Posts Tagged ‘turn’

‘From coal to clean’ – UK does not need to turn to gas, says WWF

Report suggests renewables, battery storage and flexible technologies can replace coal plants The UK has no need to build new large gas-fired power stations to replace the coal plants that the government has pledged to switch off by 2025, the World Wide Fund for Nature has argued. The gap can instead be filled by renewables, […]

Terrawatch: scientists turn to drones to find raw materials

In Germany, scientists are using drones equipped with sensors to locate metals needed for wind turbines and solar panels We know that renewable energy can help the world to wean itself off fossil fuels, but keeping up with green-energy demand is creating another problem. Countries such as Germany, which has committed itself to a low-carbon […]

Siemens vows to turn Taiwan into offshore wind hub

At a press event, the company reiterated its mission to use its technologies in offshore wind power, gas-fired power generation and energy efficiency via digitalization to help establish a sustainable energy future for Taiwan. President Tsai Ing-wen recently announced the latest energy mix plan for Taiwan in 2015 – 20 percent renewable, 50 percent natural […]

Hinkley C’s future is in doubt. Let’s turn our sights to offshore wind | Huub den Rooijen

Falling costs and increased reliability mean this clean power now offers a mature part of the solution for the UK’s energy mix With the government re-examining the case for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point, it’s a good time to reflect on recent breakthroughs in another low carbon technology: offshore wind. Offshore wind is already […]

Letter: Kansas should turn natural resources into power

The study conducted by Randy Simmons, the “Charles G. Koch” Professor at Utah State University and a major recipient of funding from the fossil fuel industry billionaires, and his colleague contains major errors. Once these errors are corrected, my analysis shows state Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards, which require that a certain percentage of electricity come […]

The Mining Industry’s surprising turn to Solar and Wind Energy

When mining professionals the world over descended on Toronto’s 2015 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention at the beginning of March, the investment outlook at one of the industry’s most important events was dim . A global economic slowdown and a glut of metals and minerals for construction, infrastructure and energy on the Chinese […]

Wind farm extension questioned when millions paid to turn off for existing turbines

Highland councillors will consider a plan to add 10 new turbines to an existing wind farm whose operators have already been paid more than 7.5m to turn it off. Campaigners say that this year alone, Falck Renewables have been given 2.8m for the Millennium wind farm in the hills to the west of the Great […]

Renewable energy firms aim to turn tide

IT WAS the world’s first offshore wave power machine to generate electricity into the grid, and was hailed as a “significant milestone in marine energy development” at its launch in 2004. But ten years later Pelamis Wave Energy has gone under. View full post on Wind Power News

Ukraine crisis shows Europe must not turn its back on renewable energy

Renewable energy sources could reduce EU dependence on imported fossil fuels, often supplied from conflict-ridden countries If we needed a reminder of how politics and energy are inextricably linked, the Ukraine crisis has done us all a timely service. The price and supply of gas is rapidly becoming a major Russian weapon against its neighbour, […]

Wind turbines get turn to power Hudson Valley homes

Sometime this spring, the Hudson Highlands skyline will look a bit different. On the east side of the Hudson, peeking above the trees on the thickly wooded mountains that loom over the river, a sharp eye will spot something new: a wind turbine. View full post on Wind Power News