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The Sapphire Wind Farm in northern NSW has invited the locals to invest in it – the first such co-investment project in AustraliaIn the early days of windfarming, carpetbaggers almost ruined it for everyone.Opportunists scoured regional Australia looking for prospective project sites. Farmers were pressured to sign up to leases and planning applications were rushed through
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2018-01-19 15:53:11
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OSLO (Reuters) - Norway rejected construction of a wind farm on Friday over concerns it could harm wild reindeer in southern mountains that are home to the last remaining viable populations in Europe.
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2018-01-19 07:44:38
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PARIS (Reuters) - The French government on Thursday announced a ten-point plan which will simplify administrative procedures and accelerate the development of wind power projects in order to double its installed generation capacity by 2023.
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2018-01-18 06:12:24
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PARIS (Reuters) - France is expected to announce measures this week to accelerate the installation of wind turbines and overcome long-running opposition from activists who have frustrated the country's attempts to hit renewable energy targets.
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2018-01-17 02:13:00
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Following the success of Elon Musk’s 100-megawatt battery in South Australia, another battery and renewable power plant are in the worksAustralia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery. South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery
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2018-01-11 00:20:09
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The UK now has more offshore wind power capacity than any other country – but we need a plan B for ultra-cold winters with soaring energy demandsLast year was one of the greenest for power in the UK. Nearly one-third of all electricity came from renewable sources, and wind and solar provided more power than coal on 315 days of the year
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2018-01-09 15:30:30
Friday, December 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Advanced plans by Dutch power grid aims to build power hub possibly at Dogger Bank whose scale would dwarf current offshore sites
Britain’s homes could be lit and powered by windfarms surrounding an artificial island deep out in the North Sea, under advanced plans by a Dutch energy network.The radical proposal envisages an island being built to act as a hub for vast offshore windfarms that would eclipse today’s facilities in scale
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2017-12-29 00:00:22
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
As the worst-polluting coal plants near the end of their life, the focus must turn to tackling gas dependency, says analysis firm British wind farms generated more electricity than coal plants on more than 75% of days this year, an analysis of energy figures has shown.Solar also outperformed coal more than half the time, the data provided by website MyGridGB revealed
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2017-12-27 23:07:08
Thursday, December 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Power generated from low carbon sources hit 54.4% between July and September, according to Office for National StatisticsMore than half of the UK’s electricity came from nuclear power stations and renewables between July and September, official figures show.The record high share of 54.4% of power from low carbon sources was a result of the rapid growth in solar and wind power, according to the Office for National Statistics
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2017-12-21 12:10:07
Friday, December 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands launched an attempt to fund an offshore wind farm without subsidies on Friday, hoping to capitalize on a boom in renewable energy.
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2017-12-15 07:59:15
Monday, December 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut wind power across US and UK, though Australia will see winds strengthenWind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut the power of the wind across northern mid-latitudes, including the US, the UK and the Mediterranean, according to new research
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2017-12-11 10:00:09
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Social anxiety over new technology have a long history. This panic has caused major delays in driving renewables in AustraliaRenewable energy is front and centre of global hopes of avoiding existential threats from climate change. Yet Australia has no commissioner for climate change, but we do have a windfarm commissioner
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2017-11-28 18:13:59
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change targetShell has doubled its spending on clean power and bowed to shareholder pressure by promising to halve the carbon footprint of the energy it sells by 2050, as the oil giant said it was stepping up its ambitions on green energy
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2017-11-28 05:18:35
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Some of Melbourne’s most recognisable sights will be powered by a new 39-turbine windfarm after 14 organisations agree to buy half its power outputThree Melbourne councils, two universities, Zoos Victoria, and half a dozen corporations have banded together to underwrite a windfarm in western Victoria that will power some of the city’s most recognisable buildings
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2017-11-22 11:00:06
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Government accused of ‘turning their back on renewables’ after saying there will be no more money for new low-carbon leviesCompanies hoping to build new windfarms, solar plants and tidal lagoons, have been dealt a blow after the government said there would be no new subsidies for clean power projects until 2025 at the earliest
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2017-11-22 10:48:43