• More Than Half Of Britain’s Wind Farms Have Been Built Where There Is Not Enough Wind

    • Date: 17/08/10

    It’s not exactly rocket science – when building a wind farm, look for a site that is, well, quite windy. But more than half of Britain’s wind farms are operating at less than 25 per cent capacity. In England, the figure rises to 70 per cent of onshore developments, research shows. Experts say that over-generous […]

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  • Britain Is Struggling To Power Nuclear Renaissance

    • Date: 15/08/10

    China started generating electricity from the first fourth generation nuclear station without fanfare last month, using largely home-grown technology that reduces waste, increases efficiency and vastly brings down costs compared with existing plants. It’s only a trial project, with the first commercial-scale model planned for 2020, but nevertheless is a step towards production-line nuclear plants […]

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  • Blinded By The Sun

    • Date: 13/08/10

    THE beauty about solar power stations is that you just have to promise them. Never mind that you won’t deliver. After all, the new green faith is about seeming, not doing, right? I again mention this truth because the Brumby Government now promises to make Victoria the “solar capital” of Australia. Premier John Brumby says […]

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  • Green Jobs Outsourced

    • Date: 12/08/10

    President Obama promotes federal subsidies for the renewable energy industry, saying they will create “the jobs of the future, jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced.” But some green jobs can be outsourced, as Michigan solar cell maker Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., demonstrated Tuesday. ECD said it will move final assembly of some of […]

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  • Spain’s Electric Car Sales Off Target

    • Date: 11/08/10

    Spain’s plans to have 2,000 electric cars on the road by the end of 2010 have been dealt a blow as figures showed just 16 have been sold. The government-backed REVE electric car and wind power project said 15 cars had been sold so far this year, in addition to one last year. In April, […]

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  • Why Carbon Sequestration Won’t Work

    • Date: 09/08/10

    For those who believe in anthropogenic global warming, carbon dioxide is public enemy number one. They warn that CO2 must be avoided at all costs or Earth will heat up uncontrollably causing all sorts of ecological havoc. One proposal for avoiding global warming is the sequestration of CO2 by trapping it at combustion sites or […]

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  • 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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