Posts Tagged ‘more’

California Nature, Wind Energy, Soundcloud, More: Friday Afternoon Buzz, August 11, 2017

University of California Santa Barbara: Nature Stories “Scientists and historians alike are reaping scholarly dividends from a massive effort to collect, describe and archive land-use records and historical materials of all kinds from across the University of California Natural Reserve System . Seeking to inform the future by preserving the past, the NRS History & […]

No more room for wind power, energy minister says in wake of export proposal

Michael Gorman is a reporter in Nova Scotia who covers Province House, rural communities, and everything in between. Contact him with story ideas at michael.gorman@cbc.ca Nova Scotia's grid can't absorb any more wind power, the province's energy minister says, even if it had access to electricity that under a major new proposal would be generated […]

Suzlon Climbs as India Sets More Ambitious Wind Energy Tenders

India set out plans to step up the pace of issuing contracts for electricity from wind farms, triggering a surge in the shares of one of the nation's biggest maker of turbines. Suzlon Energy Ltd. climbed 3.5 percent in Mumbai after the government said it will tender more than 5 gigawatts of wind projects annually, […]

Climate denial is like The Matrix; more Republicans are choosing the red pill | Dana Nuccitelli

The wall of Republican climate denial is starting to crack; who will be the Neo that accelerates the process? Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt wants to hold televised ‘Red Team/Blue Team’ climate science ‘debates.’ The idea is that a ‘Red Team’ of scientists will challenge the mainstream findings of ‘Blue Team’ scientists. That may sound […]

The US wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people

The fastest-growing occupation in the United States – by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – might surprise you: wind turbine technician. The number of workers maintaining wind turbines, a job with a median pay of about $51,000 a year, is set to more than double between 2014 and 2024, the […]

More U.S. States Embracing Batteries to Store Renewable Power

Energy-storage systems are spreading across the U.S. as states encourage deployments to help integrate an increasing amount of solar and wind power into electric grids. There are now 21 states with at least 20 megawatts each of storage projects in service, under construction or proposed, according to a report Tuesday from GTM Research. View full […]

P.E.I. plans more wind power, part of newly released energy strategy

P.E.I. will be adding more wind power to its energy mix, as part of a new energy strategy announced this morning. The 10-year plan includes another 30 megawatts of wind power by 2019-2020 and another 40 megawatts by 2025-2026. View full post on Wind Power News

French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France

French and Spanish energy companies said Monday they were setting their sights on building up the wind energy potential off the coast of France. French energy company ENGIE counts an installed wind power capacity of more than 1,700 megawatts in France and is now teaming up with its Spanish counterpart, EDPR, on plans to install […]

UK offshore wind ‘will lower energy bills’ more than nuclear

RenewableUK chief says windfarms could offer cheaper prices than rates government agreed with new nuclear power stations Offshore windfarms could provide cheaper power than Britain’s new wave of nuclear power stations, a leading figure in the wind industry has claimed. Speaking to the the Guardian, Hugh McNeal, the chief executive of trade body RenewableUK, said […]

Clean energy growth will limit need for more gas pipelines

In his commentary, Thomas Kiley makes the case that the transition to natural gas for generation of electricity has played an essential role in reducing carbon emissions over the past decade. Disregarding that natural gas is arguably not that clean a fuel, recent reductions in emissions don't imply that still more natural gas in the […]