Renewable Energy : Newsfile

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  • Welcome to our Website

    15 August 2012

    Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.

  • Solar power surged ahead in 2011

    12 June 2012

    Solar generation surged past wind power to become the renewable energy technology of choice for global users and investors in 2011.

  • Fukushima meltdown hastens decline of nuclear power

    24 May 2012

    While the draft UK Energy Bill appears to incentivise new nuclear at the expense of other low-carbon technologies, few governments remain enthusiastic about nuclear power which, some experts now believe, has passed its peak.

  • Economic recovery brings return to growth of CO2 emissions

    1 May 2012

    Although global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) declined slightly in 2009, the beginnings of economic recovery led to an unprecedented emissions increase of 5.8 percent in 2010.

  • World's biggest offshore windfarm opens

    11 February 2012

    UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey opened the world’s biggest offshore windfarm on 9 February.

  • Energy poverty remains a global challenge

    1 February 2012

    Lack of reliable access to electricity, still affecting nearly a third of the world's population, results in health, environmental, and livelihood challenges.

  • Hydropower use increases

    24 January 2012

    Global use of hydropower increased more than 5 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication.

  • Tar sands campaigners hit back at Canadian lobbying

    19 December 2011

     A coalition of organisations is calling on the Canadian government to stop sending spokespeople to interfere in EU legislation on fuel policy that could affect the import of oil from Alberta's tar sands.

  • Irreversible climate change likely in five years

    10 November 2011

    Without a bold change of policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International Energy Agency warns.

  • Solar PV breaks records in 2010

    2 November 2011

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) companies manufactured a record 24,000 megawatts of PV cells worldwide in 2010, more than doubling their 2009 output.