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2008-07-22 06:00:41

By From news reports The German utility E.ON and Dong Energy of Denmark said Monday that they had agreed to buy Royal Dutch Shell's stake in London Array, one of the world's largest planned wind farms, averting the threat of the project being cancelled. Dong and E.ON, which already each own a third of the 1,000- megawatt project, said they would buy Shell's one-third share for an undisclosed sum. The two partners will raise their holdings in the offshore wind venture to 50 percent each,...

2008-07-22 03:00:38

Scottish and Southern Energy has been granted consent by Scottish ministers to develop the Clyde wind farm with a total capacity of up to 456MW in southern Scotland. The wind farm will be built in two phases and, on completion is expected to be the largest onshore wind farm in Europe. The Clyde wind farm is located between Biggar and Moffat. It became part of Scottish and Southern Energy's (SSE) development portfolio when it acquired Airtricity in early 2008. The Scottish ministers'...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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