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Ефективне енергозбереження (1)

META - 4 години 34 хв тому
І сектор енергозбереження та енергоефективності є одним із найважливіших напрямків роботи уряду.

Softbank invests $110M in new energy storage system - Renewable Energy - Птн, 2019-08-16 17:30
Energy Vault, the creator of a new way to perform utility-scale energy storage, announced that SoftBank Vision Fund (Vision Fund) invested $110 million in its Series B funding round. Energy Vault will use the funds to accelerate global deployment of its technology, which enables renewables to deliver baseload power for less than the cost of fossil fuels 24 hours a day, said the company. As part of the investment, Andreas Hansson, Partner for SoftBank Investment Advisers, will join the Energy Vault board of directors.

Щодо земляних робіт в міському парку культури і відпочинку (1)

META - Птн, 2019-08-16 17:24
у форматі «Прозорий офіс» до РП № 2, який знаходиться в парковій зоні. З даного виду робіт управлінням житлово-комунального господарства, енергозбереження та комунальної власності міської ради виданий ордер № 058 від 06.08.2019 року на проведення земляних робіт у м.Новоград-Волинський. Роботи...

The energy transition is underway: 10 charts tell the story - Renewable Energy - Птн, 2019-08-16 16:54
The renewable energy transition promises to reduce carbon emissions, but it’s happening at different speeds around the world. Read on for some key insights from BloombergNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2019, which provides a detailed road map to the future.

Seneca County Commissioners officially change stance on wind turbine projects #OH

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:31
Seneca County Commissioners have officially changed their views publicly on wind turbine projects. They announced a change to its intervention status today for the Republic Wind Project, from interested to against. This means the commissioners are dropping all support, including its current legal council. The new policy says it opposes all current and proposed projects “to the fullest extent possible.”

Barton County woman holds public meeting, raises concerns over wind farm #MO

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:31
BARTON COUNTY, Mo. – Jennifer Ryan, Barton County Resident: “It wasn’t until I actually saw it with my own eyes, and realized it was gonna effect me personally, that I got concerned and decided to get involved.” In June, Liberty Utilities-Empire District got approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission to build wind farms in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas.. including Barton County. According to Liberty Utilities, the project will bring about 140 wind turbines split between Barton, Dade, Jasper . . .

Resolutions drafted to prevent further wind expansion #KS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:31
ERIE – Neosho County Commissioners and critics of the Neosho Ridge Wind project looked over drafts of a proposed moratorium on future construction during Thursday evening’s meeting. County Counselor Seth Jones had prepared a draft and two revised versions of a resolution, and opponent Ed Spielbusch also submitted a proposed resolution. Commissioners will incorporate elements from each to bring back to a future meeting. “One step closer,” Commission Chair Gail Klaassen said. The resolutions exempt the current Neosho Ridge Wind . . .

After negotiations, energy companies opt against placing wind farms in Val Verde County #TX

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:31
VAL VERDE COUNTY, Texas – In the wide-open spaces of Val Verde County lies the Devils River, one of the last pristine, wild rivers in Texas. Recently, it was at the center of a monthslong negotiation. “Absolutely. It’s a major win for us and for future generations of Texas and for anyone else who cares about the wide-open spaces in our state,” explained Julie Lewey, with the Devils River Conservancy. The group, made up of landowners along the Devils River . . .

Wind debate stirs tensions in Barre #NY

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:31
During the public comment period, members of the public were very unhappy with the development of the Heritage Wind project as well as the town board, continuing to not only voice their disapproval over the project and how the current proposed windmills will be higher than the town ordinance. In particular, Barbara Verburg noted the supervisor’s letter to the editor in the Orleans Hub on June 27, which said the town board was just having a meeting with representatives of Heritage Wind to discuss concerns over the reimbursement agreement and further discussion over the host agreement. That it wasn’t done and there will be more discussions. “That is not the story as it happened, and you know that,” she said. “I am disgusted how we are trying to change what is true. People in this town voted you in. People in this town wanted you there to be a voice for them and you’re lying to them. That is unbelievable.”

Lightning strike and wind farm fault triggered blackout chaos #GBR

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:31
A technical fault at the world’s largest offshore wind farm was among a series of failures that resulted in Britain’s worst blackouts in a decade, according to initial analysis by National Grid. Hornsea One wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire and Little Barford gas-fired power plant in Bedfordshire both suddenly reduced their electricity output shortly before 5pm last Friday. This removed about 5 per cent of national power supplies and contributed to blackouts that left a million homes without . . .

Company behind rejected wind project in Burke County to submit new application #ND

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:31
The company behind a proposed wind energy project in North Dakota struck down by state regulators earlier this year says it intends to submit a new project application in the fall. In June, the state’s Public Service Commission denied a siting permit for Burke Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., for a 76-turbine wind farm in Burke County, amid concerns over the project’s environmental impact. Game and Fish officials filed a report citing concerns over how the project . . .

Central Highlands wind farm wedge-tailed eagle safety plans #AUS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:31
Proposed Central Highlands wind turbines will be located to avoid any significant risk of being struck by wedge-tailed eagles, the proponent says. Sydney-based renewables company Epuron is proposing a 67-turbine wind farm development at St Patricks Plains, south of Great Lake and Arthurs Lake. The project would have tower heights of 150 metres and proposed blade length of 90 metres. In documents lodged with the federal Environment Department, Epuron said an "eagle utilisation survey" over 24 months would be completed, . . .

‘Orphaned’ renewable credits get reprieve in House bill #USA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:30
An assortment of expired renewable energy sources would see long-term extensions under new bipartisan House legislation introduced this week. The “Renewable Electricity Tax Credit Equalization Act,” introduced Tuesday by Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.), would extend the investment tax credit (ITC) and production tax credit (PTC) for qualified projects – including biomass, hydropower and marine energy, biogas, and waste-to-energy facilities – that begin construction before 2025. While the ITC and PTC are both undergoing a multiyear phase-down for solar . . .

Lawyers to review 2,000 pages of documents in CK water contamination case #ON

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:30
The environmental case against an Ontario ministry, minister, and wind companies over tainted well water is being pushed back to give lawyers a chance to review thousands of pages worth of information related to the charges. Dozens of people packed the Provincial Offence Court in Blenheim Wednesday morning as the case went before the court for the first time since the charges were laid on July 12. Jeff Yurek, Ontario’s minister of the environment, as well as the Environment Ministry . . .

Even Andrew Cuomo isn’t sure of New York’s near-impossible climate goals #NY

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:30
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last month signed the most aggressive climate law in the nation. But even he’s not sure it’ll work out as planned, and Cuomo’s not alone. Some of the technology needed to achieve an 85% cut in statewide greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050 isn’t even commercially available yet. It may require more legislation ahead. It will certainly be costly, and it depends on energy sources, including offshore wind farms, that still need to . . .

Commissioners pause tax break vote on $500M wind farm #MT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:30
Rosebud County commissioners have hit the pause button on deciding whether a $500 million wind farm warrants a 50% tax abatement. Commissioners tabled a proposal Tuesday to lower taxes on the Clearwater Wind farm to be located near Forsyth. In the works since 2012, 120-turbine farm will generate enough power to electrify 300,000 homes. Developers plan to market the power in the Pacific Northwest by way of the 500-kilovolt power lines servicing the four units of coal-fired Colstrip Power Plant. . . .

Planners to consider wind farm regs #KS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:30
Discussion will begin in earnest next week on possible wind farm regulations for the area surrounding Parsons. The Parsons Planning Commission will meet Tuesday to begin consideration of a zoning amendment for wind energy conversion systems in the 3-mile area. After a recommendation from City Commissioner Tom Shaw to develop wind turbine regulations, the planners first took up the issue in a July 23 meeting. They decided the full planning commission, instead of a subcommittee, should look into the issue. . . .

Lightning strike and a wind farm fault triggered blackout #ENG #GBR #WLS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:30
A lightning strike on a power line caused a massive blackout which caused travel chaos and affected more than one million people. A report commissioned by energy regulator Ofgem by the National Grid looked into why large parts of the country were plunged into darkness last Friday. An early investigation has shown that a lightening strike near the Little Barford gas fired power plant in Bedfordshire triggered a shut down shortly before 5pm last Friday. Moments later the Hornsea One . . .

If Morro Bay gets a wind farm, here’s who would buy the electricity #CA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:30
Though a firm decision is still likely a year away, some of the key players in a plan to make the Morro Bay coast home to a mass of floating wind turbines are getting their ducks in a row now. On Thursday, Castle Wind LLC announced it has entered into an agreement with a Community Choice Energy agency, Monterey Bay Community Power, outlining their shared interests in establishing a floating offshore wind project off the Central California coast. According to . . .

National Grid blackout report expected to blame avoidable faults #ENG #GBR

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Птн, 2019-08-16 15:30
National Grid’s first report into the causes of Britain’s biggest blackout in more than a decade is expected to blame a string of avoidable faults at electricity generators, networks and rail companies. On Friday the company, which is responsible for keeping the lights on, will submit an interim report to the energy regulator detailing the cause of the widespread chaos triggered by last week’s grid outage. The system operator will also face questions from the energy minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, who . . .
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