Renewable energy

China's growing pains call for birth of green revolution


China's industrial development is unsustainable because its people, resources and environment cannot cope. This assertion, published yesterday, was not the intellectual musing of a green pressure group. It was the conclusion of the State Environmental Protection Administration, a branch of Beijing's Communist government not known for rhetorical bombshells.

archived December 31, 1969

Research funds for renewable energy must rise -IEA

Marguerita Choy, Reuters

PARIS - Governments must spend more on research and development of renewable energy before such secure and clean power can make a real contribution, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday.

archived May 31, 2004

US: Biodiesel Boom Well-Timed

John Gartner, Wired News online

News item discussing expansion of biodiesel outlets & home-producers in USA, cost & running benefits.

archived May 31, 2004

Oil shock puts spotlight back on renewable energy -- but for how long?

Richard Ingham,

MIDDLE EAST CRISIS SPURS OIL PRICES... WORRIES DEEPEN OVER WORLD OIL RESERVES... WIND AND SUN: THE ENERGIES OF THE FUTURE. Sound familiar? Those are headlines from 1974, yet they might just as well have come from newspapers today.

archived May 30, 2004

Northern Spanish region leads way on renewable energy

AFP, TerraDaily

In just a decade, the northeastern Spanish region of Navarra has made a name for itself by leading Europe's charge towards increased use of renewable energy.

archived May 29, 2004

Douglas Westwood newsletter on peak oil

staff writer, Douglas Westwood

In our
the recent high prices are just a practice run. The following is
drawn from
our recent research reports.

archived May 20, 2004

Power Outage

Paul Roberts, LA Times

The U.S. is falling far behind its rivals in developing alternative energy

archived May 22, 2004