Posts for topic Energy

World’s first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

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Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.

The six lagoons – four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria – will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.

Global dip in renewable energy investment: positive?

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Recently, we have seen many solar farms built locally. This headline may however come as a surprise. The dip in investment may not indicate the expansion of renewable energy as this has still increased. It may instead reflect the lowering cost overall, which is really positive news. Read the article here, and make up your […]

The geopolitics of energy: Megadams

Level: Topic: Energy

China and India have their eye on the energy potential of the vast Brahmaputra river. Will a new wave of “megadams” bring power to the people – or put millions at risk? (BBC)