Twenty-five Percent of Denmark is Powered Exclusively by Wind

The Alien Next Door

"Denmark is no stranger to green energy, but this latest news is something special. megawatt offshore wind turbine up and running, Denmark has just stepped over the one gigawatt wind energy threshold. That''s almost enough power to send a Delorean back in time, and it also just happens to be a full 25 percent of Denmark''s entire energy needs. The government of Denmark isn''t satisfied with 25 percent.

Radar breakthrough for offshore wind

Green (Living) Review

This new system will enable the MoD to lift its current objections to five offshore wind farms which represent £7bn of investment and stand to deliver more than 3,000MW of wind energy, enough capacity to power 1.7 The full costs for the acquisition of the radar system have not been disclosed, though these have been jointly met by Government and wind energy companies seeking to construct the offshore wind farms in the Greater Wash.


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UK lead in offshore wind confirmed

Green (Living) Review

· European Wind Energy Association 2010 stats just released, confirm UK position · Total EU offshore now close to 3 gigawatts, powering 2.9 million EU homes · 19 gigawatts consented in EU waters, sufficient to power 14 European capital cities Latest offshore wind statistics, released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), confirm that the United Kingdom is the European and world sector leader with 1,341 megawatts (MW) installed.

Record year for European offshore wind, UK leads the sector

Green (Living) Review

UK has half of newly installed European offshore wind farms in first half of 2010 European total approaches 2.5 gigawatts, a threefold increase since 2006 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable UK, the trade association for wind and marine energy - Britain’s fastest growing green energy sectors – welcomed today’s announcement from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) that European offshore wind capacity in 2010 has grown faster than in the same period in 2009.

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Germany Opens First Offshore Wind Farm

Eco Friendly Daily

However, the nation had yet to open an offshore wind farm despite other nations in Europe having done the same. Both Great Britain and Denmark are well grounded in the offshore wind farm sector, each of them having hundreds of megawatts of energy coming from turbines at sea. Despite taking ten years to work around political and monetary issues, the first offshore wind farm in Germany officially opened recently.

Now that’s huge! Record-breaking wind turbine being built by Siemens

Green Blog

And because offshore wind projects are quite expensive it makes sense to build a fewer big wind turbines than lots of small ones. A prototype 6-megawatt turbine will be erected at the Østerild test station in Denmark later this fall. Renewable Energy Denmark Germany green technology offshore wind farm renewable technologies Siemens UK wind energy wind power wind turbineGerman manufactuer Siemens have constructed off-shore wind turbines with record-breaking rotors.

First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Approved By Government

Eco Friendly Daily

Some twenty years ago Denmark installed their first and the world’s first offshore wind turbine. Offshore wind farms are considered an especially good source of wind energy. Subsequent countries have added their own offshore wind farms, including China recently building their first offshore wind farm in Shanghai. However, the United States has yet to establish an offshore wind farm of their own.

Multi-Country Agreement On Massive Offshore Wind Farm In North Sea

Eco Friendly Daily

The offshore wind farm planned for the North Sea is massive at 140 gig watts. Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands have all agreed to cooperate on the project. Many believe the North Sea offshore wind farm may come into conflict with the Desertec project planned for North Africa. Germany is a major player in Desertec, a country which has also signed on to the offshore wind farm proposal.

Who's Killing Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

A promising offshore wind energy project has languished on the East Coast for 15 years—and its enemies range from a Koch brother to the Kennedys. Gordon knew the Netherlands was generating renewable energy from wind turbines miles offshore, and “the New England coastline had similar geography and population density to Northern Europe, so offshore wind made sense,” he says. Still, it has dramatically changed the landscape for offshore wind power in the United States.

Siemens Supplying Hundreds of Wind Turbines to Dong Energy

Wind Power Ninja

Dong Energy is all set to erect (giggle) up to 500 offshore wind turbines in Northern Europe thanks to a recent agreement with Siemens AG. Both Dong and Siemens made history together when they constructed the world’s first offshore wind farm at Vindeby in Denmark. First of all, Dong Energy? Seriously? Hahahahaha. OK, I’m over it. Sorry about that. Dong Energy has recently signed a deal with Siemens… Bwahahahaha… Siemens? Really? Siemens is supplying Dong!

Malta to Get State-of-the-Art Floating Wind Farm from Hexicon

Green Prophet

The EU as a whole averages 20% renewable energy now, led by nations like Germany, Spain and Denmark, as a result of the tough climate legislation that EU members have agreed to, that led to the development of a whole new clean energy industry. The Swedish company Hexicon has filed a project description statement (PDS) with Maltese authorities for an intriguing offshore wind farm with 36 turbines set on a hexagon-shaped 460-metre-wide platform.

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Going him in delivering Government keynotes will be Pedro Marin, Secretary of State for Energy, Spain, Carlos Zorrinho, Vice Minister for Energy and Innovation, Portugal, David Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford, Minister of State for Commonwealth Affairs, UK and Lykke Friis, Minister for Climate and Energy, Denmark. The London Array will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.”

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How Does It Work: Wind Energy

Green Home Blog

Many large wind farms are situated on ridges near shorelines, where the sea provides a powerful, near-constant breeze, and it’s also common to build wind farms offshore to take advantage of the continuous high wind speeds over the ocean. Wind energy is also widely used in China and Europe: it accounts for 20% of all electricity used in Denmark and 16% in Spain. How Does It Work: Wind Energy. Earth’s atmosphere is in constant motion.

After record levels last year, world wind power is set to break new records in 2013

Green Blog

But it is Denmark that sets the bar for wind’s role in electricity production. The Danish Wind Industry Association reports that wind farms generated 30 percent of Denmark’s electricity in 2012, up from 28 percent in 2011. Most of the world’s installed wind capacity is land-based; just 2 percent—roughly 5,400 megawatts—has been built offshore. Recently, however, offshore development has accelerated, more than tripling over the last five years.

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London Array: Masdar Celebrates World’s Largest Wind Farm Inauguration

Green Prophet

With a 20 percent stake in the offshore wind project that will generate enough energy to power half a million UK homes, the group is ready to keep up the momentum. and Dong from Denmark when Shell pulled out. The London Array is Masdar’s largest renewable energy project to date, but the government-supported research and development group have no intention of stopping there.

Britain must do more to secure wind energy jobs

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Britain, as a nation, is punching well below its weight when it comes to offshore wind, risking missing legally-binding targets and the opportunity to secure tens of thousands of jobs. The paper also says that more government support is needed to make Britain a global hub for offshore wind energy, with the potential to create up to 70,000 jobs in parts of the country where they are most needed.

Renewable Energy Business Leaders to Convene at European Future Energy Forum

Green (Living) Review

We have already established ourselves as the UK’s largest provider of wind turbines and offshore grid connections with our technology generating more than 40% of the UK's wind energy, which amounts to over 2GW of electricity generation.” Another highly anticipated plenary speaker, Thomas Dalsgaard, Vice President, DONG Energy, commented: “The UK is one of DONG Energy’s primary markets for offshore wind.

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Europe Maintains Commitment to Ambition and Action at Recent Marrakesh Climate Talks

Conservancy Talk

A host of European countries (including Germany, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands) were also central to the newly launched NDC[7] Partnership , which will enable cooperation between countries of the North and the South towards implementing the Paris Agreement. 2016 is now set to be the warmest year on record [1]. In Europe, this observed climate change has already led to a wide range of impacts on the environment, economy and human health [2].

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

Denmark gets one third of its electricity from wind, well on its way to a target of 50 percent by 2020. Offshore projects account for just over 2 percent of the wind capacity installed worldwide. Having hit a seventh straight annual installation record in 2013, however, offshore wind is growing fast. More than half of the 7,100 megawatts of offshore capacity belongs to the United Kingdom, which installed 730 megawatts in its waters in 2013.

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

Denmark gets over a quarter of its electricity from wind, more than any other country. The vast majority of wind turbines operating today are on land, but offshore wind development is ramping up. Now totaling more than 4,000 megawatts, almost all of it in Europe, offshore wind generating capacity has grown fivefold since 2006. More than half of the total belongs to the United Kingdom, whose 380-megawatt Greater Gabbard offshore park is already the world’s largest.

UK should and could be leading Europe on wind power

Green (Living) Review

Within that the greatest contributor is going to be wind energy - both on and offshore.” The UK has the best wind resource in Europe, both on and offshore, but has yet to tap into its full potential, said Ms McCaffrey. It is so strange, is it not, that things are so much different in Germany and Denmark.

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Samsø’s Success

Eco Friendly Daily

But the impact of these fossil fuels is offset by 10 offshore wind turbines. The turbines generate surplus electricity that is sold to other parts of Denmark, creating effective carbon credits. The largest wind turbine company, Vestas, is located in Denmark. A tiny Danish island is setting a new precedent. The inhabitants of Samsø are now self-sufficient using only renewable energy. A combination of wind power, biofuels, and solar panels meets the needs of 4,000 people.

Samso: The energy self-sufficient island

The Green Changemakers

As the location for next month's UN climate change summit, this comes as a huge propaganda win for Denmark, who can now boast a region that can be used by the rest of the planet as the blueprint for future green energy production. It all started in 1997 when Samso won a competition between five Danish islands to become Denmark's "Renewable Energy Island" by presenting a 10-year plan to convert its energy consumption from oil and gas to clean technology.

Shipwrecks, Coal, and the Salish Sea

Sightline Daily

Consider the risks offshore of the world’s most prolific coal exporter, Australia. The FuShanHai goes down near Denmark in 2001. A Chinese bulk carrier loaded with fertilizer sank off the coast of Denmark in 2001 after it collided with a container ship. It was dark but it wasn’t stormy when the Salish Sea saw its first recorded sinking of a coal vessel. At 6:45 a.m.

We do not have to change our lives very much to do without deep oil

Green (Living) Review

So, now let's look at how much oil comes from all the offshore oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico? Cycle paths cross the entire country in many European states; in the Netherlands definitely as well as in Germany and Denmark, and this, despite the larger distance in the USA, might also be a way of going. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Living smaller, living closer, and driving less are the keys to sustainability.

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Top green stories of 2012

Green Blog

In 2012… Famous capitalist Donald Trump made the news when he bluntly demanded in front of Scotland’s parliament that they needed to stop the plans for the construction of an offshore wind farm. The media pretty much ignored the talks and most people had already lost their hopes for anything meaningful to come from these climate conferences back in 2009 when COP15 was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. 2012, what a year!

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A review of the UK’s first Green Film Festival

Green Blog

As someone supportive of renewables, I’d rather see more offshore wind, tidal and wave energy installed off the west coast instead of gas. I would note that this is nothing new; they’ve been following this approach in Denmark and Germany for many years now. A closer look on the documentaries The Big Uneasy, Planeat, Gasland, The Pipe and the short film Winds of Change.

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