Renewable Energy : Newsfile
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15 August 2012
Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.
12 June 2012
Solar generation surged past wind power to become the renewable energy technology of choice for global users and investors in 2011.
24 May 2012
While the draft UK Energy Bill appears to incentivise new nuclear at the expense of other low-carbon technologies, few governments remain enthusiastic about nuclear power which, some experts now believe, has passed its peak.
1 May 2012
Although global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) declined slightly in 2009, the beginnings of economic recovery led to an unprecedented emissions increase of 5.8 percent in 2010.
11 February 2012
UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey opened the world’s biggest offshore windfarm on 9 February.
1 February 2012
Lack of reliable access to electricity, still affecting nearly a third of the world's population, results in health, environmental, and livelihood challenges.
24 January 2012
Global use of hydropower increased more than 5 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication.
19 December 2011
A coalition of organisations is calling on the Canadian government to stop sending spokespeople to interfere in EU legislation on fuel policy that could affect the import of oil from Alberta's tar sands.
10 November 2011
Without a bold change of policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International Energy Agency warns.
2 November 2011
Solar photovoltaic (PV) companies manufactured a record 24,000 megawatts of PV cells worldwide in 2010, more than doubling their 2009 output.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Solar power surged ahead in 2011
- Fukushima meltdown hastens decline of nuclear power
- Economic recovery brings return to growth of CO2 emissions
- World's biggest offshore windfarm opens
- Solar power off the grid: energy access for world's poor
- Energy poverty remains a global challenge
- Hydropower use increases
- Tar sands campaigners hit back at Canadian lobbying
- Irreversible climate change likely in five years
- Solar PV breaks records in 2010
- Maldives President outlines progress on carbon neutral plan
- Bioenergy can pose risks as well as bring benefits