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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

Water suppliers embrace solar energy

Water suppliers embrace solar energy

Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:11:01 GMT by Michael Clark

The San Juan Water District, in California, yesterday began buying power from a solar energy facility it developed on land it owns. Expect to see more of this in the future, as water suppliers struggle to reduce their risks associated with energy costs, future carbon regulations, and water scarcity.

Water suppliers embrace solar energy

Wind of discontent

Wind of discontent

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 07:27:00 GMT by Lea Sibbel

An environmentalist observing the steady rotation of the hundreds offshore wind turbines at the coast of Germany's North Sea, stretching from the Dutch border all the way up to the islands of Fohr and Sylt, gets a sense of a peaceful tranquility and hopeful enthusiasm: This could be the future of green energy, one possible way to help fight climate change. Meanwhile, the troubles under the surface of the water usually go unnoticed.

Wind of discontent

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

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

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

Japan's PM has urged the country to consider a future without nuclear power, becoming the latest country to look to joining the ex-nuclear club. But where will this widening worldwide shunting of nuclear power lead us?

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

Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Japan Task Force Makes Its Report

Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Japan Task Force Makes Its Report

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:01:17 GMT by Mike Campbell

The Fukushima nuclear power plant was directly in the path of the tsunami and was also at the epicentre of some aftershocks. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission established a Japan Task Force which was charged with identifying lessons that the USA should learn from the Fukushima incident.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Japan Task Force Makes Its Report

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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

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

Shale-gas 'worse than coal' for total life-cycle emissions

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:05:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

German reactors shut down as Japanese disaster unfolds

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Future Uncertain for Renewable Energy Feed in Tariffs

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:51:00 GMT by Simon Kent

Photosynthesis unleashed

Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:49:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

California can do it say reduction emissions forecasters

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 14:21:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Greenpeace slams TEPCO's 'utter failure' over Fukushima full meltdown

Posted Wed, 18 May 2011 13:55:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Fukushima: A Rush to Nuclear Energy Judgment?

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:10:00 GMT by Mike Campbell

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

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

Message from Fukushima - stop playing with fire and harvest the sun

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:33:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Household sewage as a vast energy resource

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:12:02 GMT by Michael Evans