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  • PLANNING permission has been given for the development of the Crossdykes Wind Farm in Annandale by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Councillors on the planning and development committee gave their unanimous backing to Muirhill Energy's plan for the wind farm subject to the completion of legal agreements. Located between Lockerbie and Langholm, the proposed wind farm comprises 15 turbines, each ...
  • May 31--Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted last week for multiple bills that support an all-of-the-above energy policy, promote a healthy environment, and reduce duplicative and onerous regulations. "These bills modernize outdated energy laws and address pressing issues that our nation is currently facing," said Guthrie. "Our economy has seen substantial changes since the last major ...
  • The share of renewable energy sources in power generation last year rose to 8.5 per cent from 7 per cent in 2014, mainly on increased output from photovoltaic systems, the transmission system operator said. In 2015, total power generation rose 4.6 per cent to 4,512,404 megawatt-hours compared to 2014, with the share of thermal power generators, operated mainly by ...
  • A French energy company is a step closer to bringing the world's first grid-­connected tidal array online. Over the weekend, the second of two turbines was lowered into the water off the coast of Brittany. The first turbine was installed in January. The Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array project and the energy it generates is owned by EDF, a French electric utility company, but the turbines are being ...
  • The largest dam in the world is set to begin construction within months and could be generating electricity in under five years. But 35,000 people may have to be relocated and it could be built without any environmental or social impact surveys, say critics. The $14bn (£9.5bn) Inga 3 project, the first part of the mega-project, is being fast-tracked by the Democratic Republic of Congo ...
  • Tehran is eyeing an investment deal with Turkish private companies to build a power plant in the Islamic Republic, an Iranian energy official said. Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian has said that the $3 billion worth deal envisages building a 5,000 megawatt power plant in the country, the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper ...
  • Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) has installed 2471 transformers to provide electricity with best voltage to consumers during the current fiscal year.
  • Taipei, May 30 (CNA) One of the reactors at Taiwan Power Company's (Taipower) second nuclear power plant in New Taipei has shut down and the cause is being investigated, the company said Monday. It said maintenance of the reactor had been completed recently and the reactor was restarted May 16, but half an hour later, it automatically shut down for reasons that are not yet clear Taipower said ...
  • AMERICA's wind power sector is on track to provide 10% of the country's electricity by 2020, according to the American Wind Energy Association. According to wind energy executives attending the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition, being held in New Orleans, if technology development continues to lower costs, wind power will stay on pace to supply ...
  • The Herald, has intercepted a secret plot hatched by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to accuse the president, John Dramani Mahama, his wife and brothers of profiting greatly from the current huge tariffs being charged customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). "Why should you pay more for ...