Articles filed under General from Europe

Wind power growth set to slow in Europe during 2018

Pierre Tardieu, WindEurope's chief policy officier, cautioned that the figures also masked what he described as "some worrying trends." While France had installed a lot of onshore wind in 2018, it hadn't issued a single new permit for that sector in the last eight months due to an administrative issue. 
26 Jul 2018

Britain's turbines are producing 40% less energy as wind 'disappears' for six weeks across the UK causing record low electricity production

The 'disappearing wind' meant turbines generated less than two per cent of the country's power - the lowest figure for more than two years. Britain got 15 per cent of its power from wind last year – twice as much as coal. But on June 2, this figure fell to just 1.1 per cent, with only 0.3 gigawatts of energy being produced around 10am.
18 Jul 2018

Short-changed Speyside communities press for face-to-face talks with energy boss to resolve wind farm row

Developers EDF Renewables have only offered to pay villages £2,000 per MW of electricity generated every year instead of the £5,000 recommended by the Scottish Government. The power firm claims other benefits, including a visitor centre dedicated to the wind farm and upgraded paths on the site, will make up some of the difference to locals.
4 Jun 2018

Wind energy: Decommissioning wave rolling towards Germany

It is not always possible to continue operating old systems. In some cases the turbines must be dismantled. About 28,000 wind turbines are spinning under the German sky - many of them operating since the late nineties. Currently, the wind industry faces major challenges: With the expiration of the eligibility for subsidies under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) after 20 years, the operators have to decide whether the older plants should be decommissioned, dismantled, repowered or continue to operate as before. Under current conditions, this will impact approximately four gigawatts of wind project output nationwide according to estimates by the Institute for Integrated Production Hannover (IPH). In the future, an additional 2.4 gigawatts of EEG funding will be eliminated on average per year.
14 May 2018

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