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Wind turbines have no impact on house prices

Ecologist

8th December, 2009

Ten-year survey of house sales in US finds wind turbines have no negative affect on market price despite public fears more...
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Aberdeen turns from oil to renewables

Ecologist

18th August, 2009

Aberdeen attempts to move away from dependence on declining oil stocks with opening of new green energy centre more...
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Vestas confirms closure of factories

James Randerson

12th August, 2009

Turbine maker says closures will balance demand, as boss criticises UK's commitment to wind and hints at redundancy reinstatement for protesters more...
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Vestas wind protesters evicted

Ecologist

7th August, 2009

Lack of market for wind power in UK exposed as protest ends more...
Protesters are calling on the government to prove its commitment to renewable energy

Wind turbine factory protesters facing eviction

Ecologist

24th July, 2009

The continuing protest by workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory is shaming the government's green claims more...
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Workers protest to save wind turbine factory

Ecologist

21st July, 2009

Lord Mandelson's plans for a green economy meet cold, hard reality as workers stage sit-in protest to save Vestas wind turbine factory from closure more...
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Three positive reports hammer home wind message

Eifion Rees

13th July, 2009

Inconsistent wind is no impediment to the generation of electricity by turbines, three separate reports have concluded, as well as showing that the National Grid is more than able to cope with increased investment in wind energy more...
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Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt

Ecologist

6th July, 2009

The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda more...
Offshore wind turbines

New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
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High-altitude windpower: pie-in-the-sky or sound science?

Jim Thomas

1st May 2009

Since we don’t have enough land for the renewable technologies we need let’s go stratospheric instead, with a high-altitude solution… more...
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The case for harnessing renewable energy

Tim Helweg-Larsen and Tim Holmes

9th April, 2009

The authors of the recent Climate Safety report make the case for harnessing the UK's renewable energy resource. By Tim Helweg-Larsen and Tim Holmes more...
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Loopholes and scams dog ‘green’ energy

News

1st April, 2008

Green energy is coming under pressure to clean up its act after severe criticism of the Government’s attempts to change the rules on how renewable energy is calculated and further condemnation of the ‘splash and dash’ trading scam in biofuels. more...

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Problems with renewables - land wars

Paul Kingsnorth

1st April, 2008

Renewables good, fossil fuels bad... unless, of course, renewables begin to take up more and more land in order to meet our energy needs. Paul Kingsnorth adds fuel to a tricky debate. more...
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Energy leapfrogging in China and India

Joanna Lewis

28th March, 2008

Two firms in the wind power sector illustrate how companies in the developing world can take advantage of increasing access to technological know-how, while staying within the bounds of intellectual property law, says Joanna Lewis. more...
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US wind power generation grows 45% in 2007

News

23rd January, 2008

The American Wind Energy Association has announced that 2007 US wind power generation made up 30 per cent of all new power generation in 2007 with 5,244 megawatts of new wind turbines installed in 2007 can power about 1.5 million U.S. homes. more...
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Energy companies profit from wind farms without building many more windmills

News

4th January, 2008

Subsidies paid to electricity generators through users bills are generating profits for the companies without translating into many new turbines. more...
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US wants to cut 2020 emissions target

News

10th December, 2007

The United States is reported to be behind moves to drop tough targets for greenhouse gas emissions cuts, according to Reuters. more...

Power On - Wind

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

The UK has been described as the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of wind, with some 50 TWh of onshore and at least 450 TWh of offshore power available every year, well in excess of our current electricity demand.
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UK trying to wriggle out of renewables commitments

News

15th October, 2007

A leaked document revealed by the Guardian over the summer showing how the Government was preparing to dodge its EU commitments on renewable energy has been borne out in a new round of EU talks. more...
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A following wind for clean energy

News

5th October, 2007

The UK is now the second most attractive place in Europe in which to invest in renewable energy, and has attracted the attention of Californian power giant, Clipper Windpower. more...
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Last bastion of climate sceptics topples

News

11th July, 2007

Today, Martin Durkin and Channel 4 must hang their heads in shame. more...
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Britain could be carbon-free by 2030

News

9th July, 2007

Britain could become a ‘carbon-free’ country in just twenty years, according to a new report published by the Wales-based Centre for Alternative Technology. more...
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White papers may have silver lining

News

1st June, 2007

Last week's planning and energy white papers drew scorn from environmentalists for green-lighting out-of-town developments and nuclear power respectively. more...

George Monbiot: No more wind turbines on land

News

29th May, 2007

Leading environmental campaigner and author George Monbiot has said that he believes land-based wind farms in the UK 'have reached saturation point', and that any future farms should be built at sea. more...
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Meacher attacks Government's Climate Change Bill

News

9th May, 2007

Former environment Minister and Labour leadership candidate Michael Meacher MP has derided the government's Climate Change Bill as 'nowhere near commensurate to the threat'. more...

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