June 25 News: Policy Uncertainty In UK Holds Up On One Of Europe’s Largest Offshore Wind Factories

A round-up of the top climate and energy news.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S shelved plans to build one of Europe’s largest offshore-turbine factories in southeast England as the wind industry calls for clarity on subsidy programs. [Renewable Energy World]

Forecasters on Sunday issued a tropical storm warning for Alabama’s Gulf Coast to the Florida Panhandle as Tropical Storm Debby gained strength. [Boston Globe]

A fast-growing wildfire in Colorado forced 11,000 people from their homes at least briefly on Sunday and threatened popular summer camping grounds beneath Pikes Peak, whose vistas helped inspire the patriotic tune “America the Beautiful.” [Reuters]

Twenty. That’s the number of wildfires officials believe recreational shooters have caused so far this summer in Utah. One of those wildfires — the Dump fire 40 miles south of Salt Lake City — prompted 2,300 evacuation notices and has led to a 6,023-acre blaze. [Los Angeles Times]

The impact of climate change on maternal health as well as its associated effects on global health through changing patterns of disease, water and food insecurity among others, has again come to the fore. [All Africa]

A review of over 100 recent research articles has concluded that with continuing rise in CO2 and global warming, South Asia can expect generally more rainfall, due to the expected increase in atmospheric moisture, as well as more variability in rainfall. [ZeeNews]

Two Conservative cabinet members have asked the prime minister to do more to boost investment in low carbon energy and other green infrastructure. [Guardian]

A top Interior Department official says regulators are confident that BP is now committed to offshore drilling safety, two years after the catastrophic spill that dumped several million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. [The Hill]

6 Responses to June 25 News: Policy Uncertainty In UK Holds Up On One Of Europe’s Largest Offshore Wind Factories

  1. Jeff Huggins says:


    What is CAP/CP’s stance on — or at least initial assessment of — the ‘TPP’, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal presently being negotiated?

    (Has CAP/CP written about it yet, and if so, where?)



  2. Spike says:

    I came across this 2 year old plan which I hadn’t seen before, the One Degree War Plan. Be interested to hear if others have read it and thought about the suggestions made

  3. Joe Romm says:

    For the record, CP doesn’t speak for CAP. We have complete editorial independence.

  4. Doug Bostrom says:

    Ironic that having unleashed his Tory revanchists on the UK Cameron is now demanding that people get off the dole and take the jobs his policies are vanishing.

    “Imagine this job and take it.”

    Somehow the scheme does not make sense.

  5. Mark Shapiro says:

    thanks for finding and linking to the Gilding and Randers paper. There’s a lot to agree with even at a first glance.

    There’s at least one problem with the war terminology: this is not a war against anyone — even coal and oil execs. It is an effort on the scale of a war, but we need to bring even those execs on board somehow.

    That would be a real coup.