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'Blue superhighway' threatened by well near Australian reef

'Blue superhighway' threatened by well near Australian reef

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 12:31:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Despite dramatic failures of deep-water drilling, both in the Gulf of Mexico, and closer to home in the Timor Sea, with devastating consequences of the resulting oil spill, the Australian government is considering plans for further oil exploration - in some of its most sensitive marine areas. The Ningaloo Reef, close an important marine migration route, would be threatened by such exploration, according to WWF-Australia.

'Blue superhighway' threatened by well near Australian reef

Solar power installations that float on water

Solar power installations that float on water

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

A joint Israeli-French project investigates the floating of solar panels on water. Solar power is considered to be a clean and efficient source of electricity and is regarded as a major player in the worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gases. The problem is that most of the solar energy systems on the market today have two major weaknesses. The first is that they require vast land areas in order to be built and the second is the very high costs related to the construction and maintenance of the solar cells.

Solar power installations that float on water

New enzymes pump up microbe gas factories

New enzymes pump up microbe gas factories

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 11:37:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Chemists at University of California, Berkeley, have found a new way of boosting the fuel output from bacteria which could see us driving microbe-fuelled cars in time. The new process pioneered by the team produces fuel 10 times faster than previous methods and, according to Chang, is another step on the road to producing biofuels on an industrial scale.

New enzymes pump up microbe gas factories

Shale Gas - Revolution or White Elephant?

Shale Gas - Revolution or White Elephant?

Posted Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:39:03 GMT by Julian Jackson

Will Shale Gas be the new low carbon energy source to replace dirty coal? Shale Gas is the new energy buzzword. It is ''unconventional gas'' produced from within rocks by utilising technological processes commonly called ''fracking'' which means chemically extracting the gas. In America it has suddenly become a big story: since 2000, shale gas production has leapt from being only 1% of US gas production up to 20% in 2009.

Shale Gas - Revolution or White Elephant?

Iceland's volcanoes in from the cold to geothermal power Europe

Iceland's volcanoes in from the cold to geothermal power Europe

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:56:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

A sub-sea cable could export clean energy from Iceland to Europe, taking power from its notoriously active volcanoes – and harnessing it for good. With three-quarters of the island's clean energy potential untapped, Iceland is calling for investors to help it start a geothermal energy revolution. According to Monday's report from Bloomberg, the project would involve laying a sub-sea cable 700 miles, from Iceland to Scotland, in the UK, in order to provide geothermal power to Europe's grid system.

Iceland's volcanoes in from the cold to geothermal power Europe

From Solar Panel To Bio-panel, Going Green With Algae.

From Solar Panel To Bio-panel, Going Green With Algae.

Posted Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:33:02 GMT by Kieran Ball

Is algae the biofuel of the future? The biodiesel industry faces huge challenges in the coming years. Unless you’re in a country such as Malaysia or Indonesia where there's the climate and suitable land to grow plantations for palm oil or similar plant biofuels, then your options are limited.

From Solar Panel To Bio-panel, Going Green With Algae.

Ski-park incinerator proves sustainability doesn't mean sacrifice

Ski-park incinerator proves sustainability doesn't mean sacrifice

Posted Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:58:00 GMT by Rachel England

Copenhagen incinerator doubles as ski-park. A waste management plant planned for Copenhagen in 2016 will generate enough heat and electricity for 140,000 homes and will have an added bonus - it'll be covered by an urban ski park. The new plant will replace the existing 40 year old incinerator, taking waste from five municipalities in its area.

Ski-park incinerator proves sustainability doesn't mean sacrifice

Tapping volcanoes for superefficient geothermal energy

Tapping volcanoes for superefficient geothermal energy

Posted Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:47:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Geologists drilling in the Krafla volcano in Iceland struck upon a high grade source of geothermal energy when their deep drilling well hit a pool of molten rock. These magma wells could produce five times the power of conventional wells as the economics of generating steam from hot geothermal sources improve as temperature and pressure increase.

Tapping volcanoes for superefficient geothermal energy

Geothermal Electricity Generation comes to Ireland

Geothermal Electricity Generation comes to Ireland

Posted Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:25:00 GMT by Simon Kent

The initial go-ahead has been given for Ireland to create its first geothermal power plant. Ireland's first geothermal electricity generating station has been given planning permission. The station will be operated by Newcastle Energy Limited while the scoping and planning application has been carried out by environmental consulting company SLR.

Geothermal Electricity Generation comes to Ireland

Powering the world by alternative energy

Powering the world by alternative energy

Posted Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:44:00 GMT by Michael Evans

American researchers claim that by 2030 all new world energy could come from wind, water and solar power and all pre-existing energy production could be converted by 2050. Professor Mark Jacobson from Stamford University and Dr Mark Delucchi of the University of California-Davis maintain that this could be accomplished if the world converted to clean, renewable energy sources and abandoned fossil fuels.

Powering the world by alternative energy

Future Uncertain for Renewable Energy Feed in Tariffs

Future Uncertain for Renewable Energy Feed in Tariffs

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:51:00 GMT by Simon Kent

UK government has placed the Feed in Tarrif for renewable energy under review sooner than expected causing concern within the industry. The UK government are facing criticism and anxiety from the renewable energy sector for bringing forward their review of the Feed in Tariff scheme designed to encourage and support renewable electricity generation.

Future Uncertain for Renewable Energy Feed in Tariffs

WWF reports 100% Renewable Energy Power is Possible

WWF reports 100% Renewable Energy Power is Possible

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 08:00:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Massive new study on renewables shows they make economic sense. A new WWF report which examines the feasibility of reaching 100% of clean, renewable energy by 2050. In a massive study, two years in the making, in conjunction with respected energy consultants Ecofys and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, WWF have shown that a better world, is to coin a phrase, possible.

WWF reports 100% Renewable Energy Power is Possible

American company taps into geothermals

American company taps into geothermals

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

American company Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has sold three PureCycle Organic Rankine Cycle units with the capacity to generate up to 780 kW of geothermal power to the Jeoden Electricity production project, in Denizli, near Izmir, Turkey. The project, which converts geothermal heat from existing water sources, is being run by Jeoden Geothermal.

American company taps into geothermals

Renewables playing its part in UK employment market

Renewables playing its part in UK employment market

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:55:01 GMT by John Dean

Research has revealed that renewable energy in the UK is starting to make an impact on employment statistics. RenewableUK, the country's leading voice for the renewable energy industry, has published the most comprehensive ever employment figures for the wind energy industry, showing a 91 per cent increase in full-time employment in the sector between 2007/8 and 2009/10.

Renewables playing its part in UK employment market

Household sewage as a vast energy resource

Household sewage as a vast energy resource

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:12:02 GMT by Michael Evans

Using the energy in household sewage as a new source of power. Scientists are forever looking for new sources of energy and researchers from the UK's Newcastle University have recently been turning their attention to household sewage. Although previously not thought to be worth bothering with, the Newcastle findings have lead them to believe that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative source of energy than had previously been thought.

Household sewage as a vast energy resource

Investing green: Clear potential for waste-to-energy technologies

Investing green: Clear potential for waste-to-energy technologies

Posted Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:42:03 GMT by Simon Kent

A report into the waste management and recovery industry has identified clear potential for waste-to-energy technologies within the UK and energy-hungry developing countries. But while the scarcity of metals and energy is driving the sector forward, legislation, regulations and lack of finance are still posing challenges to the sector.

Investing green: Clear potential for waste-to-energy technologies

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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

Energy across borders cuts prices

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

Wind power backed in Britain - but not by Donald Trump

Posted Sat, 21 Apr 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Seaweed farms may provide a sustainable biofuel of the future

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

New eco-battery potential where rivers meet sea

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

Future Uncertain for Renewable Energy Feed in Tariffs

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:51:00 GMT by Simon Kent

Solar On The Water

Posted Mon, 16 Jul 2012 08:43:06 GMT by David Thomas

Investment in green energy soared to $211 billion in 2010

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 17:20:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

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

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

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

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

EU tackles conflict of interest between renewables and biodiversity

Posted Mon, 08 Nov 2010 08:45:17 GMT by Astrid Madsen

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

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