Category: sustainaility

Marine energy research is possible thanks to EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre)

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All forms of marine energies (like tidal and wave power, marine current power, OTEC and osmotic power) are still in its infancy and need further development in order to gain competitivity and efficiency. Their potential in terms of amount of…

UN declares the Decade of Sustainable Energy for all from 2014 to 2024

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UN has declared unanimously the decade 2014 – 2024 as the “Decade for the Sustainable Energy for all” highlighting in this way the aspect of the sustainable energetic development for all the people of the world. UN reaffirms, with this…

Top 7 examples of renewable energy sources

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Renewable energy sources are those obtained from inexhaustible natural resources on a human scale. This can be caused either because the sources are limitless (the Sun, wind, etc.) or because the natural resource has the capacity to regenerate itself naturally…

Renewable energy cooperatives in Europe, successful examples

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There are hundreds of sustainable energy cooperative corporations in Europe, which produce, distribute and sell sustainable and renewable energy such as solar, thermal, geothermal and biomass energies as well as water, wind and tide powers among others.  The corporations exist…

4 most relevant tidal power generation methods

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Tidal power is a form of marine power. The power of the rise and fall of the sea level can be harnessed to generate electricity. There are only a few commercial tidal power plants operating in the world. The oldest one is located in La…

Where is tidal energy used?

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Tidal energy is a sustainable source of energy that has been used for many years worldwide. The principle of tidal energy is based on capturing the movement produced in the water by the tides. This is achieved by using turbines which…

DESERTEC, a sustainable initiative to provide clean energy

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DESERTEC is a foundation, established in January 2009, aimed to use the renewable and sustainable energy generated in deserts and arid regions worldwide in order to supply as many people and businesses as possible with renewable, clean energy. The deserts of the world offer…

Tidal Power in Scotland, an opportunity to harness sustainable energy

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Edinburgh and Oxford University professors have estimated that about 25% of Europe’s tidal energy resources are in Scotland’s coastal areas. These areas have the potential to generate vast quantities of tidal, wind and wave power. It has also been said that tidal…

Renewable energy share in the energy mix is rising

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According to a report performed by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), called ¨Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014¨ the share of sustainable energies in the energy mix is increasing every year despite of the reduction of investments, -14% in 2013 and -11%…

Energy storage promotes renewable energy sources

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European Union have founded a project that developes a energy storage system that will help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and will encourage and promote the use of renewable energy sources in any type of building or district. The project is called…