Posts Tagged ‘Than’

a Therea s more than oil and gas:a Wind blowing workers in new direction

Nearly two years after being laid off as an electrician in Alberta's flailing oil and gas sector, the 42-year-old is training to become a wind turbine technician. “It is tough to find work right now. View full post on Wind Power News

SA’s battery is massive, but it can do much more than store energy

Last Friday, the “world's largest” lithium-ion battery was officially opened in South Australia. Tesla's much-anticipated “mega battery” made the ” 100 days or it's free ” deadline, after a week of testing and commissioning. View full post on Wind Power News

New renewables cheaper than keeping Liddell open

A new report has found it would cost $1.3 billion more to keep the Liddell coal-fired power plant in New South Wales open beyond its use-by date, than to replace it with a mix of renewables and other sustainable energy solutions. The report, Beyond Coal: Alternatives to Extending the Life of Liddell Power Station , […]

Replacing Liddell with renewables is $1.4 billion cheaper than government plan, report says

The Turnbull government's plan to keep the worn-out Liddell power station running for another five years would cost about $1.4 billion more than replacing it with clean energy, and spew millions of tonnes of damaging carbon pollution, a new analysis shows. The findings cast further doubt on the wisdom of keeping Australia's oldest operating coal […]

Alternative power $2B to $4B cheaper than Site C says international energy consultant

An Oregon-based energy consultant has told an a regulatory inquiry into the Site C Dam that scrapping the project in favour of green power will save ratepayers billions of dollars. Robert McCullough of McCullough Research presented the report to the BC Utilities Commission on Friday morning, which argues terminating Site C will save between $2.08 […]

Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John Sauven

Far-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances are […]

UK windfarms cheaper than Hinkley Point, experts claim

Analysts predict sea change in energy policy as falling costs for offshore power will charge UK taxpayer at least 10% less than deal handed to new nuclear plant Windfarms around Britain’s coast will beat the planned nuclear power station Hinkley Point on price when the winning bidders for a £290m-a-year pot of government subsidies are […]

The US wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people

The fastest-growing occupation in the United States – by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – might surprise you: wind turbine technician. The number of workers maintaining wind turbines, a job with a median pay of about $51,000 a year, is set to more than double between 2014 and 2024, the […]

Whirlwinds stronger and larger than any other

‘Dust devils’ in the Andes are thought to be strong enough to carry large crystals 5km from the salt pan where they are formed High in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina, lie some mysterious dunes. The Salar de Gorbea, as the dunes are known, contain huge needle-shaped crystals, up to 27cm […]

UK offshore wind ‘will lower energy bills’ more than nuclear

RenewableUK chief says windfarms could offer cheaper prices than rates government agreed with new nuclear power stations Offshore windfarms could provide cheaper power than Britain’s new wave of nuclear power stations, a leading figure in the wind industry has claimed. Speaking to the the Guardian, Hugh McNeal, the chief executive of trade body RenewableUK, said […]