Renew On Line (UK) 60
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On 18th Jan, in a House of Lords debate, Lord Tebbit weighed in against wind power: surely, he said, ‘common sense tells us that, in those periods of cold weather when there is no wind, these generators deliver absolutely no power? Does that not make them rather like an umbrella that will open only when it is not raining?’
Clearly the issue has come to the fore.
2. Marine renewables
1MW MCT Tidal Turbine
Marine Current Turbines is to install a 1 megawatt Seagen
tidal current turbine in
3. Wind power
Last years British Wind Energy Association conference warned that, as Windpower Monthly reported, ‘Wind’s political credit with the British government is just about used up and it cannot hold out its hand for more money. New thinking is required to bolster wind’s credibility and bring down costs, particularly with nuclear back on the table as an alternative source of carbon free electricity,’
4. The Energy Review
Malcolm Wicks, the Energy Minister, straight-batted any suggestion that the new Energy Review would be anything but impartial. In the Observer Dec 4th, he insisted that ‘on my watch, in my review, there is no foregone conclusion to the prospect of new nuclear power stations’. He also refuted the idea ...
5. NFFO fund raided
When the Renewables Obligation replaced the Non Fossil Fuel Obligation in 2002, some projects with NFFO contracts were taken in to the RO system, but the payments under this (including the value of the associated Renewable Obligation Certificates) are more than they were contracted to get from the NFFO system- so there is an extra income stream- which...
6. Microgen for all
Self-generation of energy from small scale renewables in homes and schools can not only help reduce emissions, it also has spin-off in terms of creating positive attitude to further improvements in energy use, since it makes the issues and the benefits of change tangible, according to a new report ‘Seeing the light: the impact of micro-generation on the way we use energy,’ ...
7.Funding Gap? LCBP gets £30m
With the DTI’s Clear Skies and Major Photovoltaic Demonstration programmes being wound up, the renewable energy community has expressed concerns about funding in the future. The MPDP has seen 1000’s of PV projects go ahead and solar PV prices have fallen by 30%, while the Clear Skies programme has supported many community projects. ...
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