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US researchers detect radioactivity from Fukushima in US air

US researchers detect radioactivity from Fukushima in US air

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:54:00 GMT by Mike Campbell

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Texas at Austin have published a research paper describing the detection of radio-xenon in air sampled in the USA (Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 102, Issue 7, July 2011, Pages 681-68).

US researchers detect radioactivity from Fukushima in US air

Fatal accident at Marcoule nuclear facility

Fatal accident at Marcoule nuclear facility

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2011 13:52:01 GMT by Mike Campbell

A worker was reported to have been killed in an accident at the site of the Marcoule nuclear facility. The incident, which left four other people injured, one seriously, involved a fire and an explosion near a furnace in a radioactive waste storage area, but authorities are stressing that there has been no release of radiation to the environment at this stage.

Fatal accident at Marcoule nuclear facility

Texas struggles to manage hydrofracking water use

Texas struggles to manage hydrofracking water use

Posted Sat, 10 Sep 2011 16:49:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Drought-stricken Texas is looking to manage water use at hydrofracking operations, but current law is flawed: operators using wells for hydrofracking are exempt from water use reporting requirements. Water utilities and regulators have put restrictions on residential, commercial, and agricultural water use, and now they are turning to fracking.

Texas struggles to manage hydrofracking water use

Nano tubes strengthen turbine future

Nano tubes strengthen turbine future

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:05:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new material could be the answer to the current maxing out of wind turbine size caused by blade weight. A university researcher has found a new material to make lighter blades that are eight times tougher than the current best.

Nano tubes strengthen turbine future

Liquid costs of biofuel grasses

Liquid costs of biofuel grasses

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

While some grasses may produce a good return in biofuel production, the amount of water they drink could make them unsuitable and costly in many conditions. A University of Illinois study carried out a detailed analysis effects on water supplies associated with growing miscanthus and switchgrass which have been tipped as a possible alternative to corn as a biofuel crop.

Liquid costs of biofuel grasses

Does the panda hold a key to the greenest biofuels?

Does the panda hold a key to the greenest biofuels?

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:31:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Bacteria lurking in the gut of bamboo-chomping pandas may help 'cellulosic biofuels' to leap a major hurdle for their wider use. Analysis of panda poop, presented at this week's ACS meeting, has shown that enzymes from the bacteria are excellent at digesting the cellulose in grasses, woods and stalks - and at everyday conditions, potentially opening the door for new biofuels that don't compete for land with crops for food.

Does the panda hold a key to the greenest biofuels?

Put Arctic drilling plans on ice, says WWF Russia

Put Arctic drilling plans on ice, says WWF Russia

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

WWF Russia is asking for authorities there to pause plans for oil-drilling in the Arctic's Pechora Sea, claiming that company Gazprom would be unable to handle anything except the most minor of spills. The area is home to a major migratory bird feeding ground, as well as endangered Atlantic walruses. A region-wide plan for upgrading oil-spill infrastructure is desperately needed they say.

Put Arctic drilling plans on ice, says WWF Russia

US seeks to implement lessons learned from Fukushima quickly

US seeks to implement lessons learned from Fukushima quickly

Posted Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:27:00 GMT by Mike Campbell

Post Fukushima, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) quickly established a Task Force which was charged with analysing the Fukushima incident and identifying changes and improvements which could be applied to the American nuclear industry. The NRC now seek to implement the lessons learned - and as quickly as possible.

US seeks to implement lessons learned from Fukushima quickly

'Hinkley Point C' - Britain's newest nuclear power station

'Hinkley Point C' - Britain's newest nuclear power station

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:11:00 GMT by Peter Schofield

This article looks at the newest UK nuclear development - 'Hinkley Point C' and compares energy supply with that of renewable energy, set in the UK. Nuclear energy has been under rapid fire from industry experts this year and public perception has been shaken in the fission technology since the Fukushima disaster early this year. EDF has been given permission to build 'Hinkley Point C' on the Somerset Coast.

'Hinkley Point C' - Britain's newest nuclear power station

Trump opposes Aberdeen offshore wind farm

Trump opposes Aberdeen offshore wind farm

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:58:01 GMT by Jessica Allan

US billionaire Donald Trump has criticised the proposal of a small offshore wind farm off the Aberdeen coast, the location of his luxury golf resort. Trump claims that the turbines will spoil the view, but this seems hypocritical given that the construction of his 500 hectare resort has dramatically changed the visual landscape of the coast.

Trump opposes Aberdeen offshore wind farm

Half-way report in fracking from US DoE - full of half-measures?

Half-way report in fracking from US DoE - full of half-measures?

Posted Fri, 12 Aug 2011 17:59:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The US Department of Energy released its interim report on drilling for shale gas today, sketching out plans for gently easing a regulatory framework around fracking - whilst still leaving the door open to the shale gas boom. The boom itself continues to draw critics, though, not least those who believe the resource's potential may be overblown.

Half-way report in fracking from US DoE - full of half-measures?

Offshore wind farm provides shelter for some species

Offshore wind farm provides shelter for some species

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

While some campaigners against wind farms focus on birds killed by rotating turbines, new Dutch research suggests that offshore wind farms can in fact be a relatively benign influence on habitats providing shelter for many species in busy waters.

Offshore wind farm provides shelter for some species

Is wind energy what we want?

Is wind energy what we want?

Posted Fri, 05 Aug 2011 13:09:00 GMT by Jessica Allan

As Chris Huhne addressed Vestas this week, Jessica Allan discusses whether public opinion will prevent the large scale implementation of wind energy in the UK. Wind energy does seem a very attractive option - it can be produced in the UK, which could massively increase energy security, lower greenhouse emissions and act as a buffer against global energy price fluctuations.

Is wind energy what we want?

No respite for Kenyans, as power cost rises

No respite for Kenyans, as power cost rises

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

There is no respite for Kenyans as cost of electricity supply is set to steadily rise for the next three months due to low rainfall. Between now and October, Kenyans should expect to pay higher prices for electricity as power will be generated from fuel.

No respite for Kenyans, as power cost rises

New Scottish hydro-electric power scheme approved

New Scottish hydro-electric power scheme approved

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:47:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Scotland is on track to generate all its power from renewables by 2020. The Scottish Government has given the go-ahead to a new hydro-electric project in the Highlands. A five megawatt development near Kinlochleven at Loch Eilde Mor on the western side of Scotland is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power around 2,400 homes.

New Scottish hydro-electric power scheme approved

Kenyans ready for dark days ahead

Kenyans ready for dark days ahead

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:40:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

Kenyans are getting ready for dark days ahead as the National Power distributor Kenya Power and Lighting Company begins rationing power supply from 27th July. The rationing is a culmination of erratic power supply that has been going on in different parts of the country especially in towns.

Kenyans ready for dark days ahead

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No to coal & its emissions (70% of global carbon.)

Posted Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:36:31 GMT by Paul Robinson

Belugas stop Canadian pipeline

Posted Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:32:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Solar Fuel from Artificial Leaves at last.

Posted Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:07:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sawdust to gasoline, in just 2 steps

Posted Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:05:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Wind and its place in electricity generation.

Posted Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:08:01 GMT by JW Dowey

King Sol Rules and Scores Well Too.

Posted Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Getting exotic with clean energy technology

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:17:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Abundance raise first 300k for wind turbines, launch solar investment opportunity

Posted Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:28:40 GMT by Linden Volsun

US seeks to implement lessons learned from Fukushima quickly

Posted Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:27:00 GMT by Mike Campbell

UK Committee wrong to dismiss 'shale gas' worries as 'hot air'

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 13:35:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Moon Mining: Myth or reality?

Posted Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:00:00 GMT by Shameem Kazmi

Certificate will green light biofuels says producers group

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:32:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

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

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

WWF reports 100% Renewable Energy Power is Possible

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 08:00:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Ethical impact of biofuels bonanza has 'backfired badly'

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:52:00 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