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In 2009 Renewable Energy Represented 62 Percent of The total Electricity Expansion in the European Union

Thursday, July 8, 2010

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In 2009 Renewable Energy Represented 62 Percent of The total Electricity Expansion in the European Union

In 2009, approximately 19.9 percent (608 TWh) of Europe’s Total Electricity consumption (3042TWh) was generated from alternative energy sources. Hydropower is the biggest contributor accounting for 11.6 percent and subsequently, wind (4.2 percent), biomass (3.5 percent) and solar (0.4 percent). The expansion of electricity capacity for 2009 was of a total of 27.5 GW. Renewable [...]

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Utility Sized Solar Power Facilities Ramping Up Across The United States

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Utility Sized Solar Power Facilities Ramping Up Across The United States

The US Government’s Department Of The Interior is concentrating efforts to develop renewable power programs built on public land regulated by the Bureau of Land Management. One particular plan has them focusing on the use of enormous tracts of arid desert land to construct utility scale solar power plants. Just the sound of the name [...]

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Geothermal Energy Emerging In Australia

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Geothermal Energy Emerging In Australia

In Australia, the first grid connected geothermal energy producer is expected to be operational in the late 2011. The project is entitled Panax Geothermal’s Penola. According to Bertus de Graaf, it is going to generate electricity at a lesser cost than conventional wind power. The expected capacity of the plant is 5.9 MW but plans [...]

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Transmission Superhighway Runs Into A Roadblock

Saturday, December 5, 2009

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Transmission Superhighway Runs Into A Roadblock

Everyone is excited about the prospect of using renewable energy. This energy source is not harmful to the environment; it is clean, readily available to anyone, and exists right in our own neighborhoods! Survey results show that the majority of Americans throughout the country are in favor of increasing the supply of renewable energy.  An [...]

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Power Utilities Need Not Worry About Wind Power

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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Power Utilities Need Not Worry About Wind Power

Wind power is quite expensive to build and costs almost nothing to manage. That being the case, could it curtail profits of the commercial utilities that are now charging extra to power up your residence as they burn the decomposition  of ancient organics? Experts say that investors need not worry too badly, since according to [...]

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Emerging Energy Projects Preparing For A Bright Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Emerging Energy Projects Preparing For A Bright Tomorrow

The US Department of Energy has given funding to a number of nonprofit organizations, private companies, research institutes and academia totaling $377 million dollars to encourage promising energy technologies exploration they hope will eventually decrease the United States dependence on foreign oil. Those who received the money are known as EFRCs or Energy Frontier Research [...]

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Forecasting Wind Power Growth Into The Future

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Forecasting Wind Power Growth Into The Future

The use of wind to generate energy is rapidly emerging as a strong renewable energy source. Nearly the same amount of wind energy production was added in the previous three years as was created in the preceding twenty years. The average per annum growth in wind power since 1980 has exceeded forty percent. European wind [...]

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Does The Will Exist To Convert The World Entirely To Renewables By 2030?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Does The Will Exist To Convert The World Entirely To Renewables By 2030?

In a recent issue of Scientific American, California based scientists claim that wind, water and solar energy are able to supply enough power for the entire world. The professors from Stanford University ran the numbers and confirmed that if everyone used existing sources of energy and technology to convert everything to electricity and hydrogen from [...]

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Great Britain’s John Prescott Takes On Wind Power ‘Nimbys’

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Great Britain’s John Prescott Takes On Wind Power ‘Nimbys’

England’s former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, unloaded a furious assault on “property owners and nimbys” who he believes are stalling the setting up of wind farms all about Britain and in doing so, are hindering the battle for climate change. In pure warrior mode, Mr. Prescott blasted those against wind power who had effectively [...]

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Taiwan Proud Owner Of Largest Solar Powered Stadium

Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Taiwan Proud Owner Of Largest Solar Powered Stadium

A newly completed stadium in Taiwan is a fine example of renewable technology and contemporary design with the environment in mind. It is the showpiece as the Taiwanese welcomes people from around the globe to the 2009 world games.   When you see it from the air, the “green” stadium has a dragon shaped appearance [...]

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