Tag: Renewable Energy

Swiss Vote to Ditch Nuclear Power In Favour Of Renewables

BERN (AP) – Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favour of renewable energy. A projection from Sunday’s referendum shows a majority of cantons (states) voted for the plan. Under Switzerland’s direct democracy system,

Solar Energy Lobby’s Texas Goals Clouded by Bankruptcies

A leading solar power lobbying organization’s promises of growth in Texas continue to sit under a cloud of economic challenges. Amid cheap natural gas prices and established wind farms in much of the solar-friendly regions, solar panel arrays are proving a tough sell.

World’s Biggest Wind Farm Given Go-Ahead Off Britain

(AFP) – A wind farm that would be the largest in the world and power more than a million homes has been given the go-ahead in Britain. Offshore wind developer Dong Energy said Wednesday a final decision had been made

Poll: ‘Climate Change’ Remains Very Low Priority For Voters

Yet another in a very long string of state and national polls shows that “climate change” is not a high priority for voters, and they haven’t paid much attention to the latest climate confab in Paris, which had a carbon footprint bigger than a thousand normal Americans living average lives for an entire year.

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Australia Slashes Renewables Target By 20 Per Cent

The Australian government has slashed its renewable energy generating targets by nearly 20 per cent in keeping with election campaign promises made by Prime Minister Tony Abbott. In the culmination of protracted negotiations over the last few months, the Australian

Cruz Applauded for Rejecting Ethanol Subsidies at Iowa Ag Summit

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended the Iowa Ag Summit over the weekend, along with several other prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidates, and was alone among attendees in his outright rejection of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the ethanol subsidies that have a significant impact on Iowa’s agricultural economy. Despite the risk of opposing the RFS at an event sponsored by the agriculture industry in a critical early primary state, Cruz was unequivocal in voicing his opposition to the RFS and the crowd applauded his comments.

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California’s High Cost of ‘Sustainable Power’ Kills Jobs

California’s commercial and industrial energy costs are about 37% higher than the national average in the continental United States due to Governor Brown’s 33% sustainable energy mandate. And with rates 41% to 46% higher in San Diego County than the national average, local investment and job growth are being hammered.

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Renewable Energy Standards Driving up Costs

While some reports indicate energy providers are meeting standards when it comes to relying on reuseable energy, diversity requirements across different forms of renewable energy as well as business costs are driving up costs for consumers.