Solar sector anger as Feed-in Tariff cuts create consumer confusion
(Fri 09 Dec 2011 13:19)
Almost three-quarters (71%) of British homeowners with their own roof say they do not know how much the feed in tariff (FIT) actually costs an average household, according to a new consumer survey.
Solar power can now be produced for less than $1 a watt, study finds
(Wed 07 Dec 2011 17:20)
Solar PV energy can now be produced for less than $1 a watt although the public is being kept in the dark about its true viability, according to a new study by Queen’s University.
Toxic pit could hold the unlikely key to blockbuster drug discoveries
(Tue 06 Dec 2011 21:19)
“To go to Berkeley Pit Lake, you have to complete a 40-hour Hazmat program—and that’s just to stand next to the water,” advises Andrea Stierle, a research professor at the University of Montana-Missoula, who bega
New study reveals a 'sustainable generation' of future business leaders
(Tue 06 Dec 2011 12:31)
As businesses continue to feel the pinch from tough economic conditions, a new study reveals the next generation of business leaders believe sustainability must be a priority for all businesses and sets out its plans for
Researchers look to drive down the price of solar cells
(Tue 06 Dec 2011 09:23)
The cost of a solar cell is given per unit of peak electrical power. Manufacturing costs necessarily include the cost of energy required for manufacture. Solar power must become more efficient and less expensive to compe
Recycling industry is worth more than €60 billion to European economy
(Mon 05 Dec 2011 18:01)
A new report has identified the financial support that the recycling industry can provide to the European economy.
Scientists update theory of evolution with climate-change equation
(Sun 04 Dec 2011 08:42)
Scientists have created a complex series of mathematical equations to determine which species can best survive the effects of climate change.
IEA calls for more action to halve CO2 emissions from cars
(Fri 02 Dec 2011 14:08)
Faster rates of improvement will be needed in order to meet the goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions from new cars by 50% by 2030 when compared with 2005 levels, according to new analysis by the International Energy
NASA data confirms pollution has nearly halved from US coal power plants
(Fri 02 Dec 2011 11:01)
A team of scientists have used the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite to confirm major reductions in the levels of a key air pollutant generated by coal power plants in the eastern United States.
Green policies can halve CO2 emissions from energy sector, says OECD and IEA
(Thu 01 Dec 2011 16:36)
Rising global energy demand and the need to drastically cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions require a transformation in the way nations produce, deliver and consume energy, according to a new joint report from the OECD an
Government report shows UK is on course to achieve carbon reduction targets
(Thu 01 Dec 2011 13:31)
The UK is on track on its transition to a low-carbon economy, according to the Government's Carbon Plan released today.
Twelve Days of Christmas may soon miss two turtle doves, warns UK bird survey
(Wed 30 Nov 2011 17:23)
Turtle doves are now the UK’s most threatened farmland bird, according to official figures released today.
Global warming continues as greenhouse gas levels reach record high, WMO says
(Tue 29 Nov 2011 15:53)
The Earth's surface is continuing to get warmer as the atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases reach record highs, according to the annual briefing of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Europe's renewable energy capacity to increase 17-fold this decade
(Mon 28 Nov 2011 15:59)
Offshore wind energy capacity in Europe is projected to increase 17-fold between 2010 and 2020, while newer renewable technologies such as concentrated solar power and tide and wave power will also increase more than 11-
Study dampens global warming fears linked to CO2 increases
(Sun 27 Nov 2011 14:09)
The rate of global warming from doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be less than the most dire estimates of some previous studies, new research suggests.
2m lives can be saved with simple pollution action, UN report says
(Fri 25 Nov 2011 19:48)
More than two million lives can be saved each year by implementing the cost-effective measures presented in a United Nations report released today, which would help reduce black carbon, methane and ozone emissions.
Earthquakes as well as climate change responsible for sea-level rise
(Fri 25 Nov 2011 10:15)
Satellite data from the Torres Islands in the southwest Pacific suggest that rising sea-levels in the region widely attributed to climate change is also partly caused by sinking of the islands following earthquakes in th
NASA releases first-ever detailed contour map of the moon
(Fri 18 Nov 2011 21:24)
A painstaking study of the surface of the moon has helped scientists create the first-ever detailed map of the topography of the moon.
IPCC report warns risks from extreme weather events to increase
(Fri 18 Nov 2011 16:09)
Future heat waves are likely to get even hotter and more frequent and heavier rainfall will trigger more floods as global temperatures increase, UN scientists warned today.
NASA use satellites to help sustain a global population of 7 billion
(Thu 17 Nov 2011 22:23)
With seven billion people now living on Earth, the expanding demand for resources is exerting unprecedented pressure on global resources, especially forests, water and food. NASA and the US Geological Survey are using sa