Posts Tagged ‘windfarms’

Ben & Jerry’s joins the campaign to support onshore windfarms

With names like Strawberry Breezecake and Cherry Gale-cia, ice-cream maker pushes for government re-think Tubs of Strawberry Breeze-cake, Cherry Gale-cia and other wind-themed ice-creams will feature in a campaign by Ben & Jerry’s to persuade the government to rethink its opposition to onshore windfarms. The renamed flavours will be sold at half price on “windy […]

Deterring onshore windfarms means higher energy bills – Lord Deben

Ministers told there is no logical argument against turbines in areas that want them Ministers must come clean to households about the higher energy bills they face if the UK continues to deter new onshore windfarms, the government’s top climate change adviser has said. Lord Deben, the chair of the committee on climate change (CCC), […]

Weatherwatch: floating windfarms prove their worth

Potential for floating windfarms is huge, as many countries have windy sites close to shore Floating windfarms are likely to be the next large-scale development in renewable energy. The first Hywind Scotland, developed by the Norwegian state oil giant, Statoil, has proved a greater success than its designers hoped. The five giant six-megawatt turbines, 25 […]

‘Don’t dump windfarms on us’: residents tell energy giant

AGL community relations manager Hannah Coffey told a meeting of residents on Wednesday that AGL accepted that “a lot of people have had bad experiences with AGL” at its Macarthur windfarm which was why they were taking the unprecedented step of engaging with community before it reached the application stage. Renewable energy project developer Wind […]

New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says

Innogy Renewables chief claims future reactors will not be competitive as offshore windfarms become even cheaper New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company’s green power arm. Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of renewables at Innogy SE, part […]

UK windfarms cheaper than Hinkley Point, experts claim

Analysts predict sea change in energy policy as falling costs for offshore power will charge UK taxpayer at least 10% less than deal handed to new nuclear plant Windfarms around Britain’s coast will beat the planned nuclear power station Hinkley Point on price when the winning bidders for a £290m-a-year pot of government subsidies are […]

People who blame sickness on windfarms ‘may be bypassing doctor’

Windfarm commissioner’s first report says complainants may fail to seek medical advice ‘due to the possibly incorrect assumption’ that nearby turbines are to blame The office of the national windfarm commissioner is concerned people are not going to the doctor because they are incorrectly attributing symptoms of illness to windfarms. Commissioner Andrew Dyer published his […]

Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market

Complaints about ‘green crap’ have been a convenient excuse for governments unable or unwilling to intervene and cap suppliers’ prices Last week, photographs of wind turbines were once again juxtaposed with headlines about rising energy prices. The cause on this occasion was no less pre-eminent a body than a Lords committee, comprising former chancellor Norman […]

Silverton windfarm’s output will be equal to taking 192,000 cars off the road

Once it’s completed in 2018, the NSW site will produce enough electricity to power 137,000 houses After years in planning, construction on the Silverton windfarm in western New South Wales is finally set to begin after the sale of the project from AGL to its Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF). The deal will see AGL […]

Fight the ‘blight’ of windfarms near my golf courses, Trump urges Ukip leader

US president-elect does not deny pushing interim leader Nigel Farage and key associates to fight development of offshore windfarms in Scotland Donald Trump urged the interim leader of a British political party and his key associates to lobby against the development of offshore windfarms, which he has fought against having built near his Scottish golf […]