The Cost of Wind Power: Worse Than We Thought – GWPF

A few days ago, the BBC’s Roger Harrabin mentioned a new suggestion that instead of cutting up redundant oil rigs, we should simply sink them to the bottom of the sea, where they would become artificial reefs that would encourage a flourishing of marine flora and fauna. Observant readers of his Twitter feed were of
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Offshore wind decommissioning costs could top £3bn, report finds – Energy Voice

Written by David McPhee Offshore wind farm decommissioning could top £3 billion, according to a UK Government report released last night. The Cost Estimation and Liabilities in Decommissioning Offshore Wind Installations report, published by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) concluded that the cost of of offshore wind decommissioning could be between
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SNP say Tories out of step on energy as new poll shows 2 in 3 voters back onshore renewables – SEN

An opinion poll by YouGov shows two-thirds of people in Britain think the Government should change its current policy of excluding new onshore wind farms from our energy mix. Support for the move is high among Conservative voters, 61% of whom say the exclusion of onshore wind should end – 65% of people in rural
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Wind turbines become “ticking time bombs” – Die Welt

[The following is a Google translation of a story in the German newspaper Die Welt. There are many others. It explains the point made in the letter in the Herald today ] By Daniel Wetzel, Business editor Many wind turbines are now 20 or even 25 years old. This increases the risk of serious accidents,
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UK Govt holds Brexit White Paper briefing with Scottish energy chiefs – SEN

Scottish energy chiefs yesterday attended a Brexit briefing by the UK Govt minister for Scotland as the UK prime minister published its long-awaited preferred-options for the British departure from the EU next year. The energy organisations which took part in the briefing were identified as Scottish Power and the trade associations for the oil and
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From Holy Grail to wasteland – Stornoway Gazette

For over a decade, policy-makers in the Western Isles have seen ‘renewable energy’ as the key to achieving the Holy Grail of Hebridean aspiration. That is, long-term economic abundance and cash flow, thereby lifting the island population away from perceived poverty and inequalities vis-a-vis the mainland. Onshore wind farms and an inter-connector (in island parlance
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English and Portuguese energy developers seek planning permission for new wind farms in Argyllshire and Moray Firth – SEN

Energy developers based in England and Portugal have submitted new planning applications to build two new wind farms in Scotland. Blue Energy is already undertaking assessment and design work on a wind farm proposal on land on the Kintyre Peninsula approximately 12 miles south of Tarbert, Argyllshire. Its Glasgow based agents Arcus has prepared a
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