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Consumers around the world want their electricity to come from renewable sources, writes Paul Brown. Yet governments from the UK to Australia are defying the popular will as they push for fossil fuels and nuclear power. The good news? Renewable ...
It's happening, people. On Sunday, one out of every five light bulbs in your home was powered using wind energy
. If you own three TVs and two games consoles (you know who are), one of those was powered using wind energy
as well. You would need 10 ...
High-profile plans to convert the UK's largest coal-fired power plant to run on biomass
are once again facing an uncertain future, after the Court of Appeal ruled that operator Drax would not be able to take advantage of a new subsidy
A ceiling of £200m a year will be placed on subsidies to some of the major forms of renewable energy
from this autumn, affecting the funding of large-scale low-carbon installations from wind and solar farms to biomass
-burning power ...
projects such as wind, solar power and geothermal energy
developments will each year have to compete for a share of £205m under the UK's new clean energy subsidy
regime, the government revealed today.
But the solar power ...
Justin McKeating, a Greenpeace blogger, has a message for the US, where the Obama administration has pledged to waste money financing the small modular reactor (SMR): nuclear power is not beautiful, safe or cheap.SMRs are supposed to be ...
First, the good news - break out the champagne! The overwhelming majority of new U.S. electrical capacity is coming from wind and solar, according to the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission. FERC just released its monthly analysis for February, ...
On a perfect spring day in the coastal forest of North Carolina I hike along a nature trail - a thread of dry gravel between the pools of the Roanoke river backwaters. A glistening otter dives for lunch just a few feet away.
Secretary Ed Davey insisted that new nuclear power is essential to keep Britain's lights on as he unveiled a long-awaited agreement to build two more reactors at Hinkley Point - at a cost of £2bn more than previously ...
Ironbridge, the 18th century birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and Drax, the UK’s biggest coal-fired power station, are helping to change the shape of the country’s energy
Both sites were developed as centres of coal-based ...
Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor. Government advisors are calling for a completely new start.If you ...
New standalone biomass
power plants in Britain will not be eligible for some subsidies unless they generate heat at the same time, under new government proposals, meaning many new plants could be canceled, an industry lobby ...
The government has responded to warnings that Britain is on the brink of power blackouts by announcing £10bn in financial guarantees to the nuclear power industry – a concession aimed at paving the way for the building of the first new reactor in ...
Follow this if you can: Wood from U.S. trees is being shipped over to the U.K., where coal power plants burn it, producing more greenhouse gas emissions than when those same plants generate an equivalent amount of electricity by burning ...
The government has today set out plans that could see fresh restrictions placed on the biomass
power industry from July, with the launch of a new consultation on controversial measures to cap the level of support the sector will ...
The Indian government will unveil proposed regulations Monday to create subsidies and expand a "Buy Indian" mandate to give a boost to its lackluster solar-power sector, putting it on a collision course with the U.S.The new rules will ...
The National Trust has revealed a plan to generate half of its power from renewable sources by 2020.
The trust already has 150 individual renewables schemes, but the new document projects how fossil fuel will be reduced across its ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has consistently over-estimated the prospects for production of advanced biofuels from non-food crops, adding to the impression of a biofuel policy that is out of step with reality.
The U.S. ...
I should be at the front of the queue to sign up to the government's flagship "green deal" energy
-saving scheme, which launches on Monday. I want to reduce my heating and electricity bills, I like the idea of energy
saving, and I don't have the ...
With more than half of the world’s population now urban, cities are natural venues for business, government and community efforts to identify key economic drivers of the early 21st century. Cities have the scale to effect real environmental ...
Biofuel refinery in new industrial zone in Tapachula, an exporting city on the coast of Chiapas. With plans for expansion, there is a coffee plant to its left and an oil refinery being built on its right. Mexico is currently laying the foundation ...
Investment in clean energy
projects dipped 11 per cent last year, according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy
Finance (BNEF), which confirmed the $268.7bn invested still made 2012 the second most successful year on record for the global ...
The UK's decision not to make any fundamental changes to the retail price index (RPI) has been welcomed by renewable energy
companies concerned that any shift would have created uncertainty over returns from subsidy
Avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff" could provide a major boost to the US biofuels, energy
efficiency, and electric car sectors, as well as the fast-expanding wind energy
industry.While the decision to extend the crucial Production Tax ...
The U.K., which had the wettest summer in 100 years, added solar power to a list of technologies deemed crucial to meeting renewable-energy and carbon-reduction targets.
Solar photovoltaic power is on a list of nine technologies, which ...