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An on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe

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  • August 7, 2014,   by Peter Bennett

    Community Energy England (CCE) has called on the government to push forward with its initial plans to extend support for community energy schemes under the feed-in tariff from 5MW to 10MW.

    August 5, 2014,   by Glen Estill

    One thing I like in particular is the Board’s sense of mission. Board members are not currently being paid, and it is an active board. For example, the equity is being raised by the board members,...

    July 26, 2014,   by Erik Jan van Oosten

    Secondly there is the local vision which aims at small, localized, empowerment driven generation of renewable energy. Local ownership and control are seen as preferable to absentee corporate...

  • July 8, 2014,   by Mike Barnard

    Sheerwind makes radically inappropriate comparisons between their long-disproven approach to wind generation and actually useful wind generation. The numbers show that they are likely about eighteen...

    June 23, 2014,   by Mike Barnard

    The Sheerwind had never made any of their data and assessments public, so there was no meat to chew on, just hyperbolic statements in the popular press not dissimilar to the oddly aggrandizing...

    May 16, 2014,  

    Evance have an innovative new windmill design 90% of the way through development and nearing the production stage, following the manufacture and supply of almost 2,000 of smaller windmills –between...

  • August 12, 2014,   by Giles Parkinson

    According to the FT, National Grid said the closures should not affect the UK’s energy supply. “Demand is low at this time of year, and a lot of wind power is being generated right now,” it said.

    February 11, 2014,   by Glen Estill

    But today, 5 out of 16 of the nuclear plants are off line (source: Sygration ). That is 27% of our nuclear capacity, or 3400 MW. The nuclear units that are off line are 50% more than the total...

    February 9, 2014,  

    The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has finally approved the Feed in Tariff (FIT) Disbursement and Collections Guidelines, which will pave the way for an additional 320 megawatts of much needed...

  • August 28, 2014,   by Ben Zuckerman

    My wife and I recently rented a standard (manual) shift car to drive around Ireland for a week. For decades I drove and was a fan of standard shift cars. I was saddened to leave these when nearly 11...[more]

    August 7, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

    The Owens Valley is a desert. A beautiful desert at the base of the rugged Sierra Nevada, but a desert nonetheless. There are few towns, few people, and even fewer services. So it was more than a...[more]

    July 20, 2014,   by Ollie Danner

    The EV Show and Meet-Up was organized so Bakersfield residents were able to see and touch electric cars which are available right now. Electric cars sold per capita in the US are lowest within the...

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