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Why is the UK government backing nuclear power when onshore wind is so much better? via The Guardian

Using windfarms would be an easy, quick, cheap and actually popular way to solve the energy bill crisis After Friday’s huge jump in energy costs, millions of people across the UK face a frightening future. Urgent measures are needed but, instead … Continue reading

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Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels via The New York Times

For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas. That day appears to be dawning. The cost of … Continue reading

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Scotland Produced Enough Wind Energy in October to Power Every Home via ThinkProgress (Reader Supported News)

ccording to new numbers published by WWF Scotland this week, wind turbines generated enough electricity in October to power 3,045,000 homes in the U.K. — more than enough for all the homes in Scotland. Referring to it as a “bumper … Continue reading

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Nuclear Industry Lobbies to Preserve Tax Credit; Opposes Similar Wind Incentive via Bloomberg BNA

The nuclear industry is lobbying to preserve and modify a tax credit that could be worth billions of dollars when new nuclear reactors under construction are placed in service amidst efforts by Republicans to end energy subsidies and an upcoming … Continue reading

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EON Falls Most in 20 Years After Utility Scraps Forecasts via Bloomsberg Businessweek

EON AG (EOAN) plunged the most in 20 years after Germany’s largest utility scrapped profit forecasts and said the shift to renewable energy presents “huge challenges.” The Dusseldorf-based company said today it may have to cut dividends and close power … Continue reading

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Media Fails to Report Solar, Wind Successes from Obama’s Policies via Truthout

In the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama mentioned that electricity generation from wind and solar have doubled during his administration. This was a bold claim but may also be an understatement. Wind power capacity in the United States has … Continue reading

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64 Conservative Organizations Notify the Senate: Don’t Renew the Wind PTC via SustainableBusiness.com

64 conservative groups, led by Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity, sent a letter to Congress urging it to allow the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) to expire at the end of this year. Mitt Romney has also come out … Continue reading

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Nation’s wind power generation capacity grew fivefold in last decade via The Japan Times

The nation’s wind power capacity has climbed about fivefold to 2.5 million kw over the past decade, sources say. But growth in fiscal 2011 shrank to just under 100,000 kw — the slowest pace in the decade — following the … Continue reading

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Asia Report: India Sees 52 Percent Rise in Investments via Renewable energy world.com

… For its part, India is ripe for exponential growth in renewable energy. The country has tremendous energy needs and an increasing difficulty in meeting those requirements through traditional means like diesel generation. Wind and solar, and to some extent … Continue reading

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Wind power station planned in place of nuclear plant in Wakayama town via The Mainichi Daily News

WAKAYAMA — A company partially financed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is planning to build a wind power station in the Wakayama Prefecture town of Hidaka, which has abandoned plans to host a nuclear power plant, it has been … Continue reading

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