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High times for wind power technology

Wind energy has been a great renewable energy success story. But is the sector’s technology going to look the same as it does now in the future? Some industry players think not – and suggest change might come soon. Looking up, to generate more For one, there’s a possibility that it’s going to move...

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Will wind turbines triumph in lamp post link-up?

With plans afoot to install small wind turbines on lamp posts, connecting directly to the grid, we asked our low-carbon technology experts for their views on how successful such an idea might be. The company behind the plan is targeting the two million UK lamp posts that would be suitable for such...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 02/03/2017 - 15:24

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Independent energy takes its place on the grid

The number of commercial-scale independent renewable energy projects rose by 40 per cent in 2013, with almost £1million invested every day, according to Energy Entrepreneurs Report 2014 , published by SmartestEnergy. This follows news that electricity generated from renewable sources has risen by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/08/2014 - 08:45

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The power of wind in the energy debate

Wind power, both onshore and offshore, is an important part of our energy make-up, today and tomorrow. There is a broad agreement on this; but this fact has not prevented suggestions of a discrepancy on the extent of necessary investment in the onshore form of wind between key influencers. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 02/06/2014 - 08:45

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The green retail revolution?

Given commerce is a worldwide obsession, it makes sense that shopping outlets should be setting a example in terms of where they source their energy. Recent developments suggest that positive moves are happening. One of the UK’s oldest out of town retail outlets, Clarks Village in Somerset , has...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 14/04/2014 - 08:45

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Going green: A Latin American dream

Latin America is fast creeping up the global energy ranks, capturing six per cent of global clean energy investment in 2012. The climate favours such growth – and copious sunshine means the development doesn’t need any additional government support. Some experts consider the region to be the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:45

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Renewables ageing gracefully

[youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJPd7oVG9N4] One of the criticisms of renewable energy is that the effectiveness of technology decreases with age. Like a car depreciating in value, this is represented as a black mark against the reputation of renewables. Wind power is often the main...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 14/02/2014 - 08:45

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You and your wind turbine - a personal relationship

It might be the fact that there’s something just a little bit human about their long torsos and flailing arms, but it appears that the sight of wind turbines stirs a strange and complex range of emotional reactions. In what is quite possibly the most intriguing report we've seen in recent times,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 25/10/2013 - 08:45

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Did 'renewable radio' top the ratings?

The story of radio has seen many innovations, from the onset of digital to broadcasting from boats. Last week, Five Live added clean energy’s notch in history, by powering itself using only low-carbon technologies for a day. It was part of the station’s Energy Day last Thursday, which opened with...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/09/2013 - 08:45

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A stiff breeze behind wind power

Wind turbines are very rarely out of the press. In fact, it’s arguable that the technology has become the icon at the centre of the climate change/ energy policy ideological battleground. Lately, subsidy cuts and planning wrangles have provided the negative angles. But out there, big things are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 29/07/2013 - 08:50

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