Tuesday, 30 June 2009

EU publishes renewables action template

The EU has published its National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) template which gives member governments a binding framework for drawing up the steps they will take to meet their 2020 targets.

For more, see RECHARGE website: http://www.rechargenews.com/business_area/politics/article182148.ece?utm_source=Recharge+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f3a6c4d806-Recharge_Daily_Newsletter1_8_2009&utm_medium=email

Friday, 26 June 2009

Green Energy - National Grid on UK Wind Power

Perhaps a strange first post for a freelance photojournalist, but I want to share stories that I find particularly important in the context of climate change and the role renewable energy can play in reducing CO2 emissions.

One of the myths spread by oponents of wind power is that "wind power will always need to have an equivalent capacity of conventional back-up generation to support it as wind power is intermittent". The UK's "National Grid" has recently issued a report dispelling this myth. . . .http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2244492/national-grid-takes-wind-energy

Coupled with the UK Government's recent Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) confirming that a further 25GW of offshore wind electricity generation capacity could be accommodated in UK waters, things finally look more promising for windpower in the UK. More on the Guardian's website at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jun/25/offshore-wind-uk-homes