ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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.

Taking advantage of Cape Town's wind

2014-05-26 09:18

Two new large commercial wind farms in the Western Cape are contributing to South Africa’s national grid, in an effort to decrease the pressure placed on the energy sector.

R1.5bn solar plant opens in Kimberley

2014-05-16 07:30

A new R1,5bn solar power plant near Kimberley will contribute immensely to the country's rising energy demands, the department of science and technology said on Thursday.

Fewer nuclear plants may increase global warming

2014-05-08 13:18

An increase in the exploitation of abundantly available shale gas could mean that nuclear power plants could see cuts in the US.

Hisense signs SA 49M green pledge

2014-04-24 10:09

Technology manufacturer Hisense has signed a partnership with 49M to reduce energy usage as SA faces a winter where load shedding may be a reality.

Renewable energy a boon for job creation

2014-04-11 16:19

Independent renewable power producers have created around 14 000 jobs over the past three years, says Energy Minister Ben Martins.

UJ pushing tech boundaries with solar racer

2014-04-10 11:25

South African university students are pushing the boundaries of technology in developing a solar racer to compete in the 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge.

Climate change 'will' shape Asia's future

2014-04-01 13:44

Extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian states to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet.

Greenpeace occupies French nuclear plant

2014-03-18 11:57

Police have surrounded a nuclear plant in eastern France after more than 60 Greenpeace activists occupied it to protest the nation's reliance on atomic power.

Gazans turn to solar power amid fuel crisis

2014-02-26 09:38

As the Palestinian territory lives through the worst fuel shortage in its history, many of Gazan inhabitants are beginning to see solar power as a viable alternative.

Huge thermal plant opens in US

2014-02-13 14:40

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the largest of its kind in the world, has formally opened after years of regulatory and legal tangles.

US takes India to WTO on solar energy

2014-02-11 15:22

The US has said it was taking India to the WTO to open up its solar industry, raising a new dispute weeks after a bitter feud over a diplomat's arrest.

74 000m² Cape office park goes solar

2014-02-03 14:56

With electricity prices increasing commercial sectors are investing in multimillion Rand solar systems, a 74 000m² office park in Cape Town is in the process of installing a R22m solar system.

'Food in the sky' idea gains ground

2014-01-27 09:00

Belgian architect, Vincent Callebaut, says the answer to a healthier future for the six billion people who will live in cities in 2050 may lie in his design of a 132-floor "urban farm".

 

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.

'Home-made' electricity creating buzz in Germany

2014-05-27 09:31

Ordinary German citizens have taken to renewable energy in an effort to save money, live more efficiently, contribute to saving the environment and reduce their dependence on external suppliers.

Solar lamps made from bike parts change lives

2014-05-23 08:48

Mobile solar-powered streetlamps made from old bicycle parts are transforming lives in Mali, where villagers often work by night to escape the heat despite 90% having no main electricity.

Renewable energy attracts foreign investors

2014-05-15 19:01

This week saw the inauguration of two solar power projects, De Aar Solar Power and Droogfontein Solar Power.

Hydro-plants blamed for deadly Indian floods

2014-04-29 16:31

Badly managed hydro-power projects in northern India were partly to blame for devastating floods last year that killed thousands of people and caused extensive damage.

Apple offers free recycling of used iPhone, iPad

2014-04-22 07:29

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centres with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

Next generation solar plane unveiled

2014-04-10 14:50

The masterminds of sun-powered plane Solar Impulse have formally unveiled their new aircraft, a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight.

Whisky you love goes green

2014-04-04 14:13

Scotch whisky distillers are burning their unwanted grain byproducts, wood chips and other types of biomass for a source of energy in remote areas of the Highlands, where gas is scarce.

UN report outlines ways to adapt to climate change

2014-03-24 16:08

A UN report is due that will put pressure on governments to do something about climate change. We will have to find ways to adapt to rising temperatures, heatwaves and rising seas.

Businesses can't blame Eskom any more

2014-03-07 11:30

Because it is now a fact that the national grid is unstable, businesses will struggle to blame Eskom in a law suit arising from a power cut, warns an expert.

Germany in energy jobs dilemma

2014-02-24 06:58

Germany's utilities should pool their struggling hard coal plants into a joint entity, in a bid to save jobs and reduce costs, says the head of a labour union.

R9bn energy boost for SA

2014-02-12 15:06

While Eskom is struggling to finish its mammoth coal-fired Medupi power station, renewable power plants are quietly being completed and starting to produce energy.

Shale gas can combat climate change - BP

2014-02-04 19:30

Shale gas offers a cheaper way to replace coal and cut greenhouse gas emissions than renewable power, says BP's chief economist.

10 US cities vow to cut emissions from buildings

2014-01-30 10:02

Mayors from 10 US cities have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their buildings.

Gabriel wants to cut renewable energy tariffs

2014-01-19 13:00

Germany's Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel wants to cut the support price paid for electricity from solar and wind power generators by about a third by 2015.

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