Tag: renewables

Renewable sector concerned over Australia’s green energy push

Renewable sector concerned over Australia’s green energy push

Elon Musk has accepted that Australia must be cautious over its transition to renewables, stating that developers of wind and solar energy farms are not meeting industry standards. The French clean energy company Neoen, which has work alongside Musk’s Tesla on a battery farm in South Australia, has reiterated concerns […]

Warning of blackouts in Scotland after decision to go green

Warning of blackouts in Scotland after decision to go green

A new report has found Scotland risks multiple days of blackouts, resulting in deaths and civil unrest as a result of the country’s dependence on renewable energies. A significant gap in Scotland’s electricity system as a result of the closure of coal power stations and the unpredictability of renewables could […]

France to cut renewable growth

France to cut renewable growth

The French Government will drastically reduce the growth of its renewable spending in 2019, with the ecology ministry’s draft budget showing a 1.3% rise, which will effectively be flat after inflation. Total spending on renewable projects will equate to €7.3 billion and will mostly go towards wind and solar schemes. […]

Gas leaks worse for environment than initially thought

Gas leaks worse for environment than initially thought

New research has found that methane leaks from the US oil and gas industry are 60% higher than previous government estimates. A paper published in the journal Science, correlated by the Environmental Defense Fund, found that previous research had under estimated levels of methane leakage by missing large escapes during […]

Cambridgeshire wind turbine catches fire in thunderstorm

Cambridgeshire wind turbine catches fire in thunderstorm

An 89m wind turbine caught fire during recent thunderstorms in Cambridgeshire, raising questions over the reliability of the renewables sector. The fire service that was called out at around 7.50am said parts of the turbine had fallen off and debris had been scattered around the area. A nearby resident said: […]

Growth in independent renewable projects declining

Growth in independent renewable projects declining

Independent renewable projects have seen the lowest levels of growth in the UK for year as green subsidies from the government come to an end. As a result of the reduction in government financial support for renewables, the number of projects has fallen drastically due to concerns over the financial […]

Renewable fuel credits post biggest quarterly loss

Renewable fuel credits post biggest quarterly loss

The prices of US renewable fuel credits have dropped to their lowest price in a year following uncertainty over the future of policies on biofuels in the future. Renewable fuel credit prices dropped 35.7 percent during the first three months of 2018 in the second year in a row of […]

October deadline threatens Scottish floating wind farms

October deadline threatens Scottish floating wind farms

A renewable trade body has said that Scottish floating wind farm projects are under threat, unless they can start producing electricity by October. Current rules mean floating wind power developers will not qualify for subsidies will not be eligible for subsidies unless they can generate electricity by the given month, […]