Wind power

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‘Good seas, good grids and good wind’: Australia’s tentative first steps towards an offshore wind industry
Australia seems made for industrial-scale wind energy, but a federal government move to finally make it legal has left some disappointed

Royce Kurmelovs

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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National Grid in talks over plan for energy island in North Sea
UK firm says windfarm project that could help power British homes could be completed by 2030

Miranda Bryant

08, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Relying on luck’: why does the UK have such limited gas storage?
Analysis: Closure of huge storage plant, misplaced optimism in fracking and demise of North Sea gas have all played a part

Jillian Ambrose

24, Sep, 2021 @2:46 PM

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UK to offer £265m in subsidies for renewable energy developers
Wind, solar and tidal projects will compete for contracts, including funding for onshore schemes

Jillian Ambrose

12, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Global windfarm installations expected to surge after Covid drop, says report
Offshore energy boom in China will grow world’s windfarm capacity by more than 12GW in 2021

Jillian Ambrose

09, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gone with the wind: why UK firms could miss out on the offshore boom
British manufacturers and the GMB are urging the government to ensure the huge investment in the sector benefits Britain too

Jillian Ambrose

04, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Renewables could meet 100% demand in Australia at certain times of day by 2025, report says
Energy market operator notes penetration of renewable generation reached record high of 57% twice in 2021

Katharine Murphy Political editor

30, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Floating wind turbines could open up vast ocean tracts for renewable power
This relatively new technology has potential to help power a clean energy transition, if it can overcome some big hurdles

Paola Rosa-Aquino

29, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Solar power in Australia outstrips coal-fired electricity for first time
For a fleeting moment on the weekend more than half the nation’s electricity generation came from solar power, but experts say Australia is still a long way from peak renewable energy

Royce Kurmelovs

23, Aug, 2021 @2:40 AM

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Green revolution brings fresh hope to north-east England
Dogger Bank on course to be the world’s largest offshore windfarm in a region built on coal

Jillian Ambrose

10, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Why is a big oil company investing huge amounts of money in Wyoming wind?
Anschutz Corporation, which made billions drilling oil, is building a 732 power line to carry renewable energy to cities including Los Angeles and Pheonix

Stephen Robert Miller

28, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: research finds optimal size for windfarms
Study also finds turbines arranged in rows facing wind produce 50% more power than those arranged in wind-facing columns

Kate Ravilious

27, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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