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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...
Offshore wind farm

Offshore wind: can we afford it?

Mark Jansen

29th September 2010

High costs of offshore wind farms could be reduced through investment in a UK manufacturing base says report, but warns nuclear is no cheap alternative more...
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...
Wind farm

'Privileged' opposition holding back wind farm development

Ecologist

10th September, 2010

Onshore wind sites being ignored because of threat of local resistance as analysis points to unfulfilled potential of community-driven projects more...
Electric car charge plug

Electric cars and wind turbines face metal supply shortages

Ecologist

12th June, 2010

The Government's much-vaunted ambition for a low-carbon economy could be threatened by shortages in key metals and the environmental cost of developing new mining facilities more...

Amelia's Anthology of Illustration

Theodora Tsentas

30th April, 2010

In Amelia Gregory's dazzlingly colourful book, illustrators artistically interpret a variety of emerging renewable technologies more...
Electricity pylons at sunset

Can our electricity grid cope with all the new wind power?

David Strahan

27th April, 2010

Wind energy finally seems to be moving somewhere in the UK, but without some new techniques, our grid is simply not going to cope with this flood of new green power more...
Offshore wind turbines

Wind industry disputes 'quick' UK planning process claim

Ecologist

22nd April 2010

European report ranks UK application process for wind farms as amongst quickest, ahead of Spain and Portugal more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Budget 2010: good news for wind; bad news for green transport

Mark Jansen

25th March, 2010

As the fiscal dust kicked up by Alistair Darling's 2010 budget begins to settle, experts say they are 'surprised' by how 'un-green' the budget turned out to be more...
Offshore wind turbines

New wind power tops all other sources in 2009

Ecologist

4th February, 2010

Wind and solar technology made up over half of Europe’s new electricity generating capacity in 2009, as the number of new coal and nuclear facilities fell more...
Installing solar panels

UK to pay public for generating green energy - but will it be enough?

Ecologist

1st February, 2010

Campaign groups believe the payments will be too low to encourage significant numbers of people to install small scale renewable energy in their homes and communities more...

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Dan Box

Gordon Brown's figures for offshore wind are nonsense

Dan Box

18th January, 2010

Building offshore wind farms is great. Inaccurately quoting or massaging the figures that support them is not more...
Offshore wind turbines

When will we see green jobs in the UK?

Sam Bonham

13th January, 2010

Will the latest announcement of nine proposals for offshore wind projects and a promised £100bn worth of investment lead to new jobs in the UK or elsewhere? more...
Wind farm

Wind turbines have no impact on house prices

Ecologist

8th December, 2009

Ten-year survey of house sales in US finds wind turbines have no negative affect on market price despite public fears 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...
Guardian Environment Network

Vestas confirms closure of factories

James Randerson

12th August, 2009

Turbine maker says closures will balance demand, as boss criticises UK's commitment to wind and hints at redundancy reinstatement for protesters more...
Cliff-top wind turbines

Vestas wind protesters evicted

Ecologist

7th August, 2009

Lack of market for wind power in UK exposed as protest ends more...
Protesters are calling on the government to prove its commitment to renewable energy

Wind turbine factory protesters facing eviction

Ecologist

24th July, 2009

The continuing protest by workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory is shaming the government's green claims more...
Cliff-top wind turbines

Workers protest to save wind turbine factory

Ecologist

21st July, 2009

Lord Mandelson's plans for a green economy meet cold, hard reality as workers stage sit-in protest to save Vestas wind turbine factory from closure more...
Working on a wind turbine

Three positive reports hammer home wind message

Eifion Rees

13th July, 2009

Inconsistent wind is no impediment to the generation of electricity by turbines, three separate reports have concluded, as well as showing that the National Grid is more than able to cope with increased investment in wind energy more...
Business as usual

Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt

Ecologist

6th July, 2009

The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda more...
Offshore wind turbines

New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
Jim_Thomas

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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