Posts Tagged ‘study’

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 […]

Wind power key to curbing greenhouse emissions, study finds

Edinburgh University researchers say windfarm energy prevented 36m tonnes of harmful coal and gas emissions in six years Wind power plays a key role in curbing greenhouse emissions from other energy sources such as coal and gas, a new study has shown. Energy from windfarms in the UK prevented almost 36m tonnes of harmful carbon […]

Wind turbine collisions killing hundreds of UK bats each month, study finds

Research suggests ecological impact assessments carried out for windfarms are not adequately predicting bat activity or risks Hundreds of bats are being killed in collisions with wind turbines in the UK each month, despite ecological impact assessments predicting that many windfarms were unlikely to affect such animals, according to a new study. All UK species […]

Million new jobs in prospect by 2040 even as emissions dive, study finds

Cutting carbon emissions in line with the Paris climate goals could generate more than 1 million extra jobs by 2040 as Australia transforms its energy and other sectors provided policy settings are right, a new study has found. The Jobs in a Clean Energy Future report, using modelling by the National Institute of Economic and […]