29 August 2010

Statoil explores renewables

Norwegian energy company Statoil is expanding its interest in renewable energy.

The company plans to develop the world’s first floating offshore wind farm.  Possible sites include one off Maine, two off Scotland or another off Norway.

Statoil has other offshore wind farms already in development.

Meanwhile, in Newfoundland and Labrador, the provincial government is focusing its energy future on eventually developing a $15.5 billion hydroelectric megaproject.  According to the 2007 energy policy, everything else is on hold until the future of the Lower Churchill wet dream is settled.

Unfortunately, the future of the Lower Churchill, a.k.a. the Great White Whale, is also up in the air indefinitely.

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