• Green Subsidies Gone Mad

    • Date: 07/08/10

    Imagine this scenario: Politicians at the state and federal levels begin handing out billions of dollars in subsidies so that over the next decade America’s wealthiest people – those with household incomes of $200,000 or more – will be encouraged to buy more vacation homes. Oh, and those homes should be concentrated in the areas […]

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  • Wind Farms Could Face New Restrictions As Government Launches Investigation

    • Date: 03/08/10

    The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has admitted noise regulations are applied “inconsistently” by councils and planning inspectors. They have ordered an investigation which may lead to stricter controls being imposed where officials have been too lax in the past. Campaigners who claim their lives have been made a misery by constant turbine […]

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  • Spain Cuts Solar Subsidies By Up To Half

    • Date: 01/08/10

    Spain will cut photovoltaic premiums by 45 percent for new ground-based installations and up to 25 percent for new roof-mounted plants, the Industry Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The step is subject to approval by the country’s energy regulator, the ministry said. Reuters, 1 August 2010  

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  • Britain bans new coal-fired power plants without CCS

    • Date: 28/07/10

    No new coal-fired power stations can be built in the UK without including carbon capture and storage technology, the government said on Tuesday. A consultation on an “emissions performance standard”, which would penalise power plants that operate below a certain level of efficiency, will be launched in November. However, Charles Hendry, energy minister, said it […]

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  • This talk of wind farms is so much hot air

    • Date: 26/07/10

    It is always a joy to travel around the most beautiful parts of Britain, particularly those wild and mountainous counties that make a special appeal to our national sense of romanticism and the picturesque. But for the past couple of months, reason has made that pleasure all the greater. At last, she has resumed her […]

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  • 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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