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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

Wind turbines 'help crops', say US researchers

Wind turbines 'help crops', say US researchers

Posted Tue, 04 Jan 2011 14:15:00 GMT by John Dean

Research conducted by American scientists has suggested that wind turbines operating on Midwestern farm fields may be good for crop production. The research suggests that the turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier..

Wind turbines 'help crops', say US researchers

UK renewables hit all-time high

UK renewables hit all-time high

Posted Tue, 04 Jan 2011 13:00:29 GMT by John Dean

British Government statistics for the third quarter of last year showed that renewables contributed their biggest ever percentage of national electricity generation. Figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change showed the level at 8.6% with the contribution from wind up by 37% compared to same quarter in 2009.

UK renewables hit all-time high

Ugandan townsmen turn waste problem into fuel

Ugandan townsmen turn waste problem into fuel

Posted Mon, 20 Dec 2010 06:33:03 GMT by Rachel England

Ugandan pair use pyrolysis to tackle town's waste problem. Two men from Kampala, Uganda, have perfected a technique of turning rubbish into a versatile fuel, helping to tackle the town's escalating waste problem.

Ugandan townsmen turn waste problem into fuel

Tourists Welcomed to Chernobyl

Tourists Welcomed to Chernobyl

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

It will probably never match Bondi Beach or St Tropez as a holiday destination with popular appeal, but the Ukrainian government is hoping that it can lure adventurous travellers to Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone. They hope visitors will pay to take officially sanctioned tours of the area, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.

Tourists Welcomed to Chernobyl

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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

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

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

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

Biodiversity Research Institute studies wind turbine dangers to wildlife

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:09:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

US wind power strategy won't be stymied by warming climate

Posted Tue, 03 May 2011 16:21:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Biofuel Progress without Enzymes

Posted Fri, 10 May 2013 12:21:30 GMT by Dave Armstrong

What to do with waste? Make our own fossil fuels!

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:21:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

UN Clean Development Mechanism Hits 3,000 Projects

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

German nuclear power shutdown could be bolder - Greenpeace

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

Focus turns to energy crops

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:47:00 GMT by John Dean

Household sewage as a vast energy resource

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

New biogas plant opens in Belgium

Posted Wed, 05 Sep 2012 05:58:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop