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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
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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
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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
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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
Monday, September 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - China will tap Denmark, home to some of the world's largest offshore energy companies, to help it build a wind farm, Denmark's energy minister said on Monday.
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2017-09-04 08:59:04
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
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Wind power group Siemens Gamesa has installed Asia's tallest wind turbines, with a total height of 210 meters (230 yards), in Thailand, it said on Tuesday.
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2017-08-08 07:00:36
Sunday, July 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Household vehicle charging will be the equivalent of running an electric shower for hours on end, argues Colin ReadThere seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 on diesel and petrol car sales, 26 July)
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2017-07-30 13:44:59
Thursday, July 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Europe has seven prevailing weather regimes, a system windfarms could better exploit to even out supply and demand
Renewable energy is great in principle, but, some people may say, how do we keep the lights on when the wind fails to blow or the sun doesn’t shine? The issue of “intermittency” is a criticism of renewables, but a study analysing weather patterns across Europe shows that a decent wind is almost always blowing somewhere on the continent
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2017-07-27 15:30:07
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.
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2017-07-26 20:13:22
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google unit expects to receive its first wind power from Norway by early September, the company told Reuters on Wednesday.
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2017-07-05 10:11:45
Thursday, June 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A power line linking a 310 megawatt (MW) wind power plant to Kenya's national grid, delayed by landowners' compensation demands among other issues, is expected to be ready in the next three months, the energy minister said on Thursday.
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2017-06-29 10:39:02
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
COPENHAGEN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Wind farm operators are betting on a new generation of colossal turbines, which will dwarf many skyscrapers, as they seek to remain profitable after European countries phase out subsidies that have defined the green industry since the 1990s.
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2017-06-27 09:47:10
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Turbines for £200m Hywind project will be towed from Norway across North Sea and moored to seabed off north-east ScotlandThe 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 power
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2017-06-27 08:55:25