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2008-10-21 06:00:22

ScottishPower has announced a deal with Debenhams to supply all of its 178 properties in the UK with electricity generated from green sources.

2008-10-10 15:00:30

We're starved for clean energy when it is all around us, in the air, water and even the earth. We'd have plenty if we could figure out how to collect it. But technological development must overcome some formidable challenges, especially to mine the powerful energy in water.

2008-10-09 15:00:33

As the Manawatu struggles with the cumulative effect of turbines spreading across our hills, balanced against the need for renewable energy, minds begin turning to other types of energy supply, such as off-shore wind farms and tidal turbines.

2008-10-01 15:00:44

ISOBEL Lindsay refers to wasting money on Trident (Letters, September 29). We have a few examples recently of how Russia treats its neighbours (and one-time allies). In the case of Ukraine and Georgia, do what you are told or big brother will sort you out.

2008-09-30 06:00:30

By JOHN ROSS THE waters of the Pentland Firth are set to become the epicentre of Scotland's future in renewable energy with the equivalent power of 20 conventional stations, according to Alex Salmond, the First Minister .

2008-09-24 10:00:00

By Kate Galbraith For years, technological visionaries have painted a seductive vision of using ocean tides and waves to produce power. They foresaw large installations off coastlines and in tidal estuaries that could provide as much as 10 percent of U.S. electricity needs.

2008-09-20 21:00:29

New York is the site of an experiment using turbines placed in the East River to tap tidal surges to generate electricity, officials say.

2008-09-16 12:00:44

By LINDA McKEE Northern Ireland will lurch from energy crisis to energy crisis unless the Executive takes immediate action to cut our reliance on imported power.

2008-09-08 18:00:33

By Jerry Harkavy EASTPORT, Maine - Workers spent the past winter tinkering with high-tech turbines slung beneath a barge in the cold waters off the Maine coast before getting them to produce a modest 20 kilowatts, enough electricity to power a half-dozen homes.

2008-09-02 15:00:26

By GEORGE CHAPPELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF UNION - Organizers of the first Labor Day forum on alternative energy used music and speeches to spread the word on the need to find a new source of heat besides oil.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.