ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

De Lille: CT wants new energy future

2015-01-30 12:46

The City of Cape Town is willing to engage with prospective IPPs, partners and stakeholders to explore how it can accommodate its future energy needs.

Germany sets record for wind-turbine installations

2015-01-29 16:00

German construction of wind turbines have reached a record high in 2014, with the equivalent of three nuclear reactors brought on stream, a trade association says.

juwi SA to build its biggest solar project ever

2015-01-18 19:43

juwi Renewable Energies is to build the Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV solar park in the Northern Cape for Independent Power Producer Sonnedix.

Cambodia's biggest hydropower project opens

2015-01-12 20:14

Cambodia's prime minister has inaugurated the country's biggest hydropower dam, a Chinese-built project to help supply electricity for villages and factories.

Breakthrough for California's climate-friendly bullet train

2015-01-07 14:12

California has broken ground on its $68bn high-speed rail system, promising to combat global warming while whisking travellers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

China snaps up UK wind farms

2014-12-16 09:18

China's largest nuclear power producer will buy an 80% stake in three British wind farms run by a unit of EDF, the French energy giant.

Cheap, clean, fusion power one step closer to reality

2014-12-11 13:58

Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a new type of fusion reactor that could generate eco-friendly power for less money than fossil fuels.

Australians make solar energy breakthrough

2014-12-07 16:50

Australian scientists say they have made a breakthrough in increasing the efficiency of solar panels.

Tibetan mega-dam begins operation

2014-11-24 08:50

China has begun generating electricity from Tibet's biggest ever hydropower project, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers which has stoked fears in neighbouring India.

Guam to build $589m power plant

2014-10-30 12:06

The Guam power authority is planning to build a $589m power generator from scratch.

Morocco plans first solar mega-project

2014-10-20 11:06

Morocco's first solar energy plant will begin operating in 2015 as it aims to become a world class renewable energy producer and eyes exporting to nearby Europe.

SolarCity offers loans to US homes

2014-10-08 14:30

SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the America's market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption.

The worldwide battle between utilities, solar

2014-09-28 14:15

Solar's rapid rise has pushed down demand for traditional electricity and cut into utilities' profits across the world.

Global solar flight to start, end in Abu Dhabi

2014-09-25 14:38

A government-backed renewable energy company in the UAE says a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft will aim to begin and end its first round-the-world solar flight from the capital of Abu Dhabi.

Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'

2014-08-19 16:38

A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good.

World's largest solar boat on Greek adventure

2014-07-29 10:09

The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser says.

EU approves UK capacity market, renewable support scheme

2014-07-24 18:00

The European Commission gave the go-ahead to the UK's proposed energy capacity market and a scheme to support renewable energy generation, paving the way for sweeping reform.

Google will give you $1m for your green idea

2014-07-24 09:48

Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses.

Travel from India to London on a solar tuk-tuk

2014-07-14 12:10

Naveen Rabelli's, an electrical engineer from India plans to drive his customised tuk-tuk all the way to London from his home in India. The vehicle will be powered only by solar energy.

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads

2014-07-11 14:05

An electric engineer, Scott Brusaw, has built solar panels meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and highways.

138MW wind farm opens in Jeffrey's Bay

2014-07-10 10:38

Globeleq, a private power company has celebrated completion of another of its renewable energy projects in Port Elizabeth, the 138MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm.

US to finance solar power plant in Chile

2014-07-01 09:04

The United States is helping Chile build a major solar power plant in the Atacama Desert, US President Barack Obama says.

Indonesian villagers turns trash into energy

2014-06-25 09:33

A community in East Java, Indonesia, is turning methane from the local garbage dump into gas for more than 400 homes.

UK approves $873m wind farm

2014-06-17 15:43

The British government has approved the construction of the 1 200MW wind farm which is expected to begin generating electricity from 2019, the department of energy and climate change says.

Solar aircraft makes successful debut

2014-06-02 13:47

A sun-powered plane has made a successful test flight in Switzerland, clearing a vital hurdle towards its goal of a round-the-world trip next year, its pilot says.

 

Germany sets wind-turbine record

2015-01-29 17:51

German construction of wind turbines has reached a record high with 4 750 MW, equivalent to the capacity of three nuclear reactors, brought on line.

First round-the-world solar flight to take off

2015-01-20 16:00

A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world, the project's founders say, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.

Offshore wind would boost jobs

2015-01-14 20:23

Developing offshore wind technology in the Atlantic Ocean would produce twice the energy and job growth as drilling for oil would - group.

BMW goes solar with an innovative carport

2015-01-12 14:09

BMW showed off its vision for charging electric cars at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The concept is a solar powered carport system capable of generating and storing energy.

SA mulls giving credits for solar power

2015-01-05 19:22

SA’s energy regulator is looking at a framework to enable homes and businesses to get credits for feeding surplus power generated from solar panels.

Thai wind company appoints new CEO after scandal

2014-12-16 09:10

Thailand's biggest developer of wind farms, Wind Energy Holdings, has appointed a new chief executive, the company say.

Car park solution for flexible green energy

2014-12-10 12:35

A British solar power start-up says that by covering millions of existing car park spaces around the UK with flexible solar panels, the country's power problems could be solved.

Conflict and candlelight: Myanmar's energy conundrum

2014-11-24 12:13

70% of Myanmar's population still does not have access to power, so the once pariah state, which already relies on hydropower to generate half of its electricity, is again turning to its rivers in new plans to harness energy from dams.

Rwandan farmers use cow manure to power homes

2014-11-20 14:18

A project in Rwanda is encouraging farmers to use a new technology known as 'FlexiBiogas' that generates methane gas from cow dung and transfers it into cooking fuel.

Tunisia's mirror energy project aimed at Europe

2014-10-29 11:52

The TuNur project aims to generate clean energy from a giant solar plant in the Tunisian Sahara from where it will be connected to the European electricity grid via a dedicated undersea cable.

Eskom powers up Sere wind farm

2014-10-17 13:42

Eskom says it had plugged its wind farm into the national grid, the first major step in a drive to reduce heavy reliance on coal to power Africa's most advanced economy.

Bacteria could herald a new era of biofuels

2014-10-06 14:09

London scientists are suggesting that genetic engineering of bacteria could facilitate the production of propane on a commercial scale, potentially opening up new ways of creating biofuels outside of agriculture.

Solar generators keep running at night

2014-09-25 14:38

Brenmiller Energy aims to solve the conundrum of producing solar power at night with a new energy storage system that is an alternative to other solar technologies and will help provide clean electricity.

Solar plant scorches birds in mid-air

2014-08-20 14:08

Workers at a solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays, 'streamers', for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

Brazil pushes for solar energy

2014-08-12 08:17

Grappling with its worst energy crisis in more than a decade, Brazil is making its first big move to develop a solar power industry that could help reduce its dependence on hydro power.

UK will give $340m to renewable energy projects

2014-07-25 11:42

The UK will offer guaranteed payments worth more than $340m a year to renewable projects in the first auction of contracts to help boost investment in low carbon power generation.

Costs dampen support for clean energy

2014-07-24 13:17

An overwhelming majority of California residents support reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, so long as they do not bear the higher costs.

Germany most energy efficient nation

2014-07-18 08:27

Germany is the world's most energy efficient nation with strong codes on buildings while China is quickly stepping up its own efforts, an environmental group says.

Watch: Roads made out of solar panels

2014-07-14 09:33

The solar panels that US inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

Solar plant powers MTN's Jozi office

2014-07-10 13:21

Concentrating solar cooling plant is a completely green solution that has zero global warming potential and no ozone depletion potential.

Norwegian firms to build wind farm off UK coast

2014-07-03 07:28

Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft have announced plans to build a wind farm off the British coast in a $2.4bn investment, expected to be completed in 2017.

US wind farm 1st to avoid penalty for dead eagles

2014-06-27 15:04

A California wind farm will become the first in the US to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the US fish and wildlife service says.

France unveils ambitious energy bill

2014-06-19 08:25

France has unveiled a much-anticipated bill to reduce the country's dependency on nuclear energy and fossil fuels, after months of debate over one of the government's pet projects.

Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers

2014-06-03 07:29

Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal, and companies that produce cleaner fuels are likely to benefit from the Obama's new limits on carbon emissions.

EU agrees to limit use of food-based biofuels

2014-05-29 18:22

EU diplomats have agreed to limit production of biofuels made from food crops in response to widespread criticism that they stoke inflation and do more environmental harm than good.

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