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
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
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
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 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.