Posts Tagged ‘under’

Melbourne trams to be solar-powered under Andrews government proposal

Building large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria part of plan to reduce state’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 Melbourne’s tram network will become entirely solar-powered under a proposal by the Andrews government to build large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria. The proposal, announced on Thursday, is part of a plan to reduce Victoria’s […]

Early Views on the US Energy and Infrastructure Sectors Under a Trump Administration

Energy and infrastructure policy was as at the forefront of the presidential election discussion and has continued to be highlighted as a focus for the Trump administration. Here, we take an early look at how a Trump administration could affect the US energy and infrastructure sectors. View full post on Wind Power News

Economics Will Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving Under Trump

On the plains of West Texas, new wind farms can be built for just $22 a megawatt-hour. In the Arizona and Nevada deserts, solar projects are less than $40 a megawatt-hour. View full post on Wind Power News

China’s offshore wind power plans lag, 2020 target under threat

BEIJING, June 24 China is lagging far behind its target to boost the country's offshore wind power capacity due to technical problems and high costs, which in the absence of more state subsidies could dent its plans to install 10 gigawatts by 2020, developers said. China is the world's top generator of electricity from wind […]

Solar power subsidies to be cut under plans to reduce green energy costs

Proposed measures include cutting aid to small-scale solar power installations, with option of ending subsidies for roof-top panels earlier than expected The government has unveiled sweeping plans to cut subsidies to the renewable energy sector, saying costs are out of control and the consumer must be protected from soaring bills. The measures are more draconian […]

FWS To Authorize Incidental Takes Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act?

Late last month, the Fish & Wildlife Service issued a Notice of Intent to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement to evaluate various options for authorizing incidental takes under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Of likely the greatest interest to the regulated community, FWS will consider issuing general permits, with performance standards, for certain industry […]

Offshore wind project planning gets under way

The MV Ocean Discovery is preparing to survey the sea bottom off Ocean City to find solid places to set huge wind turbines. The MV Ocean Discovery is preparing to survey the sea bottom off Ocean City to find solid places to set huge wind turbines. View full post on Wind Power News

Westar to buy more energy from wind farm under construction

A new wind farm in western Kansas will supply Westar Energy, bringing its capacity to enough to serve half its residential customers if all windmills were running at full tilt at the same time. The new wind farm, to be built in 2016 in Pratt County, will supply about 200 megawatts of capacity to Westar, […]

Chinese wind earnings under pressure with fifth of farms idle

May 18 China’s wind farm firms are feeling the heat as state grid operators deliberately delay hooking them up and cut back on purchases, wasting about a fifth of the total wind power output or enough electricity to run Beijing for 40 days. China is now the world’s top wind power producer thanks to policies […]

Victoria’s environmental record under scrutiny: how green is Denis Napthine?

Its the only Australian state with a climate change minister, but environment groups are less than impressed with Victoria Guardian Australia revealed on Thursday that Victorias four peak environment groups had released a joint statement claiming the Coalition governments record was the worst the groups had ever seen, amounting to a wholesale attack on the […]