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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'

Forest fuel may need rethinking

Forest fuel may need rethinking

Posted Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:24:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Obtaining biofuel from forests has been shown to increase carbon emissions. Biofuel production is not without controversy; the food or fuel debate cannot be avoided in developing countries and the impact on water resources is unavoidable. The drive to find alternatives to fossil fuels has caused as many arguments as it has found solutions.

Forest fuel may need rethinking

Learning solar lessons from the plant world

Learning solar lessons from the plant world

Posted Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Plants use the sun with brilliant efficiency and scientists are trying to learn how the microscopic systems they use to photosynthesise light could make our own solar power systems more efficient. Scientists are trying to learn better ways to harvest the sun's energy from photosynthesis in plants.

Learning solar lessons from the plant world

Solar Cells for the Future

Solar Cells for the Future

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2011 23:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

With the use of cells in watches, road signs, buoys and on your local rooftops, the future of the PV (photovoltaic) cell seems assured to be in all of our futures. To utilise the 1KW of energy per m2 that lands on top of us would be a solution to most energy problems.

Solar Cells for the Future

Fukushima six months on: scientists assess the impacts

Fukushima six months on: scientists assess the impacts

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:29:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami cast new doubt on the safety of nuclear power facilities and, six months, on politicians and scientists are starting to assess the impacts of the biggest nuclear incident since Chernobyl.

Fukushima six months on: scientists assess the impacts

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

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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

Shale Gas - Revolution or White Elephant?

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

Nano tubes strengthen turbine future

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

Focus turns to energy crops

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:47:00 GMT by John Dean

Wind Farms - Fact vs. Fiction

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

Powering the world by alternative energy

Posted Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:44:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Solar hat-trick for Renewable Energy Corporation (REC)

Posted Thu, 10 May 2012 20:08:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Going off-grid delivers power to the poor without costing the Earth

Posted Sat, 21 May 2011 12:44:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Learning solar lessons from the plant world

Posted Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A revelation for solar-powered hydrogen generation

Posted Thu, 16 May 2013 12:44:07 GMT by Paul Robinson