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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

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

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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

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

Is thorium the nuclear alternative?

Posted Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:22:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

From tipple to tank - tequila plant may have biofuel future

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

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

Cradle to grave stance urged for nuclear industry

Posted Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:02:01 GMT by Mike Campbell

Renewable Oil?

Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:59:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Putting ambient energy to work

Posted Fri, 08 Jul 2011 09:22:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Wave Energy: A new energy to power Australian homes in 2017

Posted Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:22:52 GMT by Mathieu Ladouch

Tourists Welcomed to Chernobyl

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

With Japan bowing out, where will the anti-nuclear tsunami stop?

Posted Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:39:00 GMT by Martin Leggett