Story from the BBC website: Australia in giant wind farm plan Plans to build Australia's largest wind farm have been announced by the German company Conergy. The project would involve installing about 500 turbines near the outback town of Broken … [Read more...] about Giant Wind Farm for New South Wales
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From Luke Walker: Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-Hours a Year From the lights out department - did you know that a cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor uses about 74 watts to display an all white web page, but only uses 59 watts to display an all … [Read more...] about Black Google Would Save Energy
Thanks to Luke Walker for alerting me to this: ABC News: Solar takes off with US power supply deal Extracts: Two of America's biggest power utilities have unveiled plans for a multi-billion-dollar expansion of solar power supply, backing the … [Read more...] about US Invests in Solar Power
"How do you think the unique fauna of the Daintree rainforest will fare against anthropogenic global warming?" The inquiry was put to me last night at the conclusion of a nocturnal wildlife spotting tour and such questions are becoming more … [Read more...] about The Ecological Impacts of Electricity in the Daintree
The former non-executive chairman of Shell UK has issued a stark warning about the world's oil supply at a conference in Ireland this week. Lord Oxburgh expects that global oil demand will outstrip supply within twenty years as production hits … [Read more...] about Former Non-Executive Chairman of SHELL: Global Oil Demand Will Outstrip Supply Within 20 Years
AUSTRALIA will have a blueprint for a near-zero-emission coal-fired power plant by the end of next year after drill tests proved the central Queensland coal and gas fields could safely store greenhouse gas underground. Read the rest of the article … [Read more...] about Clean Coal power plant for Queensland?