Wind power development stalled in Venezuela

Venezula could install as much as 1,600 MW of wind power generation by 2015-20, according to a key industry source that wished to remain nameless. He added that the country is making progress in pursuing three projects that could add as much as 300 MW in the next couple of years.

Spain and Portugal lead the way on renewable energy transformation

Rapid energy transformation at the national level is possible. Transformation is also necessary if we are to mitigate the impacts of climate change and peak oil. The kind of transformation we need in the U.S. has been demonstrated vividly by an increasing number of nations shifting rapidly to a renewable energy economy. Spain and Portugal are currently the most powerful examples of this transformation.

Social media site creating first global map of home solar installations

PV - Social media site creating first global map of home solar installations - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

Argentina looks to wind for the answer to its energy woes

In 2004, Argentina received a wake up call. The Latin American nation experienced a deep energy crisis as a result of a shortage in natural gas caused by the demand for energy skyrocketing and outstripping supply. Since then the country has made a conscious effort to diversify its energy sources, with wind power attracting particular attention.

Cow rumen enzymes for better biofuels

When it comes to breaking down plant matter and converting it to energy, the cow has it all figured out. Its digestive system allows it to eat more than 150 pounds of plant matter every day. Now researchers report that they have found dozens of previously unknown microbial enzymes in the bovine rumen -- the cow

Denmark, Finland and Belgium have best democracies, experts say

A new democracy barometer shows the development of the thirty best democracies in the world. Denmark, Finland and Belgium have the highest quality of democracy, whereas Great Britain, France, Poland, South Africa and Costa Rica the lowest. Moreover, the barometer shows no evidence of a crisis of democracy.

One tonne life: interview with project architect Gert Wingårdh on his energy efficient building (video)

Last week the One Tonne Life project began in Stockholm and TreeHugger was there to meet the key players in this fascinating low carbon lifestyle experiment. To recap, the Lindell family have moved

The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today’s technology, in 20-40 years

If someone told you there was a way you could save 2.5 million to 3 million lives a year and simultaneously halt global warming, reduce air and water