Renewable Energy : Newsfile

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  • US-India nuclear deal condemned as 'reckless'

    4 March 2006

    The nuclear co-operation agreement reached this week between US President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has been welcomed by some US Congressmen of both parties but is being heavily criticised by environmental groups who say it promotes a dangerous technology, instead of clean renewable ones, and increases security risks because it does not hold India to a non-proliferation regime.

  • Emerging US renewables grab presidential attention

    22 February 2006

    President George W. Bush says he is "fired up" about renewable energy. On a visit to the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Tuesday Bush mentioned but downplayed his government's push to build nuclear power plants and turned his attention to clean coal, ethanol, hybrid cars, wind and solar power.

  • Bush would export nuclear fuel and power plants to developing nations

    20 February 2006

    Nuclear power is the primary focus of his plan to wean the United States off fossil fuels and give developing countries the electricity they need, President George W. Bush said in his radio address to the nation on Saturday. The President's plan would divide nations into two classes - nuclear fuel supplier nations and user nations.

  • China to increase green energy

    7 February 2006

    The Chinese Government has set a new target for renewable energy (not including hydro and nuclear) of 10 per cent by the year 2020, Wang Ying reports in the English language China Daily

  • New York goes for renewable energy

    7 February 2006

    The Governor of New York State, George Pataki, has announced a series of measures designed to reduce the State's dependence on imported fuels and make it a centre for renewable energy research and investment.

  • Renewable energy growing fast

    6 November 2005

    Global investment in renewable energy set a new record of $30 billion in 2004, according to a report released in Beijing today. It says that technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and small hydro now provide 160 gigawatts of electricity generating capacity, or about 4 per cent of the world total.

  • Hybrids reign supreme over fuel economy list

    21 October 2005

    A fuel economy ranking of 2006 vehicles issued Wednesday by the federal government puts the two hybrid-electric cars far and away out in front. The gas-electric hybrids by Honda and Toyota are nearly twice as fuel efficient as the rest in the top 10, whether diesel or gas.

  • First fuel cell sports car on the way

    23 September 2005

    A wholly British partnership has unveiled plans to develop the world's first environmentally clean sports car, powered by a fuel cell which converts hydrogen into electricity.

  • Germany joins biofuels project

    28 June 2005

    A new project to examine the global potential and implications of large-scale use of biofuels for transportation has been launched by the Washington-based Worldwatch Insteitute and the German Ministry for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture.

  • Sun, wind, fuel cells power cargo ship of the future

    21 April 2005

    A cargo ship designed to run exclusively on renewable energy is making its debut in the Nordic Pavilion at the World Expo 2005. It harnesses the power of the sun, wind and water and releases zero emissions into the environment.