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Sweden’s First Wind Energy Lake Powered Up

The world’s first inland water wind farm has produced electricity in Sweden it has been announced this week. The 10 turbine wind energy project will start exporting green electricity to the grid at the end of this year. The Lake Vänern Wind...

Posted August 28, 2009    

How will UK Nuclear Energy be Funded?

UK Government ministers are telling the public that nuclear energy is essential to meet our low carbon electricity requirements over the coming years. When ministers announced that nuclear energy was to be part of the UK’s energy future several...

Posted August 26, 2009    

Ministers say Wind Energy Developers Should Buy UK Planning Consents

The UK Government’s ‘new’ idea to try and combat wind farm NIMBYISM is to get wind farm developers to give local communities cash, according to the Times this week. The reality is however that payments are already being offered to communities by...

Posted August 25, 2009    

2009 Forecast Promising for European Wind Energy

Europe’s wind energy trade association has revealed new research showing that the wind farm industry has weathered the financial climate successfully over the last year. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) says that 8,600 Megawatts (MW) of...

Posted August 24, 2009    

Wind Turbine Manufacturer Blames Nimbys for Factory Closure

The Vice President of Vestas wind turbines told the UK today that despite having some of the best onshore wind sites on the planet, green energy proposals are being thwarted by Nimbys. In an interview on BBC’s ‘The Report’, Vestas’ VP Peter Kruse...

Posted August 20, 2009    

UK Micro - Renewable Energy to Receive Financial Boost

The UK Government wants people and organisations producing electricity from renewable energy sources to receive higher rates for their home grown electricity. The UK government has launched a consultation on the prices to be paid to people...

Posted August 19, 2009    

Wind Farm Opponents Promote Inaccuracies and Lies Says BWEA Chief

Chief Exec of the British Wind Energy Association has accused wind farm opponents of peddling a series of inaccuracies, half-truths and lies. The Independent on Sunday published the interview with McAffery after the wider press ran with a story...

Posted August 17, 2009    

New Wind Energy Kites

San Francisco based company Makani Power is aiming high with its idea to develop green electricity from kites. In this TED presentation, Makani Power’s Saul Griffith says that commercial wind turbines are restricted from utilising the full...

Posted August 16, 2009    

China Moves Up The Renewable Energy Attractiveness Ladder

China has stepped up 3 places in the latest Renewable Energy Attractiveness league table put together by Ernst & Young. China now holds second place jointly with Germany further to moves by the Chinese Government to support national solar PV...

Posted August 13, 2009    

Conservatives Confirm Stance on Large Infrastructure Projects

Shadow energy minister Charles Hendry MP has today confirmed the Conservative’s stance on proposals for the new Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC). Hendry wrote to the Department of Climate Change stating that the main concern arising from the...

Posted August 12, 2009    

Second Call for Offshore Wind Demo Projects

The UK Government announced its Second Call for offshore wind energy demonstration projects today. The Second Call has, according to the Government a value of £10 million (US $16.4m) ring fenced for the deployment of offshore wind. The...

Posted August 10, 2009    

Community supports Westmills Wind Farm

Westmills wind farm is officially popular with its local community according to a recent report by the BBC. Westmills is the first 100% community owned wind energy project in the south of England and provides for the needs of around 2500 homes....

Posted August 9, 2009