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The UK’s Met Office is now offering its renewable energy services in Germany to help the nation deliver on its offshore wind ambitions.
The BIS agency said it “hopes to provide a solution to some of the challenges faced in the German market place, including construction methods, high capital expenditure, operational costs and future feed …
Serious questions are being asked in Brazil as to whether turbine makers will be able to meet the strict new local-content rules that come into force at the start of 2016.
The scramble for local parts will lead to “substandard components at inflated costs”, says Global Wind Energy Council boss Steve Sawyer. This will …
While other countries debate whether to install wind turbines offshore or in remote areas, Denmark is building them right in its capital. Three windmills were recently inaugurated in a Copenhagen neighbourhood, and the city plans to add another 97.
“We’ve made a very ambitious commitment to make Copenhagen CO2-neutral by 2025,” Frank Jensen, the mayor, says. “But going green isn’t …
WORLDWIDE: I was back at UN headquarters in New York in June for the first Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL), part of UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon’s initiative to achieve universal access to modern energy and double the efficiency and renewable-energy penetration in the global energy supply, all by 2030.
The goals are ambitious enough, yet they also reflect the …
India’s ongoing National Solar Mission has reaped very encouraging results. The country saw about 2,500 MW capacity being added in just four to five years with hundreds of megawatts set to be commissioned over the next few months. Now, the government is set to launch a similar national mission for wind energy.
There’s an enduring myth related to wind energy and nuclear energy that needs to be put to bed. That myth is that only nuclear can be scaled to sufficient capacity to reduce the impacts of global warming, and that wind energy is much less scalable so it should be ignored.
Most recently, this appeared as a broad generalization …
Following from Global Wind Day, organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Windpower Monthly asks if there is more the industry could be doing to promote the sector to the wider public.
We spoke to Greenpeace chief scientist Dr Doug Parr, Vestas chief marketing officer Morten Albaek and Richard Bowen, …
Iran is the latest country to join Global Wind Day to promote wind energy to the public.
Global Wind Day, organised by the Gloabel Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), takes place on 15 June every year to promote wind energy to the public.
The event has expanded in the six years it has …
The Carbon Brief
Wind turbines are essentially small buckets of lubricating oil on top of a large metal stick, with rotating wings attached. Add a strike of lightning, a short circuit or a mechanical fault and they occasionally set alight. While that might make a good photo, no one’s sure how big a problem it is. A new report tries to work it out.
China is three years behind schedule on a plan that would make it the world’s biggest market for offshore wind, a setback for the $15 billion industry that’s seeking to produce affordable electricity from the one of nature’s most reliable energy sources.
China set out an ambitious plan in 2011 to build 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind turbines in four years, …