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  • Small scale hydro schemes are replacing dirty kerosene lamps Badakhshan, despite parts having to be carried in by mulesSay the word 'Afghanistan', and you'll conjure up a number of associations in your listener's mind...
  • Collective decisions have been the key to saving a way of life in Brazil's rainforestIlha das Cinzas (Island of Cinders) lies between two powerful branches of the Amazon, about six hours by boat from Macapá, the capital...
  • The country expects renewables to contribute 35% electricity by 2020 – no matter what the costThe blazing blue skies that Germany baked under last weekend added a fresh gleam to the nation's renewable energy revolution:...
  • This Q&A is part of the Guardian's Ultimate climate change FAQ• See all questions and answers• Read about the projectElectricity generated from renewable sources such as wind, marine and solar helps to cut carbon emissions...
  • Green goods and services valued at £122bn and now employs almost one million people, government figures showRecord growth over the last year pushed the UK green goods and services market past the £122bn mark, according...
  • Iceland's volcanoes may power UK Thu, 12 Apr 12, 3:59am
    The energy minister is to visit Iceland in May to discuss connecting the UK to its abundant geothermal energyThe volcanoes of Iceland could soon be pumping low-carbon electricity into the UK under government-backed plans...
  • The prize money will be shared between two winners, who will develop the first wave and tidal devices to sit in array formationCompanies making devices that generate renewable energy from the ebb and flow of tides and waves...
  • Energy security, household bills and jobs are just three reasons why the government are right to back wind, says the industryIn a speech this week to the Institute of Civil Engineering, the Prime Minster, David Cameron, made...
  • New report from Energy and Climate Change Committee calls on government to establish long term goals for marine energyThe government will today be called on to increase its support for wave and tidal power in a new report...
  • Island split over natural gas pipeline and windfarm in move away from oil-based energy generationAs Puerto Rico seeks to lower soaring utility rates while simultaneously shifting toward cleaner energy sources, it faces grassroots...
  • This animation shows how Searaser produces electricity. As the ocean swell moves two buoys up and down, it pumps seawater through a pipe to an onshore turbine
  • South-west England to be named the UK's first marine energy parkThe south-west of England is to be named as the UK's first marine energy park.The announcement will be made today by climate change minister Greg Barker during...
  • Searaser device that pumps saltwater to an onshore generator has been tested in prototype and praised by ministersAn aquatic "bicycle pump" is set to take to the seas and turn wave power into clean electricity after being...
  • Ministers are expected to pass judgment on the most controversial dam ever proposed for the vast waterwayThe Mekong ministers responsible for southeast Asia's "Mother River" are expected to pass judgment on Thursday on the...
  • Mapledurham Estate is now home to the biggest Archimedes screw in the UKThe first hydropowered turbine to be built on the river Thames in recent times will be unveiled on Tuesday, taking over at the last working watermill...
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