Renewable Energy : Newsfile
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11 April 2011
Four weeks after an earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan, emergency teams are still struggling to stabilise the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But, says Matthew Roney, the government need not turn to coal, oil, and natural gas if nuclear is no longer an option.
21 February 2011
Investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low-carbon, resource efficient Green Economy, a new report launched today says.
9 February 2011
The power generation business has changed so much over the last decade that electricity generated from solar energy will be cheaper than electricity generated from the proposed new nuclear plants according to a leading UK power supplier and US researchers.
8 December 2010
Private investments in G-20 clean power projects could total $2.3 trillion by the end of the decade, according to a report released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
23 November 2010
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – the main contributor to global warming – show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010.
29 September 2010
Solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturers produced a record 10,700 megawatts of PV cells globally in 2009 - an impressive 51-per cent increase from the year before.
16 February 2010
Up to 100 million more people could go hungry if the UK and Europe commit to increases in biofuels consumption in order to meet new European Union legislation, says a major new report.
15 January 2010
The Isle of Eigg's inhabitants have been awarded a share in a £1 million energy conservation prize to assist in their dream of transforming the island into the UK's first green community. The prize comes after Eigg residents developed a renewable energy project to deliver the island's power demands, installing four 6kW wind turbines, solar panels and a hydro-electric scheme.
13 January 2010
Environment groups have welcomed the announcement of nine major wind farms zones around the British Isles, which - if carried through - will put Britain at the top of Europe's wind energy league and create one of the biggest wind infrastructure projects in the world.
11 December 2009
Leadership of the global wind market is about to change hands. The United States - the birthplace of the modern wind industry - has held the top spot in new installations since 2005, growing at 50 per cent a year and adding a record 8,540 megawatts of wind generating capacity in 2008.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Solar power surged ahead in 2011
- Fukushima meltdown hastens decline of nuclear power
- Economic recovery brings return to growth of CO2 emissions
- World's biggest offshore windfarm opens
- Solar power off the grid: energy access for world's poor
- Energy poverty remains a global challenge
- Hydropower use increases
- Tar sands campaigners hit back at Canadian lobbying
- Irreversible climate change likely in five years
- Solar PV breaks records in 2010
- Maldives President outlines progress on carbon neutral plan
- Bioenergy can pose risks as well as bring benefits