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2008-07-21 18:00:41

A GOVERNMENT Minister claimed today that 30,000 manufacturing jobs could be created in the region because of offshore wind farms. Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks, who was visiting the New and Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, says investment of pounds 3bn could come to the region Californian energy giant Clipper Wind is already investing at the centre which is introducing new renewable technologies to the market, particularly offshore wind. Mr Wicks was officially unveiling the building and...

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...

2008-07-08 03:00:23

By Null, Jan Archer, Cristina As the debate over the need for renewable energy heats up in meeting rooms, legislatures, and boardrooms across the globe, the ultimate renewable energy source is blowing all around us. On average, there is enough power from the wind to meet the world's electricity needs 35 times over. Today, as the cost of a barrel of oil soars and global warming has us searching for clean, renewable sources of energy, policymakers and scientists around the world are working...

2008-06-27 15:02:55

By Mary Landers, Savannah Morning News, Ga. Jun. 26--As the prospects for wind energy in Georgia improve, a wind advocacy group breezed into Savannah on Wednesday with meetings at the Metropolitan Planning Commission and at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. "We're doing this to get out there and do early education," said Paul Wolff, a member of the Georgia Wind Working Group and also a member of the Tybee Island City Council. "We're anticipating local planners will get requests for...

2008-06-27 06:02:54

By Bill Jamieson WHEN politicians call for a "national debate", it is a sure sign that the most dubious policy is about to be railroaded through, whether we debate it or not. That is what lies at the heart of the Prime Minister Gordon Brown's portentous declaration yesterday of a "green revolution". Thousands of new wind turbines are set to be built across the UK over the coming decade as part of a GBP 100 billion plan for renewable energy. What a dissembling cheek the Prime Minister...

2008-06-25 09:03:19

Denmark-based Dong Energy's supervisory board has decided to build and operate the 30MW Karnice-I onshore wind farm in Poland. The new wind farm represents an expected investment of DKK443 million. The Karnice-I, which was given final regulatory approval in the spring of 2008, will be located in the municipality of Karnice in northeastern Poland. Dong Energy is already the operator of the nearby 31MW Lake Ostrowo wind farm, which became operational in 2007. In addition to Karnice-I, Dong...

2008-06-25 06:03:16

By Ross Lydall The transmission system was built to distribute energy from coal- fired power stations. It cannot cope with new sources SOME days there's just too much going on. Such was the case last Thursday. The news was dominated by the death in Afghanistan of Corporal Sarah Bryant - the first British female soldier to be killed in the country - and three of her colleagues. There were also soaring food prices and Gordon Brown's approaching first anniversary as Prime Minister on which...

2008-06-24 02:30:18

By Rosemary Gallagher SCOTTISH & Southern Energy (SSE) is stepping up its investment in wind farm development in China in what will be seen as a significant expansion of its operations into a key overseas market. The Perth-based utility has revealed that it will open a research and development office in Beijing in autumn. It will be run by Craig Neill, director of business development for Asia, and James Yu, China business manager. The team will focus on R&D, procurement of...

2008-06-14 06:00:24

BRUSSELS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- All across Europe, a wide range of events have taken place this week in the run-up to the European Wind Day 2008. Thousands of members of the public have already taken part in activities from exhibitions in Belgian train stations to photo contests in Sweden. The events all focus on how wind energy works and the benefits it brings as a clean and sustainable power source. The official Wind Day is tomorrow, Sunday 15 June. National wind energy associations...

2006-04-04 08:00:00

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's fledgling offshore wind power industry, offering itself as a key player in fighting global warming, appealed on Tuesday for more government money. In a report to its annual meeting, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) said that with extra cash, offshore wind could be producing enough electricity to power five million homes by 2015 -- more than eight times current output. "There is a cost gap of 300 pounds per kilowatt that is stopping us...


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