April 10, 2013
By J. Matthew Roney
Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. At the European level of consumption, the world’s operating wind turbines could satisfy the residential electricity needs of 450 million people. Learn more: Will world wind power to top 300,000 MW in 2013?
Feb 27 2013:
‘Who pays for the greening of Germany?’
Germany is discovering that virtue comes at a price. The country, one of the most industrialised on the planet, is undertaking an energy revolution (BBC)
Feb 16 2013 The ‘most influential climate science paper’ makes the case for divestment. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140213/climate-change-science-carbon-budget-nature-global-warming-2-degrees-bill-mckibben-fossil-fuels-keystone-xl-oil …
Nov 22 2012
The last one of 240 wind turbines in the Fantanele-Cogealac wind park in Romania has been connected to the grid today. The total installed capacity is now 600 MW, and the largest continental wind park in Europe can thus supply power to over one million Romanian households every year! Details: http://t.co/7cFDJ4E9
October 26, 2012 Australia Urged to Stick With Renewable Energy Policy By James Paton, Bloomberg
SYDNEY — Australia’s renewable energy target should be retained in its current form to avoid undermining investors’ confidence in wind, solar and geothermal power, according to the government’s adviser on climate change.
Learn more http://bit.ly/SoUqDH
It’s getting breezy out west! Some of my relatives in a spin over Oregon.
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19 April 2012
Wind Power has strong support among British public – and the look of wind farms on the landscape is acceptable to the majority?
- 67% in favour of the use of wind power in the UK, only 8% oppose
- A majority (57%) find the look of wind farms on the landscape acceptable and a fifth (20%) completely acceptable