Posts Tagged ‘crisis’

Stephen Moore: Power-Market Crisis Stands to Drain US of Greatness

Over the past six months, at least four major nuclear power plants have been slated for shutdown, including the last one in operation in California. Meanwhile, dozens of coal plants have been shuttered as well – despite low prices and cleaner coal. View full post on Wind Power News

True crisis costs revealed

A long-awaited report into last year's energy crisis has recommended that the government retain the Tamar Valley Power Station. But the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee believes its importance should be reconsidered if there is a large expansion of energy sources within Tasmania's energy mix. View full post on Wind Power News

Australian energy crisis a scandal: Howard

Former PM John Howard says Australia's greatest immediate policy challenge was barely mentioned in the federal budget – the looming energy crisis. Speaking at a post-budget business breakfast with former New Zealand PM John Key, Mr Howard described the risk of supply and price rises as scandalous given Australia natural endowments of energy sources. View […]

Doing my part in a time of real crisis

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected, including staff and volunteers of non-governmental organization WindAid Institute based in the city of Trujillo. In Peru, many villages are, in actual fact, not connected to the electricity grid; this is due in large part to the fact that conditions are often ideal for small scale wind […]

Fiery Jay still to ‘blame for power crisis’

Watch South Australia's Premier shirtfront the Federal Energy Minister during the AGL virtual power plant joint announcement. Courtesy: 7 NEWS AS Premier Jay Weatherill exploded SA's relationship with the Federal Government in a spectacular public ambush, a Advertiser-Galaxy poll shows voters in key marginal seats believe he is “mostly to blame” for the state's power […]

South Australia’s wind energy crisis & state wide blackout …

From the ” it's a 50 year storm I tell you ” department, comes this interesting find by Larry Hamlin. While apologists rush to blame “climate change enhanced severe weather” for failure of the grid in South Australia, Hamlin finds that this problem with wind turbine farms maintaining frequency and causing a blackout was foreseen […]

Govt seeking help from foreign companies to mitigate energy crisis’

She said this while addressing a seminar on ‘Pakistan Power Crisis Industry Specific Solutions Planning, Management, Financing’, organised by Pakistan-China Energy Forum, University of Engineering and Technology and NSR Energies on Tuesday. University of Engineering and Technology Vice Chancellor Dr Fazal Ahmad Khan, Energy Secretary Asad Rehman Gillani, Advisor to CM on Energy Shahid Riaz […]

Tasmanian power crisis reveals urgent need for more renewable energy

With Tasmania’s hydropower plants idle due to low rainfall, and a faulty cable connecting the state to the mainland grid, it’s clear a better long-term solution is needed The timing couldn’t have been any worse. On 20 December 2015, the undersea cable connecting Tasmania with mainland Australia malfunctioned, leaving the island state’s energy infrastructure stranded […]

Nuclear is not the answer to the climate crisis | Letters

Contrary to the article by James Hansen, Kerry Emanuel, Ken Caldeira and Tom Wigley (Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change, 3 December), many scientists around the world remain sceptical that nuclear is the answer, or even part of the answer, to climate change. The academic authors have a fine record […]

Massive gas find a boon for Egypt, salve for energy crisis

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Italian energy giant Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi poses for a photo prior to the start of a conference, in Rome. The Italian energy company Eni says it has discovered a “s… CAIRO – The discovery of a huge natural gas field off the Egyptian coast […]