Australian Solar Could Power Singapore Within a Decade

When the 720 km power cable from Norway to the UK made landfall two years ago it was hailed as the longest in the world. Now a Singaporean renewable energy company has plans for an undersea power line five times longer. Sun Cable plans to generate electricity using solar power …

Turning Beer into Fuel

It is commonly accepted that there is an urgent need for sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels for transportation to replace diesel and petrol. One of the most widely used sustainable alternatives to petrol world-wide is bioethanol — in the United States gasoline is typically sold as a blend with up …

China Raises Use of Geothermal Energy

China plans to raise the annual utilization of geothermal energy to 70 million tonnes of coal equivalent by 2020 as the country seeks to ease reliance on coal and curb pollution. The annual utilization of geothermal energy for heating purposes should reach 40 million tonnes of coal equivalent by 2020, …

UK Developer to Deliver 600MW Iranian Solar ‘Mega-Project’

A London-based firm is to become one of the largest players in Iran’s fledgling renewable energy market, under a deal that will see a 600MW solar project built in the Middle Eastern state. Renewables investor and developer Quercus will today ink an agreement with Iran’s Ministry of Energy, making the …

7th International conference on Energy and Sustainability

Energy and Sustainability 2017 will be held in Seville, Spain, from 20. to 22. September 2017. This is the 7th International Conference in a very successful series which started in the New Forest, UK, home of the Wessex Institute in 2007; followed by meetings in Bologna (2009); Alicante (2011); Budapest (2013); …

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant Approved for Australia

The South Australian state government has approved the construction of a 150-megawatt solar thermal power plant. The AU $650 million (US $510 million) structure will be built in Port Augusta and is slated for completion by 2020. It will be the largest such facility in the world once built. California-based …