Opening of the first marine energy park in Scotland

During a visit to Thurso in Caithness on 30 July, the Minister for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker opened the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park. Marine energy park that incorpo...

China: the great master of small hydropower

According to the latest report from GlobalData, the installed hydropower capacity worldwide increased from 896.9 gigawatts (GW) in 2006 to 1,072.1 GW in 2011, and should reach 1,443 GW by 2020, thanks...

China’s Three Gorges Dam is officially completed

The Three Gorges Dam in the heart of China, the Yangtze River in Hubei province is finally completed and fully connected to the network by installing the 32nd and last turbine of 700 MW. Started in 19...

Biofuels from algae, technology advances

Scientists have made ​​an E. coli can metabolize carbohydrates in brown algae into ethanol, making it a potential source of fuel and chemicals. Two main reasons are that the energy sector and rese...

UN declared 2012 as the year of renewable energy

The International Energy Agency (IEA) warned days before the finalization of the 2011: “The Earth is moving towards an unsustainable energy future, unless urgent measures are taken to optimize t...

Renewable energy accounted for 32.7% in 2011

The wind as well as hydro, suffers seasonal variations. The thermal tripled in 2011 and solar photovoltaics grew 25%. The cumulative production of renewable energy in 2011 was 10.2% lower than the sam...

Nepal initiated use of renewable energy

Nepal has launched its first project to generate electricity with wind-solar hybrid system after the strong wind ruined the previous Himalayan experience carried out in the renewable energy sector. Th...

Greenpeace and Facebook to promote renewable energy

Greenpeace and Facebook announced in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, they will collaborate in promoting renewable energy and encourage computer service companies to use this kind of energy. The environmen...