Wind energy is gaining more momentum in Denmark

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Wind energy continues to experience strong growth in Denmark Denmark has made major strides in embracing wind energy in recent years and the country has reached a new milestone in terms of electrical production through its wind farms. According to information from WindEurope, Denmark generated enough electricity from its wind energy systems last week to meet all of its energy needs. The majority of the country’s wind capacity comes from its onshore systems, but Denmark also has several offshore wind farms in operation currently. Wind farms generate enough electricity to…

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Wind energy projects are getting bigger and less expensive

As wind farms grow, the cost of wind energy continues to fall Wind energy is expected to become less expensive in the coming years. According to a survey from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, energy experts predict that the cost of electricity generated by wind turbines will become as much as 30% less expensive by 2030. Both onshore and offshore projects are becoming less expensive and more efficient. As these energy systems improve, the cost of the electricity they produce is falling dramatically. Larger wind farms means less expensive energy…

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UK ban on wind energy subsidies could hurt the Scottish wind sector

Scottish officials seek to remove ban on wind subsidies The United Kingdom is being urged to reconsider its ban on wind energy subsidies. This ban concerns onshore projects and severely limits the financial aid that energy developers can tap into when building new projects in the country. The ban on wind subsidies may be having a very detrimental impact on Scotland, in particular. The Scottish government suggests that the ban on wind energy subsidies will cost Scotland some $3.9 billion and make some environmental goals impossible to attain. The wind…

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Wind energy is on its way to becoming a major force in Europe

Wind power could become the largest source of energy in Europe Wind energy may become Europe’s largest source of electrical power by 2030. The European Wind Energy Association has released a new report that shows that wind power is on its way to surpass the generation capacity of traditional forms of energy. Within the coming decade, wind power could see explosive growth throughout the region, especially as more countries begin showing support for this form of energy and become more environmentally friendly. Report highlights the growing potential of wind energy…

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Onshore wind energy may be the world’s cheapest form of power

European Commission report highlights the affordability of wind power Onshore wind energy may not be the world’s least expensive form of power, according to a report from the European Commission. Over the years, wind power has become a very popular form of renewable energy, competition with solar power and nuclear energy as viable alternatives to fossil-fuels. In the past, wind power was quite expensive, largely due to the costs involved in building and deploying wind turbines. Advances in technology and manufacturing have helped dramatically reduce the cost of wind energy,…

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Wind energy sets new record in the UK

UK wind power has made strong progress in the past few years and has set a new record Wind energy in the United Kingdom has set a new record, according to RenewableUK. The country has become a very strong supporter of wind power in recent years. In the coming months, the subsidies that the United Kingdom government provides for other forms of energy will be diverted to the wind sector. This is expected to spur greater activity in the wind power space and help the country move further away from…

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Cost of wind energy continues to fall in Denmark

Denmark has reached an important milestone in its adoption of wind power Denmark has reached an important milestone in wind energy. The country has been embracing wind power for some time, distancing itself from coal and oil in the hopes of becoming more energy sustainable and environmentally friendly. In the past, the electrical power generated by the country’s wind turbines had been significantly more expensive than the electricity produced through the consumption of fossil-fuels. That may no longer be the case in the near future, as new wind turbines become…

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Onshore wind energy may be vital for UK energy goals

Onshore wind may not be receiving the attention it needs RenewableUK, the United Kingdom’s leading renewable energy trade association, has responded to comments made by the Chairmen of the Committee on Climate Change, whom suggested that onshore wind energy is currently at a point where it can meet the United Kingdom’s energy goals in 2020. RenewableUK claims that the focus on onshore wind power may need to be increased in order to compensate for shortfalls in other energy fields. Without increasing the country’s wind energy capacity, the UK may not…

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Wind energy now cheaper than coal in Europe

Energy utility releases information showing that wind power is now less expensive than coal Wind energy may now be the least expensive form of power in Europe, according to Portugal’s EDP, a prominent energy utility. The utility has released information that suggests onshore wind energy is not more affordable than coal and oil, making it one of the most economically attractive forms of power in Europe. Wind energy has already managed to find strong support from many European countries, some of whom are investing heavily in offshore wind projects, but…

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UK residents prefer wind energy farms to fracking sites

New research reveals lack of support for fracking in the UK. Recent YouGov research concerning the British public’s opinion regarding onshore wind energy, found that 62 percent of people in Great Britain would far rather reside near a wind farm compared to the 19 percent that would prefer to live near a site where fracking occurs. The British government has been accused of contradicting its own research. Dale Vince, the founder of Ecotricity, a leading green energy supplier in Britain that commissioned the YouGov research, has blamed the government for…

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Offshore wind energy initiative announced by federal energy

New leasing initiative launched The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced a new lease auction for offshore wind energy projects. The land for these projects is located some miles off the coast of New England and Virginia. Prospective wind developers have 60 days to provide the agency with their interest in the auction. Depending on interest from developers, new offshore wind projects could begin construction as early as spring 2014. Offshore wind gains momentum Offshore wind energyhas become quite popular in the U.S. in recent years. The country…

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China is world’s largest wind energy market in 2012

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Wind energy makes major progress in China New research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a leading market research firm, shows that China was the world’s largest wind energy market in 2012. The country has been aggressively supporting the development of wind energy in recent years, hoping to break away from the use of fossil-fuels. Though China intends to continue using fuels like oil and coal well into the future, the country is eager to reap the economic benefits tied to renewable energy. In 2012, China made significant progress in the…

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Wind energy sees gains in United Kingdom

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Report shows that wind energy is beginning to make progress in the UK Alternative energy has been a strong interest in the United Kingdom recently. The country has been making strides in increasing the amount of its electricity that is generated through clean and sustainable methods. Wind energy, in particular, has seen a great deal of support from the UK government. According to a report from Bloomberg, wind energy is showing impressive gains throughout the country. So much so that wind energy is quickly becoming one of the country’s favored…

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Onshore wind energy subsidies cut by UK government

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UK announces abolishment of subsidies that support wind energy projects The United Kingdom government has announced that it will be abolishing the subsidies it provides to onshore wind energy projects. Onshore wind energy has been the subject of controversy in the UK, as well as other countries, recently. Some of this controversy is centered on the possibility that some non-profit organizations, such as churches, are making use of the renewable energy systems in order to generate profit. Opponents of onshore wind energy systems have also raised concerns regarding the potential…

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