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Migrants building £2.6bn windfarm paid fraction of minimum wage

Workers on Beatrice project in Scotland have included irregular migrants on under £5 an hour Workers hired to build the flagship £2.6bn Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland have included migrants without proper immigration documents paid a fraction of the UK minimum wage, the Guardian can reveal. Offshore windfarming is one of the UK’s biggest growth […]

Weatherwatch: the UK’s climate is ideal for renewable energy

Britain is a leader in offshore wind but lacks political will to invest in other emerging technologies A maritime climate with wind, sun and waves and an island surrounded by shallow seas with a high tidal range makes the UK probably the best-placed country in the world to take advantage of renewable energy. Britain is […]

Weatherwatch: wind turbines in the sun, slow but steady

How did Britain’s wind power stand up to the record-breaking hot summer of 2018? Researchers look back over 38 years Hot summers are often accompanied by calmer skies and a dip in wind power generation. Back in 2008, wind power only made up 1.5% of the UK’s electricity mix, but today wind power provides around […]

Corbyn vows to end ‘greed-is-good’ capitalism in UK

In conference speech Labour leader to lay out plans to change direction of economy Jeremy Corbyn will on Wednesday attack the “greed-is-good” capitalism that he claims has resulted in large swaths of the UK being left behind, promising a raft of new policies including a “green jobs revolution” that will create 400,000 new positions. The […]

Labour wants green energy to power most UK homes by 2030

Party committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by middle of the century Almost all of Britain’s homes and businesses would be powered by wind, solar and nuclear power by 2030, under bold new green energy plans being outlined by Labour. Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, will declare on Tuesday that the party […]

Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, says thinktank

Oil and gas firms’ assets at risk from massive growth in wind and solar, says Carbon Tracker Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, an influential thinktank has predicted, posing a significant risk to financial markets because trillions of dollars’ worth of oil, coal and gas assets could be left worthless. Explosive growth […]

Drone footage shows world’s largest offshore windfarm – video

The world’s largest offshore windfarm has opened off the Cumbrian coast. Walney Extension covers 145 sq km of the Irish Sea and has a capacity of 659 megawatts, enough energy to power 590,000 homes World’s largest offshore windfarm opens off Cumbrian coast Continue reading… View full post on Wind power | The Guardian

World’s largest offshore windfarm opens off Cumbrian coast

Walney Extension will power 590,000 homes amid fears Brexit could stifle growth The world’s biggest offshore windfarm has officially opened in the Irish Sea, amid warnings that Brexit could increase costs for future projects. Walney Extension, off the Cumbrian coast, spans an area the size of 20,000 football pitches and has a capacity of 659 […]

Groundbreaking ‘spinning’ wind turbine wins UK Dyson award

The O-Wind Turbine captures wind from any direction and, unlike traditional turbines, could be effective in cities A ‘spinning’ turbine which can capture wind travelling in any direction and could transform how consumers generate electricity has won its two student designers a prestigious James Dyson award. Nicolas Orellana, 36, and Yaseen Noorani, 24, both MSc […]

Angus Taylor condemns us to another round of energy stupidity | Simon Holmes a Court

It’s not that Taylor is a climate change denier, it’s just that he’d rather work against effective climate policy Just as we begin to imagine life without Tony Abbott undermining every sensible interaction between climate and energy policy, his “energy brain” in the form of the new energy minister, Angus Taylor, is now calling the […]