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Renewables & efficiency - Jan 30

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Oslo to run buses powered by biomethane from human sewage

Andrea Shufflebotham, Guardian
"Flush hour"
It is available for free in huge quantities, is not owned by Saudi Arabia and it contributes minimally towards climate change. The latest green fuel might seem like the dream answer to climate crisis, but until recently raw sewage has been seen as a waste disposal problem rather than a power source. Now Norway's capital city is proving that its citizens can contribute to the city's green credentials without even realising it.
(28 January 2009)

ITER: Flagship fusion reactor could cost twice as much as budgeted

Ian Sample, The Guardian
The international project, which aims to produce cheap green power by recreating the conditions inside the sun, already absorbs half Britain's energy research budget
(29 January 2009)

Renewable energy in New Zealand
Marc Strassman, Etopia News
Charmaine Watts, Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) talks about the energy situation in her country and her group’s efforts to encourage the deployment of more renewable energy generation there, recorded between LA and the North Island of New Zealand on January 27/28, 2009
(28 January 2009)

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