• Leaked Report Points To Wind Farm Failure Causing UK Blackout

    • Date: 17/08/19
    • Financial Times
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    National Grid’s preliminary investigation into the blackout that caused widespread disruption in England and Wales last week has raised the possibility that it was caused by the world’s largest offshore wind farm accidentally going offline. The provisional report, which was submitted to regulators on Friday, suggests for the first time that the Hornsea offshore wind […]

  • Britain’s New Government Authorises Resumption Of Fracking In Lancashire

    • Date: 16/08/19
    • Power Technology
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    The UK government under recently-appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out its position on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, and allowed Cuadrilla Resources to resume fracking at its site in Preston New Road, Lancashire, where it has been operating tentatively since 2011. A Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spokesperson said: “Shale […]

  • East German State Elections Pose Litmus Test For German Climate Policy

    • Date: 16/08/19
    • Clean Energy Wire
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    Voters in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg head to the polls on 1 September for crucial state elections. The results could have an outsized impact on German climate policy for three reasons. First, these states are home to many of the coal communities most affected by Germany’s coal phase-out and are therefore […]

  • Lightning Strike And Wind Farm Fault Triggered UK Blackout Chaos

    • Date: 16/08/19
    • The Times
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    A technical fault at the world’s largest offshore wind farm was among a series of failures that resulted in Britain’s worst blackouts in a decade, according to initial analysis by National Grid. Hornsea One wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire and Little Barford gas-fired power plant in Cambridgeshire both suddenly reduced their electricity output shortly before […]

  • There’s A Big Green Backlash Coming Our Way

    • Date: 16/08/19
    • Martha Gill, The Times
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    Consensus on the need for clean energy is likely to be overturned when voters feel the economic realities kicking in. Brexit, once fuzzy, is coming into focus. It will be clean, it will be hard, it will be red, white and blue. Will it, though, be green? The question is interesting because on October 31 […]

  • Wind Farm Behind Massive Blackout Awarded £100,000 In Compensation Day After Powercut

    • Date: 16/08/19
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    The wind farm which contributed to a massive blackout was awarded nearly £100,000 in compensation after being ordered to reduce its output the day immediately after the power cut, the Telegraph can reveal. Nearly one million homes and businesses were left without electricity last Friday when Hornsea Wind Farm and Little Barford gas-fired station went off grid […]

  • Electric Car Charging Stations May Be Portals for Power Grid Cyberattacks

    • Date: 15/08/19
    • TechXplore
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    Electric cars are an essential component of a lower-carbon future, but a new report from researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering raises the specter that plug-in electric vehicles—and the charging stations that supply them—could be prime vectors for cyberattacks on urban power grids. “In simulations using publicly available information about charging […]

  • Great Barrier Reef Is In Much Better Shape Than Climate Alarmists Claim, Australian Environment Minister Confirms

    • Date: 14/08/19
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian
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    The Great Barrier Reef is not dead, is not dying and is not even on life support, federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has declared after her first official visit to the World Heritage-listed site. Returning from a snorkelling trip to Moore and Flynn reefs offshore from Cairns, Ms Ley was happy yesterday to broadcast the […]

  • Judith Curry: The Latest Travesty In ‘Consensus Enforcement’

    • Date: 14/08/19
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.
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    The latest travesty in consensus ‘enforcement’, published by Nature. There is a new paper published in Nature, entitled Discrepancies in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians.. Abstract. We juxtapose 386 prominent contrarians with 386 expert scientists by tracking their digital footprints across ∼200,000 research publications and ∼100,000 English-language digital and print media articles on climate […]

  • Mystery Complaint Threatens to Delay New Offshore Wind Contracts

    • Date: 14/08/19
    • BusinessGreen
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    Industry sources fear a Judicial Review application against the government’s latest clean energy auction could delay the high profile bid process. The auction for awarding new offshore wind contracts to green energy developers hit a roadblock on Friday, after it emerged that an unnamed complainant has lodged an application for a Judicial Review with the […]

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