30 Sep 2013

(BBC News 27.09.2013) – A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the “dominant cause” of global warming since the 1950s. The report by the UN’s climate panel details the physical evidence behind climate change. On the ground, in the air, in the oceans, global warming is “unequivocal”, it explained. It adds that […]

17 Sep 2013

In the idyllic southern Bavarian community of Wildpoldsried, 2,600 villagers are diligently playing their part in a bold experiment in German renewable energy generation, known as the Energiewende. The shift away from nuclear power and fossil fuels is Germany’s most complex undertaking since reunification two decades ago. But with consumers complaining of rising energy bills and industry warning of […]

04 Sep 2013

With urbanisation accelerating across the world, the global demand for energy is set to double by 2035.  Given the dwindling supply of fossil fuels, those countries which are abundant in renewable energy sources are finding themselves in a privileged position – particularly those rich with wind, hydro, or solar energy.  However, from being an often […]