Onshore wind could save each consumer £50 annually, new research claims

Onshore wind could save each consumer £50 annually, new research claims

The analysis, provided by Vivid Economics, claims that if new wind projects are allowed to go ahead in England, would save consumers money and create thousands of jobs. A local veto on onshore wind currently stands in England, whereas in Scotland no such rules govern the industry.

More onshore wind development ‘not right for England’, Government says

More onshore wind development ‘not right for England’, Government says

But the same department claimed last night that large scale wind development does not have the support of local people in England. A BEIS spokeswoman said: “We continue to believe that more large-scale onshore wind is not right for England.

The ten biggest projects in European offshore wind powe

The ten biggest projects in European offshore wind powe

This £2.5bn ($3.3bn) project in the UK North Sea received a contract for difference (CfD) back in February 2015 at a strike price of £119.89/MWh. Owner Iberdrola and developer ScottishPower Renewables (a unit of Iberdrola) have begun construction about 73km off the east coast of England and will install 102 7MW Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines, with completion expected next year.

Machine learning used to identify high-performing solar materials

Machine learning used to identify high-performing solar materials

Now, thanks to a study that combines the power of supercomputing with data science and experimental methods, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Cambridge in England have developed a novel "design to device" approach to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).

Burlington solar company nets $1 million investment

Burlington solar company nets $1 million investment

Share 41 Shares Three northern New England community development institutions have joined forces to invest a million dollars in a Burlington company that installs solar panels on rooftops and land.

It polluted N.J. for years. Now Murphy wants to convert coal plant to wind.

It polluted N.J. for years. Now Murphy wants to convert coal plant to wind.

The coal plant’s closure is a victory for environmentalists in New Jersey, who vehemently opposed plans to lay a pipeline through the environmentally sensitive Pinelands region to provide natural gas to B.L. England, a project approved under Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

Wind company to consider using closing power plants | Tacoma News Tribune

Wind company to consider using closing power plants | Tacoma News Tribune

The Oyster Creek nuclear plant shut down in September, and the coal-fired B.L. England is set to close in May. Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to The News Tribune B.L. England is also part of a proposed natural gas pipeline.

Sadiq Khan calls for £1.5bn fund to upgrade to electric vehicles

Sadiq Khan calls for £1.5bn fund to upgrade to electric vehicles

“We also a need a new clean air law including tougher, legally binding World Health Organisation air pollution limits and an independent watchdog that will hold Government to account.” The summit will also hear from NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens who is urging vehicle manufacturers to seize the opportunity provided by plans to upgrade the ambulance fleet to make them more environmentally friendly.

Renewables specialist moves into Dundee Port

Renewables specialist moves into Dundee Port

“In the future maintenance and service is going to be where the work is as there will be a lot of turbines out of the water.” Coast has previously worked on EDF’s flagship Fallago Rig windfarm project in the Scottish Borders, the Blyth offshore demonstration site and SSE’s Keadby windfarm in North Lincolnshire, which at the time it became operational in summer 2014 was the biggest onshore site in England.

Distributed residential solar+storage takes a seat at the adult table

Distributed residential solar+storage takes a seat at the adult table

Sunrun has won a bid for 20 MW to participate in ISO New England’s 2022-2023 Forward Capacity Market (pdf). And expect that this will be the first of many residential solar+storage contracts where it is the machine that sits on your garage wall that is a fundamental contributor to the power grid.

Sunrun Wins Big in New England Capacity Auction With Home Solar and Batteries

Sunrun Wins Big in New England Capacity Auction With Home Solar and Batteries

The San Francisco-based company won a 20 megawatt bid in the forward capacity auction for ISO New England, which operates the electric grid in six northeastern states.

Cold weather forces Salem nuclear unit offline as owner PSE&G presses for subsidies

Cold weather forces Salem nuclear unit offline as owner PSE&G presses for subsidies

In ISO-New England, a Thursday that began with higher than expected power demand gave way to one where solar and other renewable resources overperformed their forecasts, as Boston energy official Joe LaRusso noted on Twitter.

New Hampshire Enters the Offshore Wind Race

New Hampshire Enters the Offshore Wind Race

The state lawmakers’ joint resolution cited a 2015 bipartisan New Hampshire legislative study committee report, which concluded that "the wind resource off of New Hampshire’s coast has the potential to generate significant amounts of electricity" and "offshore wind development has the potential to generate significant economic activity within Portsmouth Harbor." Pullaro observed that Portsmouth is no stranger to wind energy development, as components for onshore wind projects built in Northern New England have been shipped through the deep-water port.

‘Sea change’ in the US market an agenda item at OWJ conference

‘Sea change’ in the US market an agenda item at OWJ conference

Vineyard Wind has agreed to produce electricity for an average price of US$0.085 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for 20 years, a price that defied most expectations and comes in at about a third of what wind-powered energy costs at Block Island Wind Farm, a small installation that to date is the only operating offshore wind power producer in American waters.” As IEEFA’s analysts noted, the Vineyard Wind price is also striking relative to New England wholesale power price spikes.

Government shutdown impacting planning for wind power farm | The Sacramento Bee

Government shutdown impacting planning for wind power farm | The Sacramento Bee

The ongoing federal government shutdown is affecting the planning for a proposed wind farm project off New England's coast. Two federal meetings have been postponed indefinitely, one in New Bedford, Massachusetts on Tuesday and another in Narragansett, Rhode Island on Wednesday.

Shell rollout flicks switch on electric car revolution

Shell rollout flicks switch on electric car revolution

Charging docks will be placed at service stations in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dunblane in a move which rolls out an already well established initiative, Shell Recharge, north of the border following its success in England.

Lip service and lies: Coalition’s response to the IPCC report

Lip service and lies: Coalition’s response to the IPCC report

“The Coalition (COALition) government, from the leadership of Tony Abbott through to the current PM Scott Morrison, have ignored advice from reputable and overwhelming voices regarding impacts of climate change and the need to address it, to favour fossil fuels over renewable technologies,” England said, via email.

Female Representation Reaches 50% at Next GTM Forum on Solar and Storage

Female Representation Reaches 50% at Next GTM Forum on Solar and Storage

That’s why we’re so excited that GTM’s next forum, New England Solar & Storage coming up in Boston on October 23, has 50 percent female speakership on panels for the day. In an industry where women make up just 27 percent of the workforce, 50 percent female speakership does not happen by accident.

White Rock solar farm begins production, completing latest wind-solar hybrid

White Rock solar farm begins production, completing latest wind-solar hybrid

The 20MW White Rock solar farm, about 18kms west of Glen Innes in the New England region of NSW, is located next to the already completed 175MW White Rock Solar Farm, and is owned by Goldwind Australia.