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Please scroll down for lots of useful information. There are links to industry and environmental journals, relevant dates in the environmental and renewable energy calendar, current debates, a solar PV Feed-in Tariff calculator, green products websites, campaign groups and more. Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking out.

Friday, 27 November 2015

UK Chancellor criticised for cuts in the energy efficiency budget

George Osborne announces the introduction of cheaper energy efficiency programmes to replace the ECO on the same day that a huge leap in winter deaths is revealed.

Stanford University researchers develop invisible wires for improved solar efficiency

Current solar cell designs have a flaw in that the shiny metal on top of the cell reflects sunlight away from the semiconductor, but Stanford University scientists have now found a way to eliminate this problem.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Marine Protected Areas in Europe

My interview article for Fair Planet, featuring Johnny Reker from the Spatial and Environmental Planning Agency in Denmark, on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Europe:

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Solar powered bike path generating more energy than expected

A year ago, in November 2014, a consortium of companies and organisations in The Netherlands constructed a ‘solar cycle path’ called SolaRoad in Krommenie, in the province of North Holland. Thus far, some countries in the world have focused mostly on installing solar panels along the sides of roads or, in the case of one South Korean highway, over the top of a cycle path running between the two carriageways. Using solar panels for the surface of the road or cycle path itself is another thing altogether.

Or is it?

Energy & Environment Dates 2012

Solar PV Feed-in Tariff Calculator


This calculator is provided by Solar Guide, an online resource of professional solar PV and solar thermal installation companies.

Just one percent of land is all that is needed for solar to meet UK electricity demand

The Renewable Energy Centre

TheRenewableEnergyCentre - saving money, saving energy and saving the planet.

Camden County (USA) wastewater solar project

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project

AREVA Solar Salt Storage

EMEC wave test site Orkney

New Vestas low wind turbine

Los Alamos smart grid demonstration project

Renewable energy in Germany