Category Archives: Renewables

Denmark To Run Country Entirely on Renewables by 2050

Image: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17628146″ Denmark has announced that by 2020 a third of its energy will come from renewable energy and by 2050 it will be 100%. Remarkably this has support across the country’s political spectrum.

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Green Energy Cuts

Green companies are in retreat, with a wave of staff layoffs and production cuts that could have dire consequences for government efforts to fight climate change by quickly bringing low-carbon power projects on stream. So begins an article in the … Continue reading

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Shortlist for Severn estuary energy plans

Article A proposed shortlist of schemes to harness renewable energy from the tides of the Severn estuary has been announced by the UK Government. Five projects have been selected from 10 examined over the last six months. Among these is … Continue reading

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Govts invest in environment as way out of economic crisis

Article “The high emissions, debt-driven, resource intensive (economic) model is dying,” says Mr de Boer, who heads negotiations within the UN climate convention. “Unlimited growth on a planet with finite resources cannot go on forever,” said Eberhard von Koerber, co-president … Continue reading

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Low Carbon Buildings Programme: funding

Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Phase 2 Key information Funding area: UK wide Status: Open for applications Next Application Deadline: 30/06/2009 Full scheme details Start date: 10/03/2008 Outline: Charities and community organisations are being encouraged to apply for grants through the … Continue reading

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Radio 4: Time and Tide – The Severn Barrage

  Update: government annouces short list for Severn energy options …. and further consultation. See here. BBC reporter Miriam O’Reilly explores the viability of the Severn barrage project, potentially the biggest, most expensive and most controversial source of sustainable energy … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil and Carbon Tax

Well it appears that the CEO of the world’s largest oil company, Exxon Mobil, has called for a US carbon tax to help fight climate change. This is a flip-flop of enormous implications and I just can’t stop myself from … Continue reading

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Dr Steven Chu at the National Energy Summit 2008

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Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs);changes proposed.

  Image: Severn tidal barrage a step closer to reality? Article ROCs are issued to electricity generators, which need to have certificates to cover a growing percentage of their electricity generation and are currently handed out uniformly to all renewable … Continue reading

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New offshore wind farm puts UK into pole position.

image: North Hoyle wind farm off North Wales Article One of the largest offshore wind farms in the world has been approved to be built off the coast of north Wales. The 250 turbines of Gwynt y Môr offshore wind … Continue reading

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