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Japan looking to ‘solar islands’ to replace shuttered nuclear plants

Jon Major, a research fellow at the University of Liverpool wrote in the Ecologist today: Two companies in Japan recently announced they are to begin building two large solar power islands that will float on reservoirs. This follows smartphone maker … Continue reading

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A must-read assesment of trends in energy production: “Solar power has won the global argument”

An article by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in the Vancouver Sun today paints a vivid picture of the future of solar energy: Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and … Continue reading

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UN official talks about advantages of solar over nuclear power

The Khaleej Times Online is running an essay tomorrow by Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary General and UN Environmental Programme Director. Steiner says:  A nuclear power plant can take 10-15 years to build, and a coal-fired power station around five … Continue reading

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