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2008-07-08 09:01:01

Solar Energy International (SEI), the non-profit pioneer in renewable energy and sustainable building programs, reports a booming trend in popularity of its renewable energy courses. Throughout the company's 18-year history of providing educational programs to consumers and industry experts, the past year has garnered a record number of registrants, resulting in a 14 percent increase in enrollment in SEI's Renewable Energy Education Program (REEP). Demand is high for renewable energy...

2008-07-04 03:00:22

By Harriss, Robert C A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR U.S. ENERGY SUPPLY K. Zweibel, J. Mason, and V. Fthenakis, "A Solar Grand Plan," Scientific American 298, no. 1 (January 2008): 64-73 Yielding to growing concerns over climate change, U.S. political leaders frequently discuss and in some cases pledge actions to reduce the emission and accumulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that threaten to disrupt the global climate system. Climate scientists have responded to policymakers with...

2008-07-02 00:00:25

NEW DELHI: PM Manmohan Singh on Monday released the much-awaited National Action Plan on Climate Change which aims to boost solar power generation in the country besides launching seven other programmes in mission mode towards greenhouse gas reduction and adaptation to inevitable climate change. TOI had earlier reported about the eight missions which the first draft of the plan had laid out. The essence of these remains intact in the final document. But the most interesting addition to...

2008-06-28 00:02:33

PLANS for a massive expansion of windpower and renewable energies could create 160,000 jobs - but leave consumers facing rises in fuel bills. A tenfold increase in renewable energy generation by 2020 could see an extra 4,000 onshore and 3,000 offshore wind turbines and a tidal barrage in the River Severn, while more homes and businesses could generate their own energy in what Prime Minister Gordon Brown hailed as a "green revolution". But the Pounds 100bn investment programme - mostly to...

2008-06-27 00:02:32

A HUGE increase in the number of wind turbines across the UK will be signalled today as part of a "radical" Pounds 100bn blueprint to boost renewable energy. The Government will outline measures to build up its clean power supply if it is to reach its EU-imposed target of producing 15 per cent of the country's energy from renewable sources. Ministers are expected to say that radical steps are needed to diversify energy supplies, adding that achieving the 15 per cent target will be...

2008-06-24 09:03:13

By SUE SCOTT TWO MIDDLESBROUGH-based green energy companies have announced major expansion plans. News was expected to break today of significant investment in a carbon capture plant to be built alongside the emerging Ensus biomass power station. It is believed the plant, which will be backed by a major foreign exchange listed investor, will use CO2 from the Ensus process to be turned into liquid gas for the food and beverage industry. Ensus, which has invested pounds 250m in the...

2008-06-18 09:01:07

PHOENIX, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As more organizations look to reduce their environmental impact, the interest in renewable energy technology has reached an all-time high. According to a recent report from the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, renewable energy use is growing much faster than 10 percent per year throughout the world. The generation capacity from solar photovoltaic systems alone was up 56 percent last year compared to 2006. (Logo:...

2006-04-27 06:40:25

By Nigel Hunt LONDON (Reuters) - Britain announced measures to promote the production of electricity and heat from biomass on Thursday, including a capital grant scheme for "green" boilers and continuing support for energy crops. "There is enormous potential for biomass to generate renewable energy to help the environment and to provide another possible market for our farmers," farm minister Lord Bach said in a statement. Biomass, coming from forestry, energy crops and a variety of...


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