Posts Tagged ‘aren’t’

RPT-INSIGHT-Peak oil? Majors aren’t buying into the threat from renewables

Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $8 billion over a decade into renewable technologies, even promising to power its gas stations with the sun. That transformation – marketed as “Beyond Petroleum” – led to manufacturing solar panels in Australia, Spain and the […]

Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market

Complaints about ‘green crap’ have been a convenient excuse for governments unable or unwilling to intervene and cap suppliers’ prices Last week, photographs of wind turbines were once again juxtaposed with headlines about rising energy prices. The cause on this occasion was no less pre-eminent a body than a Lords committee, comprising former chancellor Norman […]

South Australia’s blackout explained (and no, renewables aren’t to blame)

Some wrongly implicated windfarms when the entire state lost power after one of the worst storms in 50 years knocked out high-voltage power pylons On Wednesday, something very unusual happened: the entire state of South Australia lost power. Known as a “system black,” it’s something the Australian Energy Market Operator (Aemo) had only prepared for […]

Why aren’t ships using wind-power to cut their climate footprint?

Industry claims to have no control over its rising emissions, blaming the growth in global trade, but low-carbon alternatives such as wind power do exist MS Estraden looks, on first glance, like a normal cargo ship. Just another one of the 50,000 vessels transporting pretty much everything we buy, sell and consume. But on closer […]

Libertarians aren’t our allies in building a progressive Australia | Jason Wilson

Stop hoping for a common cause – David Leyonhjelm, and those who share his ideas, fit comfortably with the bumptious tradition of Australian conservatism Now and again you hear talk of a rapprochement, or even cooperation between libertarians and the left. This chatter usually starts with lefties rather than libertarians themselves, who are, for all […]

Sorry, Donald Trump: Courts say wind turbines aren’t making people sick

Pro tip for the anti-wind energy crowd: it’s time to stop trying to make “wind turbine syndrome” happen. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind, solar power growing; investments aren’t

Renewable energy continues to grow in the United States, especially solar, but it’s drawing fewer investments as the cost of its technology falls and natural gas remains cheap. View full post on Wind Power News