onshore wind farm News

  • Paldiski onshore wind farm officially opened in Estonia

    Eighteen GE 2.5-100 Wind Turbines to Mark Company’s Debut in the Country 45 Megawatts of Wind Power to Increase Estonia’s Renewable Energy Capacity Estonia in Pole Position to Reach the 2020 Renewable Energy Targets GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the opening of the Paldiski Wind Farm on the Pakri peninsula in ...


    By General Electric

  • Consent secured for largest onshore wind farm in Europe

    Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE) has been granted consent by Scottish Ministers to develop in southern Scotland a wind farm with a total capacity of up to 456MW. The wind farm will be built in two phases and, on completion, will be the largest onshore wind farm in Europe. The wind farm, known as Clyde, is located between Biggar and Moffat. It became part of SSE’s development ...


    By Scottish and Southern Energy

  • New index to rank acceptability of onshore wind farms

    A new study has developed a scoring system that could help authorities approve proposals for onshore wind plants. It considered four aspects of a wind farm: the technical properties, the social impact, the environmental impact and the share of earnings offered as compensation for any negative effects. The EU climate change and energy package1 has set a number of targets to be met by 2020, ...

  • Statement by Edward Davey on onshore wind

    In reaction to press stories about onshore wind today, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said: “There has been no change to Government policy on renewable energy, as collectively agreed by the Coalition Cabinet. “We set out in the Renewable Energy Roadmap in July 2011 how we expect to reach our target of getting 30% of all UK electricity from renewable sources by ...

  • Statement on ending subsidies for onshore wind

    Mr Speaker, with your permission I would like to make a statement on ending new subsidies for onshore wind. This Government is committed to meeting objectives on cutting carbon emissions and to continue to make progress towards the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets. The renewable electricity programme aims to deliver at least 30% of the UK’s electricity demand from renewables by ...

  • South`s biggest onshore wind farm opens - but more investment is needed

    Commenting on today's official opening of Little Cheyne Court, the biggest onshore wind farm in the South of England,  Friends of the Earth Executive Director Andy Atkins said: 'Exciting developments like Little Cheyne Court are urgently needed to help the UK play its part in tackling climate change. 'This week's Government climate strategies must ensure that the UK reaps the benefits from ...


    By Friends of the Earth

  • WISE Power launches online engagement tool for onshore wind farms in Europe

    The project website - WE Engage - aims to foster public support for onshore wind power through information and advice to communities, Transmission System Operators, developers and local authorities. The interactive platform creates a one-stop shop for information-sharing, which allows groups and individuals to have a say in the siting ...


    By WindEurope

  • Up to GBP 1.4bn in new loans for onshore wind farms

    Three UK-based banks will start offering new loans to eligible onshore wind farms. Wind farm developers and the banks will have an opportunity to start brokering the deals at a forum in the city hosted by Ed Miliband and Chancellor Alistair Darling. The scheme - supported by HMTreasury and Department of Energy and Climate Change - could enable around £1.4bn of onshore wind projects to move to ...


  • Ending new subsidies for onshore wind in UK

    The Government is committed to meeting objectives on cutting carbon emissions and the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets. Onshore wind has deployed successfully to-date and is an important part of our energy mix. We now have enough onshore wind in the pipeline, to be subsidised by bill payers through the Renewable Obligation or Contracts for Difference, for onshore wind to play a ...

  • Written Ministerial Statement by Edward Davey: Onshore Wind

    Today we are publishing the Government’s response to the onshore wind call for evidence, which ran for 8 weeks between 20 September and 15 November 2012. The call for evidence was issued in two parts. Part A covered community engagement and benefits, and looked at ways that communities can have more say over, and receive greater benefit from, hosting onshore wind farms in their area. It ...

  • 3M ACCR can help overcome land permission problems for connecting offshore wind farms to the onshore power grid

    3M, the diversified technology company, has announced the UK launch of 3M ACCR (Aluminium Conductor Composite Reinforced), a breakthrough in overhead power transmission. 3M ACCR is designed as a ‘drop-in’ replacement for existing electrical conductors and can as much as double the transmission capacity of the line. This could help the UK power industry to meet the government’s renewable energy ...


    By RealWire

  • SPIE Nederland Takes Part in the Construction of one of the Largest Onshore Wind Farms in the Netherlands

      The consortium Ventus Zeewolde, consisting of the companies SPIE Nederland B.V., CG and Dura Vermeer B.V. won the contract for the "Balance of Plant" for one of the biggest wind farm projects in the Netherlands. The Wind farm is located in the south of Flevoland. The wind farm will contain 36 Wind Turbine Generators and foundations, the electrical wind farm ...


    By SPIE

  • GE helps Europe’s largest onshore wind project move into Phase Two

    GE Energy has signed an agreement to supply up to 101 of its 2.5xl wind turbines to CEZ Romania for Cogealac, the second phase of the Fantanele wind project. When both phases are completed, they will create the largest onshore wind farm in Europe. CEZ Romania is part of CEZ Group, the largest utility in Central Europe. The European Union (EU) currently has a goal of cutting greenhouse gas ...


    By General Electric

  • UK: Best deal for bill payers and investors as subsidies for onshore wind end

    The Government is pushing ahead with its commitment to end public subsidies for onshore wind farms, by closing the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain from 1 April 2016. In amendments to the Energy Bill we have set out the grace ...

  • Onshore wind: communities to have a greater say and increased benefits

    Local communities to have earlier and better involvement Five-fold increase in benefits paid by developers to communities Stable investment framework maintained Communities will have a greater say over the siting of onshore wind farms, and reap increased benefits from hosting developments that do proceed, as a result of changes announced today. The package of ...

  • Charles Hendry sets out new approach to onshore wind

    Ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on onshore wind later today, Energy Minister Charles Hendry sets out his vision for a new approach to engaging with potential host communities The recent Ipsos Mori/University of Cardiff survey on public perceptions of climate change found that one third of Britons think the science on climate change has been exaggerated. To policy makers, committed to ...

  • Letter from Edward Davey regarding onshore wind energy: published in The Times

    Alice Thomson laments the income made by landowners who host wind farms (Forget mansion tax. We need a windmill tax, 7 March). But I can reassure her that I don’t want anyone – gentry or otherwise – to be making excessive profits out of subsidies paid for by consumers. As technology costs fall, as they have for onshore wind, so will the subsidy. We’ve already proposed ...

  • Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Project Now in Service with GE 2.5-Megawatt Wind Turbines

    CEZ Group’s 600-megawatt Fantanele/Cogealac wind park, Europe’s largest onshore wind project, now is in full operation and is producing enough cleaner energy to power more than one million Romanian households each year. The project utilizes 240 ...


    By General Electric

  • Ineos awarded license for onshore oil and gas exploration

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has given the go ahead to major chemicals giant Ineos to take a majority share in an onshore oil and gas licence block in Scotland by taking over BG’s interest (51%). The other licensee, Dart is the operator in the block next to the Firth of Forth. Like the rest of the shale industry, Ineos believe it’s important that the local ...

  • Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide' which gives Product Innovation, Public Policy and development in Offshore wind farm Manufacturing worldwide. Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing WorldwideThe global move to offshore wind farm ...


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