Month: September 2010

250 wind experts gather to discuss the growth of the booming offshore wind industry

(via Wind Energy Update) For offshore wind developers, the EU’s renewable energy targets promise to unlock a lucrative market – assuming that escalating costs can be curbed. Industry leaders and government bodies are now running against the clock to identify

The Guardian: The world’s biggest offshore windfarm opens today off the UK coast

In his speech to the Liberal Democrat conference on Tuesday, the energy and climate change minister, Chris Huhne, promised a “third industrial revolution” led by green energy.

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RT @Al_Terna European Commission: Wind energy will dominate new power installations for next decade

Via ENERGYPORTAL.EU’s website: Without any public announcement, the European Commission published new EU energy scenarios… “EU energy trends to 2030” expects 333 Gigawatt (GW) of new electricity generating capacity to be installed in the EU in the decade from 2011

Franke James’ visual essay: Ending the Climate War

Franke James’ visual essays are always a treat to read and consider.  We thought we’d repost a recent entry from her blog here. Ending the Climate War by Franke James (Hat tip to @frankejames)

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Dianne Saxe: One of Canada’s Best Lawyers (via @envirolaw1)

Congratulations to Dianne Saxe for the renewed inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® in the practice area of Environmental Law.   Very well deserved.

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Environment News Service: U.S. Offshore Wind Potential Four Times Total Power Generated (via @greenenergytime)

According to Environment News Service, a new assessment by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) presented Sep. 10/2010: …[is] the first draft of a national validated offshore wind resource database needed to understand the magnitude of the U.S. wind resource

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Dick Bakker writes that Ontario’s new ‘green energy’ policies encourage power generation in the communities.

It’s exciting to produce my own energy.

The Epoch Times: Germany Leads With 100 Percent Renewables Goal (via @clean_energy)

An excellent article by Daniel Boese.  The last sentence wraps it up nicely: The decision is about political will, not technical or economic feasibility.

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ExPlace Turbine Shutdown during Labour Day Weekend

Service note: The Exhibition Place wind turbine is stopped in service mode today until 5pm for an air show practice by request of #TheEx. There will be a shutdown every day this weekend from 12 – 5pm for the annual