Tag Archive for 'wind power'

UK public consultation in February 2013 for planned 218 turbine wind farm between Guernsey and Poole

January 12th, 2013 by Navitus Bay Development Limited

From the 1 February 2013, members of the public are being given an opportunity to view and comment on the latest plans for the proposed wind park off the Dorset coast. Navitus Bay Development Limited (Navitus Bay) is committed to hearing the views of the local community and so far has talked to over 2,000 […]

GE researching and developing lower cost wind turbine technology

December 31st, 2012 by GE Global Research

GE, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will begin work on a project that could fundamentally change the way wind blades are designed, manufactured and installed. With most of the cost of electricity from wind energy tied up in the initial capital investments made in the […]

UK on track for 15% of its energy to be from renewable energy by 2020

December 26th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed the publication of the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap Update by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Update states that the UK is on track to meet its first interim target on the way towards generating 15% […]

Britain receiving over ten percent of its electricity from renewable energy

December 24th, 2012 by RenewableUK

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published statistics showing that renewable energy is playing an increasingly significant role in powering UK homes and business. The amount of UK electricity generated from renewable sources increased to 11.7% in the third quarter of 2012, up from 9.1% in the same period last year, due to […]

Investment in wind energy good for the economy

December 4th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed a report highlighting the economic benefits of wind energy. The study, by Cambridge Econometrics for WWF and Greenpeace, shows that UK GDP will be £20 billion higher (0.8%) in 2030 if investment is focuses on offshore wind rather than gas. […]

November 2012 breaks records for the most UK electricity generated from wind energy

December 3rd, 2012 by RenewableUK

Three times in November 2012 wind energy broke its own record for electricity generation, most recently hitting over 4.5 gigawatts and accounting for 11.45% of total electricity demand in the UK, according to official figures from National Grid. A report ‘UK Onshore Wind Investment‘ by financial advisory firm Mazars found that 2012 has been the […]

How is Germany bringing about a ‘Clean Break’ from fossil fuels?

November 14th, 2012 by InsideClimate News

A modern industrial economy, the biggest and most powerful in the European Union, is making a clean break from coal, oil and nuclear energy. Germany already gets 25% of its electricity from renewables and is on track to be running on 80% renewable energy by 2050. Some predict it could even reach 100% by then. […]

Majority of the British public want more wind farms built

October 22nd, 2012 by RenewableUK

An independent opinion poll published by YouGov shows that a clear majority of the British public want more wind farms to be built. Fifty-five percent of those questioned say the number of UK wind farms should be higher than it is at present. Fourteen percent say it should be maintained at current levels. The survey […]

Siemens begins field testing 6 MW wind turbine for offshore industry

October 8th, 2012 by Siemens AG

On 6 October 2012, Siemens Energy began field testing of its new 154 metre rotor for the 6-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark. The SWT-6.0-154 turbine is equipped with 75 metres long rotor blades. With a record rotor diameter of 154 meters, each SWT-6.0-154 turbine can produce 25 GW.h of clean electricity in […]

European Union installed wind power capacity reaches 100 GW

September 28th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the European Union has passed the milestone of 100 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind power capacity. 100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of about 39 nuclear power plants. […]