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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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Banyan: Old king coal

Asian growth will remain fuelled by coal, which is worrying for the planet “OUR civilisation”, wrote George Orwell over 70 years ago, “is founded on coal.” Unlike Europe’s, Asia’s still is. In 2010, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), … Continue reading

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Energy storage: Packing some power

Energy technology: Better ways of storing energy are needed if electricity systems are to become cleaner and more efficient SUMMER in Texas last year was the hottest on record. Demand for power spiked as air conditioners hummed across the state. … Continue reading

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Support for wind energy remains strong

Any suggestion that investment in UK wind energy is ‘grinding to a halt’ does not chime with reality Wind turbines in a field of corn. Photograph: Graeme Robertson In a series of articles this week, you reported on some of … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Danish Wind Power

During howling winter weather two years ago, the thousands of windmills dotting Denmark and its coastline generated so much power that Danes had to pay other countries to take the surplus. The incident was the first of its kind, and … Continue reading

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Green energy investment soars to $260bn

New data shows worldwide funding of green energy projects rose by 5% last year A Solyndra solar panel factory in California. The fallout from the company’s failure does not seem to have affected investment in green energy in the US. … Continue reading

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Film promotes Japan energy revolution

The known world has already been through three pivotal epochs: the agricultural, industrial and information-technology revolutions. Now, a fourth is taking place: the renewable-energy revolution. Herald: German film director Carl Fechner, whose campaigning documentary, “The 4th Revolution — Energy Autonomy,” … Continue reading

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UK companies to invest £2.5bn in renewables

British companies have announced plans to invest a total of £2.5bn in renewable energy projects, according to the Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. A total of £2.5bn will be invested in renewable energy projects, according to the Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. … Continue reading

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A Somber New Year’s Eve for Solar?

While renewable energy advocates have long argued that government subsidies for the sector are dwarfed by those for more traditional energy industries, they have had a more poignant complaint since the onset of the recession: one of the subsidies they … Continue reading

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Chris Huhne plans 32,000 more wind turbines and new nuclear plants

The energy secretary is planning a huge expansion of green energy, with up to 32,000 new wind turbines and many thousands of transmission pylons as it struggles to meet green targets.

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