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Posts Tagged ‘Wind Energy’
A study by the Policy Exchange has revealed that the UK’s efforts to meet the European Union target of delivering 15% of all energy from renewable sources will actually damage efforts to cut carbon emissions. The think tank has urged the government to renegotiate the unnecessarily expensive targets. (more…)
Last week, the Crown Estate announced it is offering bursaries worth up to £3,600 to students wanting to take a master’s degree that focuses on marine renewable energy. (more…)
The debate over the viability of wind power continues to rage. On the one hand we have the Carbon Trust claiming that offshore wind will account for 10% of the global market within 39 years, and on the other we have the John Muir Trust saying wind cannot be relied upon to provide a significant level of energy. (more…)
The world has been making use of energy from the wind for thousands of years. As early as 5000 B.C. it is believed that boatmen on the Nile realised the value of wind to power their sailing vessels.
Windmills were first used in Persia and then in China around 200 B.C. Europe was slower to adopt the technology and the first windmill didn’t go into action in the UK until 1185, with European windmills being used to grind grain and pump water. However, they started to fade into obscurity during the industrial revolution when it was discovered that there were more efficient ways to produce power. (more…)
2011 has been declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. The aim is to raise public awareness of the role that forests can play in securing a greener, more sustainable future. (more…)
The most dramatic shake-up of the UK’s energy market in a generation is scheduled to take place by 2020, but concerns are growing that the current economic downturn could push back the agenda.
Wind energy is spearheading Britain’s efforts to generate 35pc of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020 because the nation has plentiful supplies. Not only that, but there is the potential to create a lot of much needed jobs. Germany for example currently employs sixty-thousand people in the wind energy industry and the U.S. employs 85,000. Yet here in Britain the figure is a mere 4,000. (more…)
Amazing news – just when we need jobs and energy solutions most, the UK and Scottish Governments come to loggerheads. Come on guys think of the bigger picture not your own political careers. To read the article click below and, more importantly if you have a view on the article and the two conflicting arguments post a blog and let us know. (more…)