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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

Powered by alternatives: Lessons from Sweden

Powered by alternatives: Lessons from Sweden

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:15:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Kristianstad, a town in Sweden, the home of the 'Absolute Vodka' is now being powered practically entirely on alternate fuel. About 10 years ago, this Swedish town decided that they would reduce and gradually wean away from being solely dependent on fossil fuels. And now it looks like they have achieved what they set out to do and even more remarkably, done it without resorting to the usual wind and sun energy alternatives.

Powered by alternatives: Lessons from Sweden

Indo French collaboration: In troubled waters

Indo French collaboration: In troubled waters

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:31:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

An Indo-French agreement to set up two of six nuclear power reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra (India) has recently been signed. But local people whose lands will be taken away say they have refused to accept government compensation, and protests are growing about the environmental and health effects of the plants.

Indo French collaboration: In troubled waters

UK Government hopes new Energy Bill will help encourage Britons to go green

UK Government hopes new Energy Bill will help encourage Britons to go green

Posted Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:18:03 GMT by David Hewitt

The new Energy Security and Green Economy Bill being put before the UK Parliament is intended to encourage everyday citizens to embrace energy-efficiency. Britain's homeowners are to be given a helping hand in making their properties more energy-efficient and - perhaps more pressing for some - the guarantee that they won't lose out by doing so.

UK Government hopes new Energy Bill will help encourage Britons to go green

Switching to Low Energy Light Bulbs

Switching to Low Energy Light Bulbs

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 21:28:02 GMT by Michael Evans

A switch to low energy lighting would save money and help combat climate change, but there are problems with the safe disposal of spent bulbs. A global phase-out of old-style light bulbs, coupled with a switch to low energy lighting, would save billions of dollars and help to combat climate change.

Switching to Low Energy Light Bulbs

The Transition Movement in Transition

The Transition Movement in Transition

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:50:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

The fast-growing environmental Transition Initiative continues to mature. Transition means transition to a lower carbon, more environmentally-sound lifestyle in a positive, imaginative way, rather than a backward step to a more primitive existence that some fear that a reduction in energy use might become.

The Transition Movement in Transition

Wind Farms - Fact vs. Fiction

Wind Farms - Fact vs. Fiction

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:25:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Wind farms are a viable alternative source of supplementary power. Here are some of the main myths surrounding this issue, along with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about wind farms.

Wind Farms - Fact vs. Fiction

Ban on Oil Drilling off the Florida Coast

Ban on Oil Drilling off the Florida Coast

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 17:30:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Barack Obarma changes his mind about allowing oil-drilling off the Atlantic Coast of the US. After a pledge by President Barack Obama made in spring 2010 that as part of a new five-year offshore energy-drilling plan more offshore tracks would be opened up off Florida's Atlantic coast, the administration has changed its mind.

Ban on Oil Drilling off the Florida Coast

Solar panels on farms

Solar panels on farms

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:00:00 GMT by Ian Youngman

Farmers are taking money from energy companies to have solar panels in their fields. The latest money making venture is also environmental friendly. Farmers are taking money from private energy companies to have solar panels put up in their fields, aided by grants and with future income from the electricity produced.

Solar panels on farms

Large-scale offshore wind farms get the go ahead in US

Large-scale offshore wind farms get the go ahead in US

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:44:57 GMT by Lucy Brake

The Obama Administration has announced approval of a major initiative to progress offshore wind power farms along the American Atlantic Coast.

Large-scale offshore wind farms get the go ahead in US

Peak Coal: The New Black Gold?

Peak Coal: The New Black Gold?

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:39:00 GMT by Louise Murray

The concept of peak oil is familiar to most, but peak coal could be closer than energy analysts had imagined within the next two decades, making cheap coal a thing of the past.

Peak Coal: The New Black Gold?

Clean energy - stop the talking, start investing

Clean energy - stop the talking, start investing

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

A new report on how developed countries can help other countries invest in clean energy projects, coincides with calls from the European clean energy sector for governments to stop talking and start investing.

Clean energy - stop the talking, start investing

Green Deal launched by UK government

Green Deal launched by UK government

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 13:15:00 GMT by Ian Youngman

The UK government has launched Green Deal, a way of encouraging home owners to invest in energy saving measures without upfront costs. Many people would like to install energy saving such as roof insulation, wall and cavity insulation, more efficient boilers and double-glazing. But those most in need of help to reduce energy bills are those least able to afford to undertake the improvements.

Green Deal launched by UK government

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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

Scots smash renewable energy targets

Posted Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:21:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Green Energy From Estuaries

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:22:01 GMT by Mike Campbell

UK Government hopes new Energy Bill will help encourage Britons to go green

Posted Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:18:03 GMT by David Hewitt

Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Japan Task Force Makes Its Report

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:01:17 GMT by Mike Campbell

AORA's tulips: Solar energy in bloom

Posted Fri, 18 May 2012 15:37:00 GMT by Ksenya Kopilovsky

Searaser converts ocean wave power into clean renewable energy

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:08:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Solar power installations that float on water

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

Cheaper solar panels on the way, say scientists

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

Congo Hydroelectric May-be's

Posted Thu, 23 May 2013 09:12:38 GMT by Paul Robinson

Seaweed farms may provide a sustainable biofuel of the future

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