Category Archives: Wind power

Paradox of green.

Article: New York Times Rare earth elements such as dysprosium are increasingly relied upon in the production of so-called ‘green’ components and products.  Much of the supply of these rare earth elements comes from China. The image above of dysprosium … Continue reading

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This week’s environment news.

News for this week from Low CarbonEconomy.com Scottish Power turns on largest onshore wind farm in Europe Europe’s largest onshore wind power project has commenced operation in Scotland.     Bacteria used to create ethanol for biofuels US research suggests … Continue reading

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US protest against coal / US wind power overtook coal in 2008.

image: the Capitol Power Plant to the right (behind road signs), not far from Capitol Hill US Protest. A national coalition of more than 40 environmental, public health, labor, social justice and other advocacy groups today announce plans to engage in … Continue reading

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Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs);changes proposed.

  Image: Severn tidal barrage a step closer to reality? Article ROCs are issued to electricity generators, which need to have certificates to cover a growing percentage of their electricity generation and are currently handed out uniformly to all renewable … Continue reading

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New offshore wind farm puts UK into pole position.

image: North Hoyle wind farm off North Wales Article One of the largest offshore wind farms in the world has been approved to be built off the coast of north Wales. The 250 turbines of Gwynt y Môr offshore wind … Continue reading

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Renewable Torture

  Photograph: Kathleen T Rhem The US military, on account of the rise in oil prices, wants to dramatically increase its use of renewable energy. Of course at face value this is a good thing but it’s conflicting for some of us because … Continue reading

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Wind Farms Approved to Power 200,000 Homes

On Friday the Government approved plans for two large wind farms. The Sheringham Shoal scheme will be built 12 miles off the coast of Norfolk, have more than 100 turbines and will have a capacity of 315 megawats and be … Continue reading

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