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Australia’s biggest smelter to launch massive wind and solar tender, says nuclear too costly

  2024-03-13 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

The biggest single energy consumer in Australia, the Tomago smelter, is about to launch a massive tender for wind and solar. It says nuclear is too expensive.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power | Nuclear Power | Renewable Energy | Australia


When wind turbine blades get old what's next?

  2024-03-12 in The BBC

As more wind farms are decommissioned ways need to be found to dispose of their tough turbine blades.

  Tagged under: Recycling | Wind Power


Offshore versus onshore: The underestimated impact of onshore wind and solar photovoltaics for the energy transition of the British Isles

  2024-03-11 (or before) in ietresearch.onlinelibrary.wiley.com

The total annualised system costs can decrease to 63 b€ and a levelised cost of electricity of 40 €/MWh if onshore wind and solar photovoltaics are allowed to be built to a higher extend. High levels of electrification and sector coupling are the main reasons for decreasing primary energy demand. The multiple risks of nuclear technology can be avoided if dedicated action towards 100% renewable energy is taken.

  Tagged under: UK | Nuclear Power | Wind Power | Solar Energy | Renewable Energy


Bank of Ireland to help fund Scottish wind farm

  2024-03-11 in The Irish Times

Lender providing €65.9m towards Moray West development

  Tagged under: Ireland | UK | Wind Power


UK government must kick-start the construction of large-scale electricity storage or fail to meet legal binding net zero targets by 2050, warns Royal Society report | Royal Society

  2024-03-11 (or before) in The Royal Society

‘Large-scale electricity storage’ report examines a wide variety of ways to store surplus wind and solar generated electricity which will be needed when Great Britain’s supply is dominated by volatile wind and solar power.

  Tagged under: Batteries | Energy Storage | UK | Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


World’s largest sand battery set to slash emissions in Finnish town

  2024-03-10 (or before) in Euronews

The battery will be able to store a week’s heat demand in winter - how does it work?

  Tagged under: Europe | Energy Storage | Batteries | Wind Power


Fish To Frolic Among Floating Offshore Wind Turbines - CleanTechnica

  2024-03-08 by in Cleantech News — #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

A new offshore wind farm will host an aquaculture pilot project, featuring Hexicon's unique two-headed floating turbines.

  Tagged under: Farming | Wind Power | Fish


UK’s green power industry receives surprise £10bn pledge

  2024-03-07 in The Guardian

Potential investment by NatPower would create largest portfolio of battery storage projects in Britain

  Tagged under: UK | Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Government confirms £1bn budget for clean power auction, but fears grow over offshore wind target

  2024-03-06 in Business Green

Experts warn next auction round likely to leave the UK badly off track to meet its target of 50GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2030

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Energy | UK Politics | Wind Power


Wind and solar projects gathering pace, despite Coalition campaign

  2024-03-03 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Despite all the doom and gloom, the wind and solar currently under construction makes it certain we will be over 50% renewable by mid 2026 at the latest and probably by late 2025.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Solar Energy | Renewable Energy | Australia


Biggest offshore wind farm in world scraps green hydrogen proposal

  2024-03-03 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Developers had been exploring hydrogen and grid sales in tandem, but decided on the latter after winning a grid connection.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Australia to seek 10 GW of wind and solar this year in biggest ever tenders

  2024-03-01 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Australia will seek 10 gigawatts of new wind and solar capacity this year, along with 3 GW of dispatchable capacity, as it races to meet its ambitious renewables target.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Spanish Power Is Almost Free with Renewables Set for Record - Bloomberg

  2024-02-29 in Bloomberg

Electricity prices in Spain slumped to almost nothing as the nation’s wind and solar parks are churning out more power than ever.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Spain | Wind Power


Study: Community wind farms could slash household heating bills by a quarter

  2024-02-28 in Business Green

Research outlines myriad benefits of pairing community energy projects with a local roll out of heat pump technologies

  Tagged under: Wind Power


This Is No Time to Delay Offshore Wind Projects - ecoRI News

  2024-02-17 by in ecoRI - Rhode Island

Although opponents of offshore wind have a few valid concerns, you need to ask yourself why they rely so heavily on creating a fog of distortions and disinformation.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Power struggle: fears for UK energy generation as green projects delayed

  2024-02-16 in The Guardian

Path to relying solely on green power appears long as series of problems collides with reality of keeping the lights on

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


Floating solar plans upsized in push to squeeze them between giant offshore wind turbines

  2024-02-15 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Group of 16 EU organisations partner to scale up floating offshore solar technology to 150MW so it can be more easily installed within existing and new offshore wind farms.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


Windmills are Killing Our Donuts! And It’s All Biden’s Fault! - Legal Planet

  2024-01-22 by Dan Farber in Legal Planet - Environmental Law and Policy

Donald Trump has been talking a lot about donuts lately. Donuts, it seems, are threatened by renewable energy and depend on fossil fuels. Maybe because he’s heard that they’re cooked in oil? Trump’s knowledge of cooking is likely pretty minimal, given that it’s unlikely he’s ever been inside a kitchen. And windmills are terrible, just … Continue reading "Windmills are Killing Our Donuts! And It’s All Biden’s Fault!"

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


MAN Energy installs world’s largest seawater CO2 heat pump in Denmark – pv magazine International

  2024-01-17 (or before) in pv magazine International

Germany's MAN Energy Solutions has supplied two 50 MW seawater heat pumps for district heating at the port of Esbjerg, Denmark. They use CO2 as a refrigerant and will be powered by nearby wind farms. The project will start producing 350,000 MWh of heat per year in the fall.

  Tagged under: Denmark | Wind Power | Heat Pumps


Turning Wasted Wind into Clean Hydrogen - Policy Exchange

  2024-01-17 (or before) in Policy Exchange - An Examination of Gender and Safeguarding in Schools

Download Publication Online Reader A new report from Policy Exchange details the growing fiscal and economic opportunity cost of the growing power grid congestion holding back the UK’s world-class wind fleet In the absence of sufficient transmission capacity, the UK is losing one billion pounds a year because of system constraints. By the time planned solutions are implemented next decade, the cost of curtailment will have increased to an annual […]

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity Grid


'Turn wasted wind power into green hydrogen and save UK billions': study

  2024-01-16 in Recharge | Latest renewable energy news

Government must incentivise generators to use excess energy for ‘positive purposes’ rather than collecting curtailment payments, says report

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Wind Power


Wind turbines are friendlier to birds than oil-and-gas drilling

  2024-01-15 (or before) in The Economist Magazine

Contrary to what opponents of wind farms fear

  Tagged under: Wind Power


UK and Denmark turn on 'world’s longest land and subsea interconnector'

  2023-12-29 in Recharge | Latest renewable energy news

Viking Link aims to connect wind producers to bigger markets

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Wasted wind power adds £40 to household energy bills, says think tank

  2023-12-19 in The BBC

When it is very windy the grid cannot handle the extra power generated, says Carbon Tracker.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity Grid


Anti-Offshore Wind Network | CDL

  2023-12-12 (or before) in CDL

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Giant batteries drain economics of gas power plants

  2023-11-21 in Yahoo

Giant batteries that ensure stable power supply by offsetting intermittent renewable supplies are becoming cheap enough to make developers abandon scores of projects for gas-fired generation world-wide. The long-term economics of gas-fired plants, used in Europe and some parts of the United States primarily to compensate for the intermittent nature of wind and solar power, are changing quickly, according to Reuters' interviews with more than a dozen power plant developers, project finance bankers, analysts and consultants. They said some battery operators are already supplying back-up power to grids at a price competitive with...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Economics | Wind Power | Electricity Grid | Finance


Is crisis at Siemens Energy symptom of a wider wind power problem?

  2023-10-27 in The Guardian

Rising construction and financing costs are likely to require fresh policies from the UK and US

  Tagged under: Wind Power


South Australia takes another bold leap into deep green energy future

  2023-10-24 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

South Australia is leading the world on the integration of wind and solar. Now, it’s about to take an even bolder leap into a deep green energy future through its hydrogen jobs plan.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Fossil Fuel Power Plants Kill 35x More Birds Than Wind Turbines

  2023-10-12 by in Distilled - Michael Thomas

One of the most effective ways to protect birds is to transition away from fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Dogger Bank: World's largest offshore wind farm starts exporting power

  2023-10-10 in Business Green

Giant North Sea offshore wind farm reaches major milestone on path to delivering clean power for six million homes a year

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Wind Power


Report claiming net zero will cost UK trillions retracted due to ‘factual errors’

  2023-10-02 in The Guardian

Rightwing thinktank Civitas mistakenly cost onshore wind power 10,000 times higher than reality and claimed bill would be £4.5tn

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Net Zero


Iowa Was a Wind Energy Leader—Then Memes Slowed Its Clean Energy Transition

  2023-09-27 (or before) by in Distilled - Michael Thomas

After years of growth, Iowa’s wind industry is facing local opposition fueled by misinformation.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Disinformation and Misinformation


'A question of ambition': Wind and solar could meet Britain's energy demand in 2050, study finds

  2023-09-26 in Business Green

Britain's wind and solar resources are more than sufficient to meet all its energy needs, accroding to policy briefing prepared by researchers at the University of Oxford

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


Green light for giant North Wales offshore wind farm

  2023-09-21 (or before) in constructionenquirer.com

Awel y Môr wind farm is the biggest renewable investment in Wales for a decade

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Today Hinkley C contract would cost £180 per MWh

  2023-09-12 (or before) by in Energy Revolutions by David Toke | Substack

- around 3xs the cost of offshore wind!

  Tagged under: Wind Power


'Complacency and incompetence': Government slammed as clean energy auction results in no new offshore wind farms

  2023-09-08 in Business Green

CfD auction delivers just 3.7GW of new capacity as offshore wind developers refuse to bid, sparking warnings UK is now badly off track to meet its clean energy goals

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Net Zero


UK offshore wind auction set to flop - BBC News

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

An auction to develop a raft of new offshore wind projects is expected to draw little interest.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


20,000 Communities Demand Local Wind Turbines

  2023-09-07 by in Cleantech News — #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

Octopus Energy has assembled an army of 20,000 communities clamoring for local wind turbines and cheap electricity.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity


'Extremely disappointing': Few, if any, offshore wind bids expected in latest clean power contracts auction

  2023-09-07 in Business Green

Fifth round of the government's Contracts for Difference scheme looks set to have attracted minimal interest from offshore wind developers, as industry continues to wrestle with soaring inflation

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


A suspense(ful) day for wind and fire

  2023-09-02 (or before) in Politico

We've got a deal on how the state will buy offshore wind power.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | California


Grid operator plans €16 billion link from offshore wind parks to industry hub

  2023-08-28 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

German grid operator unveils plans to underground power lines to bring electricity from wind turbines in the North Sea to consumers in the power-hungry west.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Wind farms dry surface soil in temporal and spatial variation

  2023-08-27 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Wind farms have been proved to have potential impact on the ecology. As an important ecological factor, soil moisture has a great impact on the ecosys…

  Tagged under: Wind Power


US ignored own scientists' warning in backing Atlantic wind farm

  2023-08-23 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

U.S. government scientists warned federal regulators the South Fork offshore wind farm near the Rhode Island coast threatened the Southern New England Cod, a species so venerated in the region a wooden carving of it hangs in the Massachusetts state house.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Wind-powered shipping technology sets sail for Cargill trial

  2023-08-21 in Business Green

Collaboration between Cargill, BAR Technologies, Mitsubishi Corporation, and Yara Marine Technologies promises to slash fuel use by cargo vessels

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Pioneering wind-powered cargo ship sets sail - BBC News

  2023-08-21 (or before) in BBC

Inventors hope maiden voyage will help usher in new era of greener shipping.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Emergence of Large-Scale Hydrodynamic Structures Due to Atmospheric Offshore Wind Farm Wakes

  2023-08-21 (or before) in Frontiers

The potential impact of offshore wind farms through decreasing sea surface wind speed on the shear forcing and its consequences for the ocean dynamics are investigated. Based on the unstructured-grid model SCHISM, we present a new cross-scale hydrodynamic model setup for the southern North Sea, which enables high-resolution analysis of offshore wind farms in the marine environment. We introduce an observational-based empirical approach to parameterize the atmospheric wakes in a hydrodynamic model and simulate the seasonal cycle of the summer stratification in consideration of the recent state of wind farm development in the sout...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


'Power-ups': Octopus and UKPN to offer free electricity during spikes in renewables generation

  2023-08-10 in Business Green

Octopus Energy and UK Power Networks to provide free green electricity to local grids at times of high wind and solar generation

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity | Electricity Grid


UK offshore wind at ‘tipping point’ as funding crisis threatens industry

  2023-08-05 in The Guardian

Industry figures warn climate crisis goals cannot be met unless government pumps more money into renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Tipping Points


The UK has lost its net zero leadership – so why are we still stalling on proven technologies like onshore wind?

  2023-07-31 (or before) in thriverenewables.co.uk

Following a recent report from the Climate Change Committee, we give our thoughts on the state of the energy transition in the UK, including the government’s consultation into ‘community engagement’ around onshore wind.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Net Zero | Wind Power


Wind and solar eat fossil fuels in Europe and US, but it’s a slow burn in Australia

  2023-07-10 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

The pace of change in some of the world’s biggest grids is accelerating, but in Australia the transition is facing problems for governments and agencies.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


UK Paid to Boost Coal Provision While Ordering Wind Output Cut - Bloomberg

  2023-07-06 (or before) in Bloomberg

The UK ordered one of the country’s biggest wind farms to cut output over the weekend even as the grid paid a coal plant to help maintain supply security.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Sunak U-turn on wind farms in England draws wrath of green Tories

  2023-07-02 in The Guardian

Prime minister under fire as government backtracks on plan for more onshore turbines to keep voters on side

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Rishi Sunak | Wind Power


Generic Air‐Gen Effect in Nanoporous Materials for Sustainable Energy Harvesting from Air Humidity

  2023-07-02 (or before) in Wiley Online Library

Abstract Air humidity is a vast, sustainable reservoir of energy that, unlike solar and wind, is continuously available. However, previously described technologies for harvesting energy from air hu...

  Tagged under: Wind Power


South Australia hopes to be “hydrogen superpower” with 118GW of wind and solar

  2023-06-29 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

South Australia sets sights on becoming hydrogen superpower, with more than 110GW of wind and solar, nearly 40 times its current capacity.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Hydrogen | Wind Power


The world's tallest wooden wind turbine tower is nearly complete

  2023-06-27 by in Electrek

Swedish startup Modvion is building the world's tallest wooden wind turbine tower for an energy company in Sweden.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


New windfarm could be used to power North Sea oilfield

  2023-06-24 in The Guardian

Electricity generated on Shetland could be used to fuel the proposed Rosebank field, instead of homes

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels | Electricity


Householders to receive money off bills for going green under Labour plans

  2023-06-17 in The Guardian

As set out by Ed Miliband, GB Energy’s renewable energy projects will create jobs, tackle energy bills and directly benefit local people

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Big batteries storm the fossil fuel citadels, and spell the end for coal and gas

  2023-06-15 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Big batteries were first built next to wind and solar farms. Now they are found within massive coal and gas compounds, eating the fossil fuel industry from the inside out.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


World's Largest Operating Offshore Wind Farm Stands Complete

  2023-06-13 by in offshorewind.biz

The last wind turbine has been installed at the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm offshore the Netherlands, the largest offshore wind farm in operation.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


'Glastonbury's biggest fan': Octopus Energy debuts 'try before you buy' wind turbine

  2023-06-13 in Business Green

Twenty-eight metre tall turbine erected at Festival site to provide clean power to food vendors and demonstrate speed with which onshore renewables can be deployed

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


US-made wind and solar components are now cheaper than imports

  2023-06-12 by in Electrek

For the first time in US history, US-made wind and solar components are cheaper than imports, according to a new study.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


'Myths around floating wind power don't help anyone – it's time to debunk them'

  2023-06-09 in Recharge | Latest renewable energy news

Misconceptions around pivotal technology include competition with bottom-fixed and standardisation, writes Andy Strowbridge

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Renewable Energy Grid Survey points to 66 GW development pipeline in South Africa

  2023-06-06 (or before) by in Engineering News|Real-Economy News

A new survey of South Africa’s renewable-energy development pipeline, and its potential implications  for grid planning and investment, reveals that there is currently a 66 GW pipeline of wind and solar projects in South Africa and that a number of these projects are envisaged to be coupled with battery storage. The pipeline also includes some 2 GW of gas-to-power. The ‘Renewable Energy Grid Survey’, which has been compiled by Eskom in collaboration with the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) indicates that about 18.3 GW is at an a...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Africa | Wind Power | Electricity Grid


Government says renewables 'cannot ensure security of supply' - we tell them they are wrong! - 100% Renewable UK

  2023-06-06 by in 100% Renewable UK

In an answer to a Parliamentary Question posed by Caroline Lucas MP the Government has said that the reason it has not modeled a ‘renewable only scenario  (e.g. wind, solar, and tidal) as this cannot ensure security of supply’. This arrogant dismissal of the possibilities for 100 percent renewables is contrary to an increasing number … Continue reading "Government says renewables ‘cannot ensure security of supply’ – we tell them they are wrong!"

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


Wind and solar romp across the globe

  2023-06-03 (or before) in Politico

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


Global wind turbine orders surge to record in first quarter, led by China

  2023-05-31 by in The National News UK

Orders reached an estimated $15.2bn, up $3bn from a year earlier, Wood Mackenzie says

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Grid bottlenecks delay transition to clean energy | Financial Times

  2023-05-30 in Financial Times

Connecting wind and solar farms to tomorrow’s electricity-hungry customers will require huge investment

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Wind and solar energy saved Texans $11 billion in 2022 – pv magazine USA

  2023-05-12 in pv magazine USA – Solar Energy Markets and Technology

A recent analysis reveals that amid the abnormally high-priced natural gas market in 2022, wholesale electricity rate savings from wind and solar surged nearly 300% from previous years to exceed $11 billion, totalling $31.5 billion in energy savings since 2010.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Wind Power


Wind turbines are UK’s biggest electricity source for first time

  2023-05-11 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Wind farms were the biggest source of electricity in Britain for the first time in the first three months of this year, after hundreds of new turbines started s

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity


Lack of floating wind ports a ‘national disgrace’ says Offshore Wind Champion

  2023-05-11 by in Energy Voice

The government’s Offshore Wind Champion said it was a "national disgrace" that maintenance work on the UK’s flagship floating wind project off Aberdeen

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Green hydrogen versus direct renewables – best and worst ways to use wind and solar

  2023-05-08 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

The there are good ways to use wind and solar and bad ways. And much of it comes down to where green hydrogen is applied.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Hydrogen | Wind Power


Tesla says global energy demand will be cut in half by switch to EVs and renewables

  2023-04-26 by in The Driven - Australian EV News

Tesla says transition to EVs, battery storage, wind and solar will slash energy consumption needs by half compared to inefficient fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electric Cars | EVs | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Tesla


Australian renewables pioneer PacHydro rebrands, sees big demand for wind and solar

  2023-04-26 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Pacific Hydro rebrands in bid to reposition as Australia’s leading renewables-only generator – and unveils plans including a new retail arm.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


Britain joins wind power plan for turbine islands in North Sea

  2023-04-24 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Britain and other European countries will launch a wind-power revolution today with a pledged tenfold increase in electricity generation by 2050 from massive

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity


Two massive gravity batteries are nearing completion in the US and China

  2023-04-24 in Interesting Engineering

Gravity batteries help to solve the unpredictability element when it comes to energy sources like solar and wind.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


G7 pushes for an extra terawatt of solar, but falls short on coal phaseout and gas

  2023-04-17 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

G7 agree to a big increase in offshore wind and solar capacity, but fall short of coal and gas phaseouts as Japan holds out for fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels | Japan | Wind Power


Rooftop system with PV panels, mini wind turbines in the Netherlands – pv magazine International

  2023-04-10 (or before) in pv magazine International

Ibis Power has developed a rooftop system that combines solar with wind turbines designed for medium-sized structures and high-rise buildings. It claims its PowerNEST system can produce six to 10 times more energy than standalone rooftop solar. The company has already installed five projects in the Netherlands.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


Türkiye foresees $1.5B investment in renewable-based storage projects

  2023-04-09 by in dailysabah.com

Türkiye has completed the first pre-licensing process after receiving record applications for the installation of solar and wind-based electricity storage...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity


Windfarm developers hopeful over quay use - The Orcadian Online

  2023-04-09 by in Home - The Orcadian Online

The developers behind a floating windfarm of potentially up to 60 turbines have offered an insight into their vision for the future as they begin the first steps of engaging with the Orkney community. The recently-named Ayre of Orkney Wind Farm off the coast of Deerness is set to hold between 50 and 60 floating […]

  Tagged under: Wind Power


EcoClipper | Emission Free Shipping and Travel

  2023-04-07 (or before) in Home - EcoClipper

Emission free Shipping and Travel propelled by the power of the wind, sustainable, innovative and profitable investment possibilities.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


On the History and Future of 100% Renewable Energy Systems Research

  2023-04-06 (or before) in ieeexplore.ieee.org

Research on 100% renewable energy systems is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was initiated in the mid-1970s, catalyzed by skyrocketing oil prices. Since the mid-2000s, it has quickly evolved into a prominent research field encompassing an expansive and growing number of research groups and organizations across the world. The main conclusion of most of these studies is that 100% renewables is feasible worldwide at low cost. Advanced concepts and methods now enable the field to chart realistic as well as cost- or resource-optimized and efficient transition pathways to a future without the use of fossil fuels. Such proposed path...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Hydrogen | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice | Electricity Grid


The untapped power of ocean winds – why New Zealand is looking offshore for future renewable energy

  2023-04-06 by in The Conversation

Building offshore wind farms is complex and expensive. But with plenty of wind coming in from the sea, New Zealand could harness the renewable resource as it aims to decarbonise the energy sector.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Oceans | Wind Power


UK grid: March sees record-breaking 83% zero-carbon electricity - Energy Live News

  2023-04-06 by in Energy Live News

In March, almost half of the UK's electricity was generated by renewables, with wind power delivering a new record and coal accounting for just 0.5% of generation

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Wind Power | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Britain passes the buck on wind power

  2023-04-05 by in Energy Monitor

The UK government says it has ended its moratorium on onshore wind power in England. But devolving decisions to local level may not help.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


'Call us crazy, but we’re betting on a big future for small renewable energy players – even in offshore wind'

  2023-04-05 in Recharge | Latest renewable energy news

OPINION | Nimble early movers still have a crucial role to play in project development and should get the rewards they deserve, writes Jérôme Guillet

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Load shifting and energy spills: Secrets to smarter grid dominated by wind and solar

  2023-04-04 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Major new report points to role smart management of energy and demand in the rapid shift to renewables, particularly while storage plays catch-up.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity Grid


China on track to triple its terawatt-scale wind and solar target

  2023-04-04 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Goldman Sachs report forecasts combined capacity from China solar and wind will far outstrip the government’s current 2030 target of 1.2TWh.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


Boris Johnson’s climate adviser backs Labour’s energy security strategy

  2023-03-27 in The Guardian

Exclusive: No 10 adviser Sam Richards lends support to drive for energy independence and planning reform

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


Deep-sea mining for rare metals will destroy ecosystems, say scientists

  2023-03-26 in The Guardian

Businesses want to trawl for nickel, manganese and cobalt to build electric cars and windfarms

  Tagged under: Oceans | Cobalt | Wind Power | Electric Cars | Cars


Budget does little to meet UK’s net zero carbon goals, say campaigners

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Chancellor silent on home insulation, oil and gas windfall tax, and onshore windfarms – but freezes fuel duty

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Wind Power | Insulation | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Clean energy is cheaper than coal across the whole US, study finds

  2023-03-14 (or before) in Canary Media

Almost every coal-fired power plant in the country could be cost-effectively replaced by local solar or wind and batteries, according to a groundbreaking new analysis.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


An abuse of power workers

  2023-03-12 (or before) in The Ecologist

The energy industry is making record profits - but workers on offshore wind farms are being paid pennies and cannot afford to heat their own homes.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


One State Generates Much, Much More Renewable Energy Than Any Other—and It’s Not California - Inside Climate News

  2023-03-09 by in Inside Climate News

A new batch of data about the country’s electricity generation shows the increasing dominance of one state as the clean energy leader. No, it’s not California. It’s Texas. This isn’t new. Texas has produced more gigawatt-hours of electricity from renewable sources than any other state for several years running, thanks largely to wind energy. Now, […]

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Texas | Electricity | California | Wind Power


How this country became a climate villain

  2023-03-03 (or before) in YouTube

Australia doesn't make sense. It's being scorched by fires and drowned by floods. It has the sun, wind, water, land, minerals and money to clean up its econo...

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Minerals | Climate Change | Wind Power


Rising costs ‘could block’ Hornsea Three

  2023-03-03 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

An £8 billion project to build the world’s biggest offshore wind farm in British waters will be shelved within months unless the government offers tax breaks to offset soaring costs, its developer has warned.Orsted, the Danish renewable energy company, said that sharp rises in construction and finan

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


The U.S. Has Billions for Wind and Solar Projects. Good Luck Plugging Them In.

  2023-02-23 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity Grid


China now has enough wind and solar to power every home

  2023-02-17 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

China installed 125GW of new wind and solar capacity in 2022, and now generates enough wind and solar to meet demands of every home, but not industry.

  Tagged under: China | Solar Energy | Wind Power


Across the country, a big backlash to new renewables is mounting - Idaho Capital Sun

  2023-02-16 in idahocapitalsun.com

Renewable energy development for wind and solar power has drawn opposition that has lead to bans, moratoriums and restrictions across U.S.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


French nuclear giant EDF buys massive Australian floating offshore wind project

  2023-02-15 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

French nuclear energy giant EDF buys massive floating offshore wind project in Australia that it plans to build in stages.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Wind Power | France


England built 2 onshore wind turbines in 2022. We asked experts why

  2023-02-12 (or before) in Euronews

A former UK Prime Minister's decision has stalled the installation of onshore wind turbines in England.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Wind and solar output set landmark new milestone in Australia’s rapidly changing grid

  2023-02-12 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Renewables output breaks above 20GW in Australia’s main grid for first time, while output of wind and solar jumps 900MW to new record.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


The fossil fuel industry’s deceptive campaign to kill offshore wind

  2023-02-10 (or before) by in HEATED | Emily Atkin | Substack

A climate denial group is trying to turn public opinion against clean energy by disguising their agenda as pro-environment.

  Tagged under: Public Opinion | Wind Power


Wind energy is not sustainable when balanced by fossil energy

  2023-02-08 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all is one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Some countries have theref…

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Who Needs Transmission Wires Anyway? — Episode 175 of Local Energy Rules – Institute for Local Self-Reliance

  2023-01-19 in Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Dan Juhl develops integrated clean energy projects that combine solar, wind, and/or battery storage. He shares how commercial-scale, hybrid solar and wind systems are a “real match” that can circumvent transmission system concerns.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


UK needs 'onshore wind and solar revolution': MP Skidmore's net zero study

  2023-01-13 in Recharge | Latest renewable energy news

Nation needs to set goals and roadmap for key onshore renewables like those seen in offshore sector, says former energy minister

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Net Zero | Wind Power


Equinor marks operational landmark at Hywind Scotland wind farm

  2023-01-10 (or before) in StackPath

Equinor has commemorated five years of operation of Hywind Scotland in the UK North Sea.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Fueling Resistance

  2022-12-14 (or before) in MIT

In Fueling Resistance, Kate Neville dissects the processes, and political economy framework, of resistance to two different alternative fuel projects in two distinct and disparate locations. The comparison centers on resistance to a biofuel project in Kenya and a fracking project in the Yukon territory of Canada. The unwritten premise is that these two energy projects, and the subsequent resistance to them, may not have obvious similarities given their distinct characteristics and locations but in fact have several elements in common. Neville outlines how these cases can be viewed as similar and concludes that understanding the ...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Colonialism | Rivers | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Health | Climate Justice | Food Production and Consumption | Finance


MPs campaigning against onshore wind thought ‘less of’ by voters –…

  2022-11-24 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Informed debate on energy and climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Wind Power


'Like a hostage negotiation': Indiana bill on renewable energy standards dies after pushback

  2022-11-23 (or before) in indystar.com

An Indiana bill that would have established statewide standards for wind and solar projects died on the Senate floor over concerns about local control

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | US Politics | Wind Power


Fossil fuel industry dupes media, quietly funds non-profits to block renewable energy

  2022-11-16 (or before) by in Popular Information | Judd Legum | Substack

Shortly after he took office, President Biden announced a goal of building 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, enough clean energy to power 10 million homes. For the administration, the offshore wind target was a part of a larger strategy of reducing carbon pollution and putting the country on track for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But, like many clean energy plans, this one was met with immediate resistance.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero | Wind Power


World’s ‘most potent greenhouse gas’ escaped during work on UK windfarm

  2022-11-08 in The Guardian

More than 80 staff at £3bn Seagreen project, 27 km off Scotland’s Angus coastline, were forced to evacuate

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Wind Power


Biodiversity impacts associated to offshore wind power projects

  2022-11-02 (or before) in IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

The available scientific literature agrees on the key impacts of offshore wind: i) risk of collision mortality; ii) displacement due to disturbance (including noise impacts); iii) barrier effects (also including noise impacts); iv habitat loss; and v) indirect ecosystem-level effects. There is still much to understand on these five key impacts – but it is clear that that they must be considered carefully in all stages of offshore wind farm planning and development. The broad approach to undertaking an impact assessment for onshore wind energy is often equally relevant to offshore wind projects.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


WINDExchange: Wind Energy Projects and Safety

  2022-11-02 (or before) in windexchange.energy.gov

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Emissions Gap Report 2022

  2022-10-28 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

As growing climate change impacts are experienced across the globe, the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall is unambiguous. Yet the Emissions Gap Report (EGR) 2022: The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies finds that the international community is falling far short of the Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place. Only an urgent system-wide transformation can avoid climate disaster.  

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Wind Power


Carbon emissions from energy to peak in 2025 in ‘historic turning point’, says IEA

  2022-10-27 in The Guardian

International Energy Agency says Ukraine invasion boosted state spending on clean energy and ‘will accelerate transition to renewables’

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Russia


POLITICO Pro

  2022-10-22 (or before) in Politico PRO

Emissions associated with energy use are on track to increase 1 percent this year, according to the International Energy Agency. That's far less than what many observers projected months ago.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


Mapping cumulative pressures on the grazing lands of northern Fennoscandia - Scientific Reports

  2022-10-03 (or before) in Nature

Traditional grazing areas in Europe have declined substantially over the last century. Specifically, in northern Fennoscandia, the grazing land is disturbed by cumulative land-use pressures. Here we analysed the configuration of the grazing land for reindeer and sheep in northern Fennoscandia in relation to the concurrent land-use pressures from tourism, road and railway networks, forestry, industrial and wind energy facilities, together with predator presence and climate change. Our results show that 85% of the region is affected by at least one land-use pressure and 60% is affected by multiple land-use pressures, co-occurring ...

  Tagged under: Land Use | Climate Change | Trees | Wind Power


Three Myths About Renewable Energy and the Grid, Debunked

  2022-09-03 (or before) in Yale E360

Renewable energy skeptics argue that because of their variability, wind and solar cannot be the foundation of a dependable electricity grid. But the expansion of renewables and new methods of energy management and storage can lead to a grid that is reliable and clean.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


U.S. Needs A Lot More Land to Go Green by 2050

  2022-08-31 (or before) in Bloomberg

We may need 250 million acres for wind farms alone.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Land Use | Wind Power | Electricity Grid


Factory to build subsea cable from Sahara to Devon approved

  2022-08-26 (or before) in constructionenquirer.com

Ambitious £17bn Morocco-UK solar/wind power project will power 7m UK homes by 2030

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power


Revealed: BP’s ‘greenwashing’ social media ads as anger over fuel costs rose

  2022-08-06 in The Guardian

Oil company spent £800,000 on social media influence ads after Labour proposed windfall tax

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Wind Power


US energy secretary says switch to wind and solar “could be greatest peace plan of all”

  2022-07-12 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

“No country has ever been held hostage to access to the sun.” US energy secretary says switch to renewables could be world’s best peace plan.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


Winderful - Wind energy is currently producing 1,250 MW.

  2022-07-05 (or before) in Winderful - Wind energy is currently producing 1,250 MW.

That's enough to power 60,009,602 freezers.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


RenewableUK publishes manifesto for a fully decarbonised power system by 2035 - RenewableUK

  2022-06-23 (or before) by in renewableuk.com

RenewableUK is the UK's leading not for profit renewable energy trade association

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Tidal Energy


Wind and solar power are 'bailing out' Texas amid record heat and energy demand | CNN

  2022-06-14 by in CNN International

Energy experts told CNN the Texas electric grid is holding up well this week in large part to strong performances from renewable energy.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Texas | Electricity Grid


Why Britain Is Spending £37 Billion to Make Energy-Supply Crisis Worse

  2022-05-29 (or before) in Bloomberg

A decade of policy failings left the UK with little choice but to subsidize energy consumption.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wind Power


Four countries pledge tenfold rise in EU offshore wind power capacity

  2022-05-18 in Reuters

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark on Wednesday pledged to build at least 150 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity in the North Sea by 2050 to create a "green power plant"for Europe.

  Tagged under: Germany | Climate Change | Wind Power


Storage Requirements and Costs of Shaping Renewable Energy Toward Grid Decarbonization

  2022-05-15 (or before) in Cell Press

Solar and wind energy can help to decarbonize electricity production but require other technologies, such as energy storage, to reliably meet demand. We study systems combining intermittent renewables with storage and other technologies and compare their electricity costs to alternatives. We estimate that in high-resource regions, with optimal resource mixes, low storage energy capacity costs (

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Tories plan big expansion of wind farms ‘to protect national security’

  2022-03-13 in The Guardian

Planning rules to be relaxed so that renewables and nuclear power can boost energy independence after Ukraine invasion

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Wind Power | Russia


Orsted Says BP Trying to Block Part of U.K. Wind Farm at Sea

  2022-03-11 (or before) in Bloomberg

BP Plc is trying to block development of part of a giant wind farm in waters off England’s east coast, according to Denmark’s Orsted A/S.

  Tagged under: BP | Wind Power


Analysis: Weak winds worsened Europe's power crunch; utilities need better storage | Reuters

  2022-03-06 (or before) in Reuters

  Tagged under: Wind Power | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


'Is it too little too late?' - campaigners on extension to windfarm consultation

  2022-02-11 (or before) in Brighton Argus

A CAMPAIGN group says a consultation extension for a controversial windfarm is a "huge achievement".

  Tagged under: Wind Power


South Australia sets smashing new renewables record in final days of 2021

  2022-01-11 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

South Australia’s wind and solar supplied an average of just over 100% of local demand every day for a record stretch of almost one week in December.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


This economy is going down

  2021-12-26 in Consciousness of Sheep

UK gas prices have fallen back this week – although they are still some 400 percent higher than at the start of 2021. And the reasons for the fall in price should not breed complacency. First, the arrival of a south-westerly airflow off the Atlantic has finally begun to spin those offshore wind turbines after …

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Renewables - Fuels & Technologies - IEA

  2021-12-22 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Renewables, including solar, wind, hydro, biofuels and others, are at the centre of the transition to a less carbon-intensive and more sustainable energy system.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


Concern over impact of Norfolk Boreas offshore windfarm on seabirds

  2021-12-09 in The Guardian

Project backed by Boris Johnson likely to get go-ahead but is on site that rare birds travel though, campaigners say

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Wildlife


The Gulf of Mexico is poised for a wind energy boom. 'The only question is when.'

  2021-11-26 (or before) by TRISTAN BAURICK | Staff writer in New Orleans, LA Local News, Breaking News, Sports | NOLA.com | New Orleans News, Sports and Entertainment

Study sees potential for 510,000 megawatts, twice the current needs of all five Gulf states

  Tagged under: Wind Power


China to cut fossil fuel use to below 20% by 2060

  2021-10-25 in The Guardian

Despite pushing ahead with dozens of new coal power plants, China has a new plan to increase wind and solar power in its march towards carbon neutrality

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Wind Power


Expansion of wind and solar power too slow to stop climate change

  2021-10-22 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The production of renewable energy is increasing every year. But after analyzing the growth rates of wind and solar power in 60 countries, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University in Sweden and Central European University in Vienna, Austria, conclude that virtually no country is moving sufficiently fast enough to avoid global warming of 1.5°C or even 2°C.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power


UK climate chief warns Tories of cost of delaying net zero

  2021-10-12 in Politico

Alok Sharma had a message for those in his party who oppose the UK’s push for net zero.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Wind Power | Net Zero | Sustainability


Wind giant Vestas says it can now fully recycle turbine blades

  2021-05-17 in Electrek

Danish wind turbine giant Vestas and partners announced today that they have figured out how to fully recycle wind turbine blades.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Out of the window? Green monetary policy in China: window guidance and the promotion of sustainable lending and investment - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-05-14 (or before) in London School of Economics

Investigating the use of the green monetary policy tool ‘window guidance’ in China, the authors draw lessons for the design of green finance policies for other countries that seek to enhance sustainable finance and mitigate climate change and related risks.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wind Power | Finance


In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise

  2021-05-04 (or before) in Yale E360

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy — the intermittency of wind and solar.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Batteries | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity Grid


Nuclear Energy

  2021-04-13 (or before) in Our World in Data

As the world attempts to transition its energy systems away from fossil fuels towards low-carbon sources of energy, we have a range of energy options: renewable energy technologies such as hydropower, wind and solar, but also nuclear power. Nuclear energy and renewable technologies typically emit very little CO2 per unit of energy production, and are also much better than fossil fuels in limiting levels of local air pollution.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


Good vibrations: bladeless turbines could bring wind power to your home

  2021-03-16 in The Guardian

‘Skybrators’ generate clean energy without environmental impact of large windfarms, say green pioneers

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Wind Power


How Much the Oil and Gas Industry Paid Lying Texas Republicans

  2021-02-17 (or before) in Earther | Gizmodo

As the crisis of rolling blackouts in Texas unfolds this week, some of the state’s loudest Republican politicians are falsely dragging “frozen wind turbines” as the cause. But behind the wind energy smears is a dizzying amount of fossil fuel money.

  Tagged under: Chevron | Economics | Texas | Wind Power | Finance


A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids (Published 2021)

  2021-02-16 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Texas | Wind Power | Electricity Grid


Queen's property manager and Treasury to get windfarm windfall of nearly £9bn

  2021-02-08 in The Guardian

BP among the winners in auction of offshore seabed rights for next decade

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | BP | Wind Power


The key areas of Boris Johnson's 'green industrial revolution'

  2020-11-17 in The Guardian

How can the objectives of the 10-point plan be achieved?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Trees


Wind blows it as an energy resource in the Pacific Northwest - Free Range Report

  2020-10-21 in Free Range Report - Preserving Our Western Outdoor Heritage

Lifecycle economic and environmental impacts expected to result from further development of wind power needs to be scrutinized to a much higher degree with greater recognition of issues like the global impacts of raw materials mining and the disposal of wind turbine blades which are currently destined for landfills. i.e. environmental degradation and humanity atrocities […]

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Queensland transition to renewables would generate almost 10,000 jobs, analysis shows

  2020-10-14 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Sunshine and available land offer a ‘world-class’ opportunity, expert says

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Hydrogen | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Wind Power


Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills

  2020-10-12 (or before) in Bloomberg

Companies are searching for ways to deal with the tens of thousands of blades that have reached the end of their lives.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


California Reveals That the Transition to Renewable Energy Isn’t So Simple

  2020-08-19 by in Slate Magazine

Sometimes the features of a wind-and-solar system turn out to be bugs.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power | California | Electricity Grid


Offshore wind competitiveness in mature markets without subsidy - Nature Energy

  2020-07-28 (or before) in Nature

Offshore wind power has often been assumed to be costly and dependent on subsidies to survive. Using the latest auction data from five European countries Jansen et al. show that in mature markets offshore wind is already competitive without subsidies.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills | Reuters

  2020-05-19 (or before) in Reuters

The Trump administration has ended a two-year rent holiday for solar and wind projects operating on federal lands, handing them whopping retroactive bills at a time the industry is struggling with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, according to company officials.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | USA | Donald Trump | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power | US Politics | California | Alaska


Green energy firms on track to deliver multibillion-pound windfarms

  2020-05-13 in The Guardian

Companies want to power greener economic recovery following Covid-19 pandemic

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Republican Congress members upset banks dropping support for fossil fuels

  2020-05-12 (or before) in Ars Technica

A letter to the president ignores the fact that wind and solar employ people, too.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | US Politics | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


EU Power Sector 2019 - Ember

  2020-02-15 (or before) in Ember | Clean Energy Policy | Coal to clean energy policy

Ember and Agora's annual review of the electricity transition in Europe shows for the first time wind & solar power overtook coal

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Coal | European Union | Wind Power | Electricity


Renewables beat fossil fuels on 137 days in greenest year for UK energy

  2020-01-07 in The Guardian

Renewable energy up 9% on 2018 but nuclear outages are limiting progress, report warns

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Nuclear Power | Coal | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels


Offshore Wind Outlook 2019 – Analysis - IEA

  2019-12-09 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Offshore Wind Outlook 2019 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


£1bn wind farm back online after month of repairs - but not fully

  2019-12-04 (or before) in Brighton Argus

A BILLION-POUND wind farm has finally reopened after a technical fault took a month to repair.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Renewable energy: climate crisis 'may have triggered faster wind speeds'

  2019-11-18 in The Guardian

Windfarms could be able to generate more energy due to phenomenon, says report

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Climate change: do more now or risk catastrophe, warns energy agency

  2019-11-13 in The Guardian

IEA says deep disparity between words and action on climate change risks failing to cap global temperatures

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


Testing begins for first offshore wind farm in Australia

  2019-11-11 (or before) by in The Age Melbourne

  Tagged under: Farming | Wind Power | Australia


Building wind farms 'could destroy Welsh landscape' - BBC News

  2019-11-04 (or before) in BBC

Campaigners accept the need for renewable energy, but are concerned about the impact on tourism.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Offshore windfarms 'can provide more electricity than the world needs'

  2019-10-25 in The Guardian

Supplies from turbines will prove to be the next great energy revolution, IEA predicts

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Predictions | Wind Power | Electricity


Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years - report

  2019-10-21 in The Guardian

Energy agency says solar power will drive faster than forecast growth in renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Tidal Energy


Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think

  2019-10-14 by Jillian Ambrose in The Guardian

Pace of progress raises hope that fossil fuel companies could lose their domination

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Oil Industry | Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels


Analysis: UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time - Carbon Brief

  2019-10-13 in Carbon Brief

In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than coal, oil and gas put together.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | UK | Renewable Energy | Coal | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity


THE DESTRUCTIVE MYTH OF GREEN ENERGY: IF YOU WANT ‘RENEWABLE ENERGY’ GET READY TO DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT

  2019-08-07 in The International Chronicles - Interactive Forum of political culture

“Green Energy” advocates dream of powering society entirely with wind and solar farms combined with massive batteries. Realizing this dream would require the biggest expansion in mining…

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Batteries | Wind Power


'Window is narrowing': scientists urge action at UN climate talks

  2018-12-11 in The Guardian

Gilet jaunes protests cast shadow as concerns raised over backlash against rapid change

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change | Wind Power


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