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The fight for Arctic oil heats up

The fight for Arctic oil heats up

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

The conflict over a British company's plans to drill for oil off Greenland continues as Greenpeace faces the Danish navy deep in the Arctic Sea. Greenpeace ships, the Arctic Sunrise and the Esperanza, have been searching the North Atlantic for the oil rig, Leiv Eiriksson. The ships finally found the Cairn Energy owned oil rig this week hidden amongst the icebergs.

The fight for Arctic oil heats up

US targets kids with energy education program

US targets kids with energy education program

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

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Education and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) embark on an quest to educate America's young people about energy efficiency and using energy responsibly.

US targets kids with energy education program

UK Committee wrong to dismiss 'shale gas' worries as 'hot air'

UK Committee wrong to dismiss 'shale gas' worries as 'hot air'

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 13:35:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The UK's Energy and Climate Change Committee gave 'shale gas' the green light in the UK yesterday - with the Chair, Time Yeo, dismissing pollution worries as 'hot air'. Given that regulators in both the US and France are putting 'fracking' in the environmental dock, the decision by the Parliamentary Committee seems decidedly rash.

UK Committee wrong to dismiss 'shale gas' worries as 'hot air'

Scotland: 100% renewable by 2020

Scotland: 100% renewable by 2020

Posted Sun, 22 May 2011 14:54:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Scotland announced on May 20, 2011, that it is targeting to use only renewable energy by 2020, increasing its former target of 80 percent by that year. Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond wants Scotland to become the green energy powerhouse of Europe.

Scotland: 100% renewable by 2020

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

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

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

By helping the developing world embrace off-grid renewable energy schemes, the Western world can fulfil the Millennium Development Goals without putting climate change targets in jeopardy.

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

IEA report says efficient electric-motors could slash emissions

IEA report says efficient electric-motors could slash emissions

Posted Fri, 20 May 2011 13:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The IEA has produced a report on the future use of electric-motors, showing how a focus on efficiency could help slash electricity demand by 10%. Electric motors use nearly half of all electricity produced in the globe, powering a myriad of industrial, farm and home-based systems. Failure to act could, on the other hand, see emissions rising dramatically by 2030.

IEA report says efficient electric-motors could slash emissions

The energy-water nexus: EPA proposes water intake regulations

The energy-water nexus: EPA proposes water intake regulations

Posted Thu, 19 May 2011 17:53:00 GMT by Michael Clark

The EPA has issued what would be the first national policy on cooling water intake structures. The purpose of the proposed regulations is to reduce aquatic organism deaths associated with impingement on water intake structures. The proposal could have significant impact on water and energy resources.

The energy-water nexus: EPA proposes water intake regulations

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

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

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

Greenpeace says that the admission by TEPCO - the Japanese firm in charge of Fukushima - that a full nuclear meltdown was happening, within hours of the earthquake striking, raises many questions. About how the accident's aftermath was handled; about the cover-up culture at the firm, and in the nuclear industry at large; and about whether those in charge of nuclear power can be trusted, now that their perpetual 'safe and clean' claims are blown apart.

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

Hydrofracking impacts water quantity, too

Hydrofracking impacts water quantity, too

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 22:59:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Much of the debate swirling around hydrofracking centers on water quality impacts, obscuring its potential impacts on water quantity. What is undeniable is that the practice called high volume hydraulic fracturing requires large volumes of water, potentially impacting local water supplies and aquatic habitat.

Hydrofracking impacts water quantity, too

Boost biofuels by tackling 'glitches' in photosynthesis

Boost biofuels by tackling 'glitches' in photosynthesis

Posted Thu, 12 May 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A paper published in Science tomorrow outlines how the less-than-perfect natural process of photosynthesis could be boosted, by tackling areas of known deficiency. That could give plants being used for biofuels a leap forward - putting sustainable plant-based energy into the realms of reality.

Boost biofuels by tackling 'glitches' in photosynthesis

Why fickle wind power wins out over nuclear

Why fickle wind power wins out over nuclear

Posted Tue, 10 May 2011 14:22:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Whilst yesterday's Renewable Energy Review pushed the UK's nuclear button firmly - as a solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions - it's in fact a time to hit the pause button. Nuclear power will be a costly dangerous diversion from the real solution - making truly renewable energy sources into a reliable foundation for our future energy needs.

Why fickle wind power wins out over nuclear

Nuclear crutch needed says UK's Renewable Energy Review

Nuclear crutch needed says UK's Renewable Energy Review

Posted Mon, 09 May 2011 14:26:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The UK's Climate Change Committee threw its weight behind a greater role for nuclear power, in order to achieve renewables targets of 15% by 2020, and 30% by 2030. As part of a broad review of the renewables sector, asked for by the governing Coalition, the road-map set out sees a mix of 'low-carbon' energy sources - but a slow-down in the push for offshore wind farms.

Nuclear crutch needed says UK's Renewable Energy Review

UN Clean Development Mechanism Hits 3,000 Projects

UN Clean Development Mechanism Hits 3,000 Projects

Posted Sun, 08 May 2011 13:15:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Scheme to help developing countries reduce emissions reaches important milestone. The UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) which is designed to help reduce greenhouse gases from developing countries has reached 3000 projects: a wind farm in Inner Mongolia, which is a province of China.

UN Clean Development Mechanism Hits 3,000 Projects

Evolving more efficient wind farms

Evolving more efficient wind farms

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 19:04:00 GMT by Mike Campbell

Dr Frank Neumann of the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide is using this approach to determine the best placement of turbines on a wind farm to enhance their productivity. The project involves collaboration with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Evolving more efficient wind farms

New York Looks to Landfill for Renewable Energy

New York Looks to Landfill for Renewable Energy

Posted Tue, 03 May 2011 21:54:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Are 'brownfield' sites the renewable power generators of tomorrow? Landfill, disused mines, redundant industrial sites and even rooftops are all starting to look like attractive locations for renewable energies generators such as solar power, wind turbines and even biomass production. All we need is the commitment from business and government to put them to good use.

New York Looks to Landfill for Renewable Energy

US wind power strategy won't be stymied by warming climate

US wind power strategy won't be stymied by warming climate

Posted Tue, 03 May 2011 16:21:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Global warming is unlikely to suck the power out of a US wind farm energy solution. That's the good news to come from a paper in this weeks Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which projects strengthening winds in many areas slated for wind farms. The paper helps to fill in a worrying blank on the possible knock-ons to renewables due to climate change.

US wind power strategy won't be stymied by warming climate

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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

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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

Cradle to grave stance urged for nuclear industry

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

Congo Hydroelectric May-be's

Posted Thu, 23 May 2013 09:12:38 GMT by Paul Robinson

UN Clean Development Mechanism Hits 3,000 Projects

Posted Sun, 08 May 2011 13:15:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Largest solar energy installation in West Virginia completed

Posted Fri, 04 May 2012 15:55:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Solar hat-trick for Renewable Energy Corporation (REC)

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

The Japanese nuclear disaster could just be the tip of an iceberg

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:12:01 GMT by Michael Evans

UK Committee wrong to dismiss 'shale gas' worries as 'hot air'

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 13:35:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

California can do it say reduction emissions forecasters

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

New eco-battery potential where rivers meet sea

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:54:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Scotland to Build World's Largest Tidal Power Array

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:54:01 GMT by Julian Jackson