Wind power

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Australia has huge potential to develop offshore windfarms near existing substations, report says
Hunter and Latrobe valleys considered particularly suitable sites as union says industry could offer oil and gas workers a career transition

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

21, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Shell and Scottish Power submit plans for floating offshore windfarms
Energy firms hope to produce world’s first large-scale floating turbines in north-east Scotland

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

15, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK ‘sacrificing’ fishing sector for offshore windfarms, says industry
Ambition to expand offshore wind energy will cause huge displacement to industry, UK fishing federation claims

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

14, Jul, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Windfarm plan could threaten disease-free Tasmanian devil colony, documents reveal
Exclusive: Environment officials raised concerns that damage to habitat on Robbins Island could be difficult to offset

Lisa Cox

11, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Global wind and solar power capacity grew at record rate in 2020
BP’s annual report reveals renewable energy boom in pandemic coincided with slump in demand for oil

Jillian Ambrose

08, Jul, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Offshore wind sector in north-east England lifted by investments
More than 1,000 jobs created or safeguarded as SeAH and Smulders projects are backed by state funding

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

07, Jul, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Mining holds the key to a green future – no wonder human rights activists are worried
Renewable energy will rely heavily on an industry already berated for human rights violations

Kevin Watkins

27, Jun, 2021 @12:03 PM

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Queen’s property manager says profits fell 22% in first year of pandemic
Crown estate’s profits fell by nearly £76m in year to March despite offshore wind auction windfall

Julia Kollewe and Jillian Ambrose

23, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds
Almost two-thirds of renewable energy schemes built globally last year expected to undercut coal costs

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

23, Jun, 2021 @9:28 AM

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Environment minister rules huge renewable energy hub in WA ‘clearly unacceptable’
Sussan Ley says planned Pilbara development would harm wetlands and threatened bird species

Adam Morton Environment editor

21, Jun, 2021 @3:05 AM

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Wind turbine clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensions
Exclusive: Brussels is concerned that British government is favouring domestic firms, in breach of trade deal

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

17, Jun, 2021 @10:33 AM

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Flower power: how one company is beautifying the wind turbine
Tulip-shaped ‘eco-art’ turbines address common complaints about noise, danger to wildlife and ugliness

Rhi Storer

02, Jun, 2021 @11:54 AM

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