onshore wind power News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Floating wind sector urged to copy onshore manufacturing model to cut costs

    To compete on costs with fixed-bottom offshore wind and other renewables, the floating wind industry should industrialize the foundation in the same way it has manufactured and commoditized the turbines for onshore wind, according to Henrik Stiesdal, wind energy pioneer and former CTO of Siemens Windpower. Stiesdal told Wind Energy Update that a “quantum leap” on floater designs holds ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Wind Power Poland 2016

    The EU is committed to strengthening energy cooperation among its Member States. The EU Energy Union and its vision for a new energy market design aim to build truly integrated regional markets that ensure energy security. Renewable energy is at the heart of this integration. The EU has agreed that renewables should provide just under half of its total electricity consumption by 2030. Such a high ...


  • Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore projects in Germany with a total capacity of 50 megawatts

    Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully met site ...


    By Gamesa

  • Best marine energy sites could be cost competitive with nuclear and onshore wind by 2025 with accelerated and targeted innovation

    Major three-year Carbon Trust marine energy R&D programme sets course for future growth New in-depth analysis published today by the Carbon Trust shows the UK’s best marine energy sites could generate electricity at costs comparable with nuclear and onshore wind1.  With continued and targeted innovation this could be as soon as 2025, once cost reductions from deploying ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Changes to onshore wind subsidies protect investment and get the best deal for bill payers

    Up to 5.2GW of onshore wind capacity could be eligible for grace periods which the Government is minded to offer to projects that already have planning consent, a grid connection offer and acceptance, as well as evidence of land rights. In 2014, over £800m of Government subsidies helped onshore wind to generate 5% of the UK’s total electricity, with the high volume of onshore wind ...

  • Power Electronics for Wind Turbines

    In 2011, almost 44GW of wind energy has been installed in the world and half of it was in China. Each years’ results are greater than predictions, and it has been so for the last 10 years. But we envision a slow down in this growth, fully explained in this report: 22% annual growth is huge. Based on the history, we believe the market will stay between 15% and 20% growth until 2015. Compared ...


  • Good winds boost wind power in Brazil

    The wind market is reaching high levels in global investments in power, and currently is the component of the energy mix that is growing faster. Recently, GWEC – the global wind power council – released the statistics related to the 2013 market, which presented a cumulative capacity of 318,137 MW, which represents an increase of nearly 200,000 MW in the past five years. In Brazil, the ...


    By Alstom

  • Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

    A building boom is underway offshore in Europe. Up to 400 giant wind turbines are due to be built off the northeast coast of the UK in what will be the world’s largest offshore wind development. Output from the Dogger Bank project will be 1.2 Gigawatts – enough to power ...


    By Climate News Network

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