Posts Tagged ‘without’

A future without coal-fired power stations is inevitable

One of the four giant units at Victoria's ageing Loy Yang A power station broke down on Tuesday night at 11.05, taking out 230 megawatts, and then at 1.10 on Wednesday morning after being partially restarted, taking out what by then was 161 megawatts. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has mounted a defence of coal-powered electricity, […]

UK climate targets at risk without government support for windfarms, says energy boss

Government should restore subsidies for onshore wind power as a cost-effective way of reducing the country’s emissions, says head of ScottishPower The UK’s climate targets are at risk if the government does not reverse its decision to end support for windfarms, the head of one of the Big Six energy companies has warned. Keith Anderson […]

This tiny nation has generated 100% of its power without any…

According to a report from Grupo ICE , the country's utilities conglomerate, Costa Rica has been running on 100% renewable energy sources for over two months. The company reports that the last time gas-powered electricity was used was June 16. Of the entire year so far, the country has had 151 total days in which […]

The WilliesWHAT Would I do Without Them?

As we watch hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil gush into the Gulf of Mexico after the the explosion and sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform, perhaps this is another wake-up call to start moving our economy away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. It’s not a far-fetched idea. View full […]

New onshore windfarms still possible without subsidies, says Amber Rudd

Energy secretary says three large developers have expressed interest in onshore UK wind projects despite the government’s decision to end financial support New onshore windfarms could be built in the UK without subsidies, according to the energy secretary Amber Rudd. The Conservative government recently moved to block future onshore turbines by removing financial support and […]

New onshore wind farms still possible without subsidies, says Amber Rudd

Energy secretary says three large developers have expressed interest in onshore UK wind projects despite the government’s decision to end financial support New onshore wind farms could be built in the UK without subsidies, according to the energy secretary Amber Rudd. The Conservative government recently moved to block future onshore turbines by removing financial support […]

Renewable energy target: Senate sits late to pass bill without amendment

Chamber of commerce says deal surmounts ‘major hurdle’ as Greens and environmentalists attack Coalition pledge to create a windfarm commissioner Legislation to reduce the renewable energy target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000gWh has passed both houses of parliament. The Senate sat late on Tuesday to pass the bill. Labor and the Coalition struck a […]

Wind Power Without U.S. Subsidy to Become Cheaper Than Gas

Cost reductions and technology improvements will reduce the price of wind power to below that of fossil-fuel generation, even after a $23-per-megawatt-hour subsidy provided now to wind farm owners ends, according to a report released Thursday. That may drive up demand for turbines from companies like General Electric Co. View full post on Wind Power […]

How To Get Renewable Energy Into The Grid – Without Losing Power

There are numerous methods for maintaining electricity supply when renewables are in the grid. Credit: Johan Douma/Flickr , CC BY-NC-SA The recent review of the Australian Renewable Energy Target has once again raised the issue of the “unreliability” of some renewable power sources such as wind and solar power. View full post on Wind Power […]

Gas Makes Wind Affordable Even Without Tax Credit: Alliant CEO

Cheap natural gas is making wind energy affordable, even without a federal tax credit, the chief executive officer of Alliant Energy said in Chicago Wednesday. View full post on Wind Power News