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Drop in wind energy costs adds pressure for government rethink – The Guardian

The GuardianDrop in wind energy costs adds pressure for government rethinkThe GuardianBuilding windfarms in the windiest places, such as Whitelee in East Renfrewshire, would cut opposition from Tory heartlands in the English shires, says Arup. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA. Wind power ... … [Read more...]

25 burning questions about solar eclipses, answered – WTSP 10 News

The sun is seen partially covered by the moon on Easter Island, 3700 km off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean, on July 11, 2010. A total solar eclipse began its 11,000 kilometer (6,800 mile) arc over the Pacific Sunday. (Photo: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images, 2010 AFP) The most hyped solar eclipse in American history … [Read more...]

Biomass plants being studied for FiT scheme – BusinessWorld Online Edition

“Let’s work on a period when your FiT will become effective when the transmission lines are upgraded,” said Jose M. Layug, Jr., chairman of NREB, the agency that advises the Department of Energy (DoE) on the direction of renewable energy policy.He said the issue has become contentious in the case of Negros … [Read more...]

Hydro scheme compatible with Wet Tropics World Heritage, says MP – Townsville Bulletin

Townsville BulletinHydro scheme compatible with Wet Tropics World Heritage, says MPTownsville BulletinBut Townsville conservationist Gail Hamilton is opposed to the idea and says other areas can be developed for hydro-electricity without having to build renewable projects in the Wet Tropics. Mr Cripps has asked the Federal … [Read more...]

Kids Can Prep for Total Solar Eclipse with ‘Space Racers’ Website – Space.com

The producers of the popular preschool show "Space Racers" have created a website to teach youngsters how to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. The coast-to-coast total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will be memorable for children and adults alike. So the preschool show "Space Racers" launched a new website called … [Read more...]

Why Big Oil Can’t Make the Renewable Energy Transition – Madison.com

Madison.comWhy Big Oil Can't Make the Renewable Energy TransitionMadison.comNonetheless, it was a public admission that clean energy is the future, not oil. Rival Total (NYSE: TOT) has, arguably, made the biggest investments in renewable energy, buying two-thirds of solar solutions leader SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR), … [Read more...]

Snowy Hydro 2.0 teams gear up for federal takeover – The Australian

Snowy Hydro 2.0 teams gear up for federal takeoverThe Australian... for picking up federal government work. One of the firm's partners, Scott Farrell, was hand-picked last week by Scott Morrison to carry out the open banking review. Under the current ownership structure, NSW owns 58 per cent of the Snowy Hydro ... … [Read more...]

Doug Clark: A friendly hello from your new Canadian overlords – The Spokesman-Review

Doug Clark: A friendly hello from your new Canadian overlordsThe Spokesman-ReviewWe here at Hydro One realize the shock wave you must have felt when the news broke last week of the impending sale of Avista to a Canadian megafirm. So, feel free to ask whatever is on your minds. Q: Are the news reports right, that you paid a royal … [Read more...]

Renewable energy contract case in Michigan could set precedent – Crain’s Detroit Business

Crain's Detroit BusinessRenewable energy contract case in Michigan could set precedentCrain's Detroit BusinessVic Leabu, owner of White's Bridge Hydro Co. in Lowell, only wants a fair contract from Consumers Energy Corp. Leabu produces about 750 kilowatts of clean, renewable energy for 400 of his home and business owner … [Read more...]

Future of renewable energy: Sunny investment climate for solar … – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesFuture of renewable energy: Sunny investment climate for solar ...Hindustan TimesRenewable energy could generate 49% of electricity in India by 2040 because more efficient batteries–to store electricity when the sun does not shine.Offshore renewable investment soars amid clean energy debateThe … [Read more...]