Computer chips will take control of home appliances when energy is low
Sensors will detect spikes in demand for power and when grid struggles to meet it, will temporarily shut off appliances
Can shut down supply without warning – or your consent
Fridges and freezers in millions of British homes will automatically be switched off without the owner’s consent under a ‘Big Brother’ regime to reduce the strain on power stations.
The National Grid [...]
Climate to Warm Beyond Levels Seen for 11,300 Years
Investors Seek Ways to Profit From Global Warming
Investing in climate change used to mean putting money into efforts to stop global warming. Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs (GS), and other firms took stakes in wind farms and tidal-energy projects, and set up carbon-trading desks. The appeal of cleantech has dimmed as efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions have faltered: Venture capital and private equity [...]
A Chinese-owned company that has beenblocked from building wind farms near a US navy test site in Oregon plans to sue President Barack Obama, arguing that his order to stop the project was unconstitutional.
Ralls, a company owned by two Chinese executives, believes the president violated constitutional protections on property ownership and legal process.
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For years wind farms have been criticized for blighting the landscape, but scientists at Nasa and other organizations in the US are developing a possible solution – wind turbines in the sky.
The space agency and other commercial companies are developing airborne turbines, which are effectively large circular kites that house electricity-generating blades.
As well as removing the need for unpleasant-looking turbines on the land, flying turbines benefit from the faster and [...]
Documents show for the first time that local anti-wind groups are co-ordinating and working with national fossil-fuel funded advocacy groups to wreck the wind industry.
May 9, 2012 |
A network of ultra-conservative groups is ramping up an offensive on multiple fronts to turn the American public against wind farms and Barack Obama‘s energy agenda.
A number of rightwing organisations, including Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, are attacking Obama [...]
New research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night, a phenomena that could put a damper on efforts to expand wind energy as a green energy solution.
Researchers used satellite data from 2003 to 2011 to examine surface temperatures across as wide swath of west Texas, which has built four of the world’s largest wind farms. The data showed a direct [...]
4/25/2012 | FOXNATION.COM
As the potential collapse of the United States Postal Service looms on the horizon, one Senate Democrat has proposed an unusual plan to solve the crisis.
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) looks to harvest the electricity that windmill farms produce in order to power a new fleet of battery-operated postal delivery vehicles, replacing the previous ’25 to 30 years old’ ‘dilapidated’ vehicles.
The Senator admits the idea is “out there” but concludes [...]
By Wynton Hall, Breitbart.com
A recent lengthy report by Reuters confirms what many conservatives have long known: President Obama’s promise to create millions of so-called “green jobs” has been a colossal and expensive failure.
A few highlights from the report:
1) Since 2009, the wind industry has lost 10,000 jobs, even as the energy capacity of wind farms has almost doubled. By contrast, the oil and gas industry have created 75,000 jobs since [...]
A heavily subsidized solar company received a U.S. taxpayer loan guarantee to sell solar panels to itself.
First Solar is the company. The subsidy came from the Export-Import Bank, which President Obama and Harry Reid are currently fighting to extend and expand. The underlying issue is how Obama’s insistence on green-energy subsidies and export subsidies manifests itself as rank corporate welfare.
Here’s the road of subsidies these solar panels followed from Perrysburg, [...]
Pacific Northwest green power project another in a long list of state-subsidized failures in the new carbon economy
March 9, 2012
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest — built with government subsidies and maintained withtax credits for every megawatt produced — are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region’s electricity grid says there’s an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the [...]