Ocean Current Energy

By |2021-05-25T19:25:44+00:00March 14, 2011|Renewable Energy|

Once something of a minority interest, wind power has rapidly become a firmly established part of the mainstream alternative energy strategy in Britain and across the globe over the last decade. By contrast, the huge potential resource represented by ocean currents remains largely overlooked and under developed, with no commercial [...]

Coppiced Wood as an Energy Source

By |2021-05-25T19:25:44+00:00March 14, 2011|Renewable Energy|

There’s nothing new about burning wood for energy – nor about coppicing trees to produce it, for that matter – but over the last 50 years or so, ‘short rotation coppicing’ (SRC) has gone from a largely unknown rural activity, to forming an important part of the overall energy debate. [...]

Geothermal Energy Explained

By |2021-05-25T19:25:46+00:00November 10, 2008|Renewable Energy|

The further you go beneath the earth’s surface, the hotter it gets. The centre of the earth is composed of molten rock with temperatures of between four and six thousand degrees Celsius. Hot substances transfer thermal energy to colder substances, so heat travels from the centre of the earth where [...]

Wind Power as a Renewable Energy Source

By |2021-05-25T19:25:45+00:00November 10, 2008|Renewable Energy|

Two hundred years ago, wind power played an important role in the lives of ordinary people. The milling of grain was central to rural life and every community had a flour mill, often powered by wind. In fact, wind-powered flour mills have existed for more than a thousand years. They [...]

What is Renewable Energy?

By |2021-05-25T19:25:45+00:00November 10, 2008|Renewable Energy|

Renewable energy comes from energy sources that can be used without becoming depleted. In essence, it is energy from sources other than fossil fuels. Sometimes, the term ‘renewable energy’ is used to refer specifically to electricity that has been generated without burning fossil fuels. However, whilst it is true that [...]

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