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World’s biggest wind farm planned for off south coast of England

The world’s biggest wind farm is being planned off England’s south coast. In 2010, the Crown Estate, which manages the sea bed off Britain’s coastline, held an auction to develop large scale, offshore wind farms around the UK Photo: REX … Continue reading

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Renewables industry calls for clarity on post-2020 energy targets

Industry welcomes secretary of state’s support, but urges government to clarify what energy targets it wants to see through to 2030 A tidal energy turbine in Invergordon, Scotland, in 2010. The renewable energy industry wants clarity on government plans for … Continue reading

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UK opposes 2030 renewable energy target

Fledgling green industries could be hit as document reveals move to put nuclear power on equal footing with renewable energy UK’s renewable energy sector has already suffered a series of blows with Tory MPs attacking subsidies, including those for wind … Continue reading

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Wrexham leads Europe’s solar charge

The town moves into the renewable energy premier league after installing 30,000 locally made panels on 3,000 council homes A worker fits solar panels to a roof of a council house in Wrexham, Wales. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images Wrexham – … Continue reading

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Germany Created Own Threat with Chinese Solar Aid

Germany long aimed to be a front runner in the solar energy industry, but waning subsidies and rising competition from China have clouded its outlook. To add insult to injury, the Chinese boom has been generously supported by German financial … Continue reading

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Marshaling the Winds of Mongolia

Construction is to begin in March on Mongolia’s first wind farm, and its backers hope it will be the beginning of a renewable energy boom. Mongolia’s first wind installation is a $120 million project that will provide 5 percent of … Continue reading

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Surplus Renewable Energy: An Update

Last year I wrote about sudden surges in renewable energy that set up a conflict between wind producers in the Pacific Northwest and the Bonneville Power Administration, a federal agency that runs hydroelectric dams and the regional grid. When unseasonable … Continue reading

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