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Rising ocean waters from global warming could cost trillions of dollars | John Abraham

We’ll need to mitigate and adapt to global warming to avoid massive costs from sea level rise Ocean waters are rising because of global warming. They are rising for two reasons. First, and perhaps most obvious, ice is melting. There is a tremendous amount of ice locked away in Greenland, Antarctica, and in glaciers. As […]

Xcel is backing away from coal power in Colorado – but who pays?

Today, rumbling conveyor belts feed a stream of coal to units 1 and 2 at Xcel Energy's Comanche Generating Station, just outside Pueblo. But the endless flow of coal and the roaring boilers could begin to go quiet in the next four years under a plan before Colorado regulators. View full post on Wind Power […]

‘From coal to clean’ – UK does not need to turn to gas, says WWF

Report suggests renewables, battery storage and flexible technologies can replace coal plants The UK has no need to build new large gas-fired power stations to replace the coal plants that the government has pledged to switch off by 2025, the World Wide Fund for Nature has argued. The gap can instead be filled by renewables, […]

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms

IMAGE: The December 2017 cover image of Wind Energy was produced using the Stampede2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. view Every two and a half hours, a new wind turbine rises in the U.S. In 2016, wind provided 5.6 percent of all electricity produced, more than double the amount generated by wind in […]

Currituck hears from wind-powered energy critic

CURRITUCK A critic of wind turbine-powered energy is urging the Currituck County Commission to consider crafting a regulatory ordinance to protect county residents. John Droz, of Morehead City, described himself as a citizen advocate, a scientist, an environmental champion and a defender of the military in appearing before the board at an April 2 Currituck […]

Finance Minister deals with questions on wind generation and lot sizes from mayors

Minister of Finance Tom Osborne addressed the Bay St. George Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon meeting in Days Inn on Thursday. – Frank Gale While Finance Minister Tom Osborne doesn't like the fact that Muskrat Falls is costing the province so much, he said one advantage of it is that it has provided a […]

UPDATE 4-E.ON, RWE get fresh boost from dividend, profit outlook

E.ON forecast annual operating profit to rise by an average 3 to 4 percent over the next three years, while RWE flagged a bigger than expected dividend for 2019, driving shares in E.ON to the top of Germany's blue-chip index .GDAXI . The two companies announced plans to carve up networks, renewables and retail energy […]

Weatherwatch: how to maximise the power from mighty blades

Engineers are working on turbine blades that automatically adjust to high wind pressure and will stand up to strong winds and turbulent gusts Wind turbine blades are getting ever larger and producing more power, but fluctuations in wind speed mean they are not always efficient. Blades can now be 85m long (and will be longer […]

Microsoft is buying solar energy from Singapore rooftops

The US company on Thursday announced a deal with Singaporean solar firm Sunseap to purchase all the power generated by a planned rooftop solar project, which will be the largest of its kind in the city-state. The 20-year agreement is the latest example of major global tech companies seeking to power more of their operations […]

The Alternatives: German town takes power back from energy giants – podcast

Aditya Chakrabortty speaks to Iris Degenhardt-Meister, who is part of a cooperative energy company that runs the electricity grid in Wolfhagen, Germany, and asks Prof Andrew Cumbers from the University of Glasgow if such a model could work in Britain Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud and Acast, and join the discussion […]