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At first I resented the way they blocked the view. But now the towers look like part of a brighter futureOver the last few months I have been watching with mixed feelings as the Rampion wind farm emerges like a great monster from the sea off Brighton beach. It has happened so quickly: one morning in the early summer a few small grey stumps appeared on the previously flat horizon
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2017-11-11 00:00:18
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Statoil aims to sign a power purchase agreement with a U.S. utility to develop an offshore wind power project off New York, a senior company official said on Tuesday.
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2017-10-31 09:35:34
Thursday, October 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The United States signed a deal with Denmark on Thursday to expand cooperation on offshore wind power, giving a boost Europe's biggest green energy players.
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2017-10-26 11:36:19
Thursday, October 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday.
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2017-10-19 11:22:41
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Walsall’s heyday | Wind power | Elon Musk’s Hyperloop | Today programme | Worst deal ever“Walsall was never a pretty town”, according to Roy Boffy (Letters, 16 October); this may be true now but has not always been the case. Its handsome villas and public buildings were remarked on in 1834 by William White in The History, Gazeteer and Directory of Staffordshire and he believed it needed to yield to no other town in Staffordshire in beauty and elegance
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2017-10-17 11:17:28
Sunday, October 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Wind isn’t just mysterious, destructive and exhilarating – capturing just 2% of it would solve the planet’s energy needs at a stroke. And as the windiest country in Europe, Britain is at the forefront of this green revolution



The wind rips along the Humber estuary in Hull. It’s the kind that presses your coat to your back and pushes you on to your toes
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2017-10-15 08:00:31
Monday, October 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Facility run by E.ON, to be followed by many more, will help UK grid cope with fast-growing amount of renewable energyBritain’s switch to greener energy will take another significant step forward this week with the opening of an industrial-scale battery site in Sheffield. E.ON said the facility, which is next to an existing power plant and has the equivalent capacity of half a million phone batteries, marked a milestone in its efforts to develop storage for electricity from windfarms, nuclear reactors and gas power stations
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2017-10-09 12:54:43
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Renewables accounted for two-thirds of new power added to world’s grids last year, says International Energy AgencySolar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year, outstripping the growth in all other forms of power generation for the first time and leading experts to hail a “new era”
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2017-10-04 02:00:22
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Far-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormousIn March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances are he is keeping your lights on
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2017-09-26 04:50:30
Saturday, September 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Party raises concerns over nuclear costs as Vince Cable says record low wind power prices should lead to ‘radical reappraisal’New nuclear power stations may not be the best option for keeping Britain’s lights on and meeting the country’s carbon targets, the Liberal Democrats have said.The party said there were legitimate concerns over nuclear’s cost and the risks it would not be delivered on time, just days after windfarms secured state support far more cheaply than the Hinkley Point C atomic power station
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2017-09-16 02:00:05
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Electricity generated from whirling fans among the waves means that nuclear is rightly vanishing as the answer to meet our energy needs and our climate goalsThe precipitous drop in the price of electricity from offshore wind turbines should be a tipping point for green technology. In 2014 the current generated by a forest of giant whirling fans out at sea was priced at around £150 per megawatt hour
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2017-09-13 13:47:02
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Ministers are thought to be planning to offer £3m for initiatives such as solar panels on social housingGreen energy projects run by cities and local authorities around the UK stand to receive millions of pounds of government support, providing another fillip for renewable power just a day after the subsidised price of windfarms hit a record low
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2017-09-13 00:00:02
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the market has finally bought into the business case for renewable energy. The price of change is getting cheaperLike the debate over gun control, the public discussion in the US about whether to take action on the climate has often been characterised as a struggle between powerful lobbies and violent reality
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2017-09-12 04:07:38
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second most populous state has proposed passing laws to lock in a renewable power target of 40 percent by 2025, looking to spur investment in solar and wind farms even as the national government wrangles over energy policy beyond 2020.
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2017-08-23 01:07:53
Sunday, August 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Dong Energy boss says falling price of renewables means they must power the electric car revolution or the environment will gain only a pyrrhic victoryThe 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 world’s biggest offshore windfarm developer
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2017-08-13 11:39:07