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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

The bad and the ugly? How the public see the risks of coal and nuclear

The bad and the ugly? How the public see the risks of coal and nuclear

Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A survey into how coal and nuclear power risks are perceived by the public has thrown up some interesting insights on the Clean Energy debate. Its not just nuclear accidents and global warming that dominate peoples worries about these controversial energy sources, with the public having a strong grasp of other potential drawbacks.

The bad and the ugly? How the public see the risks of coal and nuclear

Focus turns to energy crops

Focus turns to energy crops

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

A major agricultural conference due to take place in the UK next week will focus attention on farmland crops which can be used to generate electricity. One of the biggest areas of interest will be the growth of energy crops for biomass power stations.

Focus turns to energy crops

World's largest biomass gasification plant to be deployed in Finland

World's largest biomass gasification plant to be deployed in Finland

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:33:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Finland leads the way in the use of biomass in energy production. By using Metso's technology to replace coal with wood-based renewables, the plant will be able to supply around 140 MW to the grid, making the operation the largest of its kind worldwide.

World's largest biomass gasification plant to be deployed in Finland

Amnesty slams 'sacrificing' of Amazon's peoples rights over new dam license

Amnesty slams 'sacrificing' of Amazon's peoples rights over new dam license

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 16:16:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Hot on the heels of Brazil giving the go-ahead for the controversial Bel Monte dam, Amnesty International has criticized the decision, for ignoring the human rights of the indigenous Amazon population. It is asking for the dam license to be suspended until the local people around the Xingu River are fully and properly consulted.

Amnesty slams 'sacrificing' of Amazon's peoples rights over new dam license

Danish navy moves against Greenpeace, as Arctic tussle moves to courts

Danish navy moves against Greenpeace, as Arctic tussle moves to courts

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 13:28:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Greenpeace protesters clinging to a controversial Arctic drilling ship were evicted and arrested yesterday - even as the oil firm involved, Cairn Energy, sought damages from Greenpeace, via the Dutch courts. Greenpeace issued statements saying it remained unbowed in its determination to defend the Arctic environment.

Danish navy moves against Greenpeace, as Arctic tussle moves to courts

Blackpool's 'rocking and rolling' down to fracking

Blackpool's 'rocking and rolling' down to fracking

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:07:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A second earthquake in two months, near Blackpool, and close to the site of the UK's first onshore shale gas well, has bought the tremor risks of fracking to the fore. With the operator, Cuadrilla Resource, suspending work, will these earthquakes derail the recently approval given to fracking by the UK's parliament?

Blackpool's 'rocking and rolling' down to fracking

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Hydropower means a lot worldwide

Posted Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fracking still rears its ugly head

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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

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

President Obama Addresses Clean Energy Standard, Dependence On Oil

Posted Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:34:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Large-scale offshore wind farms get the go ahead in US

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:44:57 GMT by Lucy Brake

German reactors shut down as Japanese disaster unfolds

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

Renewable energy could cost us less money sooner than predicted

Posted Mon, 30 May 2011 07:49:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

US researchers detect radioactivity from Fukushima in US air

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

Wind turbines 'help crops', say US researchers

Posted Tue, 04 Jan 2011 14:15:00 GMT by John Dean

US targets kids with energy education program

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 09:06:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Investing green: Clear potential for waste-to-energy technologies

Posted Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:42:03 GMT by Simon Kent

Scaling Down Ambitions on Renewable Energy Not Cost Effective

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:52:01 GMT by Angela Munro

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