Posts Tagged ‘subsidies’

Trump’s plan to bail out failing fossil fuels with taxpayer subsidies is perverse | Dana Nuccitelli

Coal can no longer compete in the free market, so the Trump administration wants to prop it up with taxpayer subsidies The conservative philosophy of allowing an unregulated free market to operate unfettered often seems to fall by the wayside when the Republican Party’s industry allies are failing to compete in the marketplace. Trump’s Energy […]

Scottish islands hold out for government U-turn on windfarm subsidies

Hopes that ministers will make special case for Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland after visit by business secretary Ministers are believed to be on the verge of a U-turn on their manifesto pledge to halt the spread of subsidised onshore windfarms – on remote Scottish islands, at least. The business secretary, Greg Clark, visited the […]

Lack of transparency over green energy subsidies ‘shambolic’, say MPs

Government criticised for failing to keep consumers updated as overspend on renewables is forecast to push up bills MPs have criticised ministers for their “shambolic” failure to regularly spell out the impact of government green policies on household energy bills. The Commons public accounts committee said the government had missed its commitment to publishing annual […]

In New York, Wind And Solar Get Double Their Value In Subsidies

New York state is paying 11 large wind and solar power projects two times more in subsidies than the projects actually generate in electricity. New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the $360 million in spending over the weekend, but didn't reveal the precise amount of funding for each project. View full post on Wind […]

Strong progress by Chinese solar power generators will see subsidies eliminated by 2025

Chinese solar and wind power generators will be further weaned off their reliance on subsidies for growth, after meeting their technical goals quicker than expected, according to an industry regulator. “Assuming no wastage of wind and solar power generated due to power grid bottlenecks, we had estimated that wind power will reach grid parity by […]

Just 10 new community energy schemes registered after Tories cut subsidies

Number of new local renewable energy schemes has crashed from 76 last year after government slashed support for wind and solar The number of new community-owned renewable energy projects of the sort backed by Jeremy Corbyn this week has plummeted after a series of government decisions have made many proposals for wind and solar farms […]

Battle over solar subsidies threatens to spill over into spring

The Latest on the return of NASA’s Scott Kelly and Russia’s Mikhail Korniekno from a year in space (all times ES STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 1, 2016.One year has passed since limits on incentives for homeowners and others to produce and sell solar power back to the grid were reached for customers served by National […]

Koch propagandist attacks wind tax break; is mum on fossil fuel subsidies

Gall? Nerve? Chutzpah? Call it what you like, but Christine Harbin’s two recent anti-wind columns in The Hill are prime examples of Koch-funded dishonesty-and hypocrisy. Harbin works for the Koch brothers-founded and -funded Americans for Prosperity . View full post on Wind Power News

Tories face fight with Lords over onshore windfarm subsidies

Senior Labour peers confirm party will seek to strike out clause again if government closes Renewable Obligation scheme The government is expected to be forced into a renewed standoff with the House of Lords over David Cameron’s reversal on green energy subsidies. After a series of constitutional rows, the tensions between the government and the […]

Heavily polluting ‘diesel farms’ to make millions from subsidies, IPPR warns

Thinktank criticises subsidy cuts for clean renewable energy while state aids profits for ‘dirtiest form of energy generation available’ Owners of heavily polluting diesel generators stand to make “sky-high” profits under a government energy regime that has slashed subsidies for wind and solar, a report warns. The annual capacity market auction – under which power […]