Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wind turbine plans stuck in system due to air traffic fears

Thousands of wind turbines stuck in the planning system because of fears they will disturb air traffic will be able to ahead thanks to a new technology. This means that many communities who thought wind farms could not be built … Continue reading

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Solar panel subsidies to be slashed from next year

Subsidies for homeowners who instal solar panels will be slashed by more than half in 2012, according to leaked documents published by a government-funded agency. Small companies, community projects and social housing will no longer be able to take advantage … Continue reading

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A shining example for roof-mounted solar panels

Skanska Sweden has pioneered the use of roof-mounted solar panels to generate communal electricity for the Lindhagensterrassen residential project Lindhagensterrassen is a residential project in Stockholm that uses roof-mounted solar panels to generate electricity. Lindhagensterrassen is a residential project in … Continue reading

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Renewables could be UK’s major power source by 2030: WWF

Report says up to 90% of electricity could come from wind, solar, tidal and other sustainable sources – without the need for nuclear WWF’s report calls for a firm renewable target for 2030, to give long-term and stable financial support … Continue reading

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Lines Go Up to Ferry Wind Energy to Major Cities

Axel Gerdau for The Texas Tribune Near Sweetwater, construction has begun on transmission lines to connect windy areas to large cities like Dallas and Fort Worth. SWEETWATER — Enormous transmission towers stand beside a West Texas country road, waiting for … Continue reading

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Wind farms and biomass plants to keep key Government subsidies

Developers of offshore wind and biomass plants expressed relief after the Government said it would maintain their subsidies. Offshore wind farms will still receive the same support of two ROCs Photo: Alamy Ministers have been reviewing renewable obligation certificates (ROCs), … Continue reading

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Solar power: A painful eclipse

Solar power companies are struggling. But the survivors will have a bright future TALL, broad and Texan, Raymond Christian, the ex-marine in charge of building Agua Caliente, a 1,750-acre solar power plant in Arizona, is no green-tech hippie. “I’m a … Continue reading

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