries being involved in many different ways.

Earth Hour 2011: Will you be switching off?

Nuclear meltdown; what can we expect and is it as bad as it sounds?

Nuclear meltdown; what can we expect and is it as bad as it sounds?

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Just how much worse can things get for Japan? Quite a lot worse, according to the latest news reports focusing on the potential radiation leak currently threatening the population. Two nuclear reactor plants based in Fukushima, on the Japanese north-east coast, are on the brink of nuclear meltdown.

Nuclear meltdown; what can we expect and is it as bad as it sounds?

China Plans for Green Growth

China Plans for Green Growth

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:20:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Latest Five Year Plan sets ambitious targets to decarbonise China's huge economy. China is not just the world's second biggest economy, it is now the world's biggest climate change gases emitter - according to the World Resources Institute it produced 7,232.8 megatonnes of greenhouse gases in 2007 (the last year we have comparable figures for), surpassing the USA's 6,914.2 megatonnes. Filed in environmental issues: emissions/growth/energy.

China Plans for Green Growth

Is hydrogen-economy 'go' after nanocomposite breakthrough?

Is hydrogen-economy 'go' after nanocomposite breakthrough?

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:04:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Since being touted back in 1970, the idea of the 'hydrogen-economy' has stalled. But a breakthrough announced Sunday, by a collaborative team at Berkley Labs, has demonstrated a real-world solid-state storage of hydrogen - packed densely and safely into a new nanocomposite material. It could mark a turning point in making hydrogen a viable clean energy solution for the world.

Is hydrogen-economy 'go' after nanocomposite breakthrough?

Message from Fukushima - stop playing with fire and harvest the sun

Message from Fukushima - stop playing with fire and harvest the sun

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:33:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Japan's horrific few days have not only wrought natural death and destruction - man-made disaster is being flirted with, as earthquake-hit nuclear power plants blow their tops. It is time to stop playing with the nuclear fire, and move more swiftly to safely harvesting the sun's energy - through wind, wave and solar. Filed in environment: energy.

Message from Fukushima - stop playing with fire and harvest the sun

Using clean fuel is not a 100% success - at least in New Delhi

Using clean fuel is not a 100% success - at least in New Delhi

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:59:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Using clean fuel has not been a success with two-stroke auto-rickshaws. Expert says that more lives could be saved by using the fuel for cooking. Switching to clean fuel must be a good move and towns and cities worldwide are doing just that with their transport fleets. One such city was New Delhi in India. In 2003 the city converted 90,000 buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws to compressed natural gas (CNG), a well-known 'clean' fuel. Filed in environment: fuel/energy.

Using clean fuel is not a 100% success - at least in New Delhi

From tipple to tank - tequila plant may have biofuel future

From tipple to tank - tequila plant may have biofuel future

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:21:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Agave, the plant loved by tequila drinkers world-wide, may be about to add planet-saving to its many beneficial uses. Renewed attention is being focused on its potential to transform semi-arid scrub into a biofuel bounty - all with minimal burden on the environment. Filed under environmental issues: Biofuels/Energy.

From tipple to tank - tequila plant may have biofuel future

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Hydropower means a lot worldwide.

Posted Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fracking still rears its ugly head

Posted Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:21:15 GMT by JW Dowey

Light energy stored in a battery at last

Posted Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:15:50 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A Canadian Midas touch for solar cells

Posted Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How to lighten your life: a solar power guide

Posted Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sun Shine Powers new PVs

Posted Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Clean energy - stop the talking, start investing

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:28:44 GMT by Ian Youngman

Wind power may have limits - but we don't need to push them

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:36:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Totally Wind-powered and Terrestrial

Posted Sat, 15 Sep 2012 13:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Decreasing support for nuclear power in the U.S.

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

Ukraine marks 25th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

Posted Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:58:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Cheaper solar panels on the way, say scientists

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:00:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Web tool measures biofuels' green credentials

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:41:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

China Plans for Green Growth

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:20:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

German reactors shut down as Japanese disaster unfolds

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Hydrogen economy draws closer

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop