Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, said Tuesday that its alternative-energy strategy would focus more on biofuels than wind or solar energy but revealed that investments in the sector were still only a tiny fraction of its overall business.
"Wind energy can replace a large proportion of the polluting and finite fuels we currently rely on," claimed European Union (EU) Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs at the opening session of the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC) today.
The concept of delaying global warming by adding particles into the upper atmosphere to cool the climate could unintentionally reduce peak electricity generated by large solar power plants by as much as one-fifth, according to a new NOAA study.
A high-level scientific climate conference concluding in Copenhagen yesterday (12 March) delivered a tough message on the social and economic costs of failing to address climate change to world leaders expected to hammer a post-Kyoto global deal in December.
Royal Dutch Shell plc and Codexis, Inc. have expanded an agreement to develop better biocatalysts that could accelerate commercialization of next generation biofuels. Shell also increased its equity stake in Codexis and will take an additional seat on the company's board.
MIT has discovered an industrial fumigant that has 4,800x the potency of CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Even more interesting is that this fumigant came into widespread use in the campaign against the depletion of the ozone layer.
Using household waste to produce bioethanol can reduce landfill dramatically while producing heat and electricity, Mika Aho, managing director of leading Finnish bioethanol company St1 Biofuels, told EurActiv in an interview.
Over a third of country's energy demand met by wind power
Gales across North West Spain helped to deliver a new record for the country's wind energy industry last week when turbines at one point covered over 40 per cent of the country's energy needs.
Security of energy supplies, future of renewable energy and biofuels, how to bring the costs down. An interview with Latvian politician and diplomat Andris Piebalgs, curently serving as European Commissioner for Energy. The Economist named himwas named „Eurocrat of the Year” in January 2007.