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  • ‘World-class energy potential’: Labor announces plans for six offshore windfarms
    Energy minister Chris Bowen says government hopes to harness ‘some of the best wind resources in the world’ with proposed developmentsFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe Energy minister, Chris Bowen, has…
    - 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 9:28am -
  • Next PM must get a grip on net zero plans or deter investment, warn Lords
    Influential committee says UK must join dots between policies to plug gap between ambition and deliveryThe next prime minister needs to grab Britain’s net zero plans “by the scruff of the neck” to boost investor confidence, an influential House of Lords committee has said.The economic affairs…
    - 19 days ago 21 Jul 22, 6:01am -
  • Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss reach final two of Tory leadership race – as it happened
    The final two will face each other in a TV debate on Monday before weeks of hustings with Conservative membersIn an analysis of the yesterday’s public sector pay awards published this morning, the Institute for Fiscal Studies thinktank says the new prime minister will have to decide whether to inc…
    - 19 days ago 20 Jul 22, 8:35pm -
  • Sunak accused of ‘economic illiteracy’ over pledge to block onshore windfarms
    Tory leadership candidate’s ‘energy sovereignty strategy’ also attacked for lack of focus on climate crisisPolitics live: latest updatesOpposition parties have accused Rishi Sunak of “economic illiteracy” and a lack of seriousness over the climate emergency after he announced a plan for th…
    - 19 days ago 20 Jul 22, 11:51am -
  • Biden under pressure to declare climate emergency after Manchin torpedoes bill
    President could bypass the political gridlock as nearly 20% population faces 100F and above temperaturesJoe Biden is under pressure to declare a national climate emergency as temperatures soar across the US and Europe.Facing political gridlock in Washington, the president could make such an announce…
    - 20 days ago 19 Jul 22, 10:37pm -
  • Price of offshore wind power falls to cheapest ever level in UK
    Contract price is nearly 6% lower than previous auction in 2019, which could ease pressure on energy billsThe price of offshore wind power in the UK has fallen to an all-time low, which could ease the pressure on future household energy bills.Following the biggest ever UK renewables auction, the gov…
    - 31 days ago 8 Jul 22, 10:54am -
  • Anti-green MP Steve Baker considering running for PM
    Exclusive: High Wycombe MP says if he won leadership race he would dismantle green policiesBoris Johnson to resign – latest developments liveSteve Baker is considering running for prime minister, and if he won he would dismantle many of Boris Johnson’s green policies, the MP has said.The MP for…
    - 32 days ago 7 Jul 22, 10:23am -
  • Floating windfarms could be hosted off Cornwall and Wales, crown estate says
    Five ‘areas of search’ in the Celtic Sea could be developed and offered to businesses by 2023Floating windfarms could be built off the coasts of Cornwall and Pembrokeshire after the Queen’s property manager identified a clutch of sites in the Celtic Sea that could host them.The crown estate, w…
    - 35 days ago 5 Jul 22, 12:01am -
  • Queen’s ‘seabed rights’ swell to value of £5bn after auction of plots
    British crown estate portfolio rises in value by 8.3% to £15.6bnThe value of rights owned by the Queen’s property company to exploit the seabed around Britain’s coastline has swelled to £5bn after a record-breaking auction of plots for offshore windfarms.Profits for the crown estate, which gen…
    - 54 days ago 16 Jun 22, 12:01am -
  • Octopus Energy’s Greg Jackson: ‘Climate change is no longer this vague thing’
    The green energy firm’s founder on his sympathy for those struggling with bills – and his exasperation at net zero opponentsGreg Jackson starts each day by flicking on the radio and “scrunching” into his bath. The boss of Octopus Energy has a small tub, which pleases him as it is efficient a…
    - 58 days ago 11 Jun 22, 4:00pm -
  • England is failing to capitalise on its onshore wind potential
    Planning policy is killing off projects that would otherwise help provide the energy Europe needsWith the UK having the largest wind energy resource in Europe and more than three-quarters of voters wanting more onshore windfarms, it is surprising that there remains a virtual ban on their constructi…
    - 60 days ago 10 Jun 22, 6:00am -
  • Supply chain delays and steel costs are part of ‘perfect storm’ stalling renewable energy growth
    Covid disruptions in China and rising costs are affecting supplies of solar panels and wind turbine parts, while domestic energy prices climbGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesSupply chain delays from China and the soaring c…
    - 77 days ago 23 May 22, 6:30pm -
  • Climate chaos certain if oil and gas mega-projects go ahead, warns IEA chief
    Fatih Birol says ‘carbon bombs’, revealed in Guardian investigation, will not solve global energy crisisThe world’s leading energy economist has warned against investing in large new oil and gas developments, which would have little impact on the current energy crisis and soaring fuel prices b…
    - 88 days ago 12 May 22, 2:33pm -
  • The west can cut its energy dependency on Russia and be greener | Jeffrey Frankel
    The Ukraine war has focused minds on win-win policies from ending coal and oil subsidies to raising petrol taxes on petrolRussia’s invasion of Ukraine has amplified the importance of national-security considerations in western countries’ energy policies. At the same time, governments must contin…
    - 99 days ago 2 May 22, 7:00am -
  • Use England’s plentiful brownfield sites for windfarms, urge scientists
    Experts cite Scottish example, with turbines along roads and rail lines, as a way to make better use of ‘cheap, clean’ energy sourceOnshore windfarms need not blight the most beautiful parts of England because there is plenty of room for them next to rail lines and on brownfield land, leading sc…
    - 19 Apr 22, 8:25am -
  • Bass and Braddon in the balance as Tasmanian voters excoriate Scott Morrison
    Few people we meet in these two marginal Liberal seats are negative about Labor leader Anthony Albanese – but he’s still a bit of a mysteryElection guide: all you need to knowSeat explorer: the state of playGuardian Australia’s full election coverageGet our free news app; get our morning email…
    - 18 Apr 22, 6:30pm -
  • Bristol community secures funding to build tallest wind turbine in England
    Residents of Lawrence Weston, a deprived housing estate, achieve £4m target without government aidA community group in one of the poorest parts of Bristol has met its funding target to build the tallest wind turbine in England, despite a lack of any central government funding for locally owned wind…
    - 16 Apr 22, 8:00am -
  • Wind energy company pleads guilty to killing at least 150 eagles
    Turbine blades owned by ESI Energy hacked many birds to death, a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty ActA US wind energy company was ordered to pay $8m in fines after pleading guilty to killing at least 150 bald and golden eagles at its wind farms.ESI Energy pleaded guilty to three counts of viol…
    - 11 Apr 22, 6:47pm -
  • Three-quarters of Britons back expansion of wind power, poll reveals
    Survey suggests even Tory voters are unlikely to support Conservatives’ nuclear-first energy policyMore than three-quarters of the public are in favour of windfarms being built in the UK. That is the key result of an Opinium poll carried out for the Observer in the wake of publication of the gover…
    - 10 Apr 22, 8:30am -
  • Britain was promised a bold and visionary energy plan. But we’ve been sold a dud | Jim Watson
    One of Britain’s top scientists says the new power security strategy does little to help people or the planetThese are unsettling times. As scientists have issued ringing warnings about the dangers we face from continued fossil fuel burning, an energy crisis has been triggered by the Russian invas…
    - 9 Apr 22, 7:00pm -
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  • newChasing utopian energy: How I wasted 20 years of my life
    I wasted 20 years of my life chasing utopian energy. Utopian energy is an imagined form of energy that’s abundant, reliable, inexpensive, and also clean, renewable, and life-sustaining. But utopian energy is as much a fantasy as a utopian society. Seeking the fount of perfect energy allows us to p…
    - 6 hours ago 8 Aug 22, 3:47pm -
  • Grandpa’s Knob wind project not moving forward #VT
    Castleton – A controversial wind project will not go forward, according to an email from the developer to the Select Board, sent Monday. “After careful consideration we will not be moving forward with the Grandpa’s Knob Community Wind project,” stated Sam Carlson, speaking on behalf of Gran…
    - 2 days ago 6 Aug 22, 6:59pm -
  • Hull wind turbine blaze ‘likely to have been caused by an electrical or mechanical fault’ #ENG
    Today’s spectacular wind turbine fire at Cargill’s Hull factory is likely to have been triggered by either an electrical or mechanical fault. The huge turbine was installed in early 2008 by the site’s then owners Croda International after securing planning approval the year before. At the time…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:46pm -
  • ‘Big win for fair representation’ #MI
    Although Winfield Township’s solar ordinance is separate from the township’s pending — and hotly disputed — wind ordinance, one colors the other, especially in light of the controversy surrounding township officials who have signed personal property leases with Apex Clean Energy, the Virgini…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:46pm -
  • Wind turbine destroyed after catching fire on industrial estate in Yorkshire #ENG
    A wind turbine has suffered extensive damage after catching fire in Hull this morning. The turbine stands on the Sutton Fields industrial estate in the north of the city. It caught fire at around 7am and the flames spread to a nearby area of grassland. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said: “We…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:45pm -
  • Moyne Shire hardens stance on wind farms over Willatook project #AUS
    Moyne Shire councillors have voted unanimously to write to the state planning minister objecting to the proposed Willatook Wind Farm. The decision came as both councillors and council officers sharpened their rhetoric at the August monthly meeting about the Victorian government’s approach to renew…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:45pm -
  • MidAmerican cancels wind farm planned for Madison County #IA
    MADISON COUNTY, Iowa – MidAmerican has canceled a planned wind farm project in Madison County. The utility company says it canceled the Arbor Hill project, sharing the following statement with KCCI: “After evaluating the changing parameters in Madison County, including the reduction in the numb…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:45pm -
  • Wrangling over renewables: Counties push back on Newsom administration usurping local control #CA
    Kings County Supervisor Joe Neves guided his pickup to a stop next to a long line of chain-link fencing. On one side of a gravel road stood row after row of glinting solar panels. The automated mirrors pivot and turn, following the sun in its daily path across the Central Valley sky. Neves, a big ma…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:45pm -
  • State Police investigating Winfield Township officials, documents amid wind/solar debate #MI
    WINFIELD TOWNSHIP – The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post is investigating the Winfield Township Board concerning certain township documents. The Daily News confirmed the investigation with MSP Sixth District Public Information Officer Michelle Robinson. “I cannot comment on any details as it…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:44pm -
  • Inspection finds no additional ‘imminent’ concerns after blade falls from wind turbine in Gloucester #MA
    GLOUCESTER, Mass. – A massive wind turbine that generates power for an engineering company is looking like a sad shrug as it stands above Gloucester without one of its blades. The missing blade crashed to the ground over the weekend. It remained, bent and broken in half, at the base of the tower…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:44pm -
  • Wind farm controversy in rural Ohio: Crawford County voters will likely decide if wind turbine plans can proceed #OH
    BUCYRUS, Ohio – When the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 52 last summer it gave local authorities the ability to quash proposed wind farms rather than leave their fate to the Ohio Power Siting Board. The Crawford County commissioners took advantage of that law in May when they created a wind f…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:43pm -
  • Revenue from big power companies’ wind farms is multiplying as electricity prices soar #IRL
    Revenue from big power companies’ wind farms are multiplying as electricity prices soar, official estimates show. Leading Irish energy players including ESB, Energia and SSE Airtricity all own wind farms that supply electricity to the wholesale market. The State’s Commission for the Regulation o…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:43pm -
  • Hull wind turbine fire witnesses feared blades would collapse during ferocious blaze #ENG
    Witnesses working near a blazing wind turbine have told how they were worried the eight tonne blades would collapse on top of them. Large plumes of smoke and fire could be seen emerging from the 125 metre tall wind turbine at the former Croda factory in Oak Road, in north Hull on Wednesday morning s…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:43pm -
  • Apex working on Cass County wind farm plans #IL
    VIRGINIA – Apex Clean Energy is working on plans for a wind farm in Cass County near Virginia that would include dozens of turbines, though construction is years off. Apex is establishing Grey Fox Wind, which is proposed to be a 250-megawatt wind farm, said Josh Hartke, the Illinois Field Manager…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:43pm -
  • TCAT hosts forum with Worth County Zoning Chair #IA
    TOLEDO – Tama County Against Turbines (TCAT) hosted an informative forum at Wieting Theater last Wednesday regarding the Winding Stair Wind Project. The project owners, Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Va., stated the location of the proposed 50 to 70 industrial turbines will be located in r…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:42pm -
  • Knox County Commission negotiates set back distances higher than any other wind project in the state #MO
    According to the commissioners, no other wind project in the state of Missouri includes the setback distances the Knox County Commission has been able to negotiate into the county development agreement contract between the Commission and Cordelio concerning the NEMO Wind Project. The Commission has…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:42pm -
  • Public hearings set for Woodbury County wind ordinance change #IA
    SIOUX CITY – Three public hearings have been set to discuss changes to Woodbury County’s commercial wind farm setback distances. The hearings will take place at the next three board of supervisor meetings: Aug. 8, 16 and 23. The hearings will give the public an opportunity to voice their opinio…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:42pm -
  • Hull wind turbine catches fire and sends acrid black smoke billowing across city #ENG
    Footage shows how smoke has been billowing from a wind turbine that caught fire this morning. Acrid black smoke is blanketing Hull as multiple firefighters were called at around 7am this morning to put out the wind turbine blaze. Flames can be seen completely engulfing the turbine’s blades and res…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:41pm -
  • Wind turbine deconstructed, will be replaced with solar panels #MI
    The old wind turbine off of M-72 West in Leelanau County has been fully decommissioned and removed. Traverse City Light and Power bought the turbine for roughly $764,000 in 1996. In 2014, the company sold the aging turbine to Heritage Sustainable Energy for just $1,100. Since then, Heritage has been…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:41pm -
  • Hundreds of onshore wind turbines to be made taller to overcome planning rules #ENG #GBR
    Energy companies are attempting to overcome planning restrictions on onshore wind farms with an upgrade programme that could make hundreds of existing turbines taller. Octopus Energy has set its sights on up to 1,000 turbines which it hopes to reconfigure or replace, providing electricity for up to…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:41pm -
  • Wind turbine blaze sends smoke billowing across Hull – live updates #ENG
    A wind turbine has caught fire this morning sending smoke billowing across a large area of Hull. A significant plume of smoke could be seen rising from the distinctive turbine at the former Croda International plc site this morning shortly after 7am. The site was bought by Cargill plc on June 30. An…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:41pm -
  • With wind farm decision expected Friday, Port au Port residents are divided #NL
    A decision on releasing a proposed wind-energy project for the Port au Port Peninsula from environmental assessment is looming, with Environment Minister Bernard Davis expected to deliver an update Friday. Residents on the peninsula raised concerns almost immediately when the proposal – to place…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:41pm -
  • NYPA rejects public renewables proposal #NY
    The New York Power Authority doesn’t want to build new renewables despite a push by some Democratic lawmakers and public power advocates. NYPA interim president and CEO Justin Driscoll told assemblymembers during a lengthy hearing Thursday that the authority did not support the Build Public Renewa…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:41pm -
  • Federal government declares Australia’s first six offshore wind energy zones #AUS
    The federal government has declared Australia’s first offshore wind zone, giving developers the green light to ramp up planning and consultation for wind farm projects. Federal Energy Minister Chris Bowen announced waters off the Gippsland coast, in Victoria’s south-east, would be the first offs…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:41pm -
  • Feds extend comment period for offshore wind project #NJ
    The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management extended the deadline for public comment on the environmental impacts of an offshore wind project after facing complaints 45 days was not long enough to review the 1,408-page impact statement. Some Jersey Shore residents, environmentalists and politician…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:41pm -
  • Reserve margin may need to rise to 300% by 2040 as more renewables added to grid: ISO New England #CT #ME #MA #NH #RI #VT
    “This scenario would require such a large amount of wind and solar that it may present significant challenges [to] the transmission system and require an outsized amount of land or offshore areas to be sited and developed for the necessary wind and solar farms,” the report warned.
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:09pm -
  • Sutton Fields: Dramatic pictures show Hull wind turbine on fire #ENG
    Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the top of a wind turbine in Hull, with smoke being seen across the city. Pictures showed the gearbox section on fire, with the blades also affected. Eyewitnesses described seeing burning debris falling to the ground. The 410ft (125m) tall turbine is on Oak…
    - 5 days ago 3 Aug 22, 4:03pm -
  • Blade falls off wind turbine in Gloucester #MA
    A spokesperson for Applied Materials on Dory Road said it is investigating what caused a 160-foot blade to fall off the wind turbine in the Blackburn Industrial Park sometime overnight Saturday to Sunday morning. The city announced Sunday evening Great Republic Drive had reopened to traffic that aft…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:01pm -
  • Windmill fire sparks concern in Luzerne County #PA
    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Fire Crews responded to a wind turbine engulfed in flame, at a wind farm, Saturday morning. According to the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department (BCFD), crews were dispatched to Bear Creek Wind Park on Bald Mountain Road around 9:15 a.m. for a re…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:01pm -
  • Moyne Shire Council officers recommend objecting to proposed Willatook Wind Farm #AUS
    Moyne Shire councillors will vote on a controversial wind farm proposal at Tuesday’s monthly council meeting. Council officers have recommended councillors object to the Willatook Wind Farm planning permit application and send it to a state government planning panel. The site of the proposed wind…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:01pm -
  • Wind turbine catches fire in Bear Creek #PA
    BEAR CREEK, Pa. – Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire on a wind turbine in Luzerne County Saturday morning. Crews arrived at the Bear Creek Wind Farm around 9:30 a.m. There was a lot of black smoke but no flames showing. Crews were able to put out the fire in about an hour. Officials…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:01pm -
  • At Honey Creek Wind information session, experts will answer questions #OH
    For a two-hour special information session on Aug. 10, Apex Clean Energy is bringing together a team of experts to answer residents’ questions about its Honey Creek Wind project and wind energy in general. But one face that’s become familiar to people on both sides of the issue will be absent. T…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:01pm -
  • Blade falls off nearly 500-foot-tall wind turbine in Gloucester #MA
    A blade fell off a nearly 500-foot-tall wind turbine in Gloucester on Sunday morning, forcing the closure of an adjacent road, officials said. Gloucester firefighters responded to a report that one of the three blades on a 492-foot-tall turbine had fallen off at Applied Materials on Dory Road in the…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:01pm -
  • Lawmakers preparing to send updated climate bill back to Baker #MA
    The House and Senate have agreed on a response to Gov. Charlie Baker’s sweeping amendments to the Legislature’s major offshore wind and climate policy bill, and the branches plan to send their latest version back to the governor Sunday. Sen. Michael Barrett, who co-chairs the Joint Committee on…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:01pm -
  • Ruffy residents discuss wind farm #AUS
    Residents in the Ruffy community are pondering how to deal with a proposal to build a large wind farm in their region – or even whether they want one. A series of community meetings have been held to discuss the proposal by the Italian multi-national energy company, FERA. The proposal has been un…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:01pm -
  • No injuries reported after wind turbine blade crashes to ground in Gloucester #MA
    A wind turbine in Gloucester parted ways with one of its blades Sunday morning, leading to road closures and an investigation by city officials. The City of Gloucester said a mechanical failure led to the blade dropping from its 492-foot turbine in the Blackburn Industrial Park Sunday morning. Repor…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:00pm -
  • Why is the N.L. government rushing into wind energy? #NL (letter)
    Here we go again; the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador appears to be full speed ahead to move toward a giveaway of public land – Crown land – to private businesses. This time, the big gamble is wind energy, but what’s the rush? Wind energy may be a profitable opportunity for the provinc…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:00pm -
  • First-of-a-kind N.Y. offshore wind plan shows grid challenge #NY
    New York deepened its commitments to offshore wind yesterday, announcing it would buy power from a large suite of projects while adding requirements for transmission that could set a national precedent. Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement that New York has begun soliciting project propo…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:00pm -
  • Douglass Township Planning Commission recommends repealing 2017 wind ordinance #MI

    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:00pm -
  • Woods, wetlands make poor hosts for wind farms #NLD #NS
    Re: “Anti-turbine NIMBYs a far cry from enlightened Holland.” I read with interest Janet Bickerton’s June 24 Reader’s Corner. I believe one should use caution when making observations while on vacation, as they are often based on assumptions that may or may not be rooted in fact. In the case…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:00pm -
  • Plans emerge for new 150MW wind farm in WA wheatbelt #AUS
    Plans have emerged for 150MW wind farm in Western Australia’s wheatbelt region, which is rapidly becoming known for its strong and reliable wind resource. A proposal for the project has been submitted to W.A.’s state’s Environmental Protection Authority by Synergy Wind Renewable Energy Develop…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:00pm -
  • Blade falls off wind turbine in Gloucester #MA
    GLOUCESTER, Mass. – A blade fell off a wind turbine in Gloucester, prompting the partial closure of a road in an industrial park Sunday. In a joint statement, Gloucester Mayor Greg Verga and Fire Chief Eric Smith said the fallen blade was reported at Applied Materials on Dory Road in the Blackbur…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 1:00pm -
  • No recourse: Ontario’s green energy dream has turned into a nightmare #ON
    A few years ago, Canadians and Americans in Havana, Cuba’s diplomatic community, suffered from hearing loss, memory problems, and headaches. It was widely reported that acoustic weapons were to blame, while some media outlets, including Vanity Fair, described the “hypersonic attacks” as psycho…
    - 9 days ago 30 Jul 22, 2:42pm -
  • Ardrossan Wind Farm: Turbine fire investigation under way #SCT
    An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire that destroyed a wind turbine near the Three Towns at the weekend. One of the 15 giant turbines at the Ardrossan Wind Farm site was seen engulfed in flames late Friday afternoon, July 22, sending thick plumes of black smoke billowing across the…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 1:43pm -
  • Denmark to offer compensation to wind turbine neighbours #DNK
    Onshore wind turbines and solar panel farms often opposed by people who live near their proposed locations, sometimes resulting in debate and campaigns against the projects. The government is now prepared to address local concerns with specific measures aimed at recompensing neighbours to green ener…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 1:42pm -
  • Tazewell County implements a 6-month moratorium on new wind farms as county board hashes out policy revisions #IL
    The Tazewell County Board voted Wednesday night to kick the can on revising the county’s wind farm ordinance. All new wind turbine permits and construction in Tazewell County are now under a moratorium for up to six months while the board continues to deliberate what changes to make to the regulat…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 1:42pm -
  • Anger at the low fine for the “catastrophic ecological disaster” at Meenbog #IRL
    Questions about the investigations into the landslide at the Meenbog wind farm outside Ballybofey were raised at today’s (Wednesday) Lifford-Stranorlar Municipal District meeting. Cllr Gary Dohery queried the current status of the investigation into the matter and asked if it was still ongoing and…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 1:42pm -
  • How Manchin-Schumer would change energy, from oil to solar #USA
    Perhaps the biggest energy beneficiaries of the package would be wind and solar, which have clawed their way into the American mainstream and are now seeking to supercharge deployment.Wind and solar projects would effectively get a 10-year extension on tax credits for production and investment,…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 1:42pm -
  • Hughes board votes 4-1 for wind farm #SD
    Michael Bollweg, owner of Tumbleweed Lodge in Hughes County, opposes the development of a nearby $300 million wind farm partly out of concern for his pheasant and grouse hunting operation. His aunt, Jan Bollweg-Krull, however favors the 47,000-acre Harrold-area development that will include 71 wind…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 1:42pm -
  • Is Mass. eyeing out-of-state nuke, wind power for clean energy? #CT #ME #MA
    The climate and energy bill sitting on the governor’s desk contains two policy sections that could open the door to clean energy procurements involving onshore wind from Maine and nuclear power from Connecticut, according to one of the key drafters of the legislation. Rep. Jeffrey Roy of Franklin,…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 1:41pm -

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  • The End of Community: Wind Farms — The Law is my Oyster
    A press release that has been met with sharply divided opinions was released by the BSB energy group: “BSB propose community wind farm for County Waterford BSB Community Energy Ltd. (BSB) is a limited company established by a substantial number (50+) of local people in the Bunmahon, Stradbally and…
    - 8 Nov 16, 8:46pm -
  • An Bord Pleanala
    Thank you for coming to this webpage to help us prevent the erection of 12 wind turbines at Knockamona, Drumhills, Dungarvan that will link with the x8 wind turbines already up at Woodhouse, Keereen. As you know the ones at Woodhouse have already indelibly scarred the pristine landscape of the DrumH…
    - 3 Mar 16, 8:31pm -
  • ABP react.
    ABP sent this letter to Ecopower yesterday (28/7/15)… Drumhills-ABP-Ecopower It is an interesting letter. Ecopower have been asked to give the route corridor for the grid connection. The infrastructure will be handed over to the ESB when completed it will have to be designed, verified, and approv…
    - 29 Jul 15, 5:05pm -
  • UK Wholesale Power Falls to £46/MWh
    Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2015/01/bad-news-for-coal-as-wholesale-power-prices-boost-uk-gas-generation.html ? PEI report: ? UK wholesale power prices dropped to a two-year low on Monday 5th January, representing…
    - 10 Jan 15, 6:35pm -
  • The ESB has insurance against EMF
    Originally posted on The Law is my Oyster: ? Two fundamental principles of insurance law When it comes to insurance, even those who are naturally inclined to tell porkies are forced to tell the truth. The first principle of insurance law is uberrimae fidei, which is interpreted to mean “the utmost…
    - 5 Jan 15, 7:39pm -
  • Banks Refuse to Lend for Properties Neighbouring Wind Farms
    Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS: Giant fans next door? No deal … Wherever giant fans have gone up – or are threatened to go up – neighbouring homeowners are finding that the value of their properties is being slashed in half – if they can find a willing buyer at all. Scottish real est…
    - 5 Jan 15, 7:39pm -
  • 2014, the year in review.
    2014, the year in review..
    - 27 Dec 14, 8:50pm -
  • Who Runs the IWEA?
    Element Power’s Greenwire, like many, responded to the DCENR’s Green Paper consultation, copied here… Greenwire (1) The Document clearly states it is Element Power and Greenwire, it is obviously an Element Power document. Curiously the Answers to Questions 20 & 21 suddenly switch to speaking…
    - 22 Dec 14, 3:37pm -
  • Tourism Report comissoned by ECOPOWER states “impoved visitor perception” due to Wind Factories!
    2 Replies Yes folk, you hear it heard it right, an “improved visitor perception” due to wind factories. Have you ever heard such utter rubbish. James Chiltern or rethink tourism report is attached, please read it for yourselves. James uses 2008 data from a time when ‘windmills’ were cut and…
    - 14 Nov 14, 4:47pm -

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  • EWEA Blog closed indefinitely
    Our sincerest apologies, but as from 2015 the EWEA Blog will no longer be active or maintained. Please visit our news, activities, events or social networks pages to see our latest activities.The post EWEA Blog closed indefinitely appeared first on EWEA Blog.
    - 31 Dec 14, 10:11am -
  • Where will wind energy be in 2020?
    Wind energy has sailed through stormy waters when it comes to politics in recent years. Since 2009, European governments across the continent have been chopping and changing their support schemes for renewable energies, wind power included, amid an enduring economic crisis. But what has the impact o…
    - 31 Jul 14, 9:18am -
  • Top EU journalists join EWEA trip to Portugal
    With its staunch commitment to wind energy and calls for an ambitious 2030 renewables target, Portugal represented an ideal European location for EWEA to host its annual press trip in 2014. We invited journalists from across Europe to showcase the country’s renewables industry and push home the ca…
    - 10 Jul 14, 9:56am -
  • Large international gathering attends EWEA’s summer reception

    - 30 Jun 14, 3:29pm -
  • Donate to charity? Buy lemon pie? What would you do with €2?
    Thomas Becker would buy subscriptions to two more daily newspapers, Lasma Livzeniece would donate to animal shelters in Latvia, and Jason Bickley would treat himself to a slice of lemon meringue pie – what would you do if you knew you had €2 extra a day to spend? Where does this €2 a day – […
    - 12 Jun 14, 5:18pm -
  • US and China to cut power plant emissions

    - 4 Jun 14, 2:21pm -
  • Millions of workers call for climate action
    Last week more than 50 unions representing millions of jobs worldwide joined the Unions4Climate action network calling for a global agreement on climate change in Paris at the UN climate summit next year. “Threats to jobs and livelihoods include the threat of climate change. For unions it is simpl…
    - 30 May 14, 8:06am -
  • “Boost energy independence with higher renewables targets”, associations tell Barroso
    Increasing renewable energy can relieve Europe’s reliance on fossil fuel imports at volatile prices and protect it from geo-political instability like the ongoing Ukraine crisis. That is according to open letters sent to European Commission President Barroso and European Council President Van Romp…
    - 16 May 14, 10:26am -
  • Price of cutting power sector emissions hits $44 trillion
    By Sarah Azau Those in favour of less fossil fuels and more renewable energy have long pointed out that delaying the shift to green power is pushing the price tag up. But the latest research from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows this is already happening and dramatically so: the cost of d…
    - 13 May 14, 10:58am -
  • 80% of Brits support renewable energy
    By Zoë Casey If you are a follower of the press and politics in the UK you might be forgiven for thinking that the country is against wind energy – but a new survey proves exactly the opposite. The survey – carried out by the UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in […
    - 12 May 14, 11:38am -
  • Europe can be role model for renewable energy at United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015
    By Thomas Becker The economic and political winds of change for Europe’s energy security are in full flow. With Ukraine on the brink of civil war and an IPCC report calling on the world’s governments to invest in renewables immediately, Europe’s policymakers face a dilemma that cannot be solve…
    - 6 May 14, 3:46pm -
  • “Subsidies to renewables are the most transparent and visible”
    By Zoë Casey From direct government support to tax breaks and the cost of negative externalities like pollution, subsidies to the power sector take many different – and often hidden – forms. In fact, the exact definition of a subsidy was the crux of an at times heated debate “subsidies to the…
    - 2 May 14, 12:39pm -
  • France: wind energy solution in energy transition
    France may be the world’s most nuclear energy dependent country, but times are changing. When French President François Hollande took the reins of power in 2012 he pledged to reduce the country’s nuclear dependency from 75% to 50% by 2025. Today, France has a goal of reaching 19 GW of wind ener…
    - 25 Apr 14, 10:56am -
  • IPCC: fossil fuels out, renewables in to tackle global warming
    Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the coming decades is the International Panel for Climate Change’s (IPCC) recommendation in its latest report. This change is “affordable”, says the IPCC: it would knock only 0.06% off expected annual economic gr…
    - 14 Apr 14, 3:19pm -
  • Do wind farms really send house prices down?
    The debate about wind turbines and property prices blows on, pushed back into the headlines every so often by a gust from a new study or piece of research. The latest studies on the subject, from the UK, contradict each other: a study from the London School of Economics purports to show that wind fa…
    - 9 Apr 14, 12:11pm -
  • EWEA 2014: the event round-up
    New markets, technological breakthroughs and an end to political uncertainty – that’s just three of the advances the wind energy sector is expecting in the coming years, revealed industry leaders at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona. “We will see advanced technology that is subsidy free,…
    - 13 Mar 14, 3:02pm -
  • Water used for EU power production equivalent to annual consumption of Germany
    Nuclear, coal and gas plants in Europe use 4.5 billion m³ of water a year, equivalent to that of 82 million EU citizens – the same as the population of Germany – new research shows. Energy production represents 44% of the EU’s total water use: more than any other activity. Yet wind energy, wh…
    - 13 Mar 14, 12:43pm -
  • Cost reduction is one of the biggest challenges facing wind sector, says Allianz renewables chief
    Cost reduction is the one of the biggest challenges facing the wind energy industry today, according to Dave Jones, head of renewable energy at Allianz Capital Partners. Speaking in a conference session on ´finding new growth opportunities´ at EWEA´s annual event in Barcelona, Jones said that red…
    - 12 Mar 14, 2:39pm -
  • “Fossil fuel subsidies distort the market”
    Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Maria van der Hoeven, talked to Sarah Azau at EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona about power markets, subsidies and the Crimea. Will the Crimean situation make a difference to our relationship with Russian gas? Or are we simply too dependent on…
    - 12 Mar 14, 8:53am -
  • Wind energy is a “massive new paradigm of employment”
    Wind energy can create hundreds of jobs as part of a new climate change-aware world, said Eddie O’Connor, founder and CEO of Mainstream Renewables. O’Connor described this point in time as a “massive opportunity to go entirely renewable.” He was referring to today’s threat of rising sea le…
    - 11 Mar 14, 4:05pm -
  • Where will wind energy be in 2020?
    In five or six years’ time, the wind energy sector will see an end to regulatory uncertainty, increasing levels of consolidation within the industry and leaps ahead in technology – said CEOs speaking at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona today. We will see “advanced technology that is subsidy free,” sai…
    - 11 Mar 14, 1:47pm -
  • “I was the biggest polluter in Ireland”
    Eddie O’Connor, Irish wind energy entrepreneur and visionary – and winner of this year’s Poul la Cour prize for excellence in the field of wind energy – spoke to Sarah Azau at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona about his career so far, why climate change drives him in all he does, how to bring offshore…
    - 10 Mar 14, 5:29pm -
  • Top wind industry award goes to Mainstream chief Eddie O’Connor
    The wind energy industry’s prestigious Poul la Cour prize was awarded this afternoon to Airtricity and Mainstream Renewable Power founder Eddie O’Connor. “This year, the award goes to someone who is a very rare breed: both a visionary and a businessman”, commented the president of the Europe…
    - 10 Mar 14, 5:15pm -
  • IEA executive director: “We welcome a renewables target for 2030”
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) supports an EU renewable energy target for 2030 – this would reduce policy risk and so “bring down costs and put us on the path we want to be on”, stated Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the IEA today at the European Wind Energy Association’s…
    - 10 Mar 14, 2:51pm -
  • EWEA 2014 opens its doors in Barcelona
    The months of anticipation are finally over – EWEA 2014 opens its doors for business in Barcelona this afternoon! Headlining later today at the opening session will be Artur Trindade, Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy, Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director at the International Energy Age…
    - 10 Mar 14, 9:23am -
  • Wind energy’s triumph in Spain is being ignored by the government
    In 2013 wind power was the leading source of electricity in Spain, but wind energy is facing huge regulatory hurdles – the latest of which will be discussed in detail at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona on Wednesday 12 March. We spoke to Jaume Margarit Roset, Director General of the association of renewable…
    - 10 Mar 14, 8:27am -
  • Ninety percent of Europeans want 2030 renewable energy target, EC poll shows
    Ninety percent of Europeans say their governments must set targets to increase the amount of renewables in the energy mix by 2030, according to a survey by Eurobarometer – the European Commission’s polling service. In a special report gauging public opinion on climate change, the European Commis…
    - 6 Mar 14, 2:14pm -
  • Wind turbines produce high energy outputs for 25 years, study finds
    Wind turbines are proving they can operate effectively for 25 years. That means a single wind turbine has a lifespan similar to that of solar panels and gas turbines, and nearly one-third that of human beings. An Imperial College Business school study found that Britain’s oldest onshore turbines g…
    - 5 Mar 14, 11:39am -
  • Wind energy is Spain’s number one electricity provider
    In 2013 Spain achieved a world first – it became the only country in the world where wind energy was the leading electricity supplier over a whole year. The Spanish electricity system operator, Red Eléctrica de España (REE), reported that wind powered electricity met 20.9% of the country’s pow…
    - 3 Mar 14, 3:03pm -
  • One thousand European cities call for 30% renewables target
    Over 1000 European cities have written a joint letter to European Council president Herman Van Rompuy to call for a 30% renewable energy target for 2030, alongside a 40% energy efficiency target. On 22 January, the European Commission proposed a 40% greenhouse gas reduction target and a 27% renewabl…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:58pm -
  • Future of Europe’s energy discussed by industry leaders at 2030 EuropeBusiness press conference
    CEOs of six leading European energy companies voiced their support for a strong 2030 climate and energy framework at a EuropeBusiness press conference on Wednesday 12 February. As stated in a EuropeBusiness press release, the CEOs requested EU Heads of State to follow in the footsteps of the Europea…
    - 18 Feb 14, 9:42am -
  • Energy prices have limited impact on competitiveness
    Energy prices have only minimal impact on Europe’s economic competitiveness, new research reveals. While some commentators have used the need to stay competitive as an argument against a strong 2030 climate and energy framework, this research shows that Europe’s competitiveness depends more on i…
    - 13 Feb 14, 10:48am -
  • Is Europe’s energy policy undermining its competitiveness?
    – Renewable energy CEOs discuss with journalists – Wednesday 12 February 2014, 10:30-12:00 plus lunch, Brussels – Press member? Register now by contacting Sarah Azau: sarah.azau@ewea.org Two weeks after the Commission disappointed the renewable energy industry and environmentalists with its w…
    - 6 Feb 14, 2:36pm -
  • Energy a hot topic in the media following Commission’s 2030 framework proposal
    Last week, the European Commission released its communication on a 2030 climate and energy framework including targets, initiating a dramatic spike in both positive and negative media coverage of the question. The Commission’s proposed targets have created some controversy because, while they wo…
    - 3 Feb 14, 10:06am -
  • An industry-wide gathering: EWEA 2014 Annual Event approaching
    EWEA expects thousands of people from all across the wind energy industry to attend its upcoming Annual Event, which it will be hosting at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via from 10-13 March. The EWEA 2014 Annual Event consists of three main components: a conference, an exhibition and networking. Bet…
    - 27 Jan 14, 10:28am -
  • New EU funding available for the growing wind power industry
    Interest in the ambitious EU research programme Horizon 2020, which begins in January and is open to different aspects of the wind power sector, continued to build last week in Brussels during a seminar organised by EWEA. The seminar for EWEA members was held after the European Commission presented…
    - 17 Dec 13, 3:47pm -
  • EU offshore wind has a bright future, EWEA conference track chairs agree
    The next two years will be critical to further establishing and expanding the European offshore wind sector, especially in Britain and Germany, one of the track chairs at the recent offshore conference in Frankfurt said earlier this week. Dima Rifai, CEO of Paradigm Change Capital Partners in the UK…
    - 17 Dec 13, 8:18am -
  • 2030 renewables target: Germany gets on board
    The issue of 2030 renewable energy and climate targets – will we have them? How many? – has been gathering momentum in the press and media lately. The upcoming proposal from the European Commission – due out on 22 January – will be discussed by Heads of State in March or June, who will then…
    - 10 Dec 13, 8:38am -
  • UN conference overlooks the rising power of wind and other renewables
    Another annual United Nations conference on climate change has ended and international negotiators once again failed to agree to a new treaty on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. Countries gathering the past two weeks in Warsaw made earnest speeches, said they under…
    - 26 Nov 13, 4:20pm -
  • Floating offshore wind turbines could drive Japan’s green energy future
    Less than three years after the disaster at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, a hotly-anticipated floating offshore wind turbine began operating 20 kilometres from the damaged site on Monday. A number of news organisations reported that Yuhei Sato, governor of Fukushima, said that the floating tur…
    - 13 Nov 13, 5:14pm -
  • Wind power could provide up to 18% of global electricity demand by 2050
    Wind generation now meets a significant percentage of electrical demand globally  and last year the world added a record 44.8 gigawatts (GW) of wind power, bringing the total to more than 282.5 GW, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In its annual report for 2012, the IEA said that…
    - 28 Oct 13, 5:49pm -
  • Campaign replaces fiction with facts
    Think wind turbines cost too much taxpayer money? That the wind farm planned for the neighbourhood will bring down your house price? That you won’t be able to sleep for the noise? The ‘Act on Facts’ campaign launched by Vestas in Australia in June 2013 and today, 24 October in Sweden, puts the…
    - 24 Oct 13, 4:23pm -
  • IPCC: fossil fuels must remain in ground to avoid climate catastrophe
    Significant, concerted action is now required to stop the continued growth of toxic greenhouse gases caused by burning fossil fuels, says the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on global warming. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gase…
    - 1 Oct 13, 9:18am -
  • Bird charity proposes wind turbine at its UK headquarters
    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, is to install a wind turbine at its headquarters. An RSPB press release said the organisation believes renewable energy is an essential tool in the fight against climate change, which poses the sing…
    - 25 Sep 13, 4:26pm -
  • Jobs in UK wind energy climb by 70% in three years
    The number of people working in the UK wind industry has risen to 9,900 up from 6,600 by 2010 – a climb of 70% – new research shows. “When indirect employment is included, the report shows a total of 34,300 people rely on industries that barely existed a decade ago, a figure that researchers s…
    - 19 Sep 13, 11:35am -
  • 67% of Brits favour local wind farms
    More than two-thirds of UK citizens support building more wind farms in their immediate areas. The poll, conducted by market research agency ComRes, also shows that only 33% of people support fracking in their area while just 31% of people support nuclear power. “The opinion poll shows that a mass…
    - 11 Sep 13, 4:50pm -
  • Romanian monks turn to wind energy
    You could call Father Iustin a pioneer. He installed a wind turbine long before the hundreds that you can now see from this hill appeared. He was the first monk in the Constanța region to power his monastery with renewable technology and now he gladly advises other monasteries to do the same. “I…
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  • IKEA ups its wind energy investments
    The announced purchase last week of an Irish wind farm by IKEA is just the latest indication that the world’s biggest home furniture company may succeed in its stated aim of becoming totally energy independent by 2020. IKEA has agreed to buy from Mainstream Renewable Power its 7.65 megawatt Carric…
    - 22 Aug 13, 4:38pm -
  • Hitting the jackpot with wind energy in Poland
    “We feel like we’ve won the lottery.” Mirosława and Mieczysław Horodiuk sit on a couch in their living room, their aged cat stares through the window. Here in Kończewo in north western Poland a late spring snow has fallen, delaying the spring planting for this farming family. They rest easy…
    - 19 Aug 13, 9:00am -
  • U.S. government says ‘consistent policy’ key to wind energy growth
    The wind industry is the fastest-growing source of power in the United States and employs over 80,000 American workers, two new government studies show. “The tremendous growth in the U.S. wind industry over the past few years underscores the importance of consistent policy that ensures America rem…
    - 13 Aug 13, 3:17pm -

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Stop These Things (EU)

  • Hollow Promises: Thousands of ‘Green’ Jobs Disappear With Turbine Blade Maker’s Total Flop
    It takes a special brand of delusion to swallow the wind industry’s promise of an endless stream of meaningful employment. Whether you call it a ‘Green New Deal’ or a ‘Great Green Reset’, the promised boom in well-paid and lasting employment turns out to be little more than hot air. Increa…
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  • Subsidised Renewables Revolt: Entrenched Energy Poverty Source of Next Revolution
    Power prices driven through the roof by subsidised and unreliable wind and solar means electricity is out of reach for thousands of struggling households. Reliable and affordable electricity is at the heart of modern, socially stable societies. Deprive the masses of something that has been taken for…
    - 6 days ago 3 Aug 22, 8:30am -
  • Unable to Pay Their Rocketing Power Bills, Germans Told to ‘Huddle Up’ Next Winter
    Germany’s obsession with unreliable wind and solar has households and businesses paying the Europe’s highest power prices, when electricity isn’t being rationed, that is. That more than 300,000 German households can no longer afford electricity, comes as no surprise. That hundreds of thousands…
    - 8 days ago 1 Aug 22, 8:30am -
  • Renewables Road to Nowhere: Subsidised Wind & Solar Just Don’t Work & Never Will
    In the absence of mandates directing grid managers to take chaotic wind or solar power ahead of conventional power and/or massive subsidies directed to retailers encouraging them to take it and/or heavy fines imposed on them if they refuse to, there is simply no commercial market for power which can…
    - 13 days ago 27 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • French Method: China & Japan Follow French Lead On Nuclear Power Generation Renaissance
    Nuclear power generation is back with a vengeance for two reasons: the evident nonsense of relying upon sunshine and breezes for reliable power; and the political desire to reduce carbon oxide gas emissions. True it is that even Germany’s Greens have dropped their CO2 emission reduction ambitions,…
    - 17 days ago 23 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • Wind & Solar Industries Outraged: EU Declares Nuclear & Gas Are “Green” Too
    Rent-seekers have been telling us that wind and solar will soon not only displace, but entirely replace, our “ageing” coal-fired power plants, knock gas-fired plants out of the ballpark and crush nuclear power plants before they even enter the contest. Such was the hype, anyway. Then came 2021.…
    - 27 days ago 13 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • Nuclear Power: Perfect Cure For Wind & Solar Driven Pricing & Supply Calamity
    Europe’s power market is in a diabolical mess: massive subsidies to intermittent wind and solar have undermined reliable and affordable power supplies, sending Germany and Denmark’s power prices through the roof (see above). Since Vladimir Putin’s adventure in Ukraine, German power prices have…
    - 31 days ago 9 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • Renewable Energy Delusion: Counting Staggering Cost of Wind & Solar Obsession
    The notion that we’ll soon be exclusively powered by wind and solar is an appalling delusion, but one which comes with a staggering price tag. Sure, the wind and sun are free, but attempting to rely upon chaotically generated wind and solar power is an altogether different prospect. Adding wind tu…
    - 65 days ago 5 Jun 22, 8:30am -
  • Reality Check: Last Chance to Learn From Europe’s Renewable Energy Disaster
    Europe is paying the price for its suicidal obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar. The power pricing and supply calamity that’s hit Germany and others was as perfectly predictable as it was perfectly avoidable. Power prices are out of control and weather-driven power rationing is…
    - 93 days ago 8 May 22, 8:30am -
  • The Hard Data: Why Subsidised Wind & Solar Inevitably Drive Power Prices Into Orbit
    The relationship between rocketing power prices and heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar couldn’t be clearer. Every country that’s embarked on the so-called ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future is suffering from surging power prices. Add win…
    - 94 days ago 7 May 22, 8:30am -

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Stop These Things (USA)

  • No ‘Right’ Place: Industrial Wind Turbines Don’t Belong In ANYONE’S Backyard
    As wind turbines are incapable of generating power on demand and wouldn’t last a second without massive subsidies, there is no ‘right’ place for them. Any power generation source that can’t deliver electricity on demand is pointless, so talk about appropriate siting is pure nonsense. Why bot…
    - 3 days ago 6 Aug 22, 8:30am -
  • All Pain/No Gain: Why Intermittent Wind & Solar Can Never Really Power Us
    Calm weather and sunset mean that wind and solar will never amount to meaningful power sources. And mythical grid-scale electricity storage won’t save them, either. Never to be defeated by facts, reason and logic, wind and solar acolytes are quick to point to a rare occasion when their combined ou…
    - 15 days ago 25 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • Why Solar Power Can’t Meet Net Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions Targets
    Net-zero carbon dioxide emissions targets are driven by climate alarmists and renewable energy rent seekers, eager to profit from the expansion of the great wind and solar subsidy scam. This band of profiteers and charlatans rely upon the notion that wind turbines and solar panels are the only means…
    - 18 days ago 22 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • ‘Green’ Energy Myth Exposed: Subsidised Wind & Solar Scam Built On Perpetual Lies
    The wind and solar industries were founded on myth, built on lies and run on subsidies. The only thing they are capable of producing on a consistent basis are Pinocchio-style whoppers, starting with the notion that wind and solar power are actually good for the environment. Breached promises about d…
    - 20 days ago 20 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • New Dark Age: Wind & Solar Transition to State-wide Blackouts & Unaffordable Power Prices
    Renewable energy rent-seekers and politicos have been gripped by a sense of palpable panic: the mob won’t tolerate blackouts for very long, and repeated power rationing will have the same incendiary effect on public sentiment. The destruction of reliable and affordable power supplies caused by cha…
    - 28 days ago 12 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • How Cynical Elites Have Wrecked Energy Supplies & Ruined Your Economic Future
    The attack on our reliable and affordable energy supplies is part treason and part act of war. Internal forces openly conspire to promote the interests of crony capitalists at the expense of the ambitious working class. External forces do the same, but at a grandstanding global level, pressuring and…
    - 32 days ago 8 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • US Supreme Court Slams EPA’s Attempt to Wreck America’s Reliable & Affordable Power Supply
    It appears as if adults are finally taking charge of energy policy, wresting it from the hands of boffins and bureaucrats determined to have us freezing or boiling in the dark. Germany has restarted its coal-fired power plants and looks unlikely to shut down its nuclear power plants as previously ma…
    - 36 days ago 4 Jul 22, 8:30am -
  • America’s Energy Crisis: Subsidised Wind & Solar Main Reason For Record Power Prices
    Failure’s an orphan, success has a thousand fathers, but subsidised wind and solar are central to the energy disaster playing out in America, Europe and Australia. Faced with rocketing power prices and an angry proletariat, the political classes have amped up their deceptive rhetoric, with wild an…
    - 46 days ago 24 Jun 22, 8:30am -
  • Biden’s Big Fat Lie: Wind & Solar Doesn’t Save Money – It’s 4-6 Times MORE Expensive
    Those countries out to rely on wind and solar inevitably suffer rocketing power prices and power rationing. Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy calamity has seen power prices double in a matter of months; the wholesale power market is in chaos, caused by rapid and total collapses in wind a…
    - 56 days ago 14 Jun 22, 8:30am -
  • Energy Embrace: Nuclear Power’s Inherent Reliability Key To Permanent Energy Security
    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has focused minds on energy policy like nothing before. Europe’s self-defeating reliance on Russian oil and gas has exposed the so-called wind and solar ‘transition’ as a delusional farce. Adding chaotically intermittent wind and solar to a grid, while driving re…
    - 62 days ago 8 Jun 22, 8:30am -

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  • The Disadvantages of Solar Energy
    Despite the fact that solar energy has been used for many years, the technology is still considered to be generally new. As people focus too much on advantages, therefore, theContinue ReadingThe Disadvantages of Solar EnergyThe post The Disadvantages of Solar Energy first appeared on Global Wind E…
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  • Wind Energy Facts For Free
    Here you will find a list of wind energy facts relating to the use of this renewable energy source. Wind energy facts always begin with the renewable nature of theContinue ReadingWind Energy Facts For FreeThe post Wind Energy Facts For Free first appeared on Global Wind Energy Impact.The post Win…
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  • Wind Energy – Reduce the Carbon Footprints
    Since centuries much before fossil fuel made its debut, since 1AD (in china), people have been using wind power as a source of energy, wind turbines were cruder than thoseContinue ReadingWind Energy – Reduce the Carbon FootprintsThe post Wind Energy – Reduce the Carbon Footprints first appeare…
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  • The Advantages of Solar Energy – Why Going Green Is Not Only About Protecting the Environment
    There is no doubt that reduced pollution is one of the greatest advantages of using solar panels. You do not need to be a fervent ecologist to realize the severityContinue ReadingThe Advantages of Solar Energy – Why Going Green Is Not Only About Protecting the EnvironmentThe post The Advantages…
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  • World’s Top Ten Wind Energy Nations
    Wind Energy, is becoming increasingly popular, worldwide as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. This readily available free Energy source is easy and relatively cheap to harness and is ofContinue ReadingWorld’s Top Ten Wind Energy NationsThe post World’s Top Ten Wind Energy Nations first app…
    - 14 Oct 21, 1:00am -
  • Global Wind Patterns
    Although winds can change on a daily basis, there are some consistencies in world wind patterns. Working from the equator to the poles, there are three bands of wind directionContinue ReadingGlobal Wind PatternsThe post Global Wind Patterns first appeared on Global Wind Energy Impact.The post Glo…
    - 31 Jul 21, 1:00am -
  • Should You Use Solar Energy To Power Your Life? Benefits and Drawbacks To Solar Energy Systems
    Where does solar energy come from? The answer to that question is simple. It comes from the radiation of the sun. There’s little doubt how powerful of energy source theContinue ReadingShould You Use Solar Energy To Power Your Life? Benefits and Drawbacks To Solar Energy SystemsThe post Should Yo…
    - 7 May 21, 1:00am -
  • Wind Energy How Turbines Convert Wind Into Energy
    First created in 1888 in Cleveland, Ohio, wind turbines haven’t been used in the United States for high-output energy generation until recently. In fact, the first wind farm wasn’t installedContinue ReadingWind Energy How Turbines Convert Wind Into EnergyThe post Wind Energy How Turbines Conve…
    - 12 Mar 21, 12:00am -
  • Americans Dash to Catch Up in Global Wind Training
    As Americans begin to show an interest in wind training, there are already parts of the world that have been successful in this area and are moving ahead of theContinue ReadingAmericans Dash to Catch Up in Global Wind TrainingThe post Americans Dash to Catch Up in Global Wind Training first appear…
    - 2 Jan 21, 12:00am -
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