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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

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

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Scotland the Wave (tidal power takes over in the north)

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:40:31 GMT by Paul Robinson

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

Hydropower means a lot worldwide

Posted Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32:00 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

Solar Day 2012

Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2012 04:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Put Arctic drilling plans on ice, says WWF Russia

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2011 19:38:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Wind power backed in Britain - but not by Donald Trump

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

Cradle to grave stance urged for nuclear industry

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

BP oil spill set for the big screen: Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 20:23:03 GMT by Laura Brown

Ocean Sentinel: New testing system for wave energy technology

Posted Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:39:13 GMT by Linden Volsun

Will 'Peak Oil' save the planet?

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 22:09:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The Japanese nuclear disaster could just be the tip of an iceberg

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:12:01 GMT by Michael Evans