Policy, investment and markets Features for September 2011

Policy, investment and markets Features Archive

Fighting the NIMBY war with a gamble Fighting the NIMBY war with a gamble

THE COST of owning or operating an onshore wind project of 5 MW or more in England has just risen by a minimum of £5000 a year, or £100,000–125,000 over the average 20–25 year lifespan of an onshore wind farm. Why? At the instigation of the industry itself.

California: The green state California: The green state

By signing SB X 1-2 into law, Governor Jerry Brown has marked a new milestone in California’s electricity history, turning the state into a deeper shade of green.