Articles filed under General from Europe

Developer drops claim wind turbines do not hit house prices

A wind farm developer has withdrawn a leaflet claiming wind turbines do not affect house prices following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority. The move follows an objection from an anti-wind farm campaigner who complained about material handed out by Wind Prospect Developments Ltd at an exhibition on a proposed 12-turbine development in Midlothian, Scotland.
3 Nov 2012

Swedish offshore wind projects at risk; Network operator warns of electricity surplus

Rapid growth in the number of proposed wind farms in Sweden threatens to produce a significant over-supply in electricity, warns the state-owned operator of Sweden's electricity grid, Svenska Kraftnät. ...Unless the Swedish government chooses to incentivise the construction of new offshore wind capacity, the majority of offshore projects risk being abandoned.
31 Oct 2012

David Cameron calls for 'debate' on wind farms

The Prime Minister said there is "no change towards renewable energy", despite John Hayes's promise to call a halt to the march of wind farms because "enough is enough". However, he hinted the number of wind farms could be reviewed after the UK meets targets set by the European Union, which dictate that Britain must get 15 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2020.
31 Oct 2012

Job losses not ruled out by turbine company

The company, which employs around 200 people on the Isle of Wight at its research and development centre in Stag Lane, is undergoing a major international restructure and reducing its workforce to match expected tougher conditions next year.
31 Oct 2012

Windmills overload East Europe's grid risking blackout: Energy

Germany is dumping electricity on its unwilling neighbors and by wintertime the feud should come to a head. Central and Eastern European countries are moving to disconnect their power lines from Germany's during the windiest days. That's when they get flooded with energy, echoing struggles seen from China to Texas over accommodating the world's 200,000 windmills.
26 Oct 2012

Windmills overload East Europe's grid risking blackout: Energy

Germany is dumping electricity on its unwilling neighbors and by wintertime the feud should come to a head. Central and Eastern European countries are moving to disconnect their power lines from Germany's during the windiest days. That's when they get flooded with energy, echoing struggles seen from China to Texas over accommodating the world's 200,000 windmills.
26 Oct 2012

Hot air over wind power

Worldwide, the blogosphere pulses with indignation about solar subsidies. But the peculiar thing about all this wrath is how rarely it is directed at what is becoming a remarkably destructive aspect of renewable energy: its ability to drive down wholesale electricity prices.
22 Oct 2012

Hot air over wind power

Worldwide, the blogosphere pulses with indignation about solar subsidies. But the peculiar thing about all this wrath is how rarely it is directed at what is becoming a remarkably destructive aspect of renewable energy: its ability to drive down wholesale electricity prices.
22 Oct 2012

Green Investment Bank reins in off-shore windfarm funding

Britain's Green Investment Bank plans to channel funds for offshore wind projects that are already operating ...The intention to focus on financing wind farms only after they're operating is a "surprise" to the industry, which hoped the institution would back projects before they're built when risks are higher.
19 Oct 2012

Welsh turbine debate reignited over power line plan

Every morning, when livestock farmer Olwyn Lewis checks on his cattle and sheep, he is confronted by a horizon dotted with 113 wind turbines. Far from being upset by their presence, Mr Lewis is working with a power company to site three turbines on his own farm to provide an additional source of income.
19 Oct 2012

Wind turbines could sound death knell for peat firm

"The owners want windmills to go up and while we're not against that, I've basically been told that the peat-cutting business will end when they start the construction works. "The problem is that we do not have a long-term lease for the land - it runs on a year-to-year basis."
19 Oct 2012

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