Solar plane passes new test ahead of world tour

2015-03-02 12:22

A solar-powered plane has made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.

UK approves world's largest offshore wind farm

2015-02-17 19:05

Britain's energy ministry has approved the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind project, the world's biggest offshore wind park, it says.

Battery-powered train revolutionises UK commuting

2015-02-13 11:20

The first battery-powered passenger train to run on Britain's tracks in over 50 years has completed a trial in a bid to prove the viability of more eco-friendly alternatives to diesel-powered locomotives.

Apple building $850m solar farm in California

2015-02-11 09:03

Apple says it will spend $850m on a massive solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new office campus, retail stores and its other California operations.

Drought-hit Pakistan turns to solar water treatment

2015-02-02 10:03

Worsening drought has led to over 80% of water resources in Pakistan’s southern Tharparker district becoming unfit for people to drink, a new study 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.


Siemens wind turbines to generate 360MW for SA

2015-02-18 19:30

Siemens will supply turbines for a R9bn project to build three wind farms in SA with a combined capacity to generate 360MW of power, it says.

Gauteng moving towards renewable energy

2015-02-17 09:40

Gauteng is moving towards renewable energy to take pressure off the struggling national energy grid, says infrastructure development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza.

SA grows wind energy by 560MW

2015-02-12 17:25

South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014, according to a report released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

Europe shields green transport from oil price dip

2015-02-05 15:15

Europe's green transport sector is set to receive more regulatory support as the slump in oil prices tempts drivers back to gas guzzlers.

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.

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