Posts Tagged ‘action’

Government faces court action over ‘illegal’ planning policy

Exclusive: Friends of the Earth says revised national planning policy makes it ‘virtually impossible’ for councils to refuse fracking schemes The government is facing a legal challenge over its new planning policy, which campaigners say was illegally adopted because the government failed to assess its environmental impact. The revised National Planning Policy Framework, published in […]

Avangrid takes action again to remove Snell from siting board

Avangrid, the company behind the proposed North Ridge Wind Energy Project, has filed another legal motion against Gary P. Snell, one of the two ad hoc members of the Siting Board for the project. Avangrid initially filed a motion on Sept. View full post on Wind Power News

Action points for Budget 2017-18: Group of Secretaries want PM Modi to shift focus to renewables

For hydroelectric projects higher than 100 MWs, the Group has suggested long term loans with interest subvention of four per cent. A Group of Secretaries wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shift the focus to renewables to achieve India's energy security and has advised labeling all hydroelectric projects as renewables, auctioning six giga watts of […]

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Goes Bonkers, Voting For Climate Action, and More

Bizarre Biodiversity – another reason to preserve forests, as this Brazilian Gorbatkov illustrates. Source Forests Matter – storing vast amounts of carbon that are released into the atmosphere as climate-changing gases when forests are destroyed. View full post on Wind Power News

BOH Takes Action Against Plymouth Turbines

The Bourne Board of Health has issued more than a dozen violation notices in connection with the construction of wind turbines at the Bourne-Plymouth town line. Among the entities that were sent notices were the Town of Plymouth, the Plymouth Board of Health, Future Generation Wind, Consolidated Edison Solutions, and Keith A. Mann, owner of […]

China promises action on climate ahead of Paris talks

A worker takes measurements on a part for a wind turbine power generator at a factory in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Heading into this month’s Paris climate meeting, China, the world’s biggest source of climate-changing gases, has yet to accept binding limits. View full post on Wind Power News

Albertans should listen to diverse voices calling for climate action

Donna Kennedy-Glans is co-founder of ViewpointsAB, a former associate minister for electricity and renewable energy, and former vice-president at Nexen. For many Albertans, it is illogical that faith leaders, film producers and billionaires would converge to sound the alarm in the leadup to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this December. View full post […]

Pacific Power parent urges major action on climate change

Berkshire Hathaway Energy, the parent company of Portland-based electric utility Pacific Power, joined 13 other big corporations Monday in calling for major action on climate change at world negotiations in Paris this December. Berkshire was the first energy company to sign the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. View full post on Wind Power News

UK renewable energy industry warns of legal action over subsidies

Closing scheme an year earlier than due would amount to ‘wilful destruction’ by the government, climate secretary told The UK renewable energy industry has warned the government’s new climate secretary that she will face a legal challenge if she oversees the “wilful destruction” of the industry by retrospectively curtailing subsidies. Later this week, the Department […]

George Shultz: “Climate is changing,” and we need more action

You might not picture former Secretary of State George Shultz PhD ’49 as someone who drives an electric car, or has solar panels on the roof of his home. But he does – and Shultz has become a vocal proponent of action to combat climate change. View full post on Wind Power News