• Wind Farm Revolts Spread Across Britain

    • Date: 28/10/10

    Local revolts by British residents against wind farms are to blame for the number of planning approvals hitting record lows, an industry report has warned. More than 230 campaign groups across the country are putting plans to generate more than a quarter of Britain’s electricity in jeopardy, it was claimed. New figures show one in […]

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  • Scottish Wind Turbine Firm Goes Bust

    • Date: 27/10/10

    A WIND turbine manufacturer which received around £15m of support from the Scottish government to set up and expand a manufacturing site at Machrihanish has gone bust. Danish company Skykon was hailed as an economic saviour for the Kintyre area after it took over the former Vestas factory in the spring of last year. The […]

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  • Thousands Of Green Jobs Go Up In Smoke As Subsidies Are Cut

    • Date: 26/10/10

    Vestas, the world’s largest wind power company, is to cut up to 3,000 jobs – some 14 per cent of its global workforce – because of excess capacity and a cut in order expectations in Europe. The closures of four production facilities in Denmark and one in Sweden were announced on Tuesday with the Denmark-based […]

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  • Suddenly, Coal Has Become Sexy In India

    • Date: 23/10/10

    NEW DELHI: Suddenly, black diamond is shining. The Street is bedazzled and finds glamour in an industry that has hitherto been seen only in the colour of the commodity it produced. Why has coal become sexy, considering most of it mined in India is high on ash and low in calorie. The mining methods too, […]

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  • Deepwater Horizon And The Shale Gas Revolution

    • Date: 22/10/10

    In many respects, changes in the U.S. energy sector are likely to come not from government intervention but from the inevitable innovation brought about by market forces. THE MACONDO oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico last April has consequences far beyond BP’s balance sheet-or even the potential rate of growth of offshore oil […]

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  • Green Waste: Subsidies, Green Jobs Go Up In Smoke

    • Date: 21/10/10

    Energy company Nuon is to sell or close down its solar panel factory in Arnhem as part of a cost-cutting measure by parent group Vattenfall, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday, quoting confidential documents. Chinese company Hanenergy is interested in solar panel firm Helianthos but if the sale falls through, the plant will be closed down, […]

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  • British Shale Gas Rush

    • Date: 20/10/10

    It is better known for being the departure point for ferries across the Mersey. Now the Wirral Peninsula may be on the verge of winning a new designation as one of the first places in Britain to become a significant producer of shale gas. IGas Energy, an AIM-listed company that is seeking to develop the […]

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  • Spain’s Solar Deals Face Bankruptcy As Subsidies Founder

    • Date: 19/10/10

    By failing to control the cost [of green subsidies], Zapatero saddled Spain with at least 126 billion euros of obligations to renewable-energy investors. Now Vilimelis and more than 50,000 other Spanish solar entrepreneurs face financial disaster as the policy makers contemplate cutting the price guarantees that attracted their investment in the first place. German Vilimelis heard […]

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