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The advantage of investing in a wind turbine [in India] is that 80 per cent of the project cost is considered accelerated depreciation given as a tax benefit for renewable energy during the first year. Editor's Note: Experts estimate that in the USA as much as two-thirds of a wind developer's return on investment is generated by the Production Tax Credit and depreciation allowances. Without these subsidies wind development would be a modest fraction of current levels.
CHIKMAGALUR: Wild Cat, an environmental organisation has welcomed the stay order of the court directing the Bababudangiri hills wind farm development company to stop erecting windmill poles in the hill range.
TOKYO, Dec. 20, 2005 (IPS/GIN) -- Tired of waiting for the government to increase Japan's alternative energy supply, grassroots organizations have started raising money to generate wind power.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Armed police have sealed off a village in southern China after violent clashes with residents that rights group Amnesty International said marked the first time Chinese police had fired on protesters since 1989.
Police opened fire on villagers protesting the construction of a wind-power plant in Guangdong, leaving at least two people dead, a news report said Wednesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police opened fire on villagers protesting against the lack of compensation for land lost to a new wind farm in the southern province of Guangdong, local officials and residents said on Wednesday.
But world energy resources are adequate to meet this sustained growth trend because global oil reserves today exceed the cumulative projected production to 2030, IEA said. This optimistic outlook, however, is based on a reference scenario that IEA describes as "unsustainable." Under that reference scenario, primary world energy demand increases by an average rate of 1.6%/year, with fossil fuels accounting for 83% of the projected increase. By 2030, the world consumes 16.3 billion tonnes of oil equivalent (toe)/year5.5 billion toe more than it does todaywith more than two thirds of energy use coming from developing countries.
UDUMALPET: Those who drive down to remote villages in the Udumalpet region can see huge trucks carrying large blades and gigantic towers meant for wind turbines. While travelling along the Pollachi-Udumalpet, Palladam-Udumalpet, Pollachi-Palladam highways, wind turbines with gigantic blades greet us on both sides.
A surge in wind power supply has raised concerns among regional utilities that a greater dependence on natural forces may destabilize their power grids.