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A nuclear power station

France pushes its faith in nuclear around the world

Terry Macalister, guardian energy editor

24th March, 2011

The French government is championing energy giants EDF and Areva as they try to build their nuclear businesses around the world more...
No Need for Nuclear

TAKE ACTION on nuclear power

Matilda Lee

18th March, 2011

With the Japanese nuclear disaster still unfolding, make your voice heard on Britain's sustainable energy future: say no to nuclear... more...
Anti-nuclear protest

EU 'ignoring safety risks' in financing of nuclear expansion in Ukraine

Tom Levitt

17th March, 2011

As Japan's Fukushima disaster unfolds, the EU is financing a controversial nuclear expansion programme in Ukraine to increase exports to energy-hungry consumers in western Europe. Tom Levitt reports more...
Shetlands

Huhne accused of 'hypocrisy' for promoting offshore oil in Scotland and Arctic

Ecologist

4th March, 2011

Climate change minister urges more urgent cuts to greenhouse gas emissions while allowing renewed push for oil in remote regions more...

UK's 'fracking' gas-extraction is not unconventional says industry

Ecologist

2nd March, 2011

The controversial gas-extraction process known as 'fracking' is safe, says UK-based Cuadrilla Resources, and not a threat to ground or surface water supplies 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
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Offshore wind power

Welsh renewable energy plans 'stymied' by Westminster

Ecologist

7th February, 2011

Welsh environment secretary Jane Davidson says approval for renewable power projects is being unnecessarily delayed, and indicates Welsh Assembly would support a replacement nuclear facility at Anglesey more...
Carbon

A fossil-free world by 2050 not an 'unattainable utopia', says WWF

Ecologist

3rd February, 2011

In 2009 alone, China installed enough renewable energy capacity to meet the UK's electricity consumption four times over, proving a fossil-free energy supply is achievable more...
Home insulation

Tesco and B&Q join interest in 'Green Deal' to insulate homes

Mark Jansen

10th January, 2011

The UK government plans to get companies to pay to insulate energy inefficient homes - recovering the money from savings on the householder's energy bill more...
Wave machine

Making waves: how the UK is showing the way on low-impact wave technology

Andrew Williams

21st December, 2010

Following announcements by two UK-based companies, wave power looks set to become an increasingly important renewable energy source. But how long will it be before it is commercially viable and what ecological benefits might it bring? more...
An electric car

UK announces £5,000 subsidy for electric car buyers from 2011

Tom Levitt

14th December, 2010

Electric cars are no longer just a 'pipe dream' claims transport minister as he announces £60 million in funds for charging points and grants for people buying new vehicles more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

The government isn’t telling us the true cost of nuclear waste disposal

Dr Paul Dorfman

13th December, 2010

UK plans for ten new nuclear power plants will create £80 billion worth of radioactive waste that we still have no secure way of disposing more...

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Rance tidal barrage

How France eclipsed the UK with Brittany tidal success story

Robert Williams

10th November

The UK may have turned its back on the Severn barrage but across the channel they have been harnessing tidal energy from the River Rance for more than 40 years - and it may yet point to a way forward for smaller-scale renewable projects more...
Severn Barrage

Severn tidal barrage axed as nuclear power plants proposed

Tom Levitt

October 18th, 2010

Plans for a tidal barrage across the River Severn to produce hydroelectric power have been scrapped due to financial constraints as government confirms eight sites for new nuclear power plants

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Heat pumps

Heat pumps no more eco-friendly than gas-fired boilers - new research

Tom Levitt

8th October, 2010

Government subsidies to replace oil or traditional electric heating with heat pumps ignore the global warming impact of their HFCs, argues new analysis more...
Offshore wind turbines

Scotland's renewable pledge let down by offshore oil drilling

Dearbhla Crosse

4th October, 2010

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond faces criticism over his decision to allow offshore oil drilling at the same time as pledging Scotland could achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025
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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...
Amazon dams

Rapid growth in Amazon dams brought home by online map

Ecologist

25th August, 2010

New website details more than 140 planned or operating hydropower projects in the Amazon basin more...
CSP trough-based system

Solar power – the hidden threat to water supplies

Andrew Williams

18th August, 2010

Concentrating solar power plants seem in many ways like a silver bullet for the world's energy problems - but have we looked closely enough at their environmental impacts? more...
Cornwall geothermal potential

Drilling to begin for Cornwall geothermal power plant in 2011

Ecologist

16th August, 2010

Planning approval for attempts at the first commercial geothermal power plant in Cornwall could see renewable heat and electricity being generated as early as 2013 more...
Freiburg

Europe shows how local communities can make money from renewables

Kate Hathway

13th August, 2010

Kate Hathway from the local communities charity Urban Forum says we should look to Europe for tips on successful community renewable energy projects more...
dam

Global rise in hydroelectric dams threatens tribal peoples

Ecologist

10th August, 2010

A new wave of hydropower projects is under way in the quest for clean renewable energy but tribal and indigenous peoples continue to be ignored by those pushing through the plans more...

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