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2008-09-23 18:00:33

BRITAIN must press ahead with new coal and nuclear power stations to keep the nation's lights on, Business Secretary John Hutton said yesterday. He told the Labour Party conference there was an "international battle" for energy security, with much of the world's resources in "unstable" regions. Mr Hutton rejected the criticisms of the environmental lobby, who have protested against a new generation of nuclear and coal-fired power plants, insisting the Government took its climate change...

2008-09-10 12:00:25

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 10, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Save The World Technologies Inc. (Other OTC:SWTG), an environmental technologies company, is pleased to announce its plans for the creation of future forests for Australia by creating large scale reforestation projects to provide ongoing bio sequestration of greenhouse gases and delivering sustainable supplies of timber for export and domestic use. Save The World Technologies' "Super Kiri Tree", produced through our advanced cloning...

2008-09-10 00:00:23

Schools in Derbyshire can receive free solar panels worth pounds20,000 as part of a national environmental scheme. The Co-operative's Green Energy scheme has already led to solar panels being installed at St Laurence Catholic Primary School, in Long Eaton. Another pounds1m funding will enable 60 other schools to install panels, which produce enough energy to power a computer for 33,000 hours. Co-operative members can nominate their school between now and November 5. More details can...

2008-09-04 15:00:30

L&M PETROLEUM is hoping to find enough gas in the depths of Southland to address the South Island's energy shortage, but it could take five years before it can be extracted commercially. The listed exploration company is targeting up to 300 petajoules of coal-seam gas or about 300 billion cubic feet at its Western Southland Basin permit site. It is of a similar size to the Kupe gas field in Taranaki. One estimate is that a find of 300pj could power the entire country for two years....

2008-09-04 09:00:34

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2008) - Waratah Coal (TSX VENTURE:WCI) is pleased to announce that it has completed Stage 1 of a major infill drilling program designed to convert approximately 500 million tonnes of Inferred Resource to a Measured and Indicated status at its South Alpha Project (EPC 1040 and EPC 1079). Waratah Coal's South Alpha Project has recently been announced as a "Significant Project" by the Queensland State Government. Waratah proposes to develop a large...

2008-08-29 03:00:46

The debate over drilling on federal lands has come home: from the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge to the coast of Virginia. Record- high oil prices - fueled in part by a weak dollar and speculation - led leaders in both parties to backpedal on longstanding commitments not to place oil rigs on the Atlantic coast. Even as economists of all stripes acknowledged that offshore drilling will do nothing to reduce prices at the pump, politicians still wavered. Why? Because we lack a national energy...

2008-08-27 06:00:44

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cc3493/innovative_solar_p) has announced the addition of the "Innovative Solar Power Initiatives and Business Models" report to their offering. The 1st Edition of the "Innovative Solar Power Initiatives and Business Models" report is a 40-page overview of the new methods that are being used to increase the installation of solar power systems by end-users. The utility industry has typically used rebates and production...

2008-08-26 03:00:51

By GRAEME BROWN Customers fed up with ever-rising gas bills are being targeted by a new solar heating company. Gas fitters Bryan Jones and Paul Cooper have established Burslem- based Total NRG, which will fit solar panels to heat water in homes and businesses. The pair are expecting rapid growth in the renewable energy market as the Government tries to reach a target of cutting carbon emissions by up to 32 per cent by 2020 and 60 per cent by 2050. Mr Jones, aged 36, of Blythe Bridge,...

2008-08-25 06:01:01

The sunny predictions that came from this week's National Clean Energy Summit at UNLV largely ignored the dark clouds hovering above the Cox Pavilion. (No, they didn't come from a coal-fired power plant.) They represented the handful of environmental extremist groups that are all for a renewable revolution, as long as it doesn't involve the construction of wind turbines (they might kill birds), solar power arrays (they take up too much land and displace threatened bugs and rodents) or...

2008-08-20 09:01:21

MMA Renewable Ventures, a subsidiary of Municipal Mortgage & Equity, has reported that a 2MW solar energy system has been deployed at the Denver International Airport. MMA has financed the project and is the owner and operator of the system. MMA Renewable Ventures joined with WorldWater and the Denver International Airport to develop a public-private partnership, leveraging tax credits and incentives to finance this solar power system. The solar photovoltaic system, spanning seven and...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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