Renewable Energy : Newsfile

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  • Solar power from Sahara a step closer

    2 November 2009

    A $400bn (£240bn) plan to provide Europe with solar power from the Sahara moved a step closer to reality with the formation of a consortium of 12 companies to carry out the work.

  • UK coal power station shelved

    8 October 2009

    Controversial plans to build a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent have been put on hold for up to three years.

  • Kenya to build Africa's biggest windfarm

    29 July 2009

    With surging demand for power and blackouts common across the continent, Africa is looking to solar, wind and geothermal technologies to meet its energy needs

  • UK Government unveils ambitious carbon targets

    17 July 2009

    The UK government has outlined an energy revolution aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34 per cent within only 11 years and set the nation on track for an 80 per cent cut by 2050. It signalled a historic switch away from fossil fuels, which drove the industrial revolution for 200 years, towards a future economy that will depend on renewable and nuclear power.

  • Sugar mills are helping solve India's energy crisis

    16 June 2009

    There is heartening news from an unexpected quarter in India. There sugar mills are helping to ease the country's energy crisis by generating biomass- based 'green' energy from bagasse, a waste product that comes from sugarcane cultivation.

  • Green energy investment takes the lead

    5 June 2009

    For the first time, investment in renewable sources of energy has overtaken investment in power from fossil fuels, the United Nations reports today - World Environment Day.

  • China's new focus on solar power

    27 May 2009

    China's government has announced generous support for its photovoltaic companies, which are aiming to become market leaders and be the first to supply solar power at just US $ 0.10 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), reports Jane Burgermeister, writing in Renewable Energy World.

  • Europe's largest on-shore wind farm turned on

    20 May 2009

    The final phase of Europe's largest onshore wind farm was turned on in Scotland today. The 322-megawatt (MW), 140-turbine Whitelee wind farm, which is already powerful enough to provide to supply the needs of nearby Glasgow, is now set to grow by another third.

  • More renewable than conventional energy added in EU and USA

    14 May 2009

    More renewable energy than conventional power capacity was added in 2008 in both the European Union and United States for the first time ever, according to the latest Renewables Global Status Report from the Renewable Energy Policy Network (REN21).

  • China steps up drive for green energy

    13 May 2009

    China is battling air pollution and high costs for imported energy with an aggressive focus on renewable energy. The Chinese government says it will have 100 gigawatts of wind-power capacity by 2020 - enough to power more than 60 million homes. That figure is more than three times the target the government laid out just 18 months ago.