ARCHIVE November, 2011

Duke of Edinburgh is “seriously misinformed” warns wind energy industry

November 27, 2011

Wind Farm

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal industry, has responded to remarks made by the Duke of Edinburgh about wind energy.

RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery MBE, said: “Contrary to the Duke’s comments, the irrefutable facts are that wind energy is providing a clean, secure supply of electricity to more than three million homes in the UK, displacing six and a half million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year”.

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Friends of the Earth Criticise Government over lack of Consultation

November 22, 2011

nuclear

Friends of the Earth openly criticised the government and the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) over its lack of consultation on its National Policy Statements (NPS) at a conference in London this morning.

Naomi Thompson – Planning and Policy Advisor for FOE said the NPS’s should tie into climate change objectives and carbon budgets. Naomi was concerned that two incinerator proposals had been consented by the IPC without credible carbon capture infrastructure proposals.

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Renewable Energy Technologies will Deliver a 3rd Industrial Revolution

November 10, 2011

Solar Array

In last week’s speech to Renewable UK’s annual conference, Chris Huhne praised the renewable energy industry for its ongoing contribution to the British economy. In a response to the naysayers, he addressed the topics of investment, capacity, popularity and job creation.

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Wind energy set to bring jobs to the North East

November 5, 2011

Off shore wind turbine

The value of wind power to the North East is set to be more than simply providing electricity. Three active projects on Teeside, Dogger Bank (North Yorkshire) and Hull are all promising ongoing jobs and regeneration in previously hard hit areas.

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Nordex Launch their Latest Wind turbine in the Chinese and Asian Markets

November 3, 2011

N100 Gamma - Nordex SE wind turbine

Nordex has announced the official launch of its 2.5 MW Gamma Generation wind turbines on the Chinese and Asian market. Nordex say they are responding to the latest market requirements as well as drawing on their 25 years of wind energy experience in their release of the N90/2500kW and N100/2500kW Efficiency Class turbines.

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