23 Nov '11, 12pm

Chilling news as Google ditches renewables research in winter “spring cleaning” #energy #renewable #solar #PV #Google

Chilling news as Google ditches renewables research in winter “spring cleaning” #energy #renewable #solar #PV #Google

The renewable energy sector is taking a battering from all sides of late. Supporters of dirty fuels are claiming oil supplies are far from running out thanks to vast untapped reserves of shale oil, while natural gas proponents argue that it is a cheaper, “low carbon” alternative to renewables, and the nuclear industry continues to focus on renewable energy’s weak point: its intermittent nature. Even royalty is sticking their oar in, with Prince Philip, the Queen of England’s husband, reportedly describing wind farms as “utterly useless”; a view publically supported by the UK’s Former Chancellor, Lord Lawson. Against this backdrop, the last thing the sector needs is for longstanding supporters of renewables to begin baulking at the costs of developing these new technologies during these austere times. Yesterday’s news that Google was to pull the plug on its programme to dri...

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