Posts Tagged ‘study’

Renewables could generate 50% of Europe’s power in 2030, says new study

Wind power enjoyed a record year in 2017, as more offshore capacity was installed than ever before. Renewable energy in general also continued to grow and the EU generated more electricity from clean sources than coal for the very first time. View full post on Wind Power News

Government of Canada lends support to Arctic wind energy study

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency has invested $950,000 in a study examining the feasibility of wind turbines and energy storage in Inuvik. The Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Infrastructure will undertake the study, which will examine the feasibility of adding one or more wind turbines to the electric grid. View full post […]

Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut wind power across US and UK, though Australia will see winds strengthen Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut the power of the wind across northern mid-latitudes, including the US, the UK and the Mediterranean, according […]

DOE Study Disappoints Some Solar & Wind Fans

Advocates of renewable energy take issue with a new DOE report and what they perceive to be its negative slant on the intermittent nature of renewables like solar and wind power. A 187-page study released two weeks ago by the Department of Energy is being parsed and debated by industry groups with interests in renewables, […]

Perry study backfires again: Draft praises efficiency standards he is stalling

A leaked draft study of the electric grid requested by Energy Secretary Rick Perry found that federal energy efficiency policies are in the process of saving U.S. consumers and businesses more than a half trillion dollars. Meanwhile, the new administration is halting energy efficiency policies and gutting funding for energy efficiency improvements for American homes. […]

Virginia utility agrees to install two offshore wind turbines for study

This week, Virginia utility Dominion announced that it would partner with Danish firm Dong Energy to build two offshore wind turbines as test cases for a commercial-sized installation. Currently, the US only has one 30MW commercial offshore wind farm off Block Island in Rhode Island. View full post on Wind Power News

Koch picked for interim energy study committee

State Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, who represents a portion of Bartholomew County, has been named to the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications that will meet during the summer and fall in preparation for the 2018 Indiana General Assembly. Construction of wind-power devices, including related health effects, public safety implications, issues of property […]

North Dakota officials call for wind and coal energy study Friday, March 10

North Dakota legislators have backed a bill calling for a study of the state's energy landscape amid complaints by some that it unfairly favors wind energy over coal. The call for a study was attached to a bill proposed by Republican Sen. Dwight Cook that called for a moratorium of new wind energy projects in […]

Local planning, area benefits key to wind-farm buy-in, study finds

A wind turbine spins in Toronto. A new study notes that Ontario's 2009 Green Energy Act limits community involvement during planning stages, resulting in criticism of a top-down, corporate-led pattern of development. View full post on Wind Power News

Renewables investment in UK will fall 95% over next three years – study

Analysis reveals extent of decline because of subsidy cuts and raises concerns about Britain meeting emissions targets Investment in windfarms will fall off a “cliff edge” over the next three years and put the UK’s greenhouse gas reduction targets at risk, a thinktank has found. More than £1bn of future investment in renewable energy projects […]