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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

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?

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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

High-energy desert sun and water/wind power from mountains!

Posted Sun, 08 Feb 2015 17:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

A revelation for solar-powered hydrogen generation

Posted Thu, 16 May 2013 12:44:07 GMT by Paul Robinson

Why fickle wind power wins out over nuclear

Posted Tue, 10 May 2011 14:22:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Liquid costs of biofuel grasses

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Nuclear crutch needed says UK's Renewable Energy Review

Posted Mon, 09 May 2011 14:26:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Strong Smart Grid Week 2011 Kicks Off in China

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

UN Clean Development Mechanism Hits 3,000 Projects

Posted Sun, 08 May 2011 13:15:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

California Solar Energy Subsidies Are Shining Bright

Posted Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:59:00 GMT by Albert Ross

Renewable energy could cost us less money sooner than predicted

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

Forest fuel may need rethinking

Posted Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:24:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Photosynthesis, the dream of renewable energy

Posted Sat, 28 Apr 2012 07:27:49 GMT by Dave Armstrong