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Russia's Oil Export Loophole Runs Through Greece

Russia's Oil Export Loophole Runs Through Greece

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New Solar Cell Produced with a 21% Conversion Efficiency

New Solar Cell Produced with a 21% Conversion Efficiency

Oct 02, 2012 at 17:03 | Joao Peixe

The Solar Industry Award 2012 for Excellence in Innovation was recently presented to the PV solar manufacturer Silevo for its market leading solar cell technology, called Triex. The…

Britain Only Owns 12.3% of its World Leading Offshore Wind Farm Sector

Britain Only Owns 12.3% of its World Leading Offshore Wind Farm Sector

Oct 02, 2012 at 17:01 | James Burgess

Britain is the world leader in the offshore wind farm market, accounting for 60% of all offshore wind farms in Europe.Yet the shocking reality is that, according to…

ConocoPhillips to Sell Stake in Giant Kazakh Oil Field

ConocoPhillips to Sell Stake in Giant Kazakh Oil Field

Oct 02, 2012 at 17:00 | Joao Peixe

ConocoPhillips has announced that it will sell its stake in Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan oil field.Kashagan was declared commercially viable 10 years ago and is the largest oil discovery…

Liquid Air: An Efficient Energy Storage System

Liquid Air: An Efficient Energy Storage System

Oct 02, 2012 at 16:59 | James Burgess

Finding an efficient method for storing energy is vital for the future success of the renewable energy industry, as energy storage enables the variable nature of renewable sources to be…

Gazprom Funds Anti-Fracking Campaigns in Europe?

Gazprom Funds Anti-Fracking Campaigns in Europe?

Oct 01, 2012 at 16:54 | James Burgess

Is Moscow secretly funding campaigns against Europe’s shale gas plans? Quite possibly. Russia used to sell natural gas to Europe and the rest of the world for an average of…

Warren Buffet Purchases Two Huge Wind Farms in California

Warren Buffet Purchases Two Huge Wind Farms in California

Oct 01, 2012 at 16:52 | Joao Peixe

Warren Buffett, the US investment tycoon, has once again shown his commitment to the US renewable energy market by announcing his plans to buy two huge Californian wind farms.

Tesla Start to Install Solar Powered EV Charging Stations

Tesla Start to Install Solar Powered EV Charging Stations

Oct 01, 2012 at 16:51 | Charles Kennedy

Tesla has unveiled the first Supercharger station of its ambitious plan to install 100 throughout the US by 2015. The EV charging station is one of six that will be…

Buying Time for the Environment by Creating a Dust Cloud in Space

Buying Time for the Environment by Creating a Dust Cloud in Space

Oct 01, 2012 at 16:50 | Joao Peixe

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stated that without a serious change to our energy consumption habits, the global average temperature will increase between 2 and 11.5 degrees…

Whilst Gas Prices Fall, Oil Prices Rise

Whilst Gas Prices Fall, Oil Prices Rise

Oct 01, 2012 at 16:43 | Editorial Dept

Another update: Gasoline prices declined recently, and are down about 8 cents nationally over the last 2 weeks. Brent crude spot prices increased to $117.48 per barrel two weeks ago,…

Xstrata-Glencore Merger in the Air over Management Dispute

Xstrata-Glencore Merger in the Air over Management Dispute

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:14 | James Burgess

Time is running out; Xstrata has until Monday to accept Glencore’s $90 billion takeover bid. However the deal has hit a snag which is proving difficult to overcome, and could…

UK Plans to Install 20GW of Gas-Fired Power Stations by 2030

UK Plans to Install 20GW of Gas-Fired Power Stations by 2030

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:13 | Joao Peixe

Ed Davey, the UK climate and energy secretary, recently told the government that he has approved plans to build twenty new natural gas fired power stations. He also insisted that…

MIT Students Hope to Revolutionise the Nuclear Sector with New MSR Design

MIT Students Hope to Revolutionise the Nuclear Sector with New MSR Design

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:12 | Charles Kennedy

Two nuclear engineering Ph.D. students at MIT have decided to take a leap of faith and start-up their own business. In 2011 Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie registered the company…

France Raises Tax on the Rich to 75% in Order to Rescue the Economy

France Raises Tax on the Rich to 75% in Order to Rescue the Economy

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:10 | Editorial Dept

It's now official. The top tax rate in France is now 75% for those who make over a million euros. Moreover, there is a new band of 45% for those…

The Green City Index: How Sustainable is your City?

The Green City Index: How Sustainable is your City?

Sep 27, 2012 at 17:28 | James Burgess

Currently, around 50% of the global population live in cities, and that figure is expected to increase to 60% by 2030.Dr Roland Busch, the chief executive at Siemens’…

Mercedes Benz Release an EV Super Car, the SLS AMG Electric Drive

Mercedes Benz Release an EV Super Car, the SLS AMG Electric Drive

Sep 27, 2012 at 17:26 | James Burgess

I have always thought of the Tesla Model S sedan as the fastest, and most beautiful, fully electric production car on the roads, yet now it is time for it…

Mecca to Become First Solar City in Saudi Arabia

Mecca to Become First Solar City in Saudi Arabia

Sep 27, 2012 at 17:22 | Charles Kennedy

Mecca, the birthplace of Muhammad, and Islam’s holiest city, has plans to become the first city in Saudi Arabia to run completely on solar power.The Saudi Arabian government…

UK Renewable Energy Capacity has Grown by 42.4%

UK Renewable Energy Capacity has Grown by 42.4%

Sep 27, 2012 at 17:21 | Joao Peixe

The government has just released its latest quarterly energy statistics and the results are mixed. Renewable energy has enjoyed a bountiful year, whereas coal power has also seen…

US Navy Develops a Technique to Produce Jet Fuel from Sea Water

US Navy Develops a Technique to Produce Jet Fuel from Sea Water

Sep 26, 2012 at 17:10 | Joao Peixe

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington is working to develop a system that can produce jet fuel from seawater.Last year the US Naval Military Sea Lift Command,…

Broker Sent Oil Prices to Eight Month High in a Drunken Stupor

Broker Sent Oil Prices to Eight Month High in a Drunken Stupor

Sep 26, 2012 at 17:09 | James Burgess

On June the 30th 2009 oil mysteriously jumped by more than $1.50 a barrel during the night, to reach its highest price in eight months, the kind of swing that…

UN Plans to Supply Sustainable Energy to the World by 2030

UN Plans to Supply Sustainable Energy to the World by 2030

Sep 26, 2012 at 17:08 | Joao Peixe

At the recent UN general assembly, the UN secretary general Ban-Ki Moon pushed his idea for the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. One of the massively ambitious goals of…

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