Renewable Energy : Newsfile

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  • Rethinking Japan's energy future

    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.

  • How to trigger greener, smarter growth - while fighting poverty

    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.

  • Solar power is now cheaper than nuclear, researchers say

    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.

  • Global clean power could attract $2.3 trillion by 2020

    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. 

  • Global CO2 emissions set to rise in 2010

    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.

  • Solar cell production hits another record

    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.

  • Europe's biofuel plans 'will make 100 million hungry'

    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.

  • Scottish Isle of Eigg wins energy prize

    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.

  • Warm welcome for UK offshore wind plans

    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.

  • China to overtake US as world wind leader

    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.