Tag: Renewable Energy
Solar-powered plane soars across the Atlantic
Solar Impulse 2 has flown from New York to Spain in the latest leg of its historic trip around the world. It did not use a single drop of fuel. Will we soon see the end of fossil fuels?
Solar plane begins most dangerous flight yet
The fuel-free Solar Impulse 2 has begun the longest stretch of its historic journey around the world. Could sustainable air travel be the answer to climate change?
UK backs sea power with first tidal lagoon
Britain has unveiled plans to build the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant. Tidal power is set to someday provide 8% of UK energy. But will renewables will ever be efficient enough?
Wall of ice to stop Fukushima radiation leak
Radiation levels are spiking at a Japanese nuclear plant as deadly pollutants seep into the ocean, forcing the government to take desperate measures. Is nuclear energy worth the price?
Developed world finally learning to get by on less
Western consumption of food, water and manufactured goods has put humanity’s future at risk. The good news? There are signs that the long binge may finally be coming to an end.
New wind farms face stiffening gale of opposition
A fresh poll shows that the number of Britons who would ‘strongly oppose’ a new wind farm has tripled in the space of two years. The bitter debate has split the environmental movement.