Ed Davey, the UK energy secretary, will confirm plans before Monday’s cabinet meeting for a major new investment in the UK’s first carbon capture and storage scheme at Peterhead power station in Alex Salmond‘s Holyrood constituency.
Putting more pressure on Scotland to stay.
In Iceland, scientists have just completed a successful experiment in harnessing energy directly from a volcano.
It would be interesting to see how cost-effective this form of renewable energy is compared to others. Would energy companies get a higher or lower profit?
Back in 2009 when China announced it would build the world’s largest photovoltaic power plant in the Mongolian desert, it choose a US company, First Solar, to construct the 2,000-megawatt (MW) project. Yesterday, China unveiled plans for another huge solar power plant, a 1,000 MW project in the remote Xinjiang Region. This time, though, a homegrown company, Trina Solar, won the contract.