Posts Tagged "Europe"

European nations set bold offshore wind target

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The governments of Germany, Belgium and Denmark have come together with industry partners to commit to deploying 60 gigawatts of offshore wind power in Europe from 2020-2030. According to WindEurope, the industry has been on a steep cost-reduction curve and has...

Another UK solar record falls as summer nears

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Britain’s fleet of solar panels generated a record amount of electricity as the nation basked in sunshine during the hottest day of the year to date. U.K. solar power output rose to a record 8.75 gigawatts at 1 p.m. London time on May 27, according to data compiled by...
LEGO builds a 100% renewable company

LEGO builds a 100% renewable company

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One of the world’s most beloved toymakers, the LEGO Group, has reached its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy for its operations three years ahead of schedule. The milestone was achieved with completion of the 258-megawatt Burbo Bank Windfarm Extension of the...
World’s tallest turbines now online in England

World’s tallest turbines now online in England

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The world’s tallest commercial wind turbines, standing at  height of 195 meters, are now in operation off the northwest coast of England, and they are powerhorses. A single revolution of an 8-megawatt turbine blade at the Burbo Bank wind farm can power a home...
UK breaks solar record on sunny March day

UK breaks solar record on sunny March day

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Sunny spring weather across the United Kingdom led to a remarkable new solar power record. For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon was lower than it was in the night because solar panels on rooftops and in...
Wind meets 100% of Danish demand, again

Wind meets 100% of Danish demand, again

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On Feb. 22, Denmark for the second time surpassed a remarkable milestone by generating enough electricity from its onshore and offshore wind turbines over a 24-hour to cover the country’s entire energy demand. With consistent generation throughout the day (as shown in...

Christmas brings new Scottish wind record

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The recent flurry of U.K. wind power records continues, as analysts confirm that Scotland generated power equivalent to the country’s entire electricity demand on four consecutive days late in 2016. According to data from WeatherEnergy, all of Scotland’s...

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“We have decided to initiate a process with the aim of ultimately exiting from our oil and gas business.”

– DONG Energy President and CEO Henrik Poulsen on the Denmark-based company’s decision to focus more exclusively on developing its renewable energy holdings. DONG has seven large offshore wind projects currently under construction globally.

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