Renewable Energy : Newsfile

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  • Green light for world's largest wind farm

    12 May 2009

    Three major energy companies announced today that they will go ahead with the world's largest offshore wind farm, in the United Kingdom.

  • Wind power installations up 29 per cent in 2008

    8 May 2009

    Global wind capacity increased an estimated 27,051 megawatts in 2008, ending the year at 120,798 megawatts. The United States led in new installations, surpassing Germany to rank first in wind energy cumulative capacity and electricity generation.

  • Greece says no to coal power

    13 February 2009

    Greece has outlined an energy future of strong support for renewable energy, with development minister Kostis Hatzidakis ruling out investment in new coal-fired or nuclear power plants.

  • Greece says no to new coal and nuclear

    13 February 2009

    Greece has outlined an energy future of strong support for renewable energy, with development minister Kostis Hatzidakis ruling out investment in new coal-fired or nuclear power plants.

  • Welcome for UK government's green homes plan

    12 February 2009

    The UK Government's announcement today on plans to radically slash emissions and cut fuel bills from UK homes has been widely welcomed by environmental groups.

  • 75 countries sign up to new clean energy agency

    30 January 2009

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the first multinational agency focused solely on spreading clean energy across the globe, was officially launched on 26 January

  • Researchers find path to 'unlimited solar power'

    12 November 2008

    In what Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers say is a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, the researchers report they have discovered a way to store energy for use when the sun doesn't shine, thereby overcoming a major barrier to large-scale solar power. This report from Electronics Weekly is published with an added commentary by energy guru Walt Patterson.

  • Green economy could generate millions of jobs

    23 October 2008

    Efforts to tackle climate change could result in the creation of millions of new "green jobs", says the United Nations in a new report on the prospects for a green econiomy in the coming decades.

  • UK is now top of the offshore wind farm league

    21 October 2008

    The UK has overtaken Denmark to become the world's number one for wind farms built offshore, with 597MW fully constructed. Announcing this, the UK government said the achievement has been made possible after building work finished at Centrica's Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms near Skegness.

  • New energy economy is emerging in the United States

    16 October 2008

    As fossil fuel prices rise (irrespective of short-term fluctuations), as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging in the United States. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced by one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy.