Posts Tagged ‘lights’

Weatherwatch: can we keep the lights on when the wind fails to blow?

The UK now has more offshore wind power capacity than any other country – but we need a plan B for ultra-cold winters with soaring energy demands Last year was one of the greenest for power in the UK. Nearly one-third of all electricity came from renewable sources, and wind and solar provided more power […]

All 438 Central Railway stations to have LED lights by March

Mumbai, Dec 16 – The Central Railway is on way to install energy-saving LED lights at all its 438 stations by March 2018, and exploit solar and wind power in a big way to cut on electricity bills, an official said here on Saturday. The CR and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd have signed an agreement […]

Nuclear power plants may not keep Britain’s lights on, say Lib Dems

Party raises concerns over nuclear costs as Vince Cable says record low wind power prices should lead to ‘radical reappraisal’ New nuclear power stations may not be the best option for keeping Britain’s lights on and meeting the country’s carbon targets, the Liberal Democrats have said. The party said there were legitimate concerns over nuclear’s […]

Blackouts? What blackouts? How National Grid keeps the lights on

A visit to the chief control centre in Berkshire reveals how solar and wind are keeping blackouts at bay … for now Despite claims that Britain is on the brink of blackouts and amid forecasts of a looming cold snap, all is calm inside the room where a score of engineers and analysts work to […]

Home improvement: Post-turkey, ita s time to hang Christmas lights

I don’t know about you and your family, but at my place Thanksgiving weekend is also the official beginning of the toboggan run towards Christmas. I usually put our Christmas lights on the house this weekend because it’s a relaxed “four-dayer” and the next three weeks will be filled with other unexpected surprises. View full […]

Will the lights go out in the UK this winter?

National Grid is adamant there will be no blackouts this winter, but the safety cushion between supply and demand is increasingly threadbare Anyone of a nervous disposition should mark 11 January in their calendar as the moment to have torches, candles or paraffin lamps at the ready. That is the day when, according to National […]

Beachwood testing solar, wind powered lights in park; could result in savings if used on city streets

With some help from Mother Nature, Beachwood may find a way to reduce its energy bills and increase service to residents. The city is now testing two light poles at Beachwood City Park East, off Shaker Boulevard East, to determine if the solar and wind power used to energize those lights can be used to […]

SNP: give us big say on energy or lights will go out

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would demand a major say in UK energy policy, according to a new Scottish Government report which warns the risk of power blackouts is “the highest for a generation”. View full post on Wind Power News

England’s lights ‘would go out without Scotland’s renewable energy’

Scottish energy minister hits back after UK energy secretary claims independent Scotland would face higher energy bills Damian Carrington View full post on Environment: Wind power | theguardian.com

Supervisors OK deal to dim distracting turbine lights

County supervisors approved a deal to shut off many of the powerful lights on top of the wind turbines between Mojave and Tehachapi. View full post on Wind Power News