100 per cent renewable energy network affordable, secure and 'off the shelf': study

So how would it work?

The study details plans for a zero-emissions grid which would rely on wind and solar technology, supported by pumped hydro storage.

It could be set up with inexpensive, currently available, "off the shelf" products and eliminate the need for coal and gas-fired power.


Environmentalists push for 100% renewable energy use in Massachusetts


A group of environmentalists are calling on Massachusetts to get an increasing amount of its energy from renewable sources.

"With officials in Washington, D.C., threatening to roll back clean energy and climate policies, it's time for states to step up," said Ben Hellerstein, state director of Environment Massachusetts.


Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 spotlight: Product innovation


Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and product innovation will once again return as a category.

This award will celebrate the most innovative products, but to be eligible for this year’s prize the product must have been released to the UK supply chain on or after 1 June 2016.


Wasting energy is not conservative: Keep the BLM wasted gas rule


Very soon, the U.S. Senate will decide whether to use a seldom-used mechanism known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to revoke important rules meant to increase industry accountability, protect taxpayers, and reduce harmful air pollution.

On the chopping block is the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Methane Waste and Prevent Rule that prevents private energy companies from wasting energy resources that belong to the American people.


Energy users hit with £378m bill to secure winter power


he cost of keeping the lights on will more than triple next year through a new subsidy designed to keep energy plants running.

UK energy consumers will be forced to pay £378m through their energy bills to support the Government scheme which offers contracts to power plants to guarantee that they will produce power.

The contracts will be awarded to the a power plants which offered the lowest fees through a capacity auction which ended on Friday and will pay for 54GW of power at a price of £6.95 a kilowatt


Why Going Off The Grid With Solar Energy May Be The Best Option For You


Have you ever found yourself wondering if there was a better way to power your home than to sit back and rely on someone else to do it for you? When you rely on the electric company, so many things can go wrong. This is why more and more people are starting to learn about the benefits that come from using solar energy to power everything in their home, from their lights to their hot water tank. It really is the way of the future so there is no better time than now to learn as much as you can about solar power and get the process started.



Geothermal Energy


Geothermal energy as earlier has been explained is the energy that lies within the earth. It is one of the most renewable source of energy which is never going to extinct and can be found almost anywhere – as far away as remote deep wells or may be closer to your home.


101 easy ways to save energy

It may not seem like using a compact fluorescent light bulb or fixing a leaky faucet will do much to reduce your energy costs - or protect the environment.

But if every household practiced just a few simple conservation ideas like the 101 easy ways to save below, we could reduce energy consumption by a significant amount.

All it takes is a few minutes each month, and you'll notice a difference - and make a difference!      

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