Posts Tagged ‘Letters’

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 […]

Tax credit for wind power is good policy: PennLive letters

Re Kenneth E. Keister’s Sept.17 letter, ” Stop wasting our money on solar, wind subsidies ,” federal incentives encouraging the growth of various forms of energy are nothing new and have existed for decades. View full post on Wind Power News

Letters: Long-term costs of fracking wells

David Hookes (Letters, 2 July) argues that roughly 5% leakage would make methane leaking from fracking wells into a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide from coal burning. Is it possible to maintain leakage very much below 5%? A suitable target would be 0.5%. The proponents of fracking argue from existing technology that a […]

Letters: More light and less heat over energy supply

Why is it necessary for those writing about the future UK energy situation like Michael Hanlon (Energy, not bribery, 2 May) to refer to “the lights going out”? The outcome is likely to be far less dramatic. It’s quite correct that a great deal of old coal and nuclear capacity will be retired over the […]

Letters: Changing course on nuclear power

George Monbiot (The end of nuclear power? Careful what you wish for, 5 February) slams Germany for increasing its CO2 emissions last year by 5% – but he fails to look at the bigger picture. Germany is embarking on a radical “energy turnaround”. With such a massive project, some negative outcomes are to be expected […]

Letters: Windfarm support

While windfarms are certainly a matter of contention within the government, this is not a reflection of the nation at large (Windfarms: the bitter fight dividing the UK, 1 December). A recent ICM opinion poll commissioned by the Co-operative found 48% would support a wind turbine near their home, more than double the 22% who […]

Letters: Anti-green Tories

David Cameron must urgently address the serious issues raised by your report (Tory’s plot to back anti-wind rival in byelection, 14 November) and the threat it poses to his promise to lead the greenest government ever. Is the chancellor involved with anti-green fringe elements of the Conservative party in attempts to undermine the UK’s Climate […]

Letters: Let’s put an end to utilities milking the consumer

Downing Street is promising “swingeing fines” on energy companies if allegations of manipulating the market in wholesale gas prices are proven – a nice little earner for the Treasury (Davey warns energy firms, 14 November). Fining utility and transport companies hurts only one group: their customers, for whom prices will rise further in order to […]

Letters: The beauty of windfarms

Research says renewable energy will overtake nuclear power by 2018 (Windfarm sector grows despite Tory opposition, 30 October), but the government seems about to announce a set of subsidy levels and deployment targets that are radically biased against onshore wind and in favour of nuclear power. Various sources have suggest the government is likely to […]

Letters: The beauty of wind farms

Research says renewable energy will overtake nuclear power by 2018 (Windfarm sector grows despite Tory opposition, 30 October), but the government seems about to announce a set of subsidy levels and deployment targets that are radically biased against onshore wind and in favour of nuclear power. Various sources have suggest the government is likely to […]