The government is promising a new energy strategy which will save the equivalent of 22 power stations worth of energy by 2020. Five end use energy demand centres will be created with support from UK research councils and £39 million worth of funding. Led by top universities, the strategy will in part look at how behaviour with regard to energy use can be changed.
Do have a look at this story, published by Business Green today. I wish I could say I am surprised at this, but sadly I am not. The papers concerned are the usual culprits; The Times, The Mirror, The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph - all essentially serving a right wing agenda alongside vested interests in favour of the oil and gas industry and avoiding doing anything significant about climate change.
The survey by CCgroup that 51 percent of the articles surveyed were either negative or very negative towards the renewable energy sector. The interesting thing though is that the paper's viewpoints run counter to public …
http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/analysis/2220998/top-10-uk-wind-energy-facts 1. Wind power is booming - There was 6.9GW of total
operational wind farm capacity by the end of June this year, with a
further 4.2GW in construction and 5GW with planning consent. 2. Wind is to provide a 10th of UK electricity - If
current levels of growth continue, wind energy capacity will reach
13.5GW by the end of 2013, delivering 10 per cent of the UK's
electricity needs. 3. Councils are saying 'yes' to onshore wind - Wind
farms have finally bucked the downward trend in planning approval rates.
For the first time in five years, the amount of UK capacity being
approved at a local level has increased instead of decreased. 4. Planning consents are up 15 per cent - UK
consents by local councils for projects smaller than 50MW increased by
15 per cent compared to last year, and in England alone approvals rose
by 60 per cent. 5. Ministers are rubberstamping wind projects -
There was a near 5…
He has also held numerous management roles
including Production Manager Poolbeg Power Station and Station Manager
Ardnacrusha Power Station and has been involved in delivering numerous
projects across power generation from safety to power plant overhauls.
As a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol Ireland has been proactive in
developing its wind industry and Renewable Energy Magazine was therefore
very pleased to have a chance to speak directly to…
The continuing consumption of fossil fuels is problematic both to
society and to the environment. Sources of energy that were derived from
an earth that was once fertile and prosperous are being devoured by
people’s lust after new technologies, bigger cities and an ever growing
population - the earth has become saturated with consumers and is
rapidly failing to meet the demand.
A seemingly valid source of a potential solution are green electricity suppliers; a rapidly growing area of the economy that supplies energy via renewable sources such
as: solar, wind, hydraulic, geothermal and biomass. However there are
many problems with the ‘green energy’ sector including a major concern
over how to store enough of the energy to meet demand from the grid. If
the supply is not large enough, and cannot be maintained at an
industrial level, the technology will remain more or less redundant. As
renewable energy is renowned in many cases for being inconsiste…