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10 February 2006 - Pioneers look forward to solar future
Solar power finds a natural home in the Australian Outback, but can it ever become a major energy source elsewhere?. A stand-alone solar system is closer to a dollar (74 US cents) per kW/h.
BBC News Australia
10 February 2006 - Patagonia wind aids remote communities
Wind energy is the most widespread renewable energy source in Argentina - and Patagonia in particular has extraordinary potential due to its strong and constant winds.
BBC News Patagonia
1 Feb 2006 - Renewable energy close, says Bush
President Bush has said alternative fuels to compete with petrol could be produced within six years.
BBC News America
24 January 2006 - The rise, fall and rise of Brazil's biofuel
As oil prices continue to hover near the $70-a-barrel mark, amid fears that the world may soon run out of fossil fuels, car makers and politicians alike are desperate to come up with alternative ways to power the world's motor vehicles.
13 December 2005 - The highest tide in the world is harnessed
Canada's Bay of Fundy is now beginning to capture energy.
BBC News Canada
21 October 2005 - Koreans to build China wind farm
A South Korean company has begun work on China's first foreign-built wind power plant.
BBC News China
22 September 2005 - Cow dung and the climate
A model biogas project is creating a win-win situation for rural Nepalese, the industrialised world and the atmosphere.
BBC News Asia
7 September 2005 - Tall grasses set to power Europe
The fields of Europe could soon take on a shimmering silver colour as farmers grow giant grasses to try to mitigate the effects of global warming.
BBC News Europe
5 July 2005 - Eco car uses less energy than a light bulb
UK firm BOC designed the Ech2o which emits nothing more harmful than water
22 April 2005 - Kenya seeks its own power first
Geothermal power heats greenhouses in Kenya, but people generally are not yet benefiting. The main stumbling block is unpredictability of useful sites - boring could be expensive if it yields nothing.
BBC News Kenya
19 April 2005 - SA trade deal boosts green energy
A renewable energy trading scheme has been launched in South Africa to encourage businesses to switch to sustainable electricity sources.
BBC News World Africa
1 March 2005 - China looks to renewable power
China's government has passed a renewable energy law which is intended to increase production of energy from sustainable sources.
BBC News World Asia
25 February 2005 - Germany split over green energy
Germany's ambitious plan to phase out nuclear power by 2020 while also reducing its reliance on fossil fuels has made it a leader in efforts to fulfil the Kyoto protocol.
BBC News Europe
5 September 2004 - Solar plan for Indian computers
Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have drawn up a pilot project to use solar power to run computers in village schools.
BBC News India
29 March 2004 - Turbine power boost for Denmark
Wind power in Denmark will be boosted by 400 megawatts after the government said it will invest 4.5 billion kronor, ($750 m) on two new turbine parks.
BBC News Denmark
27 December 2003 - Epic trip for alternative car
A car that runs on just hydrogen and solar power has completed a journey through Australia - the first crossing of a continent for a car of this type.
BBC News Australia
17 November 2003 - Malaysia's solar power costs dear
For the inhabitants of this remote village on Malaysia's east coast, the price of joining the twenty-first century is dauntingly high.
27 October 2003 - Mini-grids solve South Asia power crisis
New "mini-grids" - small, community-owned electricity systems - are taking off in a massive way as South Asia seeks to tackle the problem of meeting the huge demand for power in the region.
BBC News South Asia
17 October 2003 - Solar power cooks medical waste
Cookers powered by the sun could be a cheap method for developing countries to dispose of hazardous medical waste.
29 September 2003 - Germany begins to turn against wind
Germany is the world's biggest producer of wind power. Its 14,000 generators account for a third of world output. But a wind of change may soon be blowing.
BBC News Germany
27 June 2003 - Best fuel source baa none?
New Zealand is a country with an awful lot of sheep. One by-product of the country's meat industry is thousands of tons of animal fats, or tallow, every year.
BBC News New Zealand
20 May 2003 - Solar power tracks flamingos
Scientists should soon know far more about the movements of one of Africa's most spectacular birds, the lesser flamingo.
BBC News Africa
19 May 2003 - Solar power brings World Service to Bamian in FM
Two years after the Taliban destroyed two huge Buddha statues in Bamian in central Afghanistan amid international furore, BBC World Service has erected a solar powered FM transmitter to bring BBC World Service to the predominantly Hazara population of the region.
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