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Spain overtakes US with world's biggest solar power station

With the new La Florida plant, the nation's solar power production is now equivalent to output of a nucle ...

Wednesday, July 14,2010

The Nuclear Power Resurgence: How Safe Are the New Reactors?

As utilities seek to build new nuclear power plants in the U.S. and around the world, the latest generati ...

Monday, July 12,2010

Green setback for UK as British power supplied by renewable sources falls

Fall of 7.5% in power obtained from wind, hydro and other renewable sources blamed on dry winter with low ...

Tuesday, June 29,2010

Canada to phase out older coal-fired power plants

Canada will phase out older coal-fired power plants as it moves to make natural-gas fired plants the new ...

Monday, June 28,2010

Starbucks gets Greener

With more than 16,000 retail locations around the world, Starbucks continues to innovate and evolve the c ...

Wednesday, May 19,2010

Britain reaches milestone for renewable energy

The UK has reached a milestone of installing 1 gigawatt (GW) of offshore wind farms – enough to power 7 ...

Wednesday, April 28,2010

The Official Earth Day 2010 Campaign - April 22, 2010

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is t ...

Friday, April 23,2010

Rig sinks in Gulf of Mexico, oil spill risk looms

An oil drilling rig that had burned for 36 hours in the Gulf of Mexico sank on Thursday as hopes dimmed f ...

Friday, April 23,2010

US and Australian funds join BP rebellion on oil sands

A collection of influential international investors have added their support to a shareholder rebellion o ...

Tuesday, April 13,2010

Radar deal clears the sky for £7bn offshore wind farm expansion

Energy companies have agreed to pay for a new radar system to allay Ministry of Defence concerns about th ...

Tuesday, April 13,2010

Renault ad taken off air over misleading emissions claim

Advertising watchdog rules carmaker exaggerated the green credentials of its electric vehicles Advertisin ...

Wednesday, March 31,2010

Hot rocks, water heat this town

Oregon's Klamath Falls has 600 geothermal wellsKLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - When snow falls on this downtown of ...

Thursday, March 25,2010

Hemp Protein: Eat the Nutrients

(NaturalNews) Researchers claim that if no other food is consumed, hemp seeds could sustain a human life ...

Wednesday, March 24,2010

The water shortage debate in 2010

Incomprehensibly, Copenhagen failed to include problems of fresh water supply. The UN negotiations were f ...

Tuesday, March 23,2010

Green living is not about doing the right thing for the wrong reason

Appealing to people's self-interest is a step in the right direction but may distract us from the huge ch ...

Tuesday, March 23,2010

Could Clean Coal Answer our Problems?

Coal has become the ugly sister of power sources, condemned as old-fashioned, ultra-polluting and excessi ...

Friday, March 19,2010

World Bank spends billions on coal-fire

The World Bank is spending billions of pounds subsidising new coal-fired power stations in developing cou ...

Friday, March 19,2010

UK must transform to meet future energy needs, warn top engineers

The changes include a transformation of draughty homes, plus vast expansion of renewable and nuclear powe ...

Thursday, March 18,2010

Environment Agency maps hydropower hotspots

Report identifies thousands of potential small-scale hydropower sites in English and Welsh rivers that co ...

Tuesday, March 9,2010

Use the boiler scrappage scheme to buy a Heat Pump uk

How to really take advantage of the boiler scrappage scheme. I’m sure you have heard the latest news of ...

Friday, March 5,2010

Mitsubishi to invest £100m in UK wind turbine research

Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe (MPSE) is investing £100m in offshore wind turbine research in Britain a ...

Monday, March 1,2010

China serious about renewable energy

China plans to build a national renewable energy center to enhance the country's clean energy development ...

Thursday, February 11,2010

Supermarket fridges as polluting as their plastic bags, study claims

The switch to refrigerants that do not damage the ozone layer brought in a generation of chemicals with a ...

Monday, February 1,2010

Outdone by Dubai, Taiwan tower seeks green award

Outdone by an tower extending over 800 meters in Dubai, the world's former tallest building, Taipei 101, ...

Monday, February 1,2010

Methane's Key Role in Global Warming

Carbon dioxide is the gas we most associate with global warming, but methane gas also plays an important ...

Wednesday, January 27,2010

World’s Largest Wind Farm to Be Built in the US

The United States has steadily outsourced record-breaking feats of engineering over the years, or stood b ...

Wednesday, December 16,2009

Building an easy answer to climate change

Buildings last for decades, so increasing their green credentials can have a long-term impact on our ener ...

Monday, November 30,2009

Snake spits out new species of chameleon at scientist's feet

Latest find in natural world was result of reptile coughing up lizard as conservationist studied monkeys ...

Tuesday, November 24,2009

What should I do with old plastic carrier bags?

They are strong and they last 1,000 years. So don't waste energy recycling them – give your old bag a n ...

Monday, November 9,2009

Using the Sahara Sun to Power Europe

A $400 billon (£240 billion) plan to provide Europe with solar power from the Sahara desert moved a step ...

Wednesday, November 4,2009

Global costs of Solar Panels Going Down

When Greg Hare looked into putting solar panels on his ranch-style home in Magnolia, Tex., last year, he ...

Monday, October 19,2009

India challenges the scale of America's commitment

India demanded today that America step up its "measly" efforts to combat global warming – or risk jeopa ...

Wednesday, October 14,2009

The Carbon Capturing Coal Plant

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. — Poking out of the ground near the smokestacks of the Mountaineer power plant here ar ...

Tuesday, September 22,2009

Tips on how to green up your business

Green businesses seem to be popping up all over the place, but are they genuinely ‘green’ or is it a ...

Posted under: Green Business Development 

Monday, September 21,2009

Carbon Trusts Backs Ocean Wave Tech

The Carbon Trust is to provide financial support for two marine energy devices through its Marine Energy ...

Friday, September 18,2009

Google Investing in Low Cost Mirror Solar Tech

The internet search giant is focusing on solar thermal technology in which the sun's energy is used to tu ...

Monday, September 14,2009

Big Oil paying for protesters?

HOUSTON — Hard on the heels of the health care protests, another citizen movement seems to have sprung ...

Friday, August 28,2009

Cloud Ships The Science Fiction Solution?

The "cloud ships" are favoured among a series of schemes aimed at altering the climate which have been we ...

Monday, August 10,2009

India looks to the sun for ambitious surge in green power

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will decide whether to approve a National Solar Mission to ease country's p ...

Friday, August 7,2009

Is the River Severn tidal energy program a no go?

A giant tidal energy scheme which the government is counting on to meet ambitious new green energy target ...

Monday, July 27,2009

Wind Farms to Power the UK's Homes

Lord Hunt, the Energy Minister, announced proposals on Wednesday to use offshore wind farms to provide en ...

Friday, July 24,2009

Offshore Wind and Wave to provide up £70bn by 2050

The UK could benefit from 250,000 jobs and up to £70bn in revenue from offshore wind and wave technologi ...

Monday, July 20,2009

Green shoots in an economic downturn

We can’t directly control the economy, which, in many people’s opinions, is currently on a downturn. ...

Posted under: Green Business Development 

Friday, July 17,2009

Plans for largest wind farm scrapped

The billionaire energy tycoon T Boone Pickens has scrapped a $10bn (£6.3bn) plan to build the world's la ...

Wednesday, July 8,2009

Afro Solar to Power Europe

Twenty blue chip German companies are pooling their resources with the aim of harnessing solar power in t ...

Wednesday, June 17,2009

New UK Battery Technology

Scientists in the UK are developing advanced new battery technology with an environmentally friendly edge ...

Posted under: Technological Innovation 

Monday, June 15,2009

Nuclear-powered passenger aircraft 'to transport millions' says expert

Call for big research programme to help aviation industry convert from fossil fuels to nuclear energy. Th ...

Posted under: Technological Innovation 

Monday, June 15,2009

Gadgets ‘killing the planet’, warns energy watchdog

Our modern obsession with iPods, mobile phones and large-screen televisions is causing a surge in ener ...

Posted under: Sell Your Old Mobile 

Monday, June 15,2009

Clean Energy Investment Overtakes Fossil Fuels

UN Report claims green energy overtook fossil fuels in attracting investment for power generation for the ...

Monday, June 15,2009

Euro Elections 2009

A night of change in the European Elections saw a definitie switch from the centre-left to the centre rig ...

Monday, June 8,2009

'More Beautiful' Countryside by 2026

An English countryside filled with more woodlands and wildflowers and less light pollution, where childre ...

Friday, June 5,2009

Australia to build World's largest solar power station

Australia's Government has announced plans to build what it says is the world's largest solar power stati ...

Monday, May 18,2009

British cities 'could be up to 10C hotter than countryside by 2100'

British cities could experience summer temperatures up to 18F (10C) higher than the surrounding countrysi ...

Tuesday, May 12,2009

Is China Really Going Green?

Camels still plod the arid plains outside the ancient Silk Road city of Urumqi, their heads bowed into th ...

Monday, May 11,2009

Jobs needed in wind!

When it comes to offshore wind the UK is punching well below its weight, the opportunity to secure ten ...

Monday, May 11,2009

Waste Not Want Not

Organic food and farm waste could generate enough energy to power 2 million homes if plans by the Governm ...

Thursday, May 7,2009

Food Miles

Looking at the bigger picture We do know enough to seriously question the scientific validity of simply u ...

Wednesday, May 6,2009

Heavy Juice

What's the Carbon Footprint of Your Shopping? The major supermarket chain Tesco plans to place a carbon l ...

Wednesday, May 6,2009

A Danish Tale

Samso, The 100% Energy Efficient Island It’s 8:10 p.m. Samso (Denmark) Time, Thursday, February 23, whe ...

Thursday, April 30,2009

Wave Hub chooses Orecon as new device developer

Wave Hub, wave energy by August 2010.   Wave Hub, the pioneering wave energy project on course to be bui ...

Tuesday, April 28,2009