Green ‘hypocrisy’ of Iberdrola UK unit as wind procurement burns oil: union

A UK trade union accused Iberdrola unit ScottishPower of “rank hypocrisy” for backing major green initiatives in Scotland while shipping giant offshore wind components from Spain and the Middle East “on oil-burning barges”. The GMB Scotland union – which wants more offshore wind contracts awarded locally – claimed ScottishPower’s high-profile backing for efforts to make […]

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‘Coal-ition’ shock win a blow to renewables in Australia

Australia’s shell-shocked clean energy advocates are pinning their hopes on the nation’s renewables-friendly states and the price-cutting credentials of wind and solar after its so-called ‘Climate Election’ delivered an unexpected win for the ruling Coalition. The dramatic victory for Prime Minister Scott Morrison – who once brandished a piece of coal in Parliament and declared […]

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Polish offshore wind law before autumn ‘difficult but far from impossible’

The passage of legislation regulating offshore wind in Poland before autumn “will be difficult, but is far from impossible,” Maciej Kapalski, the representative of the country’s energy ministry at the Pomeranian Offshore Wind Conference in Szeczecin last week, told delegates. Kapalski was reacting to comments by Poland’s deputy energy minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski at the European […]

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