A 41-year old man has died at the site of Lightsource bp’s Wellington North solar project, which is under construction in western New South Wales, following what is being described as a workplace accident.

NSW Police say emergency services were called to the solar farm in Wuuluman on Wednesday morning, following reports a worker had collapsed and died following a “workplace accident”.


The year is 2010 and the UK government is looking for ways to boost the take up of renewables and reduce Britain’s reliance on fossil fuels. By the beginning of 2011 they had 2 schemes running to incentivise both the public and businesses to invest in renewable energy – the Feed In Tariff and the Renewable Obligation Certificate.

Alberta Zeroing In 2023

By the end of this year, Alberta will have successfully phased out coal-fired generation, which was the dominant source of electricity just six years ago. Alberta is already becoming the renewable energy capital of Canada. More than three-quarters of solar and wind generation capacity built in Canada last year was in Alberta.


People are already disgruntled about what they perceive as the thieving bastards who don’t pay a decent feed-in tariff, even if you can explain that daytime solar electricity is often in surplus and worthless on the spot market.


No matter how many times I write about renewable energy — about sprawling solar farms, towering wind turbines and lengthy power lines carrying clean electricity to faraway cities — there’s one question I get asked again and again and again: Why do we need all that industrial infrastructure when we can put solar panels on rooftops and parking lots instead?

Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, Middletown, Pennsylvania.Circa 1976.

There’s simply no space left for new (or even, soon, old) nuclear

The Turkish authorities have set a 10-year feed-in tariff (FIT) of TRY 1.06 ($0.0545)/kWh for PV systems that are installed between July 1, 2021, and December 31, 2030. Solar projects with Turkish PV components will be given an additional five-year tariff of TRY 0.2880/kWh.


Despite the Tories best efforts to kill them, small-scale renewables have continued to grow under Britain’s pioneering feed-in tariff program. … Read more


Denmark never ceases to amaze me. Despite switching back and forth between conservative and progressive governance over the past decades, … Read more

The narrative that Americans and many Europeans share about China and themselves is not aligned with observable reality, and the USA is in significant danger of economic decline even as the world improves.