Posts Tagged ‘Wind energy’

Without renewables, you get fracking and human rights abuses

by Michael Meacher.

Britain as an island off the mainland of Europe potentially has greater capacity for production of renewable energy than almost the whole of the rest of Europe put together, mainly from onshore and offshore wind, wave and tidal power, and Scottish hydropower. Yet UK electricity production from renewable energy, though it has increased in the […]

Is Cameron mad, or the cat’s paw of wacky backbenchers?

by Michael Meacher.

If one wanted a clear example (out of many) where ideology trumps common-sense in Cameron’s Tory party, you couldn’t do better than energy policy. And specifically, the government’s latest knee-jerk reaction against onshore wind turbines. They are a significant and fast-growing source of electricity in the UK and by far the cheapest source available to […]

Breakdown in Government energy policy as windfarm axed

by Michael Meacher.

The decision by RWE/nPower, the big German energy company, to drop the £4bn Atlantic Array windfarm project in the Bristol Channel sends out alarm bells in all directions. First, it shows the unreliability of depending on foreign suppliers of energy who, when in economic difficulties, will cut back on commitments abroad in order to maintain […]

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