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Powering projects; the focus of S&P’s October Outlook

In October’s Infrastructure Outlook – Standard & Poor’s monthly newsletter rounding up all the key ratings updates and research relevant to infrastructure and project finance – Karim Nassif, an associate director based in Dubai, examines how some corporate and infrastructure companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council are suffering on the back of low oil prices. 196 more words


U.S. Offshore Wind: A Government Pipe Dream 

Economic, engineering, legal and political problems are plaguing the advance of the US government’s offshore wind dream, reports Master Resource.

“Offshore wind is essentially a government-made market that would not exist in the U.S. 380 more words


Renewables XIII - One of Wind's Hidden Costs

In earlier articles we looked at wind power, what it costs, what it does to the grid, and what to do when the wind is not blowing. 2,125 more words


Tipping point just reached in renewables v fossil fired power generation will also change the generation equipment markets, including services, probably faster than expected

According to analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance competition between renewable (wind, solar) and fossil fuel power, in particular coal, is or already has reached a tipping point where renewables, especially wind, are more economical than coal even without subsidies in Germany and UK and are fast approaching that level in the US. 416 more words


Land use of equivalent wind and nuclear power generation (Weekly pic)

Besides climate change, one of the major environmental problems of our age is biodiversity loss. As it is caused largely by increased human land use, stopping biodiversity loss requires us to reduce the land footprint of humanity. 401 more words

Book Excerpts

Up in Smoke - Burning Taxpayers' Money Chasing a Dream

Anyone planning to cast a ballot on October 19th should take a careful look at progressive promises to invest in green energy technologies. The return on such investments will likely be very poor as Ontario, the United Kingdom, and Germany have already demonstrated. 1,423 more words

Climate Change

2014–2015 U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report


 The Energy Department today released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market—including the start of construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, one of 21 projects totaling 15,650 megawatts (MW) in the planning and development pipeline. 62 more words

Energy And Climate