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Last month we reported that Ethiopia had just opened the largest wind farm in Africa. A third of Ethiopia, the continent's second most populous nation, conducts their day to day without any access to electricity. The new wind farm has the potential to change the lives of millions. Ethiopia ... keep reading
One of the famous red double decker buses in London on route 185 to Lewisham Station, London, UK Transport for London (TfL) has agreed on a new energy efficient lighting programme to help reduce the cost of lighting the TfL Road Network (TLRN). It is one of the largest 'invest ... keep reading
IKEA is now offering ’off the shelf’ solar power packages to UK consumers, in a move that could help to mainstream domestic solar power systems. It is the first major retailer to offer a comprehensive home photovoltaic installation service, having teamed up with Hanergy, a thin-film PV supplier, to produce ... keep reading
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The annual report is an important assessment of U.S. energy statistics for 2012, including renewable electricity, worldwide renewable energy development, clean ... keep reading
The power generation industry is demanding smarter solutions around water supply and wastewater strategies, according to new research. Tighter environmental regulations and water scarcity are pushing power plant operators to rethink how they use this resource, as water and power generation are inseparable. Fossil fuel-fired power stations require a reliable ... keep reading
Straw Bale House- Designed by Carina Rose http://flickr.com/photo/73416633@N00/304515241 Energy efficient houses are often thought to be a promising way to reduce our environmental footprint by using less energy and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, surprisingly, if you consider the whole life cycle of ... keep reading
One of New York’s largest utilities will save $84 million by paying developers to put solar panels on the roofs of buildings. And it's not alone, Maria Galucci from Inside Climate News reports. A handful of U.S. utilities have discovered they can save money by encouraging small ... keep reading
The untapped potential of marine micro-organisms in the Pacific is massive. Not much research has been done either- but these bacteria could provide solutions from cosmetics, to medicines and biodegradable plastics. Bernard Costa is a Polynesian bio-chemist who established the first biotech company in French Polynesia. Pacific Biotech and three ... keep reading
A curious study by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London has found that the music that inspires so many of us may exercise too also makes solar panels work better. The high frequencies and pitch found in pop and rock music cause vibrations that enhanced ... keep reading
After three years of construction, Africa’s largest wind farm is now producing electricity for Ethiopia. As the second most populous nation in the continent, the east African nation has been investigating new sources of energy that will increase the supply of electricity to the grid and reduce the country ... keep reading
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