Renewable Energy : Newsfile
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28 September 2008
In the first half of 2008, total world installed geothermal power capacity passed 10,000 megawatts and now produces enough electricity to meet the needs of 60 million people, roughly the population of the United Kingdom. In 2010, capacity could increase to 13,500 megawatts across 46 countries - equivalent to 27 coal-fired power plants - Jonathan Dorn of the Earth Policy Institute reports.
12 August 2008
To all appearances, wind energy in India is booming - but it could very well be nothing but an optical illusion. For despite rising installed capacity and huge investments, India only uses a small proportion of the potential wind energy that has been installed.
11 August 2008
China must invest in mines and transport infrastructure to end coal shortages that have crippled its power industry, but also needs power plants that burn coal more efficiently, the head of the world's energy watchdog said in an interview with Reuters which apparently made little reference to China's renewable energy potential.
31 July 2008
If the UK Government is serious about renewables and energy efficiency, Britain doesn't need to build major new power stations to keep the lights on, according to a new report released today by independent energy experts, PÃ¶yry.
23 July 2008
News that EU scientists are preparing a plan which would see countries pooling resources to build a vast farm of solar panels in the Sahara, that could provide electricity for the whole of Europe, is the latest sign of the resurgence of interest in solar energy.
22 July 2008
The UK government and businesses are being called on to help fit every school in the country with a green energy source by 2020. So far, 100 schools have been provided with solar panels as part of the Green Energy for Schools project - which now aims to reach many more.
22 July 2008
The global biofuels boom risks harming poor people in poor countries by forcing them off land they depend on, says a new UN-backed report. But not all biofuels are bad, it says.
16 July 2008
Solar powered DVD players are being used by a reproductive health charity to show films on safe motherhood in remote and isolated villages.
15 July 2008
As oil prices rise, and the technology for renewable energy improves, solar power becomes an ever-more attractive proposition. One latest example is the opening in California of the largest solar-powered rice mill in the United States.
4 July 2008
Biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75 per cent - far more than previously estimated - according to a confidential World Bank report obtained by The Guardian.
- 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