Scotland is Set to be 100% Zero-Carbon by 2020

IN BRIEF With investing in new and established forms of renewable energy, Scotland sets itself up for independence from fossil fuels. With so many countries achieving or setting sights toward clean energy, pressure may turn up for others currently lagging behind. WIND-POWERED COUNTRY A world run completely on renewable energy—it sounds to be an impossible feat, but in a some places around the world, people have stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity. Another country is about to join the club: Scotland. Scotland’s lush green countryside is home to a steady…

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South Australia’s energy prices are more than triple those in eastern states

Electricity costs in South Australia spiked in July as a result of the state’s reliance upon sustainable energy sources, such as wind farms, highlighting the need for an industrious national campaign to develop and improve sustainable processes and policies. Wind farms account for around 40% of the state’s total electricity power. South Australia’s wholesale electricity prices averaged $230 per megawatt hour in July. Prices peaked at almost $9,000 per megawatt hour. Costs were elevated by a lack of wind, the closure of two coal plants and a temporary shutdown of…

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DNV GL’S ELLEN CRIVELLA NAMED 2016 RISING STAR BY WOMEN OF WIND ENERGY

NEW ORLEANS, LA–(Marketwired – May 26, 2016) – DNV GL’s Ellen Crivella was honored with the 2016 Rising Star Award at the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) luncheon at the 2016 AWEA Windpower Conference and Exhibition. Each year, the Rising Star Award recognizes a woman relatively new to wind energy who has already made significant professional contributions and shown unusual talent, dedication and innovation in their wind industry work. As DNV GL’s global head of practice for environmental and permitting services, Ellen has been involved in the siting, permitting and…

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