• Windfarms Only Giving Half Power

    • Date: 21/07/10

    Scotland’s wind farms have produced only around half the amount of power they were expected to this year, Scotland on Sunday has learned. The government blamed the low generation levels on unusually calm weather, but critics said the figures showed the danger of becoming too dependent on renewable energy. Turbines are expected to operate at an […]

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  • Latest Data Shows Long-Term Security of Uranium Supply

    • Date: 21/07/10

    According to Uranium 2009: Resources, Production and Demand just published by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), uranium resources, production and demand are all on the rise. Exploration efforts have increased recently in line with the expected expansion of nuclear energy in the coming years. Total identified resources have […]

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  • China Passes U.S. As World’s Biggest Energy Consumer

    • Date: 19/07/10

    China, powered by years of rapid economic growth, is now the world’s biggest energy consumer, knocking the U.S. off a perch it held for more than a century, according to new data from the International Energy Agency. The Paris-based agency, whose forecasts are generally regarded as bellwether indicators for the energy industry, said China devoured […]

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  • KPMG Says Nuclear Power Too Expensive And Uneconomic

    • Date: 18/07/10

    Britain’s new generation of nuclear power stations will not be built if the Government persists with a promise to refuse them any taxpayer support, a KPMG report will say this week. The study, commissioned by RWE npower, says it is still uneconomic for utility companies to invest billions of pounds in nuclear power. The Government […]

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  • Solar Subsidies In Eclipse

    • Date: 16/07/10

    One problem with relying on sunlight to generate energy is that it’s an unreliable source. The government is even more so. The California Public Utilities Commission “stunned public officials and the solar industry” last week when it suspended “lucrative rebates” to public schools, municipalities and other government agencies for installation of solar panels on their […]

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  • The UN Carbon Scam

    • Date: 14/07/10

    UN’s Clean Development Mechanism to use European carbon offset credits to subsidise 20 ‘efficient’ coal plants in India and China: The UN is set to channel billions of pounds of public money from rich countries to giant energy companies to build 20 heavily polluting coal-fired power plants on the basis that they will emit less carbon dioxide than […]

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  • Nuclear Industry Demands Green Subsidies Too

    • Date: 11/07/10

    Britain will not get the cash needed to renew its ageing power generation capability without changes to market mechanisms to incentivise investment, the head of RWE nPower says. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Volker Beckers, chief executive of the German-owned company, which supplies electricity and gas to around 6.8m residential and business customers, […]

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  • Lawrence Solomon: Wind’s Bad Day

    • Date: 09/07/10

    Yesterday’s scorcher scorched wind power’s reputation and its bottom line, too. This simple chart demonstrates why no company can make a profit supplying wind power to the electricity system without government subsidies, and why no society can count on wind power when the power is most needed. The wind blew at its best in Ontario […]

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