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Saving Water With Wind Power

The power sector is the one of the world’s biggest consumers of water, but one source – wind power – uses very little water to produce electricity. All fossil fuels and nuclear need significant quantities of water to pump crude

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Call For Greater Nuclear Transparency in the EU

The European Union should establish a common framework for the safe management of radioactive waste and spent fuel, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has urged. The public must be positively engaged in proposals to determine the long term

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Industry Divided Over EU Initiatives to Meet Renewable Energy Targets

Renewable Energy World Europe, Europe’s leading renewable energy conference and exhibition, has announced that the industry remains divided as to whether the EU can achieve its 20-20-20 targets (generate 20% of its total energy from renewables by 2020). In a

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British Planning System is Delaying Power Projects

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is warning that plans to hand back powers to ministers to approve major infrastructure projects could lead to further delays in building vital energy schemes in the UK. The UK’s leading business group says

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Renewables Account for 62% of the New Electricity Generation Capacity Installed in the EU in 2009

Renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009, according to the ‘Renewable Energy Snapshots’ report, published recently by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). The share rose from

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