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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

Putting ambient energy to work

Putting ambient energy to work

Posted Fri, 08 Jul 2011 09:22:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

A team from the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering have designed an ultrawideband rectifying antenna that can harness ambient energy from radios and television transmitters and cellphone and satellite communication networks and convert it to DC power to enable a wide range of devices.

Putting ambient energy to work

Investment in green energy soared to $211 billion in 2010

Investment in green energy soared to $211 billion in 2010

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 17:20:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Investment in renewable energies leaps between 2009 and 2010. Developing countries were seen to be making up the vanguard, forging ahead with green energy investment and development. China, in particular, invested $48.9 billion, an increase of 28% on 2009.

Investment in green energy soared to $211 billion in 2010

Termite guts provide biofuel cocktail

Termite guts provide biofuel cocktail

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:11:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Termites break up woody food to eat - one of the reasons they're such a feared pest - and, new research shows that the enzymes they use could also be used to produce biofuels. Research published online in the journal PLoS One, and is the first time that sugar outputs from termites have been measured.

Termite guts provide biofuel cocktail

Cradle to grave stance urged for nuclear industry

Cradle to grave stance urged for nuclear industry

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

The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami which wrought much destruction to north east Japan on March 11th 2011 triggered a nuclear emergency at Fukushima which has had consequences on nuclear policy much further afield: Germany has announced that it will abandon plans to use nuclear power in the future.

Cradle to grave stance urged for nuclear industry

New York body gives amber-light to fracking

New York body gives amber-light to fracking

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Shale gas extraction has been given a half-hearted thumbs up by New York's Department of Environmental Conservation, in draft legislation published today. Sensitive areas will be off-limits for fracking, and tougher regulations will apply - but up to 85% of the resource in the US state could potentially be opened up for exploitation.

New York body gives amber-light to fracking

Winds of change in the US

Winds of change in the US

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:23:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Campaigner call for more consistent policy for the wind energy sector. The new chair of the American Wind Energy Association is calling for more consistency at policy level to develop the wind sector. Does it point to a change in how government sees wind energy in the US?

Winds of change in the US

Biodiversity Research Institute studies wind turbine dangers to wildlife

Biodiversity Research Institute studies wind turbine dangers to wildlife

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:09:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Careful location of renewable energy developments may reduce impacts on birds and bats. Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) has established a new wildlife and renewable energy program to study and understand the movements of birds and bats and to assess the potential interactions between energy facilities and wildlife.

Biodiversity Research Institute studies wind turbine dangers to wildlife

UK wave power machines get new funding

UK wave power machines get new funding

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2011 13:39:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Climate Change Minister in Scotland to announce £20m for marine industry. Funding to take marine power devices to the next level of development has been announced by Climate Change Minister Greg Barker on a visit to Pelamis Wave Power at Leith Docks in Edinburgh.

UK wave power machines get new funding

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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

Empire State Building saves $2.4million in energy bills

Posted Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:26:24 GMT by Adrian Bishop

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

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

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

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

Focus turns to energy crops

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

Google Invests $280 Million In Solar Energy Project

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:02:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

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

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

Ugandan townsmen turn waste problem into fuel

Posted Mon, 20 Dec 2010 06:33:03 GMT by Rachel England

Renewable energy rules

Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 09:25:30 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Confrontations intensify over deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:58:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

The fight for Arctic oil heats up

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 09:44:00 GMT by Lucy Brake