Onshore wind farm restrictions continue to stifle Britain's renewable energy potential

Despite Boris Johnson's newfound enthusiasm for offshore wind farms, the UK risks going backwards on wind power capacity.

Rebecca Windemer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Planning and Energy, Cardiff University • conversation
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: boris-johnson renewable-energy wind-energy wind-farms conservative-party nimbyism onshore-wind

Boris Johnson promises a UK offshore wind revolution – but China holds the monopoly on vital 'rare earth' metals

China has a monopoly on rare earth metals, so where will the materials for the UK's wind revolution come from?

Allan Walton, Professor of Critical and Magnetic Materials, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: china boris-johnson uk-energy renewable-energy wind-farms offshore-wind rare-earth-elements

Painting wind turbines black could help protect birds – as long as it doesn't disrupt their migration

Black turbine blades seem to reduce bird collisions, but it's important to know why.

Jethro George Gauld, PhD Candidate in Conservation Science, University of East Anglia • conversation
Sept. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: birds wildlife renewable-energy wind-farms bird-migration power-lines bird-strike wind-turbines

Painting wind turbines black could help protect birds – so long as it doesn't disrupt their migration

Black turbine blades seem to reduce bird collisions, but it's important to know why.

Jethro George Gauld, PhD Candidate in Conservation Science, University of East Anglia • conversation
Sept. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: birds wildlife renewable-energy wind-farms bird-migration power-lines bird-strike wind-turbines

Wind farms built on carbon-rich peat bogs lose their ability to fight climate change

We discovered wind farms in Spain that had carved up peat bogs, causing them to release carbon to the atmosphere.

Nicholas Midgley, Lecturer in Physical Geography, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Aug. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  spain  wind-power  carbon-sequestration  carbon-sinks  renewable-energy  wind-farms  peatlands  peat-bog

Floating wind farms: how to make them the future of green electricity

More than 80% of the world's offshore wind blows further from land than conventional wind farms can reach.

Susan Gourvenec, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies - Intelligent & Resilient Ocean Engineering, University of Southampton • conversation
July 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: renewable-energy wind-energy wind-farms offshore-wind green-energy

Climate change: Government deal to boost offshore wind

A deal between the UK and the wind industry will ensure 30% of electricity comes from offshore wind by 2030.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
March 7, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change environment wind-power wind-farms

Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted off coast of California

The Poralia rufescens is swimming off the coast of southern California in the Pacific Ocean.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Oct. 20, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  agriculture  wind-power  electric-cars  renewable-energy  food-industry  oil-gas-industry  greenhouse-gas-emissions  wind-farms  fracking  diet-nutrition  energy-industry  diesel-engines

BepiColombo: Mercury space mission to help us understand Earth

BepiColombo mission could shed light on space weather and history of our planet

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Oct. 19, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  agriculture  wind-power  electric-cars  renewable-energy  food-industry  oil-gas-industry  greenhouse-gas-emissions  wind-farms  fracking  diet-nutrition  energy-industry  diesel-engines

Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Oct. 19, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  agriculture  wind-power  electric-cars  renewable-energy  food-industry  oil-gas-industry  greenhouse-gas-emissions  wind-farms  fracking  diet-nutrition  energy-industry  diesel-engines

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