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Is Trump wrong to protest the wind?

Is Trump wrong to protest the wind?

Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:36:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Donald Trump is drawing on his big guns to fight wind power and preserve an unblemished view for his multi-million dollar golf development in Scotland. But does his fight against the wind turbine have any puff in it?

Is Trump wrong to protest the wind?

Oyster wave power devices approved in Scotland

Oyster wave power devices approved in Scotland

Posted Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:43:23 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Approval has been given to test the first array of nearshore wave power units in Orkney that could power more than 1,000 homes. Two new Oyster wave converters will join a similar unit at Orkney's European Marine Energy Centre and connected to the onshore hydroelectric plant.

Oyster wave power devices approved in Scotland

Shale gas, the 'clean bridge' to nowhere?

Shale gas, the 'clean bridge' to nowhere?

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:11:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The boom in shale gas production has left US gas prices near record lows. But those low prices are threatening the switch to no-carbon renewables, like wind and solar, as utilities switch to gas in preference. Many are worrying that the shale gas boom is a dangerous distraction, as reserves forecasts are slashed.

Shale gas, the 'clean bridge' to nowhere?

Wind power generates 6% of EU electricity

Wind power generates 6% of EU electricity

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 13:54:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Last year, there was enough wind power capacity in the European Union to generate six per cent of its electricity, according to the European Wind Energy Association.

Wind power generates 6% of EU electricity

The Earth Times Asks: Should We Embrace Wind Power?

The Earth Times Asks: Should We Embrace Wind Power?

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:32:34 GMT by David Hewitt

Continuing The Earth Times' series of debates on the hottest topics in the fields of the environment and conservation, we explore the arguments for and against wind power. Tackling the issue are Jonathan Pyke and Mark Duchamp.

The Earth Times Asks: Should We Embrace Wind Power?

Frack the Earth, Frack the Water!

Frack the Earth, Frack the Water!

Posted Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:33:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Michelle Simon writes an opinion piece on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Karoo, South Africa; she discusses the social impacts of fracking as well as the biophysical impacts associated with the shale gas extraction process.

Frack the Earth, Frack the Water!

Searaser converts ocean wave power into clean renewable energy

Searaser converts ocean wave power into clean renewable energy

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

Ecotricity has introduced green gas and many other clean energy innovations. Searaser, invented by Alvin Smith and manufactured by Ecotricity, converts ocean wave power into clean renewable energy and harnesses the power of the ocean.

Searaser converts ocean wave power into clean renewable energy

Seaweed farms may provide a sustainable biofuel of the future

Seaweed farms may provide a sustainable biofuel of the future

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

Seaweed could replace oil and coal as a sustainable biofuel of the future, after scientists engineered a microbe that extracts sugars from seaweed (brown macroalgae) and converts it into alternative green energy.

Seaweed farms may provide a sustainable biofuel of the future

Is there a future for nuclear energy?

Is there a future for nuclear energy?

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The present and future of nuclear energy. With the tragic Fukushima nuclear episode, Japan is the biggest sufferer for 25 years in this third major nuclear accident and the nuclear industry is now hesitant about future expansion or even continuing at all.

Is there a future for nuclear energy?

New breakthrough in solar technology

New breakthrough in solar technology

Posted Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:38:00 GMT by James Mathews

A new prototype solar cell has been designed by researchers at the University of Florida. They claim that it sees new levels of efficiency and could be made using a roll-to-roll process.

New breakthrough in solar technology

Jet stream winds show less renewable energy potential

Jet stream winds show less renewable energy potential

Posted Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:55:18 GMT by Adrian Bishop

High-speed jet stream winds in the upper atmosphere would produce 200-times less renewable energy than previously thought and wreak havock on the climate and weather, German scientists claim.

Jet stream winds show less renewable energy potential

Arizona argument: The impact of renewable energy

Arizona argument: The impact of renewable energy

Posted Sun, 11 Dec 2011 15:14:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Solar power and the Arizona desert is a good fit, with the highest radiation in North America, as shown in this map. Hundreds of thousands of hectares will be affected soon by the construction of photovoltaic power generators and various offsite effects. These basic effects of renewable energy are listed as habitat fragmentation, dust creation, pollution by varied chemicals and heat and light generation.

Arizona argument: The impact of renewable energy

Scaling Down Ambitions on Renewable Energy Not Cost Effective

Scaling Down Ambitions on Renewable Energy Not Cost Effective

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:52:01 GMT by Angela Munro

Scaling down on renewable energy ambitions could cost more in the long term according to the Positive Energy report by WWF-UK. This is contrary to KPMG's beliefs that scaling down renewable energy ambitions could save the economy £34 billion within the next ten years.

Scaling Down Ambitions on Renewable Energy Not Cost Effective

'Greener' hybrid power plants proposed

'Greener' hybrid power plants proposed

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:28:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to run power plants has been proposed by Israeli scientists. The hybrid alternative, Professor Kribus has devised a new steam-injection gas turbine method that employs both fuel and steam from solar power.

'Greener' hybrid power plants proposed

Aluminium alloy allows affordable hydrogen storage

Aluminium alloy allows affordable hydrogen storage

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2011 16:11:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to use an affordable alloy as a catalyst for the generation of atomic hydrogen. Hydrogen is a fuel that is abundant and non-polluting and would be the perfect alternative to the environmentally-damaging fossil fuels that are in use today.

Aluminium alloy allows affordable hydrogen storage

California aims for 'Solarfornia'

California aims for 'Solarfornia'

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

California is very ambitious about its 33% renewable energy aim for 2020 (after a 20% objective for 2010). Governor Jerry Brown calls for 8,000 megawatts from various large-scalewind and solar installations. The idea of a large state like California as a world leader in energy development appeals to those who want to promote more employment, new industries and technological leadership.

California aims for 'Solarfornia'

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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

Fusion attempt successful

Posted Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:27:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Shale Gas - Revolution or White Elephant?

Posted Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:39:03 GMT by Julian Jackson

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

President Obama Addresses Clean Energy Standard, Dependence On Oil

Posted Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:34:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster unfolds

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:07:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Offshore wind farm provides shelter for some species

Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:03:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Seaweed farms may provide a sustainable biofuel of the future

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

Totally Wind-powered and Terrestrial

Posted Sat, 15 Sep 2012 13:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

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

Solar On The Water

Posted Mon, 16 Jul 2012 08:43:06 GMT by David Thomas

It's a gas! (or coal or oil)

Posted Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:38:49 GMT by JW Dowey