Posts Tagged ‘Need’

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, […]

Proposed wind farms need to be scrutinized

Clean energy generators such as wind power are the wave of the future as the U.S. and other countries wean themselves off pollutant makers such as oil and coal. Wind energy has several benefits. View full post on Wind Power News

Oil giants need to invest heavily in renewables by 2035, says analysis

Slowing demand for oil and forecasts of rapid growth in green power pose risk to core business, says analyst More than a fifth of investment by the largest oil and gas companies could be in wind and solar power in just over a decade, according to analysis of how global changes in energy will reshape […]

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 […]

Sudden power price rises show need for climate policy certainty – report

In the wake of South Australian price rise, the Grattan Institute calls on governments to explain that the transition to renewables is coming, with costs attached Huge spikes in wholesale electricity prices in South Australia in July show stable, nationally consistent climate policy must urgently replace “unmanageable uncertainty” for energy market investors, according to a […]

If wind and solar power are cheaper and quicker, do we really need Hinkley Point?

Nuclear energy’s cost, and a focus on alternative technology, including research on a new generation of hi-tech battery storage, is leading observers outside the green lobby to question the project’s value Should Theresa May take the axe to the troubled Hinkley Point nuclear project, it will propel wind and solar power further into the limelight. […]

Tasmanian power crisis reveals urgent need for more renewable energy

With Tasmania’s hydropower plants idle due to low rainfall, and a faulty cable connecting the state to the mainland grid, it’s clear a better long-term solution is needed The timing couldn’t have been any worse. On 20 December 2015, the undersea cable connecting Tasmania with mainland Australia malfunctioned, leaving the island state’s energy infrastructure stranded […]

Most of Nunavut’s power plants need replacing, says Qulliq Energy Corporation

The Qulliq Energy Corporation says Pangnirtung’s power plant that was destroyed by fire last year is at the top of its replacement list along with the aging plants in Cape Dorset , Grise Fiord and Cambridge Bay. “Replacement for those ones would have to go through our board because it is ultimately the ratepayer who […]

Five Things You Need to Know About the Extension of the ITC/PTC

On December 18, Congress approved and President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 . Among the 887-page budget bill’s myriad provisions is an extension of federal income tax credits for solar, wind and certain other renewable energy facilities. View full post on Wind Power News

To destroy human civilisation we just need to continue with business as usual | Letters

China’s strategy for dealing with air pollution is a cosmetic exercise cynically timed to coincide with the Paris summit on climate change (Airpocalypse now: factories and schools in Beijing shut by unprecedented smog alert, 9 December). The 24-hour WHO limit for small particulates is 25 microgrammes per cubic metre of air, though recent studies have […]