Britain installs worlds biggest wind turbines near Liverpool

May 18, 2017 by  
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It’s official: Britain is now the world’s leader in wind turbine technology. Yesterday, Danish company Dong Energy finished installing 32 of the world’s biggest turbines in Liverpool Bay as part of the Burbo Bank extension. Standing 195-meters in length with blades longer than nine London buses, the turbines are now live and generating clean energy . Each of the new turbines stands taller than the Gherkin skyscraper and has more than twice the power capacity of those in a neighboring wind farm which was completed a decade ago, according to the Guardian. Said Benjamin Sykes, the country manager for Dong Energy UK, “That shows you something about the scale-up of the industry, the scale-up of the technology.” Sykes hailed the installation as a “very important milestones” for the renewable energy sector. The Guardian notes this is the first time 8MW turbines have been commercially used anywhere in the world. As a result, the UK can now boast that it has installed more offshore wind power than any other country. Subsidies, agreeable regulations, and a maritime past have made this monumental achievement possible. Related: Siemens Creates the World’s Largest Turbine Blades for New UK Wind Farm! Now, the UK has a capacity of 5.3GW, which means enough electricity can be generated to power 4.3 million homes. And, the sovereign state has no intention of slowing down. Eight more projects are already under construction, and they are expected to add more than half the capacity again. In Germany, Sykes recently received approval to build the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm . By the time that project begins construction, he believes turbines as powerful as 13MW or 15MW will be on the market. “There’s every reason to think they will arrive,” said Sykes. Improved technology will also ensure those in the clean energy sector continue to receive taxpayer support in the UK, as ministers have made it clear cuts need to be made in the industry. “This and other projects have been crucial for driving costs down for the whole industry,” said Skyes, referring to the Burbo Bank extension. + Dong Energy Via The Guardian Images via Pixabay , Dong Energy

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Treating wastewater wastes energy, but it doesn’t have to

April 3, 2017 by  
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Around the world, the industry is experimenting with new technologies. Here’s the low-down on some of them.

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3 reasons fossil fuel companies should reveal their reserves

December 15, 2016 by  
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Exxon-Mobil’s mammoth write-down show where the industry is really headed. WRI details a new way forward.

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How financial disclosure can combat climate risk

December 15, 2016 by  
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Adopting new recommendations will require organizations to better link issues around climate with corporate and investment strategy, risk and opportunity analysis.

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Is your favorite retailer selling toxic products?

December 15, 2016 by  
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New report card ranks Walmart, Amazon, Target, Costco and other retailers on safer chemical policies.

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The cement industry needs a breakthrough, now

July 28, 2016 by  
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Find out three opportunities that might make the industry cheaper and its footprint smaller.

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SolarCity, NRG snag Whole Foods deal as commercial solar heats up

March 9, 2016 by  
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The Solar Energy Industry Association says commercial solar installations finally began to surge in recent months, led by retailers.

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4 ways to strengthen Bill Gates’ energy innovation push

March 9, 2016 by  
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Calling all billionaires! Imagine a center for energy innovation outside the nation’s capital. And that’s just one way you can help.

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Aviation carbon standard won’t plug hole in Paris Agreement

February 12, 2016 by  
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As environmental groups label a new aviation carbon standard “ineffective,” pressure on the industry to decarbonize is set to intensify.

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Efficiency for all: How lower energy bills open new markets

February 12, 2016 by  
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New groups are aiming to expanding access to energy efficiency upgrades for low-income consumers.

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