Posts Tagged ‘public’

Heroin abuse is a public health issue | Letters

We can tackle it in the same way as tobacco smoking Your special report “Death by the sea: how drugs blighted our coastal towns”, News) raises once again the issue of the appalling death rates from heroin usage. I was struck by the statement that the Royal College of Physicians has declared that the problem […]

Stanford researchers test public receptiveness to different wind energy turbines

With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking to limit fossil fuel use and increase renewable energy. Wind already accounts for over 5 percent of electricity generation in the United States. View full post on Wind Power News

Passions Ignite At Wind Energy Public Hearing

Editor's note: This is a continuation of the story titled “Tempers Flare at Public Hearing on Wind Turbine Application” that ran in the Reporter on Oct. 10. “What do you see in this [wind project]?” Steve Mathis, a Palo Alto County resident asked. “More tax money I suppose, more jobs. View full post on Wind […]

Risk, public utilities and the nuclear failure

Electric power companies are regulated public utilities. They are regulated by states because historically they have been granted exclusive service delivery franchises, making them a monopoly. View full post on Wind Power News

Notice of Public Scoping and Public Meetings for a Proposed …

The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment for “New England Aqua Ventus I.” DOE is proposing to authorize the expenditure of federal funding by the University of Maine to design, construct, and commission an offshore wind energy demonstration project called New England Aqua Ventus I. New […]

Scottish government launches public consultation on fracking

Four-month consultation on possibility of fracking in Scotland runs until end of May with dedicated website at, reports BusinessGreen The Scottish government has launched a public consultation over whether to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction – including fracking – to take place in Scotland. The four-month consultation runs until the end of May […]

Rule would boost solar and wind energy on public lands

Unseasonable warmth and no rain have deepened a drought that's igniting forest fires across the southeastern U.S. and forcing people to evacuate dozens of homes in the Appalachian Mountains. All but a few of the nation's largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the South, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches […]

The UK public love wind power and they don’t even know it

A new poll suggests British people grossly underestimate public support for new energy technologies – is negative news reporting to blame? Back in 2014, David Cameron told the House of Commons Liaison Committee that people are “basically fed up” with wind farms. In 2015, his government then went on to not only cut subsidies for […]

Maker of wind-turbine blades could go public

TPI Composites Inc., which has its corporate roots in boat building, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell at least 7.25 million shares at prices between $15 and $17. Scottsdale-based maker of wind-turbine blades TPI Composites could go public TPI Composites Inc., which has its corporate roots in boat building, has filed […]

Chancellor urged to invest public money in renewable energy

Analysis by Green Alliance finds subsidies for fossil fuel generation more costly than simplified system favouring renewables Building more renewable energy capacity with public money would cost less than the current subsidy regime in the UK, a new analysis has found, despite government claims that subsidies are too expensive. Ministers have justified the slashing of […]