Posts Tagged ‘windfarm’

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 […]

Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds

Shell-sponsored group says wind is ‘increasingly the cheapest form of electricity’ and urges Tories to review ban on subsidised onshore windfarms Conservative opposition to windfarms risks the UK missing out on one of the cheapest sources of electricity, according to the head of a Shell-funded industry group. Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, […]

Scottish islands hold out for government U-turn on windfarm subsidies

Hopes that ministers will make special case for Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland after visit by business secretary Ministers are believed to be on the verge of a U-turn on their manifesto pledge to halt the spread of subsidised onshore windfarms – on remote Scottish islands, at least. The business secretary, Greg Clark, visited the […]

Windfarm settings triggered South Australian blackout, final energy report finds

Protection mechanism in tornado-hit turbines caused drop in power that led to entire system being tripped, Aemo says The state-wide blackout in South Australia which prompted a national political storm over energy policy was caused by extreme weather, which triggered a cascading sequence resulting in the state separating from the national energy market, according to […]

Renewables roadshow: how Daylesford’s community-owned windfarm took back the power

In the first of a series about Australian communities building renewable energy projects, we look at how Victoria’s Hepburn Shire overcame local opposition to deliver a new homegrown, community-owned generator From the fertile spud-growing country of Hepburn Shire, 90km northwest of Melbourne, has sprung what many hope will become a revolution in renewable energy in […]