Posts Tagged ‘Shut’

Power security fears as Kilroot to shut in May

Profound questions about the security of Northern Ireland's electricity supply were raised last night with the sudden announcement that the owners of Kilroot power station plan to close most of it in four months' time, and begin closing parts of Ballylumford. The decision is as a direct result of the introduction of a new all-Ireland […]

Economics says time to shut down some coal plants

From Think Progress : Sadly the graph isn't global, it's for the 15 US states with the best wind resources. But for those states it's saying that the cost of just operating and fueling coal plants exceeds the cost for wind power of constructing, operating, and fueling. View full post on Wind Power News

As Japan eyes nuclear restarts, renewables get shut out of grid

Japan’s biggest utilities are blocking most new solar and other renewable energy from transmission grids, stirring concern among green power advocates that Japan favours restarting idled nuclear plants at the expense of other fossil-free supply. Seven out of Japan’s 10 regional power monopolies have blocked further grid access for renewables, saying new supplies would strain […]

Wind Comes To The Rescue When Four Aging Nuclear Plants Shut Down In The U.K.

A standard criticism of wind and solar power is that they are intermittent energy sources and depend on blowing wind or shining sun in order to produce energy. View full post on Wind Power News