Posts Tagged ‘boss’

New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says

Innogy Renewables chief claims future reactors will not be competitive as offshore windfarms become even cheaper New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company’s green power arm. Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of renewables at Innogy SE, part […]

Rise of electric car solves little if driven by fossil fuels, warns windfarm boss

Dong Energy boss says falling price of renewables means they must power the electric car revolution or the environment will gain only a pyrrhic victory The rise of electric cars will be a pyrrhic victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the […]

UK climate targets at risk without government support for windfarms, says energy boss

Government should restore subsidies for onshore wind power as a cost-effective way of reducing the country’s emissions, says head of ScottishPower The UK’s climate targets are at risk if the government does not reverse its decision to end support for windfarms, the head of one of the Big Six energy companies has warned. Keith Anderson […]

Ecotricity boss writes plan to make four fifths of UK power renewable by 2030

Britain’s wealthiest green energy businessman, Dale Vince, calls for ban on coal-fired power generation, scrapping VAT on electric vehicles, a ‘cow tax’ and more Dale Vince, the chairman of the renewable energy firm Ecotricity and a major Labour donor, has published a plan for four fifths of British power generation to be derived from renewable […]

Centrica boss attacks contradictory UK power policy

British Gas owners CEO questions wind subsidies and plans to help fund old coal-fired plants Sam Laidlaw, the chief executive of Centrica, has urged the government to reconsider its support for offshore wind and other costly low-carbon technologies because it will raise the cost for energy consumers at a time of lower wholesale power prices. […]

Green Investment Bank boss calls for his borrowing restrictions to be lifted

Shaun Kingsbury says he could raise up to £60bn to fund low carbon energy infrastructure if allowed to turn to capital markets One of the great financial quandaries in the age of global warming is how to go green profitably. It is a question that hangs over the commanding heights of all developed economy, from […]

Vestas boss warns UK government is jeopardising energy investment

Ditlev Engel, CEO of the world’s biggest wind firm, condemns UK’s lack of consensus and failure to set decarbonisation target The government’s refusal to set a 2030 target on decarbonising power generation and the “political vilification” of renewable power is deterring investment in the UK’s energy infrastructure, the chief executive of the world’s biggest wind […]

Wind power boss wants to clear air on turbine health impacts

PACIFIC Hydro boss Lance Crockett has called on the federal government to launch a national review into the health effects of wind power generation. View full post on Wind Power News