Algeria Looks to the Sun

August 10, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

It’s a vision that has long enticed energy planners: solar panels stretching out over vast swaths of the Sahara desert, soaking up sun to generate clean, green power. Now Algeria, aware that its oil and gas riches will one day run dry, is gearing up to tap its sunshine on an industrial scale for itself … Read More

Blair Backs EU Renewable Targets

March 1, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair will complete a U-turn over green energy next week when he supports an ambitious 20 per cent mandatory target for renewables at an EU Summit. Blair is said to have overruled Alistair Darling, the Trade and Industry Minister, who wanted a voluntary agreement. France has also indicated it will drop … Read More

Chavez Urges Action on Climate

February 5, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

He may have built his political dynasty on the back of Venezuela’s petroleum wealth, but President Hugo Chavez has suddenly urged the world to cut back on oil use to fight climate change. He wants to use some oil revenues in a venture to manufacture solar panels and has begun doling out millions of energy-saving … Read More

The End of Oil in Africa?

November 27, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

As the oil price continues to rise, many African oil-importing countries are beginning to look at ways of lessening their dependence on the fuel. Whilst continuing high oil prices are good news for the 13 African countries which are net oil exporters, for the 42 oil-importing countries, higher prices are creating serious challenges.

Google Goes Green

October 24, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Google has announced it is installing the largest corporate solar installation in the U.S. The system, installed by EI Solutions on Google’s Mountain View, California, headquarters campus will have a total capacity of 1.6 megawatts — enough to supply 1,000 average California homes.