Category Archives: Renewable Energy

US and UK to collaborate on ‘floating’ wind turbines

The new technology could allow Britain to harness the consistently higher wind speeds available over deeper water A floating wind turbine with a capacity of 2.3MW, about 12km south-east of Karmøy, Norway. Photograph: StatoilHydro The UK and US will work … Continue reading

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Israeli Desert Yields a Harvest of Energy

Yosef Abramowitz, an educator and activist from Boston, co-founded a solar power company at the Ketura kibbutz in Israel. KETURA, Israel — Arriving at this bone-dry kibbutz in the Arava Desert late one afternoon in August 2006, Yosef Abramowitz, a … Continue reading

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Renewable Sources of Power Survive, but in a Patchwork

JUST a few years ago, the future of renewable energy looked as bright and shiny as a white turbine blade coming out of the mold. The federal government was handing out money under the stimulus package, states were approving clean … Continue reading

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World’s biggest wind farm planned for off south coast of England

The world’s biggest wind farm is being planned off England’s south coast. In 2010, the Crown Estate, which manages the sea bed off Britain’s coastline, held an auction to develop large scale, offshore wind farms around the UK Photo: REX … Continue reading

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£20m wave energy competition unveiled

The prize money will be shared between two winners, who will develop the first wave and tidal devices to sit in array formation Marine energy companies such as Pelamis, the manufacturer of this wave ‘snake’, could win a share of … Continue reading

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Ignacio Galán: We need balanced and honest debate over future energy supplies

It seems few things arouse passions these days like energy and how it affects us all. And so it should – it’s imperative that we have an honest and balanced debate on energy policy so that we take the right … Continue reading

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Softbank plans huge Hokkaido solar plant

Softbank Corp. has selected Tomakomai, Hokkaido, as the site for Japan’s largest solar power plant, with an output capacity of at least 200,000 kw, industry sources said Wednesday. Softbank subsidiary SB Energy Corp. is planning the facility in anticipation of … Continue reading

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Europe’s Way of Encouraging Solar Power Arrives in the U.S.

Solar cells adorn the roofs of many homes and warehouses across Germany, while the bright white blades of wind turbines are a frequent sight against the sky in Spain. Homes with solar panels in Germany, where homeowners are paid to … Continue reading

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A Smaller Route to Solar Success

  AoraAt Aora’s plant in Almería, Spain, mirrors focus the sun’s energy on a modest tower where the heat is captured and used to spin a turbine. In the evening, a fuel can be used. There are at least a … Continue reading

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Renewables industry calls for clarity on post-2020 energy targets

Industry welcomes secretary of state’s support, but urges government to clarify what energy targets it wants to see through to 2030 A tidal energy turbine in Invergordon, Scotland, in 2010. The renewable energy industry wants clarity on government plans for … Continue reading

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