It often seems to me that UKIP represent a sort of extreme version of a back-to-the past conservative Britain, in energy as in other things, where the old stereotypes of unrealistic hippies and their ideas of renewable energy are obviously ridiculous. Except of course that reality suggests that renewables aren’t the preserve of hippies any more and it is fossil fuels and nuclear that are out of date. In world markets renewables installation is now far outpacing the rest, yet in the UK you would struggle to hear this. Of course sensible people just KNOW this can’t be true. I am constantly surprised to hear the almost contemptuous attitude from people who refuse believe that renewables are nothing but a peripheral novelty around the world. But the facts speak otherwise – and very loudly! But her’s just a few clippings to illustrate how things are going in the (real) world.
Dave Toke’s Blog 23rd Jan 2016 read more »
Morocco’s wind energy cheaper than coal: Wind energy costs are on the downward slide and that is helping some developing nations bring in new energy sources into their power grids. Morocco is one of those countries taking advantage of these low prices with its energy minister Abdelekader Amara revealing at a ministerial round table during the International Renewable Energy Summit taking place in Abu Dhabi, that his country had raised the bar and recorded new low bids for wind energy costs. This translates to Morocco’s 850-MW large-scale wind power project securing tenders averaging between $25/MWh and $30/MWh.
RECP 22nd Jan 2016 read more »