Posts Tagged ‘targets’

Brain damage or brain fart? Weatherill targets Xenophon on wind farms

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has fired a pre-election salvo at Nick Xenophon, declaring the SA Best leader believes that wind turbines cause brain damage. Mr Weatherill spoke today at the opening of an office for Solar Reserve's proposed solar-thermal energy plant near Port Augusta, with local mayor and SA Best candidate Sam Johnson also […]

New data gives hope for meeting the Paris climate targets | Dana Nuccitelli

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more carbon pollution. But over the past four years, […]

Victoria moves to become first state to enshrine renewable energy targets in law

Government says law, which will include 40% renewables by 2025 and commitment to invest in new projects, will send a strong signal to investors The Victorian government has introduced legislation to enshrine its renewable energy targets in law and establish a reverse auction mechanism to build 650 megawatts worth of new projects. The premier, Daniel […]

Alberta government fleshes out plan to meet its renewable power targets

The Alberta government plans to use revenues from its carbon levy on large emitters to help spur investment in green power. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips outlined details of the Renewable Electricity Program on Thursday as she announced proposed legislation aimed at getting the province to its 30 per cent renewable target by 2030. View full […]

UK climate targets at risk without government support for windfarms, says energy boss

Government should restore subsidies for onshore wind power as a cost-effective way of reducing the country’s emissions, says head of ScottishPower The UK’s climate targets are at risk if the government does not reverse its decision to end support for windfarms, the head of one of the Big Six energy companies has warned. Keith Anderson […]

UK will miss its 2020 renewable energy targets, warn MPs

Urgent action is needed if UK is to meet its targets, particularly for heating and transport The UK will fail to meet its targets on renewable energy generation, with take-up of clean fuels for heating and transport falling badly behind aims, MPs have warned. The findings of the influential energy and climate change committee (ECC) […]

Major energy U-turn needed to meet Paris targets, government warned

Conservatives’ attacks on wind, solar and other ‘clean’ technologies has undermined ability to meet CO2 targets, experts say The government has been warned that a major U-turn in energy policy is required if it is to avoid charges of blatant hypocrisy following the commitments it made in the Paris climate deal this weekend. Critics say […]

ReGen Powertech targets wind power producers with hybrid solution

Wind turbine maker ReGen Powertech is looking at captive wind power users as well as other segments for its wind-solar power hybrid solution, said a senior official on Saturday. We are focussing on all the market segments – captive users as well as independent power producers. View full post on Wind Power News

Infigen Energy targets wind farm sales to tap into RET growth

Wind power producer Infigen Energy will seek to tap into growth driven by the revised renewable energy target through a combination of project divestments and joint venture developments after reducing debt through the sale of its US portfolio. After its full-year net loss swelled to $303.6 million from the year-earlier $8.9 million, a result dragged […]

Livingston wind energy firm targets China for A 2m funding

A Livingston wind energy specialist expects to secure 2 million funding for projects in Scotland from wealthy investors in China who are turning their attentions to the UK. A Livingston wind energy specialist expects to secure 2 million funding for projects in Scotland from wealthy investors in China who are turning their attentions to the […]