Posts Tagged ‘British’

Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed

Statoil, a Norwegian oil and gas company with a footprint in renewables, said the last of the 67 turbines at a wind facility off the British coast is in place. Statoil said the last of the 67 turbines at the Dudgeon wind farm off the British coast are in place. View full post on Wind […]

Race for Home Power Storage Pits British Startup Against Tesla

Powervault Ltd. is preparing to boost production of its lead- and lithium-ion batteries, said Managing Director Joe Warren. The London-based company is targeting sales of 50,000 units a year by 2020, up from about 1,000 this year, he said. View full post on Wind Power News

President-elect Trump pressured British politician to kill offshore wind farms

It's no secret President-elect Donald Trump was going to bring unprecedented conflicts of interest with him to the White House; the question was how he would separate himself from his vast personal financial interests before taking office. However, it seems Trump has taken the opposite approacha S-a Snow using his new leverage with leaders near […]

British offshore wind projects at risk after Brexit vote

LONDON, July 1 The British offshore wind industry, already bruised by subsidy changes, faces uncertainty after Britain voted to leave the European Union, with investors worried about future government incentives, exchange rates and export duties. Portugal's Energias de Portugal-EDP said it could delay its Moray Firth offshore wind energy project in Scotland and German engineering […]

British windfarms a boom for Danish firm

Dong, biggest single investor in UK offshore wind, says profits from its renewables overtaking oil and gas receipts Booming profits from British windfarms have more than made up for declining oil and gas revenues at Dong Energy, a state-owned Danish utility which says it is transforming itself from a high to low-carbon power producer. Dong, […]

Let’s go fly a kite: British team looks to harness wind power from the skies

Former yacht designer’s ambitious project intends to put huge kites flying over the sea in formation to generate clean, affordable electricity “Oh wow! Look at that, it’s really hoofing some power out now,” beams Bill Hampton, looking up at his outsize kite as it swoops over a wheat field on the Essex coast. The purple […]

British utility SSE expects solid demand for wind power assets

Britain’s second-biggest energy supplier SSE said on Monday that it expects solid demand for its planned sale of about 500 million pounds’ worth of onshore wind power assets. “Initial soundings are that there’s quite a lot of interest,” CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies told Reuters on the sidelines of the annual Eurelectric conference. View full post on […]

British public thinks wind power subsidies are 14 times higher than reality

Polling for renewable energy trade body finds misconceptions around wind power despite popular support for the technology The UK public believes that wind power subsidies paid by consumers are many times higher than they actually are, according to polling for the industry. A survey questioned 2,000 people for industry body RenewableUK about what they thought […]

British windfarms set new power production record

Official National Grid figures show 43% of Britain’s homes were powered by wind last Sunday About 43% of Britain’s homes were powered by wind last Sunday. Figures for the National Grid figures showed that an average of 7.315GW of power was produced by windfarms, setting a new record for the UK. The previous record was […]

Tory MPs more likely to oppose windfarms than British public poll

Conservatives opposition undermining projects and investment in renewables, say wind energy companies Conservative MPs are much more likely to oppose onshore wind farms than the national average of the public, a new poll has found.About four out of five Tory MPs are likely to oppose onshore wind farms in their constituency, according to the poll […]