Posts Tagged ‘generation’

European wind energy generation potential in a 1.5 degree C warmer world

The UK and large parts of northern Europe could become windier if global temperatures reach 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study. This has implications for wind energy generation among other things. View full post on Wind Power News

SaskPower not expected to reach 50 per cent renewable generation by 2030

The Saskatchewan government has put SaskPower's plan to reduce emissions by 40 per cent of 2005 levels and a power generation capacity of up to 50 per cent at the centre of their climate change strategy. Currently, just under 25 per cent of the provinces 4,491 megawatts comes from renewables. View full post on Wind […]

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 […]

Plans to veer into wind power generation: Ghanaian experts visit South Africa

A 15-member delegation of engineers and energy experts from Ghana have visited Lekela, a renewable power generation company in South Africa as part of efforts to veer into wind power generation. The visit by the 15 engineers and managers from the Ghana Grid Company , and the Electricity Company of Ghana , was designed to […]

Southwestern Missouri utility seeks to retire coal plant early as it adds wind generation

The Empire District Electric Company, based in southwest Missouri, announced plans to retire its coal-fired Asbury Power Plant more than a decade ahead of schedule, in favor of cheaper wind power. Other utilities may pursue similar actions, depending on how the state Public Service Commission allows Empire to proceed. View full post on Wind Power […]

North Atlantic Suited to Open-Ocean Wind Power Generation, Research Shows

There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from the Carnegie Institution for Science is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Carnegie's Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira found that, because wind speeds are higher on average over ocean than over land, wind turbines in the […]

Offshore wind power helps UK reach record energy generation from renewables in second quarter

Almost a third of the UK's electricity was generated by renewables in the second quarter of 2017, according to government statistics – with wind producing more than any other clean energy source. New figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy covering April to June show a record 29.8% was generated by renewable […]

Taiwan county signs with CIP to boost offshore wind power generation

The Chnaghua County government has disclosed it has signed an MoU with Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for cooperation to boost development of offshore wind power generation in central Taiwan. Offshore areas to the west of the central county has advantages of strong wind and shallow waters, making them suitable for developing offshore wind farms, Holst […]

Electric cars are pollution shifters: we will need huge investment in generation capacity | Letters

Household vehicle charging will be the equivalent of running an electric shower for hours on end, argues Colin Read There seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 on diesel and petrol car sales, […]

New record set for Scottish wind power generation

Wind power output has helped set a new record for the first half of the year, according to an independent conservation group. Analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by WeatherEnergy found wind turbines provided around 1,039,001MWh of electricity to the National Grid during June. View full post on Wind Power News