Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Summers could be entirely powered by clean energy by 2050

Demand for the rest of the year and lower solar output will still keep energy firms in business British summers could be entirely powered without fossil fuels by the middle of the century without breaking the economics of the energy market, according to a report. But while wind, solar and nuclear power would provide nearly […]

Weatherwatch: the UK’s climate is ideal for renewable energy

Britain is a leader in offshore wind but lacks political will to invest in other emerging technologies A maritime climate with wind, sun and waves and an island surrounded by shallow seas with a high tidal range makes the UK probably the best-placed country in the world to take advantage of renewable energy. Britain is […]

Labour wants green energy to power most UK homes by 2030

Party committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by middle of the century Almost all of Britain’s homes and businesses would be powered by wind, solar and nuclear power by 2030, under bold new green energy plans being outlined by Labour. Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, will declare on Tuesday that the party […]

Angus Taylor condemns us to another round of energy stupidity | Simon Holmes a Court

It’s not that Taylor is a climate change denier, it’s just that he’d rather work against effective climate policy Just as we begin to imagine life without Tony Abbott undermining every sensible interaction between climate and energy policy, his “energy brain” in the form of the new energy minister, Angus Taylor, is now calling the […]

Intermittent approach to renewable energy | Letters

We need an energy storage infrastructure, says Jim Waterton, the Swansea lagoon decision should be reviewed, argues Robert Hinton, while Dr Tim Lunel wants solar subsidies restored Intermittency – in one word, the main problem facing many (not all) forms of renewable energy; in the UK, principally wind and solar, and now tidal (Hinkley Point […]

What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil?

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Deterring onshore windfarms means higher energy bills – Lord Deben

Ministers told there is no logical argument against turbines in areas that want them Ministers must come clean to households about the higher energy bills they face if the UK continues to deter new onshore windfarms, the government’s top climate change adviser has said. Lord Deben, the chair of the committee on climate change (CCC), […]

Xcel Energy Cuts Carbon Emissions 35 Percent

May 22, 2018–Xcel Energy is a step closer to achieving one of the most aggressive carbon-reduction goals in the industry. Today, the company announced it cut carbon emissions 35 percent, according to its newly released Corporate Responsibility Report . View full post on Wind Power News

If renewable energy can power entire countries, why isn’t everyone doing it? – CNET

This is part one of “Fight The Power”, a series about the people, organisations and countries transforming the way we think about energy for the better. Iceland isn't blessed with much wind or sunlight. View full post on Wind Power News

Letter: Iowa’s energy lesson

I recently visited family in Iowa, and my son told me about their energy costs there. They pay a regular monthly amount that is adjusted at the end of the year, up or down as needed. View full post on Wind Power News