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Extracts from NATTA's journal
, issue 156 July-Aug 2005

   Welcome   Archives   Bulletin         


1.   Breaking News

2. Wind moves ahead...despite everything

3. Wave and tidal power

4. Solar Power ups and downs

5. Carbon storage ‘within a decade’

6. UK Funding for Sustainable energy

7. UK Policy Developments

8. Around the World - China, Germany, USA

9. World Developments- after Kyoto

10. Nuclear News- UK, China, France

1. Breaking News

Intemittency? No problem!

The Sustainable Development Commission and Oxfords Environmental Change Institute have both produced studies giving wind a clean bill of health. The SDC says that the cost and emission penalties of using variable wind are small up to around a 20% grid  input, and the ECI says that if other renewables and micro CHP are added in, grid balancing is even easier.  More in Renew 157/ROL 57.   

ECA bites

With CO2 emissions still rising (by 1.5% in 2004), the Commons Environmental Audit Committee said Tony Blair was “wantonly squandering”  Britain’s leadership on Climate change, and it backed the ‘Contraction and Convergence’ idea. More in Renew 157/ROL 57.

40% House

The Environmental Change Institute  has produced a bold  plan for cutting household

emissions by 60%- more in Renew 157/ROL 57

Coal back

 Clean coal- IGCCT plus carbon capture and  storage- gets pushed hard in the governments new Carbon Abatement Technology strategy  with £25m funding

 plus £15m for hydrogen  and fuel cell work. More in Renew 157/ROL 57

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