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2008-08-25 06:01:01

The sunny predictions that came from this week's National Clean Energy Summit at UNLV largely ignored the dark clouds hovering above the Cox Pavilion. (No, they didn't come from a coal-fired power plant.) They represented the handful of environmental extremist groups that are all for a renewable revolution, as long as it doesn't involve the construction of wind turbines (they might kill birds), solar power arrays (they take up too much land and displace threatened bugs and rodents) or...

2008-08-21 15:01:00

By HARDING, Evan A SOUTHERN power company is calling on the Government to utilise the region's coal and lignite resources to help insure against future power blackouts. However, both the Labour and National parties appear to have ruled out such a move in coming years. The Power Company chief executive Martin Walton said the Government's plan to generate 90 percent of the country's power generation from renewable resources such as hydro and wind would be no good in dry years and...

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2008-08-20 13:40:00

Australian government officials announced on Wednesday a new plan to convert geothermal energy into baseload energy. The A$50 million (US$43 million) project is based on scientists' estimate that just one percent of the nation's untapped geothermal energy could generate clean electricity for 26,000 years. "Geothermal energy which is sometimes known as hot rocks has got a huge potential for Australia, both as a solution to climate change and in terms of national energy security," said...

2008-08-20 03:00:32

By Patty Durand In an editorial published by The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 3 ("Power failure"), this paper expressed dissatisfaction with a decision made by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore, calling her an "activist judge" who makes up the law herself, and whose decision to deny Dynegy's Longleaf coal plant would drive up energy costs, lower reliability and cause an economic slowdown. These statements could not be further from the truth. This plant...

2008-08-17 21:00:48

Minister of Electricity and Energy Dr. Hassan Younis held a meeting with the senior officials of electricity sector and the Authority of the New and Renewable Energy to discuss the developments of the projects currently executedto add 240 megawatts for the national network generated from the wind farm during the next two years, as well as the future projects and the implementation of the first solar plant for generating electricity in Kuraimat. Younis said that before the end of the current...

2008-08-07 12:01:19

HOUSTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Babcock & Brown, a leader in wind energy, today announced that a federal court in Texas dismissed a final lawsuit, clearing the path to bring wind energy to South Texas. Babcock & Brown's wind farm on the Texas Gulf Coast, which will provide enough clean and renewable energy to power 80,000 Texas homes, will be completed and operational later this year. The wind farm is located on the property of the Kenedy Memorial Foundation, a non-profit...

2008-08-05 15:00:56

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Calif. Aug. 5--MONROVIA -- A Monrovia company best known for its unmanned surveillance planes is making increasing headway with clean energy-generating wind technology. AeroVironment Inc. announced recently that its Architectural Wind system has been installed at Boston's Logan International Airport Office Center as part of a project commissioned by the Massachusetts Port Authority. The installation, made up of 20 five-bladed wind...

2008-07-16 00:00:29

MORE wind farm developments are in the pipeline for the East Riding as pressure builds to meet ambitious renewable energy targets. Although two massive offshore farms with as many as 160 turbines could be built just five miles off the East Coast they don't count towards the East Riding's wind energy target - the highest in Yorkshire. Wind company Aeolian Holderness Ltd has applied to build three turbines, providing 3MW of electricity each, and up to 135m (443ft) high to the tip of each...

2008-07-10 06:00:44

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/68096a/analyzing_the_ener) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Energy Industry in Australia" report to their offering. The global energy industry has explored many options to meet the growing energy needs of industrialized economies wherein production demands are to be met with supply of power from varied energy resources worldwide. There has been a clearer realization of the finite nature of oil resources and...

2008-07-04 09:00:39

EDF Energies Nouvelles, which is engaged in the production of electricity, has commissioned the Walkway wind farm, which has an installed capacity of 14MW. According to the company, the new wind farm located in County Durham comprises seven wind turbines, each with a unit capacity of 2MW. They were supplied by German manufacturer REpower. Including the Walkway wind farm, EDF Energies Nouvelles has 117MW in gross capacity in service in the UK. Three further wind farms with a total of 88MW...


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