Is the natural gas revolution good or bad for energy efficiency?

Is the natural gas revolution good or bad for energy efficiency?

If there were an equivalent in the energy industry to Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, natural gas would be this year’s winner.

The dramatic rise in natural gas supply, and fall in price, has reconfigured the energy scene in the United States. It’s suddenly created a bounty of domestic energy which has driven down wholesale power prices and accelerated retirement of polluting coal-fired plants. Sigue leyendo

Scotland’s Fife Council Calls for a Ban on All Wind Farm Applications

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It’s been a troubling month for wind power in the UK – the government announced plans to cut subsidies for onshore wind farms by 2020, and now the Scottish council of Fife has called for a temporary suspension on all wind farm applications in order to stop inappropriate and “opportunistic” bids from developers. Fife is now the second Scottish council (after Aberdeenshire) to stop wind farm applications following claims that developers were ignoring guidelines and besieging landowners with applications. Sigue leyendo