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New method to motivate students to reduce energy consumption
The research found that a combination of a real-time feedback system together with a human energy delegate in eight halls of residence resulted in a reduction of 37% in energy consumption when compared to normal consumption. View News Article (2014-09-30)

Powering Australia with waves
Wave energy is surging ahead as a viable source of renewable energy to generate electricity -- with Australia's southern margin identified by the World Energy Council as one of the world's most promising sites for wave-energy generation. View News Article (2010-08-17)

Renewable energy from farm waste

Call made for better metrics for energy savings
A Michigan State University professor says if the world is to make better decisions when it comes to developing new energy sources, it needs to have better methods of measuring progress toward its energy goals. Just how well are we doing at developing alternatives to fossil fuels? View News Article (2010-02-22)

There might be ways to exploit renewable energy and also allow for protecting biodiversity
Deployment of renewable energy is expanding all over the world. There is high competition between alternative land uses, and conflicts over limited land are likely to emerge between biodiversity conservation and expanded deployment of renewable energy.  View News Article (2015-10-30)

Renewable Energy Reviewed by Chemistry & Industry - Special Issue Considers the Future of Power
Coinciding with the UK government’s energy review, the latest issue of Chemistry & Industry magazine (18 February 2002) evaluates the current and future status of renewable energy. Wind, landfill gas, biomass, solar, wave energy and fuel cells are covered. View News Article (2002-02-14)

Earth Summit must address the "double bottom line": tackling poverty without costing the earth.
Governments meeting at the Earth Summit this month should agree to a global action plan to get clean energy to the third of humanity who currently lack access to modern energy, according to a paper released by ITDG today. Over two billion people in the developing world lack any access to electricity and up to three billion depend on traditional biomass (wood, charcoal and dung) to meet their... View News Article (2002-08-16)

Energy network launches international web survey
A European website designed to stimulate informed debate on future energy sources this week launches a multi-lingual survey to gauge public attitudes to, and knowledge of, crucial energy issues. The INTUSER website ( is a new on-line forum for both the general public and energy experts to communicate about energy issues - from nuclear power and global warming to alternative energy... View News Article (2002-12-04)

Pregnant women carrying boys need more energy
Pregnant women carrying boys have a 10% higher energy intake than those carrying girls, finds a study in this week’s BMJ. View News Article (2003-06-04)

Toward home-brewed electricity with 'personalized solar energy'
New scientific discoveries are moving society toward the era of "personalized solar energy," in which the focus of electricity production shifts from huge central generating stations to individuals in their own homes and communities. View News Article (2009-12-17)

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