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Its not your back yard, its OURS says Prescott

“Its not your back yard, its ours” Rt Hon John Prescott told anti- wind farm campaigners in his keynote address to the British Wind Energy Association conference today. The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) opened its 31st annual conference and...

Posted October 20, 2009    

Vauben- The Renewable Energy Powered Car Free District

This month’s Time magazine ran a feature on the ‘Heroes of the Environment’. The feature celebrated those contributing towards green initiatives all over the globe. The Times report identified and congratulated individuals and groups from those who...

Posted October 7, 2009    

Step Change Needed to Embrace Renewable Energy

Renewable energy technology by its very nature needs an abundance of the relevant natural resource to generate electricity, whether it be the sun, the wind or the tides. However it also needs to be close to a grid connection point so that the...

Posted September 24, 2009    

Green Revolution Moves forward a step as China promises Carbon Cuts

The Chinese President announced today that he was prepared to take action on climate change. President Hu Jintao told the UN summit that the country is prepared to make a carbon reduction promise through the introduction of a 2020 target. Jintao...

Posted September 22, 2009    

UK Back on the Green Energy Investment Track

After the PR disaster of the Vestas factory closure on the Isle of Wight, the UK Prime Minister is looking to reel in another wind turbine manufacturer and step up investment to get the country back on the green manufacturing track. The Guardian’s...

Posted September 21, 2009    

Conservative Proposals for Onshore Wind Energy

The Conservatives have announced proposals that will make it more difficult for UK wind farms to be built on land if they win an election next year. The Shadow Local Government Minister, Bob Neil visited East Riding Council last week to discuss the...

Posted September 20, 2009    

Government Appoints New Scientific Advisor

The UK government has appointed David MacKay Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. David MacKay is a Professor in the Department of Physics at Cambridge University and recently published a book ‘Sustainable Energy...

Posted September 14, 2009    

Scotland on Road to Fighting Climate Change

Scotland has slashed its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a fifth since 1990, according to new figures published by the Scottish Government. The figures show that emission levels stood at 56.9 million tonnes in 2007, but have been reduced 19% on...

Posted September 10, 2009    

Pressure Ramps Up for Global Carbon Caps

The pressure has been stepped up to persuade rapidly expanding economies such as China and India to incorporate climate change committments into their future growth plans. Developed countries want countries world-wide to agree caps on greenhouse...

Posted September 9, 2009    

Last of the Round 1 Offshore Wind Farms Heads for 2009 Completion

It will have taken nearly 10 years to get the first round of UK offshore wind energy projects up and running by the time the last Round 1 offshore wind farm is completed at Rhyl Flats later this year. Back in April 2001, following a pre-...

Posted September 7, 2009    

Can our Grid System Cope with Domestic Renewable Energy?

With more people wanting to be energy self sufficient and goverments providing financial incentives to make this ideal more affordable, we are looking at a future where domestic energy generation is rolled out to the masses.In the UK, National Grid...

Posted September 6, 2009    

New Wind Energy and Major Infrastructure Petition

Wind farm NIMBYs are becoming increasingly vocal in the UK leading to big challenges for companies trying to construct wind energy projects. The British Wind Energy Association and wind energy companies say that most people in the UK are supportive...

Posted September 2, 2009