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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

Double boost for U.S. solar energy industry

Double boost for U.S. solar energy industry

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:02:00 GMT by John Dean

Solar energy production in the United States has taken a big step forward with the announcement of a loan guarantee to an American company developing new technology. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced a $150 million loan guarantee to 1366 Technologies, Inc. to develop multicrystalline wafers.

Double boost for U.S. solar energy industry

Web tool measures biofuels' green credentials

Web tool measures biofuels' green credentials

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:41:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Biofuels, once thought of as the great hope of the post-oil economy, have had a mixed press. While they're not oil, their production is often, itself, environmentally and socially damaging. A new tool from Swiss energy experts allows anyone to rate the sustainability of their fuels.

Web tool measures biofuels' green credentials

Google Invests $280 Million In Solar Energy Project

Google Invests $280 Million In Solar Energy Project

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

Google makes biggest ever investment in solar power project. Google's investment is its largest yet in clean energy and will be used to help homeowners finance the start up costs of installing a solar energy system. The project is one of 15 operated by SolarCity, one of the US leaders in solar power.

Google Invests $280 Million In Solar Energy Project

Celebrate the power of wind with Global Wind Day

Celebrate the power of wind with Global Wind Day

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 05:39:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Today, Global Wind Day is being celebrated around the world to promote the untapped possibilities of using wind to supply our energy. Today there are wind farms in operation in more than 75 countries, which generate renewable energy delivering power to millions of people.

Celebrate the power of wind with Global Wind Day

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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

Nano tubes strengthen turbine future

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

Iceland's volcanoes in from the cold to geothermal power Europe

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:56:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Empire State Building saves $2.4million in energy bills

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

WWF reports 100% Renewable Energy Power is Possible

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

New breakthrough in solar technology

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

Low-cost solar cell problem solved

Posted Thu, 24 May 2012 12:55:22 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Shale gas - is this a fracking price worth paying?

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:42:00 GMT by Michael Evans

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

New biogas plant opens in Belgium

Posted Wed, 05 Sep 2012 05:58:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

No respite for Kenyans, as power cost rises

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