Posts Tagged ‘warns’

IEA warns of ‘worrying trend’ as global investment in renewables falls

Fossil fuels increased share of energy supply investment last year – the first time since 2014 The world’s energy watchdog has sounded the alarm over a “worrying” pause in the shift to clean energy after global investment in renewables fell 7% to 8bn (£240bn) last year. The International Energy Agency said the decline is set […]

Rise of electric car solves little if driven by fossil fuels, warns windfarm boss

Dong Energy boss says falling price of renewables means they must power the electric car revolution or the environment will gain only a pyrrhic victory The rise of electric cars will be a pyrrhic victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the […]

GE global renewables head Jerome Pecresse warns on clean energy target

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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 […]

Barack Obama warns his fossil-fuelled opponents he has clean energy to spare

President says conservative opponents including Republican backers the Koch brothers are ‘standing in the way of the future’ by opposing his climate measures Barack Obama has railed against US political and business figures who oppose the expansion of wind and solar power in a speech where he singled out the influential Koch family for criticism. […]

UK renewable energy industry warns of legal action over subsidies

Closing scheme an year earlier than due would amount to ‘wilful destruction’ by the government, climate secretary told The UK renewable energy industry has warned the government’s new climate secretary that she will face a legal challenge if she oversees the “wilful destruction” of the industry by retrospectively curtailing subsidies. Later this week, the Department […]

UK electricity grid holds back renewable energy, solar trade body warns

Solar Trade Association calls on Conservative government to invest in Britain’s power infrastructure to protect low-carbon projects Britain’s antiquated electricity grid is stopping renewable energy projects connecting to the system, threatening the country’s prospects for a low-carbon future, the solar power industry’s trade body has warned. Parts of the grid are closed to new connections […]

Social media explosion powered by dirty energy, report warns

Greenpeace singles out Amazon Web Services and Twitter for siting data centres in coal areas and failing to reveal energy use The rise of social media is being powered by dirty forms of energy such as coal, a report from the campaign group Greenpeace said on Wednesday. The Clicking Clean report praised six companies Apple, […]

MP warns of wind farm “alien invasion” in the South…

Rural towns and villages in the South West are under attack from an “alien invasion” of wind turbine “machines”, an MP has said. View full post on Wind Power News

Offshore windfarms ‘wild west’ of renewable energy, union warns

Regulators aren’t keeping up with rapid growth of industry as boat operators ‘ignore safety rules and risk lives of workers’ The government’s push into offshore wind power has created a boom in renegade ship operators that are exploiting workers and putting lives in danger, according to the UK’s largest marine workers’ union. Nautilus has dubbed […]