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Aerial picture of Horns offshore wind farm in Denmark. Photo: Vattenfall via Flickr.com.

Offshore wind could calm hurricanes

Tim Radford

11th March 2014

US scientists say that very large wind farms could not only withstand a hurricane: they would also weaken it and so protect coastal communities. As Tim Radford reports, wind farms could just have saved New Orleans ... more...
Wind turbines near Tow Law, County Durham, UK. Photo: Jonathan Pearson / pearsongraphics via Flickr.com.

Wind turbines - going strong 20 years on

Chris Goodall

3rd January 2014

Anti-wind campaigners claim that wind turbine performance more than halves after 15 years. Chris Goodall analyses the figures and finds that even 20-year old wind turbines in the UK are still going strong ... more...

Africa's biggest wind farm opens

Oliver Tickell

26th October 2013

20,000 square kilometres of Ethiopia are suitable for grid-based wind power generation, with a total capacity of 100 GW. more...

Oklahoma goes for Wind

Oliver Tickell

22nd October 2013

"Extraordinary pricing opportunities will lower utility costs by an estimated $53 million in the first year and even more thereafter." more...

Frontline Online: Who's planning to become the planet's greenest country?

January 13th, 2013

by Lorna Howarth

In her new weekly column, the Ecologist's Lorna Howarth reports on the stories that show standing up for what we believe in can and does make a real difference. more...
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Are the 'big six' energy companies blocking renewables in the UK?

Kara Moses

1st March, 2012

Just six energy companies EDF, E.ON, Centrica, SSE, Scottish Power and npower control 99 per cent of our domestic energy market but show only minor interest in renewables more...
Urban legend: THTC takes environmentalism to the streets

Urban legend: THTC takes environmentalism to the streets

Priyanka Mogul

25th January, 2012

Eco-label THTC has launched a new range of organic cotton t-shirts in association with the Soil Association, the Carbon Trust and the Fair Wear Foundation more...
Installing solar panels

The communities taking renewable energy into their own hands

Ed Mayo

5th January, 2012

A new report by Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Group examines those investing time and money in installing solar panels, wind turbines or hydro-electric power for their local communities more...
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Ship Ahoy! A wind-powered cruise on the Blue Peter

Lesley DiFonzo

25th June, 2011

Whether you’re racing or cruising; as Lesley DiFonzo discovered, a short voyage on a classic sailing boat is the perfect way to kick back more...
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Power: keeping it green

Henry Gass

3rd June, 2011

Angela Merkel’s decision to dispense with nuclear power has left environmentalists around the world exploring alternatives. Henry Gass weighs up the options more...
Offshore wind turbines

Scramble to design supersized turbines to maximise wind power potential

David Strahan

1st March, 2011

Offshore wind power is crucial if the UK is to meet its renewable energy targets - but a lack of suitably powerful and reliable technology could hamper efforts, reports David Strahan
more...
Green sailing

Will renewable energy fuel a new generation of eco-shipping?

Ewan Kingston

4th October 2010

B9 Shipping and the Greenheart project are pioneering new, fully sustainable, forms of ship design. Despite industry scepticism the boats - based on wind power and biomethane - could signify a return to the great age of sail, reports Ewan Kingston more...

Wind power: 1/25 of 25

Installing solar panels

Renewables offer cash boost for local communities - think tank

Emily Shelton

16th September 2010

If climate change isn't enough motivation, the increasing financial benefits from renewable energy could pave the way for lower carbon lifestyles, a leading think tank has claimed more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

How to make money from fighting climate change

Reg Platt

16th September 2010

Renewable energy presents a unique opportunity for getting communities engaged in reducing their emissions - and benefiting financially - says Reg Platt of IPPR more...
Offshore wind turbines

Aberdeen turns from oil to renewables

Ecologist

18th August, 2009

Aberdeen attempts to move away from dependence on declining oil stocks with opening of new green energy centre more...
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High-altitude windpower: pie-in-the-sky or sound science?

Jim Thomas

1st May 2009

Since we don’t have enough land for the renewable technologies we need let’s go stratospheric instead, with a high-altitude solution… more...
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The case for harnessing renewable energy

Tim Helweg-Larsen and Tim Holmes

9th April, 2009

The authors of the recent Climate Safety report make the case for harnessing the UK's renewable energy resource. By Tim Helweg-Larsen and Tim Holmes more...
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Loopholes and scams dog ‘green’ energy

News

1st April, 2008

Green energy is coming under pressure to clean up its act after severe criticism of the Government’s attempts to change the rules on how renewable energy is calculated and further condemnation of the ‘splash and dash’ trading scam in biofuels. more...
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US wind power generation grows 45% in 2007

News

23rd January, 2008

The American Wind Energy Association has announced that 2007 US wind power generation made up 30 per cent of all new power generation in 2007 with 5,244 megawatts of new wind turbines installed in 2007 can power about 1.5 million U.S. homes. more...
In the News

A following wind for clean energy

News

5th October, 2007

The UK is now the second most attractive place in Europe in which to invest in renewable energy, and has attracted the attention of Californian power giant, Clipper Windpower. more...
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Green Electricity… Are you being conned?

Jeremy Smith

1st June, 2005

Just change your electricity supplier and help fight climate change. Sounds too good to be true. Is it? more...
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People Power

Jeremy Smith

1st June, 2004

The community of Machynlleth has gone beyond just investing in someone else’s wind turbine. They’ve clubbed together and planned, built and paid for one of their own. more...

Blackout Britain

Mark Townsend

1st June, 2004

Within two years, Britain could be facing a series of blackouts and the ignomony of importing the resource it once considered so plentiful from a host of politically unstable countries. more...
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Tidal Electric’s offshore project

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Could the latest type of tidal-power generator be environmentally benign and deliver cheap, dependable and sustainable energy? more...
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Running out of renewables

News

30th November, 1999

The UK does not have enough renewable energy to go round, the Financial Times reported yesterday. more...

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