Posts Tagged ‘back’

The Alternatives: German town takes power back from energy giants – podcast

Aditya Chakrabortty speaks to Iris Degenhardt-Meister, who is part of a cooperative energy company that runs the electricity grid in Wolfhagen, Germany, and asks Prof Andrew Cumbers from the University of Glasgow if such a model could work in Britain Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud and Acast, and join the discussion […]

Tesla battery ‘taking straw off camel’s back’ for South Australia energy demand

Expert finds pattern of battery charging up overnight to hit grid at peak times The big Tesla battery in South Australia is consistently working to serve the peak energy demand each day, taking the “straw off the camel’s back,” according to the Australia Institute’s latest national energy emissions audit. The report also finds emissions from […]

Al Gore is back in theaters, with a powerful, anti-Trump message on climate change

The saddest, most frustrating moment in Al Gore's new climate change movie, An Inconvenient Sequel , involves the lonely former vice president walking into Trump Tower and boarding a golden elevator to meet with the then-president-elect. That scene encapsulates both how far we've come in the climate policy arena, and how far we've fallen backwards […]

Oklahoma Senate Panel Approves Rolling Back Wind Tax Credit

Legislation that rolls back a state tax credit for the wind energy industry has been approved by an Oklahoma Senate panel. The Senate Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday voted 34-6 for the House-passed measure and sent it to the full Senate for consideration. View full post on Wind Power News

Renewables roadshow: how Daylesford’s community-owned windfarm took back the power

In the first of a series about Australian communities building renewable energy projects, we look at how Victoria’s Hepburn Shire overcame local opposition to deliver a new homegrown, community-owned generator From the fertile spud-growing country of Hepburn Shire, 90km northwest of Melbourne, has sprung what many hope will become a revolution in renewable energy in […]

Landowners back Murra Warra wind farm

Wallup grain farmer Simon Tickner next to the high-voltage line that the Murra Warra wind farm project hopes to make use of. Picture : AYESHA SEDGMAN HORSHAM Rural City Council and at least six nearby landowners have backed a plan to build one of Australia's largest wind farms at Murra Warra. View full post on […]

World’s Biggest Backer of Renewables Is Scaling Back Lending

Brazil's development bank, the world's biggest backer of renewable energy, is revising its clean-energy strategy, pushing more lending to private banks in a move that will probably drive up borrowing costs. The development bank BNDES will continue to fund renewable energy projects and is now seeking to share more of the risk with other lenders, […]

Energy firms urge EU to back offshore wind

Companies say offshore wind will generate electricity as cheaply as fossil fuels within a decade if properly supported A group of offshore wind companies have pledged that the technology will generate electricity as cheaply as fossil fuels in Europe within a decade – but only if policymakers across the EU take the steps needed to […]

The UK is harking back to the energy system of the last century

While the Paris climate summit is set to launch the world towards renewable energy, UK energy secretary Amber Rudd is backing nuclear power and gas The UK’s new energy policy, sketched out on Wednesday by Amber Rudd, will keep the lights on. That’s the good news. But it makes meeting the UK’s carbon emissions targets […]

Rye Park wind farm developers offer cash grants to neighbours to get project back on track

A wind turbine near Bungendore: Trustpower is gearing up to convince residents of Rye Park near Yass to welcome wind power to their region. The developers of the Rye Park wind farm near Yass are extending the largesse beyond landowners hosting turbines to offer cash grants to neighbours, in an effort to get their project […]