Posts Tagged ‘drought’

UK summer ‘wind drought’ puts green revolution into reverse

Windfarms fall short in heatwave, but 2018 was still UK’s second greenest summer Britain’s long heatwave threw the country’s green energy revolution into reverse and pushed up carbon emissions this summer, leading experts to stress the need for a diverse energy mix. The summer of 2017 was lauded as the “greenest ever” for electricity generation, […]

Spain’s Iberdrola 9-mth core profit falls 5 pct on drought, lower margins

Spanish utility Iberdrola said on Tuesday core profit slipped 5.1 percent in the first nine months of the year as a drought in Spain hit its hydroelectric capacity and on lower demand and margins in Britain. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation fell to 5.44 billion euros for the nine months to September 30, […]

Deepening drought forces Brazil to embrace solar power

Without water to feed its hydroelectric dams, drought-hit Brazil is turning to solar power – dubbed ‘a fantasy’ by the country’s president just a few years ago, writes Jan Rocha. Now thousands of megawatts of floating solar panel ‘islands’ are to be installed on dam reservoirs. View full post on Wind Power News