Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
UK officials are underestimating the vast energy potential of marine tides, a renewable and reliable energy source that could meet 20 percent of the nation’s electricity needs, according to a new report.
Writing in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, researchers explain that while the process of exploiting tidal energy remains (more…)
Monday, November 28th, 2011
The fastest growing solar market in the world is on pause as the Ontario government invites input from stakeholders on its two-year old Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program. Half way through the six-week FIT Program Review initiated by the new Minister of Energy, Chris Bentley, Ontario Solar Network is bringing industry (more…)
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Plugging in an electric car is very well and environmentally good, but what about the emissions reductions of connecting a large yacht or even an entire cruise ship to the grid? Currently, ships must burn fuel to maintain onboard systems, even at port. Linking just one cruise ship at port to the electricity grid could (more…)
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
The vast majority of new offshore wind turbines built in European waters this year have been installed in the UK, according to the European Wind Energy Association.
Of 108 new turbines installed off the European coast during the first half of 2011, 101 were built in the UK. (more…)
Friday, June 17th, 2011
The number of households powered by solar energy in Bangladesh has passed the one million mark — the fastest expansion of solar power in the world, according to Bangladeshi officials.
Aided by non-governmental organizations that provide low-cost loans to install solar panels, (more…)
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Managing the electricity grid more efficiently is an important aspect of energy efficiency. It also has a significant role to play as solar and wind energy projects come online and start to feed into the grid.
As more renewable energy such as solar and wind enters the grid, there will be an increased volatility in (more…)
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
Ten European countries, including Norway, have agreed to develop an offshore electricity grid at the North Sea, in a bold move that promoters say will give Europe the possibility of tapping into an even bigger source of energy than the Middle East’s oil capacity. Ministers from all the ten ‘North Seas Countries’ signed of a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ on December 3 to (more…)
Monday, November 8th, 2010
Most people will be surprised, but Italy was the first country in the world to build motorways. In fact, the A8 “Milano-Laghi” motorway (“Milan-Lakes”, as it connects the city of Milan to Lake Como and Maggiore) was completed in 1926. Time has passed and all developed nations now (more…)
Monday, September 13th, 2010
The transit authority in metropolitan Philadelphia is launching a pilot project under which the energy created by braking subway trains will be transferred to a large battery that can then either use the electricity to help power the transit system or sell the power to the region’s electricity grid.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania (more…)
Saturday, August 14th, 2010
The government of St. Lucia has signed an agreement with a U.S.-based company to develop a series of geothermal plants they say will produce more than 120 megawatts of electricity, with plans to export much of that energy capacity within five years. The Caribbean island nation, located on the volcanic arc of the Small Antilles and home to about 175,000 people, has granted (more…)