Posts Tagged ‘windfarm’

Effort to ease wind-farm rules gets fresh start in Ohio Senate

When Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay abruptly resigned in October, the wind-energy industry lost one of its most ardent supporters at a time when an important proposal was being considered. This week, Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, has come forward to be the new lead sponsor of the wind-energy plan, which would reduce the distance […]

Nuclear plans ‘should be rethought after fall in offshore windfarm costs’

Lib Dems and green groups say reduced price of state support should sound death knell for plants such as Hinkley Point C The government is under pressure to reconsider its commitment to a new generation of nuclear power stations after the cost of offshore wind power reached a record low. Experts said green energy had […]

Huge boost for renewables as offshore windfarm costs fall to record low

Green groups say record low price should sound death knell for Hinkley Point C after subsidy auction sets price for windpower below even lowest forecast Offshore windfarms will be built for a record low price in the UK early next decade, after developers bid far more aggressively than expected for a multimillion-pound pot of government […]

Wigton Windfarm releases book on wind energy

Wigton Windfarm Limited yesterday launched its first endorsed book, 'Understanding Wind Energy: Youth Repowering the Future', at a function held at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Trafalgar Road, in Kingston. The book, written by one its employees, senior engineer, Oswald O King, provides a summary of the fundamentals of wind energy and how this renewable […]

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 […]

RSPB loses legal fight against £2bn offshore windfarm in Scotland

Neart na Gaoithe project on east coast likely to go ahead after long-running court battle despite claim it threatens seabirds A £2bn offshore windfarm in Scotland looks set to go ahead after the RSPB lost a long-running legal challenge against the plans, which the conservationists said threatened puffins, gannets and kittiwakes. The Scottish government gave […]

World’s first floating windfarm to take shape off coast of Scotland

Turbines for £200m Hywind project will be towed from Norway across North Sea and moored to seabed off north-east Scotland The world’s first floating windfarm has taken to the seas in a sign that a technology once confined to research and development drawing boards is finally ready to unlock expanses of ocean for generating renewable […]

Gannets, puffins, kittiwakes: birds at risk in Scottish windfarm surge

After a long legal battle, 335 turbines will now be built in Scottish waters In the waters of the North Sea a few miles off Scotland’s east coast, a nine-year battle has been raging that threatens a fragile and unique environmental equilibrium. The struggle has made mortal enemies of two huge lobbies that share a […]

The Observer view on Scotland’s windfarm dilemma | Observer editorial

The government must find a way to proceed with green energy projects while maintaining responsibility for its environment For anyone who has concerns about our environment and about humanity’s future in a rapidly heating world, the proposed construction of massive offshore windfarms in Scotland’s Firths of Forth and Tay poses a dilemma of some magnitude. […]

Origin offloads Vic windfarm for $110m

Origin Energy has agreed to sell its under-development Stockyard Hill wind farm project in Victoria to Chinese wind power developer Goldwind for $110 million. The sale is part of Origin's asset sale program announced in 2015, which has targeted raising $800 million through divestment of non-core assets by June 2017. View full post on Wind […]