Tag Archive | Renewable

“Why volcanoes are the energy source of the future”

In Iceland, scientists have just completed a successful experiment in harnessing energy directly from a volcano.

http://qz.com/172642/why-volcanoes-are-the-energy-source-of-the-future/

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?

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“U.K. Adopts 450 Million Pound Offshore Wind Port Plan”

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-18/u-k-adopts-450-million-pound-offshore-wind-port-plan.html

The U.K. approved a 450-million pound ($736 million) project to build manufacturing and port facilities for the offshore wind industry in northeast England, expanding the country’s drive to develop the technology.

 

 

“The World’s Top 10 Solar Countries”

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http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/the-worlds-top-10-solar-countries

In 2012 solar power produced just 0.5% of global electricity. It’s only a speck compared to coal (42%), natural gas (21%), hydro (15%) and nuclear (12%).