In any conversation about renewables, it’s the question sceptics, detractors and the just plain unconvinced always ask. “What happens when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine?” Now they might find the answer tucked away on a raw hill close to the M4 in South Wales. It’s an array of storage batteries from… Continue reading
Posts tagged wind turbines
Searching (in vain) for wind turbines in Energy Minister’s “green and pleasant land”.
Energy minister John Hayes’ “enough is enough” remarks about onshore wind farms, where he spoke of a countryside “peppered” with turbines, may have been spun by the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph this morning, and by implication by the BBC, which seems to be simply repeating what it read in the newspapers. Most busy listeners,… Continue reading →
Regions go it alone as Govt dithers on green growth
With the government rowing back on green growth – Chancellor George Osborne’s speech to the 2011 Conservative party conference, when he voiced his scepticism abaout green industries‘ ability to boost economic recovery – does it make more sense to look for sustainability progress in our cities and regions? This, after all, is what is… Continue reading →
Will the world beat a path to the better windmill builder?
To adapt the popular misquotation of Ralph Waldo Emerson – he didn’t actually say the world would beat a path to the door of the inventor of the better mousetrap, but it’s such an optimistic message to entrepreneurs so why waste it? – will the green energy industry soon be looking up the route to… Continue reading →