Posts Tagged ‘National’

U.S. energy approach will affect national security

On the first day of the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session, state legislators joined clean energy advocates in Annapolis to push for legislation that would significantly boost Maryland's use of renewable energy, while creating the largest clean energy jobs training program in state history, supporters say. On the first day of the 2016 Maryland General […]

Birding groups sue Ohio Air National Guard to block wind-turbine at Camp Perry

State and national birding groups sued the Ohio Air National Guard on Monday, asking a federal court to block construction of a large wind turbine at Camp Perry near Lake Erie. The Black Swamp Bird Observatory, based in Oak Harbor in Ottawa County, suspects the proposed wind turbine would violate the Endangered Species Act, posing […]

Ballarat in the power firing line over national grid problems

Ballarat was one of the regional cities that faced losing power during the recent eastern Australian heatwave so that NSW could avoid power cuts Ballarat was one of the regional cities that faced losing power during the recent eastern Australian heatwave so that NSW could avoid power cuts Power to Victoria's regional towns was vulnerable […]

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 […]

National View: OtherWords: Al Gore moves to the bright side

In addition to proving that people will pay good money to watch a movie co-starring Al Gore and a PowerPoint presentation, that Oscar-winning documentary elevated climate change to an issue that everyone should fret about. His mild Tennessee accent hasn’t faded, and he doesn’t look older. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind farm subsidies: political interest trumps the national interest | Damian Carrington

The Conservative move will please a few locals but destroy the confidence of the investors being asked to spend billions to upgrade the nation’s energy system Be in no doubt, the decision to end subsidies for onshore wind farms early is pure politics. Too many Tory voters dislike the look of turbines and their party […]

Effective steps being taken to cope with national challenges: CM

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan Muslim League-N government has served the masses selflessly during last seven years and, under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, effective steps are being taken for coping with the challenges being faced by the country. He said that completion of projects with […]

Windfarm weirdness syndrome is real. Just look at our national ‘debate’ | Ketan Joshi

While Pacific Hydro’s report doesn’t prove the reality of ‘wind turbine syndrome’, it does show how windfarms irritate people in unique ways Windfarms irritate people in unique ways. It’s something I’ve paid keen attention to since I started out in the wind industry as a data analyst. The machines seem to provoke a discussion far […]

National Trust chief: ‘we must focus on things that make a difference’ | Anna Bawden

Dame Helen Ghosh’s priority is preservation, not campaigning, but she says fracking has no place on National Trust land Dame Helen Ghosh, director-general of the National Trust, is no stranger to media storms. In 2012, after quitting as permanent secretary at the Home Office she reportedly criticised the lack of women in David Cameron’s government, […]

Snowdonia hydro-turbine marks major National Trust green energy project

Power from at Hafod y Llan in Snowdonia will be sold via the grid to a green energy firm and the money invested in conservation A hydroelectric turbine in Snowdonia, Wales will begin generating power on Wednesday in the National Trust’s first large-scale renewable energy project. Power generated by a turbine installed on a river […]