Smart meter roll-out will open up the energy market, study finds
(Tue 04 Oct 2011 10:31)
The Government’s drive to install for smart meters in all consumer houses by 2020 means that energy companies need a shift in strategy if they are to see off competition from potential new entrants such as retailers, t
UK likely to miss green targets as home gadgets more than triple
(Mon 03 Oct 2011 22:34)
The UK's love of electrical appliances and gadgets could result in the UK missing its carbon emission reduction targets by as much as seven million tonnes.
US small wind power sector to double in size to $634 million
(Sat 01 Oct 2011 12:30)
Power generation from small wind turbines is an increasingly important part of the broader US market for renewable distributed energy generation.
Freak weather helps England lead Scotland on renewable energy
(Thu 29 Sep 2011 10:17)
Despite having nearly a quarter more renewable energy generating capacity than its neighbour, Scotland produced nearly half the amount of green power as England, official statistics reveal today.
Europe told to focus on biomass to achieve clean energy targets
(Tue 27 Sep 2011 19:50)
An important prerequisite for the European renewable energy targets to be met is a significant increase in the use of biomass for energy, according to a new study.
Crops consume 85% of world's freshwater and rate is rising
(Sun 25 Sep 2011 20:13)
A new study has estimated the water consumption and land use for the production of 160 crops that constitute most of the world’s cropland.
Nature offers key lessons on harvesting solar power, study
(Fri 23 Sep 2011 20:03)
Clean solutions to human energy demands are essential to our future. While sunlight is the most abundant source of energy at our disposal, we have yet to learn how to capture, transfer and store solar energy efficiently.
Energy companies failing to support consumers with smart meters
(Wed 21 Sep 2011 13:01)
The UK’s energy providers are falling short in providing energy efficiency initiatives that meet consumer demands and failing to educate on the money-saving benefits of the smart meter rollout, according to a new study
New UN report calls on Asia-Pacific to switch to green economy
(Mon 19 Sep 2011 19:08)
A new United Nations report calls on countries in Asia and the Pacific to embark on a ‘green’ industrial revolution that takes advantage of improvements in resource efficiency so that they can prosper in the 21st cen
Biodiversity study finds no substitute for undisturbed forests
(Wed 14 Sep 2011 22:35)
Primary forests with little or no human disturbance are irreplaceable when it comes to maintaining tropical biodiversity, according to new findings by an international team of scientists.
World's top 10 companies taking action on carbon named
(Wed 14 Sep 2011 09:41)
The world's leading companies taking action on carbon emissions have been listed in a new report published today.
Germany to pass UK to be world leader in offshore wind power
(Mon 12 Sep 2011 10:20)
Germany will overtake the UK as the world leader in offshore wind generated power as early as 2015, according to new research.
Coca-Cola and HP removed from Dow Jones Sustainability Index
(Thu 08 Sep 2011 17:08)
Coca-Cola and Hewlett-Packard are the largest deletions from this year's Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) to be replaced by the likes of Medtronic, Schneider Electric and Societe Generale.
Firms investing in renewable energy generate returns of over 10%
(Thu 08 Sep 2011 13:46)
Businesses that invest in renewable energy could make average returns of 11-12%, with the potential for returns in excess of 20%, according to new Carbon Trust Advisory analysis.
Germany and NZ top the 2011 Global Green Economy Index
(Tue 06 Sep 2011 20:25)
Results from the 2011 Global Green Economy Index (GGEI) show that expert practitioners in the green economy rank Germany as the top overall national green performer while a new index consisting of 37 datasets scoring cou
Scotland cuts emissions but a third of the nation don't believe in climate change
(Tue 06 Sep 2011 14:05)
Greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland have fallen by 28.9 per cent since 1990, according to latest official statistics published today.
A third of farmers to invest in renewable energy, survey finds
(Tue 30 Aug 2011 12:38)
More than a third of farmers are expecting to invest in renewable energy with many installing green power this year, according to a new survey.
Chocolate may reduce risk of heart disease by a third, study finds
(Mon 29 Aug 2011 14:35)
High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, according to a study released today.
Scotland supports Maldives' drive to become first carbon-neutral nation
(Mon 29 Aug 2011 09:39)
A new study report, supported by the Scottish Government, has been delivered to help the Maldives develop the country's potential for marine energy with the ambition of becoming the first carbon neutral State by 2020.
Change in climate doubles the risk of warfare, study warns
(Thu 25 Aug 2011 14:17)
Researchers have linked a natural global climate cycle with increased outbreaks of war in the first study of its kind.