Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

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Wind Power Bashed In Britain

Britain’s wind power industry has exploded in recent years as the government has committed to strict carbon emission reductions. However, last week was a bad one for the industry. It was battered from all sides as stories about wind farm revolts in Wales and green energy bill increases made the national news. 1500 protesters gathered [...]

Pond Scum Power!

While the rest of us have been arguing about this or that form of energy, scientists have been steadily improving the world’s next amazing technology: pond scum power. Actually, hydrogen produced from algae. Researchers at MIT recently found a way to boost the organism’s hydrogen production by 400%, bringing the process one step closer to [...]

Ireland finally making the push towards nuclear

There are rumblings in Ireland that indicate the country may be moving towards developing a nuclear energy program, a move that would finally put Ireland on equal footing with most of the developed world. Ireland has long shunned nuclear power — since 1986, in fact — when the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded and irradiated the [...]

Premier Dalton McGuinty Hands Out Paper Leaflet to Defend his Green Energy Initiatives

Premier Dalton McGuinty might just be leaving Ontarians an early valentine in their mailboxes this week. The Ontario Liberal Government is doing its best to explain to the public why its green energy initiatives are worth the substantial public subsidy they require to maintain, as well as the skyrocketing energy costs they’re responsible for. But [...]

B.C’s Geothermal Love Expands to Surrey

Within two years, B.C’s second largest city will have a Geothermal energy distribution system operating at its city Center. Second only to Vancouver in population,  Surrey is located North East of B.C’s island capital of Victoria.   The city has made plans to create a municipally owned Geothermal hub at its city center.  The central [...]

New Study Suggests Benefits of Green Energy Act may be Exaggerated

A new report, conducted by the Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress, suggests the advertised benefits of the Green Energy Act are exaggerated.  Its criticisms are aimed mainly at the GEA‘s Feed-in-tarrif (FIT), which, provides renewable energy developers with guaranteed pricing over a twenty-year contract term. The rates offered depend on the energy source (solar, wind, [...]

Sardines, Jackfruit being converted into Biofuels in India.

The State Task Force on Biofuels in Mangalore, India, is designing alternative energy initatives intended to increase the production of biofuels from agricultural waste. Most interesting , is their plan to convert jackfruit, cashew apples, and sardine oil into biofuel.  Chairman of the State Task Force Y.B. Ramakrishna stresses that coastal regions of India must [...]

The Wind Stops Blowing in the U.K as Geothermal Heats up in Canada

It appears the momentum gained by the wind energy industry over the last few years is beginning to slow, at least in the U.K. U.K analysts are suggesting that by 2013, the installation of offshore wind farms will drop 93%. The slump is being predicted by an equal drop in sales of equipment used to [...]

Hudak Wants Flat-Rate Energy Pricing Option, Renewed Nuclear Strategy

Trying to build off the momentum gained by the missteps made by the Liberal party this past summer, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is beginning to outline his Energy Strategy bit by bit.  Hudak told the Ontario Energy Association last Thursday that Ontarians should have a flat-rate electricity pricing option alongside Dalton McGuinty’s. Under McGuinty’s [...]

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