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.

Wind Power Blows Away Coal and Gas in Nordic Countries

Green (Living) Review

Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the effects will be felt across the Baltic region as the renewable glut erodes utility margins for thermal power stations. OSLO (Reuters) - Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the effects will be felt across the Baltic region as the renewable glut erodes utility margins for thermal power stations.

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Denmark to end their reliance on fossil fuels, aims for 100 percent renewable energy in 2050

Green Blog

The new red and green government in Denmark wants to end the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. By 2050 Denmark should get 100% of their energy from renewable energy sources. Under the new plan the government wants to see Denmark generate 52% of its energy from renewable sources, such as wind power, as early as 2020. This target alone would cut Denmark’s greenhouse gas emissions with 35% based on 1990 levels.

UK should and could be leading Europe on wind power

Green (Living) Review

That needs to change, according to the chief executive of the British Wind Energy Association Maria McCaffrey. Within that the greatest contributor is going to be wind energy - both on and offshore.” She said there were four key things needed to make wind power a reality – plenty of wind, the technology, capital investment and political will. It is so strange, is it not, that things are so much different in Germany and Denmark.

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China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption. China’s ambitious Wind Base program will help ensure a widening lead for some years to come.

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

Green Blog

Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. China installed some 13,000 megawatts of wind in 2012, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

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World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people. New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013. wind farm installations from a record 13,000 megawatts in 2012. wind power in 2013.

How Does It Work: Wind Energy

Green Home Blog

How Does It Work: Wind Energy. People have been capturing the power of this wind since ancient times: it’s moved sailboats for thousands of years while windmills were around in England as early as the 11 th century and in other parts of the world even earlier than that. And while modern wind energy technology is obviously very different, the basic idea remains the same: to harness the power of the wind to make clean, easy energy. Wind Energy.

Is a 100% Wind Energy Powered Town Possible?

Wind Power Ninja

A wind turbine, as most of us know, is a machine that transforms kinetic energy into mechanical energy. The most famous machines using the wind turbine are the windmills and wind pumps, which are often used in farming or agricultural activities and for power production. In Denmark, modern wind turbines have been developed and used since the 1980s. In 2010, about 1/4 of the electric consumption of Denmark is by wind energy.

Post-Revolution Egypt Wants New Wind Farms

Green Prophet

Make wind power? In a summary of the policy environment for wind power in Egypt completed after the revolution earlier this year, Reve sums up the policy background to Egypt’s dramatic new post-revolution energy plans, which we have covered at GreenProphet too. Egyptian Energy Crisis Sends Protesters into the Streets ) If successful, Egypt will get 12% of its energy from wind power. Egypt had its wind potential assessed in 2003.

EU Likely To Exceed Twenty Percent Renewable Goal Of 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

The expected renewable energy generation for the year of 2020 was recently analyzed by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The greatest percentage of renewable energy generation will be through wind power. An estimated fourteen percent of electricity demands will be met through wind energy in the year 2020. Overall, Ireland will be the EU country with the greatest percentage of wind energy consumption.

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

Eco Friendly Daily

Ten countries which border the North Sea in Europe have agreed to an electricity grid which would send energy from North Sea wind projects to all of the countries. The offshore wind farm planned for the North Sea is massive at 140 gig watts. The wind farm is in the planning stages and allows for the integration of a massive electricity grid to include the countries. Germany is a major player in Desertec, a country which has also signed on to the offshore wind farm proposal.

Alternative Energy – Things you didn’t know

Eco Friendly Daily

The highest power output can be achieved at the equator with 1020 watts per square metre. Our most efficient panels can covert 15% of this energy into electricity which, if connected to the grid, must be converted from DC to AC resulting in further power loss. Wind Energy. Every day you can see the wind blowing, all that wasted energy just wafting away. An estimated 72TW of energy onshore it thought to be available and all you need to tap it are a few wind turbines!

Foreign Investment In New U.S. Wind Farm

Eco Friendly Daily

One of the sectors the government has been investing in steadily is wind energy, however. Many analysts have stated that the wind energy sector has faired better than predicted and better than other alternative sectors. This is partially due to the $1 billion in federal grants which went into wind energy. In the time period between July and September, 1,649 megawatts of wind energy capacity was installed. companies Renewable Energy Group and Cielo Wind Power LP.

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. Wind Power

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. This is expected to be able to power 50,000 homes.

The 5 Best Wind Turbines for Single Home Use

Wind Power Ninja

The energy requirements of a single-family household may be obtained from the use of wind turbines. The power of these turbines are strong and adequate enough to supply ample energy for everyday living, with wind power reaching between 1 to 50 kilowatts and mostly between 1kW to 6kW. For farms and smaller communities, a wind turbine with a power capacity between 10 to 50kW is required. Higher powered turbines, from 1.5k

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. In 2001, Jim Gordon, a Boston-based energy entrepreneur who played a critical role in the development of natural gas–fired power plants in the 1990s, was searching for a way to produce energy on the East Coast. He began working on what would become the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, off the Massachusetts shore.

Copenhagen or bust?

Green Blog

Germany leads the world in electricity from wind power. Copenhagen 2009 350 350 ppm china climate meeting climate negotiations climate summit Cop15 Copenhagen Denmark EU Europe European Union Germany India politics Russia UN Climate Change Conference UN climate summit USAPhoto credit: JC i Núria. Much sheer speculation has been written about the upcoming Copenhagen climate negotiations, and we will see much more over the next few weeks.

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Europe installed twice as much wind energy capacity in 2014 as coal and gas combined

Green Blog

New data from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows that wind energy installations outperformed both coal and gas last year in the European Union. Across the 28 EU member states, the wind industry built a total of 11,791 MW to the European grid. The wind energy capacity increased by 3.8 Wind power now cover 10 percent of the EU’s electricity consumption, up from 8% the year before.

Siemens Supplying Hundreds of Wind Turbines to Dong Energy

Wind Power Ninja

OK, sorry, back to your regularly scheduled wind power news. 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. The wind turbines in question will have a total capacity of 1,800 megawatts and each will have an individual capacity of 3.6 Both Dong and Siemens made history together when they constructed the world’s first offshore wind farm at Vindeby in Denmark.

Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

Greentumble

To change, we would need to develop clear plans that provide predictability so that businesses can switch to renewable sources of energy, such as solar or wind energy. Beyond “not in my backyard” arguments where consumers have objected to renewable sources of energy being built close to where they live – particularly wind turbines – consumers will also need to have a more active role if we are to adopt renewable energy on larger scale.

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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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Samsø’s Success

Eco Friendly Daily

A combination of wind power, biofuels, and solar panels meets the needs of 4,000 people. Samsø boasts 11 onshore wind turbines, which supply sufficient electricity for all the homes. The government subsidizes wind power at a rate of 20-50% of the production cost. Many residents hold shares in these turbines, and they are already reaping a small income due to strong winds. Four biofuel systems supplement the wind turbines.

Sierra & Tierra: A Gale of Wind Energy Good News

Sierra Club Compass

By Javier Sierra A gale of good news is hitting both the wind industry and the future of the planet. Spain became the first country ever to get more energy from wind than any other source during a complete year in 2013, with a 21.1-percent share at 55 gigawatts (GW). According to Spain’s Wind Energy Association, at the end of 2013, this clean energy was able to bring the price of electricity from $150 per megawatt (MW)/hour down to $7 per MV/hour.

THOUSANDS GATHER IN LONDON FOR EUROPEAN FUTURE ENERGY DEBATE

Green (Living) Review

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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Where Can You Find the World’s Most Expensive Gasoline? Probably Turkey.

Green Prophet

By comparison, the European countries with the highest current gas prices — Italy, Denmark, and the Netherlands — pay € 1.85, € 1.83 “By building nuclear power plants and using solar as well as wind power, Turkey’s dependency on foreign imports will decrease. Having nuclear power will bring Turkey more say in the region and in the world.”.

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Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

Green (Living) Review

Renewable power capacity jumped more than 8 percent in 2013, accounting for over 56 percent of net additions and now has the potential to account for over a fifth of world electricity generation. Wind energy continues to be a strong global force despite a decrease from 2012, primarily due to a slowdown in the American market. Renewables accounted for more than 56 percent of net additions to global power capacity in 2013.

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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.

Renewable Energy Business Leaders to Convene at European Future Energy Forum

Green (Living) Review

A dedicated renewable and alternative energy conference stream will then run on both days 2 and 3 of the Forum to cover the specific challenges facing off-shore wind, nuclear, biomass, solar PV, Solar CSP, wave and tidal energy. And with a new government in London promising to be the greenest ever, the time is right to dream big” Wind energy looks to be hotly debated with industry heavy-weights showcasing the advancements that have been made both in the UK and across Europe.

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

Green Prophet

Sweden’s Hexicon to supply Malta with 10% of its electricity with a platform-mounting floating wind farm. 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. If approved the project would represent full circle in the government’s policy with regard to wind energy.

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“WE CAN BUILD NEW UK INDUSTRY FROM OFFSHORE WIND REVOLUTION” SAYS BWEA

Green (Living) Review

The announcement of nine vast new offshore wind farm zones with a total capacity of 32GW would, if fully developed, be enough to power every home in the UK. Despite the UK’s lead in offshore wind energy generation the UK currently trails behind other leading wind energy producing countries – particularly Germany, Denmark and Spain – in manufacturing, design and supply chain jobs.

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Siemens Sells First 100 MW of Turbines to Morocco

Green Prophet

The German renewable energy giant Siemens Energy has just secured its first wind turbine orders within Africa, with orders for two new wind farms going up in Morocco. Siemens will supply turbines with a total capacity of 100 MW, 50 MW to the Haouma Wind Farm project in Northern Morocco, and 50 MW to Foum El Oued in Southern Morocco. The company says that Africa is an emerging wind market with Morocco currently being number two in installations.

Bwindi Eco Tourism Center will connect visitors with nature

EcoFriend

Solar Power. Wind Power. Denmark-based NORD Architects has won the competition for a new healthcare center for cancer patients in Copenhagen, Denmark, which will enhance recovery and. Eco Architecture: Denmark’s greenest childcare center will protect natural resources. Eco Factor: Sustainable architecture designed to be powered by renewable energy. Children in Hørsholm, north of Copenhagen, will soon have the greenest childcare center in Denmark.

IKEA and Ideabox build Aktiv, a Swedish style sustainable prefab.

EcoFriend

Solar Power. Wind Power. Loan a bicyle and pedal your goods home: Ikea Denmark introduces bikes with trailers. What’s next: Bladeless wind turbines. Five ways to use portable solar power to recharge your gadget gear. Five technological advancements in wind turbines promising better output. Most innovative wind turbine designs. solar power. A part of Instamedia network | Powered by Instapress. Please login. Sign In.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

Further, one can value this Historical Carbon debt by applying a Carbon Price and here we will use $100 per tonne CO2, roughly the price that could achieve a transition from dirty coal and gas burning to clean, renewable wind energy. Of course a Carbon Price of $100 per tonne CO2 is only based on what is required to implement wind power competitively in the current World Order.

Kyocera's solar modules power England's first 'zero carbon church'

EcoFriend

Solar Power. Wind Power. Kyoceras solar modules power Englands first zero carbon church. KYOTO Corporation from Japan had been assigned to supply its solar modules for a leading project that has helped in renovating the old church building, equipping it with all required tools for generating power sustainability, with the use of solar energy. What’s next: Bladeless wind turbines. Five ways to use portable solar power to recharge your gadget gear.

Eco-Model Cities for a Low-Carbon Society

The Green Changemakers

The city has focused its efforts on the efficient and effective use of natural energy, including centralized heat supply systems for whole city blocks and solar power installation. Iida City is also assisting the installation of solar power charging infrastructure, as well as introducing ride-share taxis in areas inaccessible to public transport.