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Vestas recorded orders totalling 2.4GW in the first quarter of 2016, but revenues were 4% down year-on-year.
Danish wind-turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS.KO) on Friday reported a 38% fall in first-quarter net profit amid weaker deliveries during the first few months of the year, but beat analyst expectations.
Because the power grid is overloaded, more wind wheels must always be limited. This costs the network operators hundreds of millions of euros.
While Firefighters did attend the scene, there was no action taken.
Less wind fuelled a 25 per cent fall in underlying profits to £84 million at ScottishPower’s renewables business in the first three months of the year. Milder weather also contributed to a 3 per cent fall in underlying profits to £174m at the company’s retail and generation business – which includes the supply of power to domestic and business customers.
For a year, Germans could hope for decreasing, or at least stable electricity prices. But now they know their expectations will not met. Quite the opposite: A recent analysis of price comparisons by TopTarif reveals that consumers are currently paying as much for their electricity than ever before.
Opposition peers successfully argued for an amendment to the bill, tabled by Liberal Democrat Baroness Kate Parminter, that would extend the grace period for projects that command local support and were at an advanced stage of development.
It is not possible to lie to the people forever about whether wind turbines can compete on equal footing with other forms of energy when the reality is that wind power - for the first 40 years of development - and forever after, will require billions in direct and indirect support.
The Danish Minister of climate and energy, Lars Christian Lilleholt, is talking about creating peace on the energy agreement from 2012, but he's also discussing saving 5 billion Danish kroner in green taxes by dropping wind farms already agreed upon. The savings delighted the Energy minister but the wind industry is seeing red.
"The wind industry goes into schools in Scotland and never is the other side of the story told. Youngsters are being brainwasher into thinking we'd be doomed without windfarms. It's a cynical ploy to keep the subsidies flowing into the next generation."
The plan to impose a minimum distance of up to 1,100 metres (in the case of large turbines) between new wind developments and the nearest housing comes as a concession in the coalition contract for a new state government to the Free Democrats (FDP) which are entering the government after elections in March. The FDP had campaigned against the rapid expansion of wind power in the southern German state.
This short story has been written to counter the shameless wind propaganda that is allowed into our schools to influence young minds with no effort to show the other side.
“It beggars belief that the university has spoken to no one locally about its plans before making this application. It’s ignored standard good practice and steamed ahead as if the local communities do not exist.”
Padraig Dolan of The Meath Wind Information Group (MWIG), the community-based organisation which successfully opposed the first application, said that when members of the public started to ask probing questions, a signal seems to have been given to limit the number of people allowed in.
The planning inspectorate upheld the decision made by Rushcliffe Borough Council in 2014 based on landscape and impact, volume of objections and support from local representatives. The group had received wide support from nearby residents and Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke.
Norway's energy ministry said profitability of renewables had been under pressure in recent years due to an energy surplus in the country. The proposals could make Norway "the first country in Europe to abolish all forms of renewable subsidies", said NORWEA CEO Oyvind Isachsen.
Poland’s thriving wind energy industry has warned that it faces bankruptcies under a bill that threatens executives with prison. ...Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s ruling Law and Justice party, which campaigned on a promise to crack down on the industry, said it wants to make legislation on turbines more “citizen-friendly”.
The increase in subsidised renewable energy in the Nordic countries, however, pushed electricity prices to 15-year lows in 2015, hurting producers, such as Norway's Statkraft or Sweden's Vattenfall. Norway produced 15 TWh of electricity more than it consumed in 2015, while the total surplus in the four Nordic countries stood at 16 TWh.
All of this—the job losses, the unreliable power supply, the astonishing amounts of spending that could top €1 trillion over the coming decades, and the rising coal emissions to boot—amounts to one of the more monumental blunders of modern governance.
There 'is the potential for 500 to 750 megawatts' of onshore wind that will be, or is threatened to be dismantled. That is a quarter of the power generated by onshore wind energy in the Netherlands.