Posts Tagged ‘shows’

Drone footage shows world’s largest offshore windfarm – video

The world’s largest offshore windfarm has opened off the Cumbrian coast. Walney Extension covers 145 sq km of the Irish Sea and has a capacity of 659 megawatts, enough energy to power 590,000 homes World’s largest offshore windfarm opens off Cumbrian coast Continue reading… View full post on Wind power | The Guardian

Australian first trial shows wind can provide energy security

An Australian first trial is taking wind farms from passive producers that sell all their output in a slab to more active, and opportunistic, participants in the energy market. Neoen Australia's South Australian Hornsdale 2 wind farm has carried out a trial which could see wind replace coal, gas and even pumped hydro in providing […]

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy, data shows

The number of cities getting at least 70% of their total electricity supply from renewable energy has more than doubled since 2015 The number of cities reporting they are predominantly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015, as momentum builds for cities around the world to switch from fossil fuels to renewable […]

More cities powered by renewable energy, data shows

The number of cities getting at least 70% of their total electricity supply from renewable energy has more than doubled since 2015 The number of cities reporting they are predominantly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015, as momentum builds for cities around the world to switch from fossil fuels to renewable […]

Underwater video shows marine life growing at wind farm

Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage that suggests a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm – a five-turbine operation off Rhode Island's waters. The American Wind Energy Association, an industry trade group, says the roughly two-minute clip it posted on YouTube this week shows the potential for […]

Tax Reform Fight Shows Why Subsidies Never Die

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by the House last week, promised to save about $12.3 billion over the next decade by scaling back a “production tax credit” mostly used by wind energy producers. It was a tepid but welcome change to a program that has far outlived whatever usefulness it might have had. […]

North Atlantic Suited to Open-Ocean Wind Power Generation, Research Shows

There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from the Carnegie Institution for Science is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Carnegie's Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira found that, because wind speeds are higher on average over ocean than over land, wind turbines in the […]

Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows

Last year saw record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropower An upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply. Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 – the […]

Government U-turn on renewables shows gas, oil and nuclear are still favourites

Now is not the time to pull the plug on supporting renewable energy. A few years of vital subsidies cannot make up for a century of support for fossil fuels. The entire global energy system is undergoing a clean revolution. The old certainties of centralised power and fossil fuels are falling apart before our eyes. […]

Onshore windfarms cheapest form of UK electricity, report shows

Falling costs mean new windfarms are now £20 cheaper per megawatt hour than coal or gas-fired plants, according to new analysis New onshore windfarms are now the cheapest way for a power company to produce electricity in Britain, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Costs have dropped to (£55) per megawatt hour (MWh) compared […]