Posts Tagged ‘people’

Tidal power to the people | Letters

Alicia Hull on tidal energy being more efficient than nuclear, Liam O’Keeffe underlines its benefits, and Sue Roaf shines a light on solar In his letter, Jim Waterton (30 June) protests too much. If tidal energy cannot be allowed without the possibility and costs of storage being certain, how is it that nuclear has been allowed when the costs and […]

Fuss about nuclear reactors should educate government, people

The public deliberation commission's decision to recommend the resumption of the construction of two nuclear reactors should offer precious lessons to the government of President Moon Jae-in and the nation as a whole. Most of all, the panel's decision — by the larger-than-expected margin of 19 percentage points — shows that common sense prevails in […]

The American people – not Big Oil – must decide our climate future | Senator Bernie Sanders and Mark Jacobson

We must aggressively transition our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy solutions. And we need to do so now The debate facing our world today is not whether we need to address climate change. That debate is far, far behind us. The issue is how to address climate change – […]

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 […]

People who blame sickness on windfarms ‘may be bypassing doctor’

Windfarm commissioner’s first report says complainants may fail to seek medical advice ‘due to the possibly incorrect assumption’ that nearby turbines are to blame The office of the national windfarm commissioner is concerned people are not going to the doctor because they are incorrectly attributing symptoms of illness to windfarms. Commissioner Andrew Dyer published his […]

Renewable power to the people could reap profits in Victoria

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The Canberra Coal Club ignores what most people know: the future will be clean and smart | Peter Lewis

The dirty and dumb antics and the anti-renewables rhetoric being amped up by our politicians is out of step with majority thinking on energy When Treasurer Scott Morrison clomped into parliament with his pet piece of coal after South Australia’s electricity network collapsed in the face of extreme weather he was indulging in more than […]

People love renewable energy, so why don’t politicians get it?

From Robin Hood Energy to solar mosques, community energy schemes are hotting up – but so is the fracking scene Robin Hood: one of Britain’s best-loved folk heroes. He speaks to our national love of subverting the rules. Fighting against institutional injustice, he protected the most vulnerable from the predatory practices of a corrupt establishment. […]

People prefer living near wind turbines to fracking wells – survey

Tory supporters more in favour of wind than shale, despite Conservatives moving to curb onshore windfarms and encourage fracking for shale gas People would much rather have wind turbines near their house than fracking wells, a survey suggests. Asked if they would prefer a wind turbine erected or a shale gas well drilled near their […]

No evidence people affected by sound emitted by wind turbines, inquiry told

Acoustic experts tell Senate inquiry into windfarms that no studies have found any physical reaction to so-called infrasound There is no evidence to show that people are physically affected by low-frequency sound like that emitted by wind turbines, acoustic experts have told a Senate inquiry. Members of the Association of Australian Acoustic Consultants (AAAC) told […]