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The Importance of Seagrass in Removing Carbon from the Atmosphere

The Importance of Seagrass in Removing Carbon from the Atmosphere

Jun 15, 2012 at 16:59 | James Burgess

Humanity is currently in the middle of a war with an invisible enemy, CO2; and unfortunately CO2 is winning. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) CO2 emissions hit a…

New iPhone App Rewards Travelling by Bicycle or Foot

New iPhone App Rewards Travelling by Bicycle or Foot

Jun 15, 2012 at 16:55 | Joao Peixe

Without doubt, one of the most popular pieces of personal technology in the world today is the iPod or iPhone. Apps for apple products have become big business and can…

US Navy Develops Underwater Solar Cells

US Navy Develops Underwater Solar Cells

Jun 14, 2012 at 17:32 | Joao Peixe

Underwater autonomous systems which provide situational awareness and long-term environment monitoring are becoming increasingly more popular. In order to power these systems cables must be laid to supply power created…

BP Announces that Venezuela Now Have the Largest Oil Reserves in the World

BP Announces that Venezuela Now Have the Largest Oil Reserves in the World

Jun 14, 2012 at 17:31 | Charles Kennedy

BP has just released its annual Statistical Review of World Energy in which it claims that Venezuela now holds the largest proven oil reserves in the world, overtaking the…

Offshore Wind Power Could Make the UK a Net Energy Exporter

Offshore Wind Power Could Make the UK a Net Energy Exporter

Jun 14, 2012 at 17:29 | Charles Kennedy

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has created a report commissioned by Mainstream Renewable Power, which examines the economic impact of the emerging offshore wind industry in the…

More Proof Diesel Exhaust Fumes do Cause Cancer

More Proof Diesel Exhaust Fumes do Cause Cancer

Jun 14, 2012 at 17:28 | Charles Kennedy

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has confirmed that fumes from dirty diesel engines causes cancer. The new report adds to a mountain of studies, reports, and data…

Afghan Warlord Threatens Chinese Oil Explorers

Afghan Warlord Threatens Chinese Oil Explorers

Jun 13, 2012 at 16:30 | Joao Peixe

Late last year the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) signed a deal with Afghanistan to explore and develop oil blocks in the Amu Darya basin in the north. The deal…

IEA Calling for an Extra $36 Trillion to be Invested in Clean Energy

IEA Calling for an Extra $36 Trillion to be Invested in Clean Energy

Jun 13, 2012 at 16:29 | Joao Peixe

In a new 700 page report by the International Energy Agency, Executive Director Maria van deer Hoeven has stated that governments and private investors must work much harder if they…

Seadrill Set for Record Profits as Gamble on Drill Ships Pays Off

Seadrill Set for Record Profits as Gamble on Drill Ships Pays Off

Jun 13, 2012 at 16:28 | Charles Kennedy

Seadrill Ltd is set to reap record profits after ordering more drill ships based on billionaire owner John Fredriksen’s belief that ever greater demand for crude oil will cause an…

Oil Prices Fall to 8 Month Low as Spanish Bailout Fails to Ease EU Debt Crisis

Oil Prices Fall to 8 Month Low as Spanish Bailout Fails to Ease EU Debt Crisis

Jun 12, 2012 at 16:59 | James Burgess

Following in the footsteps of Greece, Portugal, and Ireland, Spain has now become the fourth nation to approach the European Union and request a bailout, since the debt crisis began…

Japan Sign Long-Term LNG Supply Contract with Qatar

Japan Sign Long-Term LNG Supply Contract with Qatar

Jun 12, 2012 at 16:53 | Charles Kennedy

Japan has been one of the largest importers of LNG for quite some time, and has had a good relationship with Qatari natural gas producers for over 40 years.

5 of the World's Largest Firms to Collaborate on Bioplastic Development

5 of the World's Largest Firms to Collaborate on Bioplastic Development

Jun 12, 2012 at 16:52 | James Burgess

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is one of the most commonly used plastics in the world. It is usually derived from oil, and degrades very slowly, creating huge amounts of non-biodegradable waste…

Latin America and the Caribbean Lack Private Investment in Renewables

Latin America and the Caribbean Lack Private Investment in Renewables

Jun 11, 2012 at 16:45 | Charles Kennedy

Free market mechanisms are failing to attract the private capital needed to develop clean energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance and…

How a Heat Pump Could Provide Cheap, Clean Energy for your Home

How a Heat Pump Could Provide Cheap, Clean Energy for your Home

Jun 11, 2012 at 16:43 | Joao Peixe

Heat pumps offer a form of renewable energy technology readily available in the current market to provide heating and hot water for domestic use. They provide efficient, reliable methods for…

Oil Spill in Alberta Threatens Local Water Supply

Oil Spill in Alberta Threatens Local Water Supply

Jun 11, 2012 at 16:41 | Joao Peixe

An oil pipeline running through the Mountain View and Red Deer counties of Alberta, Canada ruptured on Thursday, spilling 3,000 barrels of oil. The spill leaked from Jackson Creek and…

Blackstone CEO: Now is the Time for Long-Term Energy Investments

Blackstone CEO: Now is the Time for Long-Term Energy Investments

Jun 08, 2012 at 16:27 | James Burgess

David Foley, the CEO of Blackstone Energy Partners, has said that private equity investments in energy offer much better opportunities for investors willing to take a long term view of…

Russia Wants Saudi Arabia and Qatar to Stop Supplying Weapons to Syrian Rebels

Russia Wants Saudi Arabia and Qatar to Stop Supplying Weapons to Syrian Rebels

Jun 08, 2012 at 16:25 | Joao Peixe

Russia is hoping that it can pressure Saudi Arabia and Qatar to halt the help that they are sending to Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad. Assad’s regime in…

Scotland has a Plan to become World Leaders in the Smart Grid Sector

Scotland has a Plan to become World Leaders in the Smart Grid Sector

Jun 08, 2012 at 16:22 | Joao Peixe

Scotland has set itself the renewable energy target of producing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. A problem with renewable energy over traditional fossil fuels is that…

UN Believe Switch to a Green Economy will Create 60 Million Jobs

UN Believe Switch to a Green Economy will Create 60 Million Jobs

Jun 08, 2012 at 16:21 | Charles Kennedy

Despite the continuing economic difficulties faced around the world, and the subsequent falling levels of investment as governments try to reduce their budgets, the UN is still pushing to create…

UK and Norway Sign New Energy Deal

UK and Norway Sign New Energy Deal

Jun 07, 2012 at 18:02 | Charles Kennedy

David Cameron was the first British Prime Minister to visit Norway in 26 years, when he made his recent trip to finalise an energy deal between the two nations with…

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