Hydro-electric: accounted for 26 per cent of new renewable capacity in 2012

Developing countries are now investing almost as much as developed countries in renewable energy, with 46 per cent of the global total in 2012, accor(...)

Aidan Gillen speaks with Jorge Macias from Trócaire partner Fundacion Guillermo Toriello, who work to strengthen indigenous rights in Guatemala. Photograph: Jeannie O’Brien

I’m sitting with Juana Laj Ical outside her temporary dwelling a little off a bumpy road in the Polochic valley region of Guatemala. It’s baking hot a(...)

Miscanthus, or elephant grass, is one of a new generation of renewable crops that can be converted into renewable energy by being burned in biomass power stations. Photograph: Frank Miller

Proponents of one of Ireland's new energy crops have said the fledgling industry faces collapse due to Government inaction on introducing a feasibl(...)

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