Renewable Energy : Newsfile

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  • World's first tidal turbine for Northern Ireland

    1 April 2008

    Installation has begun off the coast of Northern Ireland of what is claimed to be the first commercial tidal-stream application anywhere in the world.

  • Clean energy grew by 40 per cent in 2007

    28 March 2008

    Anyone still not convinced about the economic strength and viability of clean energy need look no further than the latest numbers in the annual Clean Energy Trends 2008 report, says Ron Pernick, writing in Renewable Energy World.

  • UK nuclear plan a 'dangerous distraction'

    26 March 2008

    The British Government's decision to expand its nuclear energy capacity, has come in for immediate criticism from environmental campaigers.

  • Lighting up the developing world

    25 March 2008

    Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), who recently accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the organisation, has given his backing to a campaign called 'Lighting a billion lives', which aims to provide solar lighting to the developing world.

  • China signs clean coal agreement with Australia

    13 March 2008

    In an important step towards a greener global future, Australia and China signed a formal international agreement for clean coal research in Beijing on 6 March.

  • 100 conference pledges to boost renewables

    11 March 2008

    Renewable energy leaders from more than 150 countries, including those from governments, regions, business and non-government organisations, meeting in Washington DC from 4-6 March, made more than 100 pledges of action to meet enhanced energy goals.

  • Galápagos Islands take first step to be fossil fuel free

    10 March 2008

    Ecuador has taken the first step towards ending the oil dependence of its Galápagos Islands, in the eastern Pacific Ocean, with the official opening of a 10.8 million dollar wind energy facility on the island of San Cristóbal. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa toured the facility as part of a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Galápagos, and proposed to declare the islands fossil fuel free by 2015.

  • OECD: Tackle environmental problems now or pay more later

    10 March 2008

    Solving four major environmental problems - climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, and the health impacts of pollution and toxics - is both achievable and affordable, finds a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, which includes 30 countries committed to democracy and the market economy. ENS reports:

  • World wind power reaches 100,000 megawatts

    4 March 2008

    Global installed wind power capacity will top 100,000 megawatts this month (March 2008) at current rates of growth. In 2007, wind power capacity increased by a record-breaking 20,000 mgws, bringing the world total to 94,100 mgws - enough to satisfy the residential electricity needs of 150 million people.

  • Renewable energy becoming mainstream

    3 March 2008

    The renewable energy industry is stepping up its meteoric rise into the mainstream of the energy sector, according to the REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report just published. Renewable energy production capacities are growing rapidly as a result of more countries enacting far-reaching policies.